Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Reasons to Be Thankful

On Thanksgiving 2013, I’m thankful for:

  • The love and support of my partner, Seth J. Bookey.
  • The tools, skill and opportunities that allow Seth and me to nurture and take care of each other.
  • The house that Seth and I share.
  • Our health and well-being.
  • The company of people who believe in me and the impact that we can have on the world.
  • My network of friends and family, whether we talk often or rely on social media and email.
  • Smart, friendly and supportive colleagues in my professional communities.
  • The opportunities to enjoy and create art and to build communities.
  • The chance to live in a diverse society where differences are appreciated and valued.
  • The chance to celebrate the holidays and everyday life with a mixture of faith, humanism, and occasional outlandishness.
  • A significant amount of freedom and safety that much of the world cannot take for granted. 
  • The opportunity to live at a time when we can joyously celebrate light and pause to give thanks, in one rare magical confluence of holidays.

I hope that I demonstrate my gratitude throughout the year.