Just a few things recently got me to thinking: Even though I find many things to complain about, I am actually incredibly lucky in so many ways.
I am thankful for:
Two beautiful, healthy boys.
Enough. Enough food, enough money, enough time, enough laughter.
A nice house.
A good job.
My family and friends.
The fish (at least some!) are still alive and growing! (We currently have 4. Lost two, but the others have now been in our tank for 6 weeks (2 angelfish) and 10 weeks (algae eater and yellow one with black spot by tail) respectively.)
Vehicles that run.
A camper we just bought last month. Have been camping 3 times already.
Summer weather. But also for air conditioning.
The things I have, but friends and acquaintances are struggling with. I care for them, and hurt for them, and sympathize with them, but it also makes me thankful that their burdens are not things that I must struggle with for myself at this time.