The other stuff I’m thankful for

My life is pretty blessed. I’m humbled by thankfulness every day. I’ll be doing something ordinary and BAM! All I can think is,  This. is. so. awesome.

So, I’m thankful for my family and my health and my home and my friends, blah blah blah. Can we just assume that? I don’t want anyone to say I left them out. Today, however, I want to mention some of the other stuff I’m grateful for.

I’m thankful for glasses cleaner. Even though I don’t use it as much as I need to. After I do, however, the world seems so much clearer to me.

I’m thankful that my son isn’t hacked about my writing. I’m thankful he doesn’t read my writing. He’s thankful his friends don’t know I’m a writer. They think I run a cafe.

I’m thankful for the health food store down the street. Who thought drinking green stuff would feel so good? I might actually stop eating like a twelve-year-old. Not a moment too soon. I’m sure I’m on the AARP watchlist.

I’m thankful my son isn’t on Facebook. If he’s anything like me, he’d get even less done than he already does.

I’m thankful for hot showers and great smelling shower gel. I’m a total sucker for that stuff.

I’m thankful for Red Infeld strings. They make my violin sound better despite my personal flaws. It’s sort of like musical Spanx.

I’m thankful my neighbors don’t see my husband running down the street barefoot at 4:30 a.m. with a headlamp. I’m thankful he does it, however, because he’s looking fine.

I’m thankful for Wordsmith Studios. They’ve totally changed my experience that writers are cranky loners who think everyone’s writing sucks–except theirs, of course. Before I met them, I was the only writer I knew.

I’m thankful for the Katie’s Ladies. We’re going to need a bigger table soon.

I’m thankful for all of the people who read this blog. You rock. Have a great holiday.

J. B. Everett


8 comments on “The other stuff I’m thankful for

  1. Veronica Roth says:

    That’s lovely! Although I don’t know how a teenage dude has avoided being sucked into FB. Come to think of it, my 30yr old daughter Kerstin doesn’t have FB either. Hmmm. Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend and I hope your turkey is really plump and delicious. 🙂

  2. Hey, any chance you will go to BlogHer ’13? I am going to start trying to go to one major conference every year. That one will be my first. I’d love to meet you if you go! I’m thankful for the community of other writers also – like you!

  3. mgb says:

    I’m thankful for the minute or so I happily look forward to each day to drop in on the musings of a witty, thoughtful dancer I know! Since our in-depth talks are infrequent now that I’m out of easy weekend walking range, these blogs tide me over…

  4. awo gray says:

    Nice piece Jeannine. Oh, this running… I hope to get on it one day 🙂 I am glad you had a good thanksgiving.

  5. So perfectly you! Thanks for bringing a smile to my lips. And hey, that’s quite the round ‘founding member’ sticker you got there! Glad WS is working for you 🙂

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