LifeThanks, 5×5

Five Friends I’m Thankful For

  1. That one I don’t see often enough.
  2. That one who’s always there when I need a friend.
  3. That one who lets me help when a friend is needed.
  4. That one who shares my enthusiasm for Keanu Reeves’ acting skill.
  5. The one who keeps telling me about the new book I should read.

Five Books I’m Thankful For

  1. Everyday Zen: Love & Work, by Charlotte Joko Beck
  2. Time Enough for Love, by Robert Heinlein
  3. The Dark Night of the Soul, by Thomas Moore
  4. Memory, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  5. Bird by Bird, by Ann Lamott

Five Days I’m Thankful For

  1. Birthdays.
  2. Solstices.
  3. Sabbaths.
  4. The Second Day of a New Love.
  5. The Present Day of a Current Love.

Five Sounds I’m Thankful For

  1. Baritone sax.
  2. Bass drum.
  3. “Grandpa!”
  4. The soft susurrus of satiation.
  5. A long sigh at the end.

Five Skills I’m Thankful For

  1. Writing.
  2. Moving.
  3. Loving.
  4. Enjoying art.
  5. Sharing.

How about you?

p.s. I confess, I made up the fourth “Friend” one. But imaginary friends are fun too.

To my U.S. readers:

3 thoughts on “LifeThanks, 5×5”

  1. I am grateful for you and the rest of my family all over the country! I am grateful for the smiles of a baby and the laughter of a three year old. I am grateful for my faith and marriage! Love you!

  2. Friends
    1- The best friend since high school who is still a part of my life, even as everything has changed.
    2- The traveling buddy who chatted with me for ten hours as we drove on one of my adventures this year.
    3- The hotel roomie who made far away feel like home.
    4- The red head who lives far away but who I think about and miss every day.
    5- And the Teacher who keeps pushing me to do more, write more, be more.

    1- My Moleskin
    2- My other Moleskin
    3- My other Moleskin (all of which are in my back pocket right now)
    4- My class notebook
    5- My netbook (I’m cheating a little, yes, but it’s so very true)

    1- Tues June 19th
    2- Sat Oct 20th
    3- Fri May 25th
    4- Tue Sept 25th
    5- Wed Feb 15th

    1- the shrill in my mother’s voice when she talks about me
    2- my roommates chatting
    3- my niece’s voice saying anything (but especially my name)
    4- the click of the keys on my netbook when it all just pours out
    5- saying his title (and hearing mine in reply)

    1- patience
    2- endurance
    3- forgiveness
    4- bravery
    5- memory

    Happy Thanksgiving.


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