As we stop to take inventory, there is much to be thankful for. For my part - in no particular order . . .
I am thankful for a new granddaughter who was born this week, and for the health of her mother. Years ago, we couldn't take child bearing for granted, and it still comes with its fair share of risks in modern times.
I am thankful for the men and women who have and continue to defend our country. We may not have a perfect system, but there are other countries where the simple freedoms we take for granted are not available.
I am thankful for a kind and loving husband. There are days I'd like to push him against a wall and get in his face (okay, I'd have to get on a stool to do that), but I couldn't ask for a gentler giant.
I am thankful for my sisters and my parents and my children, all of whom are still a part of my life.
I am thankful for my blonde assistant, who loudly purrs her contentment with how her life turned out.
I'm thankful for the outlet of writing, and for the fans who make it worth my while. You make me want to keep going, and as I continue to hone my skills, I become more comfortable with my own "voice."
I'm thankful for food on the table.
I'm thankful for friends, old and new- near and far, who continue to be a part of my life.
I'm thankful for my faith - it keeps me going when times get tough and provides me with someone to thank when things go well.
I could go on and on, but I am confident I hit the major bullet points.
Wishing you a life rich with blessings to count this Thanksgiving.