Prompt for December 15: Thanks: Give yourself fifteen minutes to write down fifteen things for which you were most thankful in 2011. Write down the first fifteen things that pop into your head. Go on – set the timer; set your watch; set the stopclock on your iPhone!
In 15 minutes, I could have saved up to 15% with just one call to Geico. Maybe with that money, I could have bought an iPhone.
In stream of consciousness order:
- Immediate family that lives with me.
- Family that lives across the country and across the pond with special recognition to those three special nieces and nephew that have birthdays between October and December. They are a special gift from God. Their Mom and Dad are pretty awesome too, but not nearly as cool or as genuinely funny as The Children.
- Daily access to Yankees Baseball.
- God, Jesus, the Church and the power of prayer. (I really should move that above the Yankees).
- The gift of employment, travel, pension and 401(k) that my work brings me.
- Having a father who is still around and available to take my call.
- My memories, both good and bad and the ability to move beyond the past and find peace.
- Having health in my family, especially having The Child be healthy.
- My wife’s family.
- The Grateful dead.
- Chopin’s Nocturne for Piano in C Sharp Minor, No. 6 as performed by Joshua Bell.
- Clean water.
- My “call land-lines around the world for free” as well as the “free international texting” plan from T-Mobile that allows me to reach out to friends and family like my mother never could.
- Day-Timer pages with no A priorities, aka free time.
- Having been born in New York and the freedom to live in the United States.
- Friends from long ago who I can still reach out to and have dinner with.
- New friends that I can have breakfast or lunch with between airport layovers.
- Unexpected wireless.
Stopping here with 3 minutes to spare.