For what I am thankful, November 2007.
I am thankful that I live in a place with clean water, clean air and relatively high standards of safety.
I am thankful for amazing and lovely shelter that we have.
I am thankful I live in a country that allows me the freedom to express my opinion and with citizenship allows me to chose who I vote for. I am also very grateful for the ability of free movement between countries thanks to citizenship.
I am thankful for my family and especially now that we are all together in the same zip code. I am especially thankful that my parents are healthy, active, irritating and still together and are resilient to change. I wish I were.
I am thankful for TH, and her patience and love for the last sixteen odd years. It hasn't always been sunshine and lollipops.
I am thankful for my friends, both local and worldwide who keep me sane and keep me laughing.
I am thankful for Ernest the puppy who keeps us all busy and reminds us daily that life is too short not to check out the neighborhood and stop and smell each hydrant. He is thankful that he lives in a country where a basset hound can dream of running for president and in some places, probably win.
I am thankful every time I walk a race that every step means I am alive, healthy and grateful that I can push myself to do this.
I am thankful that I have a career, which sometimes I bemoan, that is still an amazing one that exposes me to amazing technology and people.
I am thankful for the abundance of fresh, local and organic food that graces our table and the farmers that produce it.
I am sometimes embarrassed that the things that I worry about include petty trivial things such as will my upgrade clear to Chicago and why didn't my hotel stay post, when others work sixty hours a week to make sure they can pay their car insurance and keep their kids warm.
I am thankful for you all.