DAY, TIRED, STUFFED not nearly as buzzed from all that Amaretto as I’d hoped…
I’m thankful for this day and the bounty it brings.
I’m thankful for my wife, life companion, best friend.
I’m thankful for the grandchildren, all healthy and happy, (Albeit a bit rambunctious at times — and you know who you are, Maliha).
I’m thankful for their parents, too.
I’m thankful for our sweet kittehs, Belle, Loki, Oliver, Aqua, Sky, and Jazz. Long may they reign over this house.
I’m thankful for friends new and old, for family near and far, and for good hearted strangers. God bless and keep you every one.
I’m thankful for the job I have, the career I’ve had, as much as both vex me at times. Not many folks have had the chances I’ve had.
I’m thankful for the roof over my head and the comfort it affords me.
I’m thankful I am alive in this time and place, to enjoy all these blessings.
Our father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come; thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom
And the power
And the glory,
–Jeshua ben Yusef