While I’m certainly most thankful for all the major things of my life, there’s lots of little things and moments that deserve a nod of appreciation. Happy Thanksgiving today, and every day.
My list of “little thankfuls”
Hearing a great song by an artist I don’t know
My latest is “Two High” by Moon Taxi.
This never would’ve been on my list until this year, and mine is already jammed—after an hour.
An audible response by an entire audience, confirming what I’m feeling
I’m remembering a standing ovation at the end of ET in 1982 and the GASPS toward the end of The Last Jedi.
A pen that feels perfect in my hand and actually improves my handwriting
Catching nature in a picture-perfect moment
Witnessing a child’s or young person’s triumph with something challenging
A task that is supposed to be quick and easy… Is. Just. That.
A great ending of a wonderful book, one that stays with me, sometimes for days
Paper seat protectors in a gross bathroom
That moment right before the rollercoaster plummets
Laughing so hard I struggle to catch my breath
Finding something on the clearance rack that becomes a favorite
Having a great idea in the spur of the moment, and others thinking it is equally fantabulous
Saying exactly the right thing to someone in need
Finding the best food or drink, according to my taste buds
For me that would be the orange juice at The Cliff House in San Francisco, Tobin James’ Fatboy wine, and my friend Michelle’s bread pudding.
Standing at the line between surf and sand, closing my eyes and listening
When everything on a DIY project goes exactly as planned
This has never happened to me personally, but perhaps someone reading this can relate.
Witnessing a moment of kindness between strangers