I am thankful for a roof over my head, oil in the tank and food in the fridge and cupboards. The last three weeks we have collected food for fines at the library, and I know that these are things that not everyone has.
I am thankful for my family: parents that have supported me no matter the twists and turns my life has taken, a sister who inspires me, relatives who have made a difference through the years.
I am thankful for my friends: near and far, present and past. I am blessed by those who have given me a piece of their minds, hearts and souls.
I am thankful for the men who shared my Path for me, for blessing me with my two niblets, for breaking down the box I have lived in.
I am thankful for the women who have shared my Path with me, for showing me the truth of my soul, for turning me in the direction I originally feared to face.
I am thankful for my beautiful daughter, who pushes her boundaries every day, testing mine, and showing me the excitement she will show the world one day.
I am thankful for my loving son, for his humor, his sensitivity, his drive to connect with those around him.
I am thankful for my girlfriend, who brings me laughter and love very day.
I am thankful for my kittens, for their energy and their reminder of simplicity in life.
Plus, I am thankful for this space, for those who I have met online through a form of communication I would never have believed in. It is as real as you are.