I'm really not the sort of person who gets all preachy about what I'm thankful for...
It's just not my style.
In the past week, I've been aware of things that I AM thankful for...
I'm thankful for Leah, Kerstin, Adrienne and Cheryl - even though I've never been able to sit and have a cup of coffee with them, or give them a hug, they're my friend-net - they listen to me, encourage me, spoil me at times, and for some unknown reason appear to love me even when I feel pretty unloveable.
I'm thankful for Josh - he allows me to be a (sometimes) less than perfect mother, and loves me anyway. Sometimes, he even takes out the trash!
I'm thankful that Ariel is in a safe place - while I may not understand her choices, at least she's somewhere where she appears to be safe and cared for. Sometimes, that's all you can do.
I'm thankful that my parents are still with me - despite some pretty serious illnesses, they're all alive for me to call today, to say i love them.
I'm thankful for my brother Avram - while we're probably worlds apart (i'm nearly old enough to be his mother), he's a good hearted person (now, if he would only stop calling me 'hun')
I'm thankful for the people I work with - they put up with me, they encourage me, they teach me to do my job better, and they even appreciate my show and tell when I bring in things I've made to show.
I have much to be thankful for.