Thursday Thanks (86-90)

fiveMy lack of posting recently would suggest that I’m an ungrateful ingrate. My post today, at the very least, is intended to show that I am not entirely so. Back on the gratitude horse!

Each week (I aim for Thursday), I’ll use this space to list five things (items, experiences, people, whatever) for which I’ve been recently grateful. Consider it my “blessings count”. Ann Voskamp’s famous challenge to list 1000 gifts seemed daunting — I’m committing to 500, a task which will take me well over two years to complete at my current rate!

1) Warmth
While I hear snow is headed our direction today, we are enjoying an unusually mild Fall. It is a true pleasure!

2) Costumes
For Halloween, our family had two Rapunzels and one Winnie the Pooh, possibly the three cutest trick-or-treaters I have seen.

3) Braces
Every week I join a mostly-younger crew of men for some basketball. Certain pieces of my body are falling apart, and I am grateful that other human beings have constructed clever devices to hold together the joints of this guy!

4) Help
Whether it is the small hands of my daughter helping me bag leaves or the grown-up hands of a crew cleaning up after a Fall Supper last night, it is a simple pleasure to tackle tasks with other people. Don’t underestimate the blessing of teamwork!

5) Chocolate Milk
Every so often, my sweet wife drops a special treat in the shopping cart. Has a finer drink been invented?

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