Name 11 Things That You Are Grateful For This Thanksgiving by Rocket Kirchner

Beautiful Fall Day 2013

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published November 19, 2012
Revised November 26, 2015
November 24, 2016

Sometimes we human beings just have to sit down now and then and take stock. Gratefulness is not only good for reflection, but it is also very healthy for the soul. There is a lot to complain about in this world of pain and fire and steel. A lot. But let us just for a moment seek to invert complaint if only for a few minutes, and list the top 11 things that we are grateful for this year. Here are mine. I would like to hear yours.

1. This year’s musical accomplishments.

2. Many a bright afternoon sky.

3. Food.

4. Brisk weather after that hot summer drought.

5. God’s undying love for me.

6. Real friends with great face to face conversation.

7. Specific books I bought this year.

8. The ability to be kind to others.

9. Those who are tolerant of my mistakes.

10. Seeing my cousins again after all these years and reconnecting with my brother Steve.

11. My son and his lovely wife Brooke.


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4 thoughts on “Name 11 Things That You Are Grateful For This Thanksgiving by Rocket Kirchner

  1. “Breathable air, drinkable water, bearable temperatures, our sun as a friend, un (somewhat) contaminated and swimmable lakes/oceans, eatable fresh fish, seafood and crustaceans , organic fruits & vegetable (no gmo’s), the knowledge that some are working toward keeping all species from extinction, the knowledge that some are working toward stoping the destruction of planet earth and all its inhabitants, the hope that my grandchildren will experience the beauty of this earth that we so much take for granted. My puppy dog, my husband, my family, my friends, my garden, my home, my freedom as I am white (sad to say that shouldn’t matter but it seems it does), renewable energy’s, my ability for compassion, empathy, justice, love, sadness and pain. Have I hit 11 yet. I have a great deal to be grateful for and for that I am grateful.”

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