I am grateful to feel grateful at all. This has been a very hard year and Bob and I weren't even dealing with financial crisis or losing a home or the failure of a business or anything like that. But obviously major surgery causes its own kind of stress. My depression depleted my ability to feel gratitude or optimism or even the patience it takes to answer, "How are you?" Now that depression is lifted so that I can appreciate what I have. I'm grateful for gratitude.
Today my husband and I will have our dream Thanksgiving: we'll go downtown for a nice dinner and just relax in a hotel, with no cooking or traveling. It's a DINK Thanksgiving (Double Income, No Kids). I wish for everyone their dream Thanksgiving, or at least a good one, or at least one from which they'll recover soon.