On Being Thankful

Tomorrow is the American holiday of Thanksgiving so I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about the things I’m grateful for.

  • I am grateful for my son. He’s the joy of my life.
  • I’m grateful for my friends of so many years, Peter and Jennifer in particular, whom I’ve known since my undergrad days at UC Berkeley. It’s amazing to have friendships that have lasted more than 20 years now.
  • I’m also grateful for my writing friends; sometimes I feel like they know me best. With them I don’t have to worry that they don’t understand the things that being a writer does to your head.
  • I’m grateful to have been taught the importance of speaking out when something is wrong. I don’t talk about it much, or at all on this blog, but I have spoken out on the things I believe are desperately wrong with my county.
  • I’m grateful for musicians and artists who bring beauty to my life.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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4 Responses to “On Being Thankful”

  1. Sandra Schwab says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Carolyn! 🙂

  2. Carolyn says:

    Thanks, Sandy!

    Carolyn

  3. Megan Frampton says:

    I’m grateful for a lot of the same things, and in this context, _very_ grateful for my writing friend.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Friend!

  4. Carolyn says:

    Thank you writing friend! My good wishes to your family, and your contractors, too.