My first "Days of Thankfulness" post was up last week Friday. I will be sharing a list of things I am thankful for every Friday in the month of November. When we give thanks, our outlook on life changes. The situations I was struggling with are yet to change, but my attitude is different. I am at peace. I am joyful and hopeful.
This week I am thankful for the following:
1. Life. My mother's friend died last Saturday. It was unexpected and sad. I heard my mom cry out after she got the call, and every moment following that cry made me appreciate my life. I am thankful for life; I take it for granted, because somehow I assume it will always be here. However, tomorrow is not promised to anyone.
2. People. People are not made to last for ever. My mom's friend is gone, and she is not here anymore. I am appreciating the people in my life, because I love them and they are also not guaranteed tomorrow. I have been in a tug of war with my parents lately, and I need to snap out of it. Each moment I spend trying to prove a point or principle is a moment lost. We may not always agree and to them, I may always be a baby, but this should not kill love and peace. I am thankful for my parent, my siblings, my friends, my former co-workers and the people in my life for a day, a season, a moment and a lifetime.
3. My mother's cooking. My mama is the best cook in the world. She makes everything from scratch and puts a party in my tummy. I love cooking, but ever since I moved back home, I am yet to cook. Why waste her excellent meals on my
mediocre above average
ones? My time is precious. I would rather spend it eating a good meal than cooking
an okay one.
. I love this
city, I really do. I enjoy it here. It is hard for me to understand why I do
not miss DC. Three months after I moved back home, I am yet to miss DC. Strange
thing is it is hard getting around without a car here, and I do not have a car.
I spend more time at home writing, unless I plan my getting out into town in
advance. It is VERY cold
here...brrrrrr! The diversity is minimal when compared to DC. SO why do I love
it? I really do not know. Maybe because some of my closest friends live here,
and I am comfortable here. I love it and appreciate it. A true perk
is that Minneapolis Minneapolis is a theater-lover's
paradise, with more theater per capital (second only to ) than any other
city in the nation. Living fifteen minutes from that is worth the
cold. I am not sure I intend to spend the rest of my life here...I got my
eyes on California, Italy, Australia, South Africa and India, but for now it is
home. New York