2008 is almost done. Here in Washington, we are only 5+ hrs away from midnight. It is always a time for reflection. I have so much to be thankful for.
I have a wonderful sister who has been a great roommate. She is fun and loving and basically kind. We have had a few wrinkles but on the whole, no major blowups. I have a terrific brother who is wise and loving. He is married to a lovely woman who I enjoy immensely. I have a cousin who is more than a cousin: she is my dearest friend who has kept me on a even keel this year with her gentle wisdom and comments on my blog. I have many wonderful nieces and nephews but I wish to acknowledge four in particular: Lyndi, Evie, Maureen and Cindy. Thank you, ladies ,for patience and love and understanding. It has been appreciated. I have a bunch of great nephews and great nieces as well and again there are a few who stand out: The Fox Boys(John, Thomas, and Sam), The Coleman Girls(Ellie, Izzi, and Mags) and Caleb Meurer, my penpal.
I am also grateful for my special friends:Donna Turgeon, Lynn Smith, Nancy Ade, Carolyn Shoup, Ruth Gil, and Annie Wiehe. Your Friendships are more precious than all the gold in the world.
I am blessed to have a loving pet, Ms Cashew. I love being nuzzled by this happy little animal and I am thankful for her affection. I am thankful for Curves(don't faint, Sam and Jazz. I do mean it)
I am thankful for my church and those that have made feel welcome. I am grateful to my OA group. Even though I am not on any program right now, they give me the courage to keep going.
I am grateful to God in Heaven for all the blessings he has given me. I am sorry I didn't make better use of them but I will try harder in the future. I pray for our new President and hope he is able to make good choices and lead our country out of the mess we are in. I wish peace and joy to any and all who read this blog. May 2009 be a safe and wonderful year for all of us.