Today I am thankful for photos.
I love taking photos and looking at photos. I love the way photos can save a memory and tell a story. I love the way a photo can capture the beauty of a moment, or draw attention to a detail that could easily be missed, or say something there are no words for.
I’m not a “photographer” in the real sense but I am a photographer in the sense that I love taking pictures … and these days it is so much more fun for novices like me because of all the digital cameras and smart phones.
In addition to enjoying taking pictures I also love looking at pictures and that is so much better these days too because of the way we can all post photos on social network sites like Facebook, Instagram, Blogs etc.
Today I am thankful for all things photos.
Today I am thankful for everlasting friendships. You know the ones I am talking about. The friendships that have lasted over the years and seen you through all kinds of ups and downs. The friendships that can last through long periods of little or no contact but when you do finally get together it is like you saw each other last week. The friendships that you think of when something really great happens to you or when you need a shoulder to cry on or some wise advise. The friendships that you know you can always depend on. The friendships that make you feel secure, comfy, safe, confident, valuable and loved.
I realize that these kinds of friendships are precious and rare and I’m very thankful for mine.
Today I am grateful for seasons. The world is so much more interesting and beautiful due to the different seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … each one has it’s own kind of beauty. As one ends and another begins we get to experience new scents, sights and sensations. Which season is your favorite?
Today I am thankful for acts of kindness. A co-worker remembering to invite me to join the gang for the morning break, a young man patiently holding the door at the restaurant, a stranger in front of me in the drive thru paying for my lunch, a neighbor bringing over some of my mail that was put into her mailbox, a smile, a please, a thank you … even the very smallest acts of kindness make the world a better place to live.
Today I am thankful that women have the right to vote in The United States of America.
Today marks the 23rd U.S. election that women have had the right to vote.
The struggle for the right to vote for women took 70 years.
The amendment was voted on by the Senate in 1919 and ratified by a sufficient number of states in 1920 and became the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920.
Women still can’t vote in Saudi Arabia although a law has passed that will allow them to start voting in 2015.
Today I am thankful for my sons.
One is 25 and lives near me with his wonderful partner. The hubby and I went to dinner and a movie with them on Saturday. I love that he lives near me and that we get to do stuff together.
The other son is in his first year of college at The University of Alabama. I don’t like that he is so far away but these days there are so many ways to connect that it’s not too bad. He was home in October and will be back for Thanksgiving and Christmas so at least I don’t have to wait too long to see him in between visits.
I am proud of both of my sons. They are different in many ways but are also the same in a lot of ways. They both work hard, both have a great sense of humor, both value family and friendships and imo both are good looking! Not only do I love them and am proud of them but I LIKE them!
I’m a lucky woman!
Today I am thankful for friends that I have met through social networking. Between blogging, Facebook and Twitter I have made a lot of friends through social networking over the last few years. Some people think that you can’t make friends through Facebook or Twitter but my experience says that you can.
AND sometimes I am lucky enough to get to see some of them face to face and that is what happened today.
I love it when that happens!