I have a lot to be thankful for. The realization of this came to me while sitting in a movie theatre watching a matinee of The Free State of Jones – highly recommend. I’m often affected, who isn’t, by true-to-life stories. Watching this piece of history, previously unknown to me, was profoundly moving. I suspect it has a lot to do with current affairs.
We went to the movies following a round of errands where I purchased a few items – a new pool floatie and skirt hangers (that alone is a good indication of how grateful I should be) Sitting beside my husband of 29 years, having just talked about how our almost-grown, still-on-the-payroll children seem to think we’ve done OK as parents it occurred to me just how wonderful life is. When tallied together – considering I’m a writer not a number-er – it’s pretty darn good.
In one short week of my life I attended a luncheon to support the ‘mental health’ conversation, I travelled in a limousine with my team from work on our now-annual-summer adventure, we ate, we drank, we made merry at a community event, I had a visit with a Chamber colleague from Timmins, my children hugged me (at 19 and 23) and I have new plants for the front garden.
That’s only a few thankful beads on the abacus – it’s enough. More than enough.