I am Thankful
I take walks to the Hudson River to see if the Statue of Liberty is still standing. She is. And straighter since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won. I am thankful they are taking the helm.
Despite how hard it has been not seeing my children and grandchildren for so long and how much I will miss them on Thanksgiving, I am thankful I have a sweet, beautiful, healthy family to miss and celebrate with in the future.
With 2020 being a hell of an awful year, I still have other reasons to be thankful. They include:
1. Picking up a chicken on Thanksgiving from Danny Meyer’s Daily Provisions
2. And Facetiming our loved ones during our meal, then afterward taking a walk
3. I am thankful I can walk
4. And have work that excites me
5. I am thankful for my upcoming January 2021 Zoom play reading at the Jewish Repertory Theater of Western New York
6. And for the January 2021 Strand Bookstore Zoom writing workshop I will teach
7. I am thankful my memoir “Finding Mr. Rightstein” is on the Strand memoir table with those of the Obamas, Anthony Boudain, Trevor Noah, Mary Karr, Tara Westover, and David Sedaris
8. I am thankful I teach, that Jill Biden does too and that we can say bye, bye to Betsy the present education head
9. I am thankful for the healthcare workers who have been in the trenches saving lives
10. I am thankful for the loyalty and support of my friends
11. I am thankful that despite forgetting words and misplacing keys and glasses, I have not yet put my shoes in the fridge
12. I am thankful for kindness
13. And empathy
14. And for people who majored in both
15. I am thankful I am getting better at establishing my priorities
16. And that my loving, forward-thinking parents introduced me to a big world
17. And taught me to enjoy my own company
18. And be my own person
19. And make family, humor, reading, and work I am passion about huge parts of my life
20. I am thankful I have good doctors
21. A great husband
22. And that you are reading my blog
23. I am thankful I am here giving thanks
24. And that Daily Provisions, where we will get the chicken, is providing the cranberry sauce.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!