Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

A few things that I am thankful for this year:

1.) My family.  We are all safe and comfortable in our lives.  Yeah, money may be a little tight this year, but remember, there are probably about a billion people on this planet who would die so that their children could have what we already do.

2.) My furry family.  They are all still healthy and safe, even with the newest member to be added.  Just think, even they are probably living better than about half a billion of those people!

3.) My friends.  This has been an extremely tough year for me what with the move and all.  I’m thankful for my friends, both old and new, who helped me though the transition.  If I am not with you this year, know that I wish that I was…

4.) The house.  We are so blessed to live in a beautiful, distinctive place filled with wonderful books and treasures (and more than a little yarn!).  We have amazing views and we live in a village where the sense of community is strong.

5.) My health.  This one is sort of ironic given that I was quite sick yesterday.  However, generally both the hubby and I are healthy.  I have a lot of friends with chronic health issues and I recognize just how horrible that can be.

6.) My safety.  I live in an incredibly safe place.  There are millions of women in this world who cannot say the same.

7.) My job.  As much as I may not really enjoy it, I have one while thousands of folks wish that they did.  Add to that, I have the option of working.

8.) That I was born in 1978 rather than 1878.  One word folks: tampons.

When you think about things like this, it makes anything in your life seem a little less dire.  Go on, think about the things that you are thankful for today, no matter where you live!

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