Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thankful Thursday: 1/10/13

Thankful Thursday gratitude Rebe with a Clause

As I was reminded of in the letter to myself written a year ago, both place and people matter to me.  The two are so tightly intertwined that one can't stand by itself.  It ultimately boils down to the fact that the people you're with and place you're in now is unique to the present.  People will come and go in your place, or you might move to a new place with new people.

I may no longer be in sunny Spain, but right now is the only time I'll live in Wisconsin at the exact same time as everyone else who currently lives here.  Coupling that realization with my personal 2013 resolution to focus on gratitude, I've decided to start a "Thankful Thursday" segment each week.

You know what they say, "Want what you have and you'll have what you want."  How do you want what you have?  You appreciate what you currently have!  It all comes down to gratitude, people, I'm telling you.

Tonight I was itching to grab a drink with someone after work, so I called brother Teej who said he'd be available in a few hours.  I wasn't sure what he had to get done, but later that night he showed up at my apartment with four freshly-baked bagels!  I ate one right then and there, and it was sooo delicious.  He made them that week for his All Food Considered blog.  And then to top it off, papa stopped by my place right as we were about to leave, so we all went and got a drink together.  So this Thursday I'm thankful for living in the same city as brother Teej, his culinary skills & generosity, and being able to see both him and papa this week --on a weeknight!

What are you thankful for today?
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1 comment:

  1. Awe, much appreciated! It’s been awesome living in Madison with family nearby as well :)