Some of the things I'm grateful for may seem a little silly to some of you, but nonetheless, they're things I'm grateful for.
Except for a few short months we never had indoor plumbing until I was sixteen years old. I am grateful to have bathtubs and toilets in my house. Laugh if you want, but those who grew up in remote rural areas such as I did, know why this item is high on my gratitude list.
I'm grateful for my older sister and brothers who taught me to read. I'm thankful too for the many teachers who nurtured my love for the written word. I can't even imagine a life without reading.
I'm grateful for my little Saturn Ion. It starts---every time. I learned to drive a series of clunkers and spent a lot of time sitting in parking lots, at stop signs, and other inconvenient places waiting for some good Samaritan to give the clunker a charge or a push.
I'm grateful for this beautiful Fall weather. There's something unique about an Indian Fall; the light has a special quality, the last flowers of the season are especially beautiful, and I hate wearing a coat.
I'm thankful for birds. We keep three feeders in our backyard, and yes sometimes it gets a little expensive to keep them filled, but my husband and I get a lot of pleasure out of watching the various kinds of birds that visit our yard, and even laugh at the squabbling sparrows who arrive in droves.
Keep those gratitude comments coming. Only those who add gratitude comments to my November blogs are eligible for the Wish List prize this time around.