I am grateful for…

A list of five things seems so inadequate.

In the depths of a Canadian winter, I am very grateful for sunny days and snow covered fields.

At the same time, I am grateful for a warm house, a cozy fireplace, my lap cat and snuggly dog.

When you stop and think about it, despite things you might be less than thrilled about in your life, there are always things to be grateful for. I’m lucky to have a loving husband who’s made it his life’s mission to take care of me, especially during these wretched pandemic times. He grocery shops (a chore I despise) so I don’t have to deal with crowds (and germs) in stores. He shares in the cleaning and cooking and supports all of my various endeavours – creative and otherwise.

I’m grateful for my very extended family – my son, his wife and two children, the several sisters and brothers I’ve uncovered – taking me from an only child to the eldest of many siblings! – in addition to my adopted family, great cousins, aunts, uncles….

I’m also grateful for friends – near and far – who’ve shared my life’s milestones and travelled the road with me, up and down.

I’m grateful to live in one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada. New Brunswick is an undiscovered jewel in our national crown.

There is a lot to appreciate and be grateful for if you look for it.

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