General spirituality

Thanksgiving List: 2009

As Thanksgiving comes around, I try to spend a little time actually thinking about what I am thankful for (radical as that idea may seem). So, here is the list I’m coming up with this year:

  • A great life partner, Eva.
  • Health.
  • Health Insurance (at least for now).
  • Food.
  • Shelter.
  • Living in a great city (Portland, Oregon).
  • Multiple sources of meaning in my life.
  • The ability to discover, or rediscover, skills.
  • The ability to hope for a better future.
  • The ability to live satisfied in the moment.
  • Great Portland food carts.
  • A large and strong community.
  • Being able to use my voice for good.
  • Having reached another Thanksgiving.
General spirituality

Thanksgiving: A Partial List (for real this time)

A list of things I’m thankful for (in no particular order):

  • A great partner (both life and business)
  • The Portland tech community
  • My tweeps
  • My health
  • A great family
  • The CubeSpace community
  • the continued growth of CubeSpace
  • The beauty of Portland
  • Great food
  • Wonderful coffee
  • The really low trade-in value of used husbands.
  • Artemis–my feline partner.
  • Friends who are there for each other.
  • Work that is meaningful–in several different careers. 
  • The coming of the Obama presidency.

And so much more, but this is what occurs to me in 10 minutes while sitting on my couch watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

Name what you are thankful for in the comments: