The sum of it all

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.


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