OK, I was on a role moving toward how bikes were going to take over the world and leave automobile drivers in a crumpled heap, begging for mercy, but I decided to go in a different direction. I was over at No Impact Man and he had a wonderful blog about gratitude and I want to copy it. Normally I don't like it when people sort of copy blogs, but his entry made me take a step back and think of what I'm grateful for. It's a rough semester and at times I think I would be grateful for a lot more if I didn't spend 17 hours a day at school staring at this stupid computer. So I'm going to take an opportunity every week to make a short list of things that I'm thankful for. And frankly, this is completely different than No Impact Man's blog because I"m not grateful for his wife, daughter or dog, although I'm sure they're wonderful.
My wife who is supportive even after she spends the entire day with no help with the kids.
The time that I get to spend with my boys when I get home from school. It's not a lot, but I'm REALLY grateful for those moments.
Venus. It's super bright right now on the Eastern horizon every morning on my way to school. It reminds me of the eternities and my place in this world.
The owl that buzzes my head every time I forget to look for him on my way in to school.
The rabbit that runs across the road when I ring my bell.
An idea for a dissertation topic that is both realistic and something that I'm excited to do.
An endless list of things I'm thankful for. I could go on forever, but I'm not going to... I have to save some for next week.
What are you thankful for? I know that not many people read this blog, but I want all of the lurkers to post at least one thing you are thankful for. You can do it anonymously, but one of the greatest things I'm thankful for is positive people in the world. Even when life is hard, there is a lot to be thankful for. Share it.