Thursday, September 06, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm grateful for -

- the men who cut the bushes outside our house and clean the gutters

- the truck drivers who bring the food to Trader Joe's, Harris Teeter, Dean and DeLuca, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, The Home Economist and all the other places that provide food and beverages

- the mail woman

- the man who delivers UPS packages in our neighborhood

- the company that takes care of our neighbor's pool, the pool we are free to swim in (thanks, Jen!)

- the perpetually friendly cashiers at Trader Joe's

- my son's tennis coach, even though he can be rather gruff sometimes

- the people who pick up our garbage and recycling

- the people who pick up the yard waste

- gas station attendants

- fruit and vegetable harvesters

- farmers

- the chickens that lay the eggs, the cows that provide the milk, the soy plants that yield their beans for the production of tofu

- bartenders, chefs, and bakers

- restaurant hostesses and servers

- chocolate chip, chocolate syrup, and chocolate candy makers

- the folks who keep DirecTV piped into our house

- the men and women who clean hotel rooms, public restrooms, and office buildings

- police officers, firemen, ambulance attendants, security guards, ticket takers, toll workers, and military personnel

- nurses, doctors, dentists, hygienists, midwives, chiropractors, and their receptionists

- the men, women, and children (gulp) who work too hard so that I can wear the shoes, dresses, skirts, shirts, bras, underwear, flip-flops, jewelry, work out clothes, sneakers, jackets, scarves, boots, coats, hats, gloves, pajamas, and everything else I wear

- the men, women, and children who make the paper, notebooks, journals, markers, pens, glue tape, glue dots, glue sticks, paint brushes, paint, scissors, rulers, pencils, erasers, White-Out, paper clips, hole punches, needles, thread, ribbon, rubber bands, duct tape, packing tape, washi tape, stickers, beads, wire, wire cutters, ear hooks, clasps, and everthing else I use in my many creative endeavors

Today I am grateful for the thousands of people and animals whose hard work makes my (relatively) easy life possible.

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