Captain’s Log 4,516
It’s a day of thanks. Every day should be a day of thanks, but hey…..this is the biggie when tons of people get onboard and say heartfelt things.
Here is my list.
I am thankful that my mother never overly-interfered with my life. She let me fight my own battles. She let me put on my own bandaids. I made my own lunch. She instilled in me a fierce sense of independence that I cherish. She let me read whatever I wanted to read. She never pried into my personal life.
I am thankful that I learned to drink water from a hose without fear of germs.
I am grateful that some of my ideas actually took shape.
I am grateful for my family and friends.
I am grateful my father encouraged me to sing and to develop my musical skills.
I am grateful for my sense of humor.
I am grateful that I worked on a tall ship for an entire year.
I am grateful that I comfortable with silence and solitude.
I am grateful for my birds.
I am grateful that I finally released my need to argue and make my point. Most importantly, I am grateful that I no longer feel compelled to win.
I am grateful for all the beautiful places I have traveled.
I am grateful for the discipline I acquired to turn this online journal into a real body of work.
I am grateful for understanding that my life has meaning.
I am grateful for my flowers that give me so much joy. And even though lantana is considered a noxious weed in certain parts of the world, I have a large hedge already growing on the side of the house and I planted more in the back.
Also thankful for Ranger the iPhone who allows me to take such great photos without any effort