I'm thankful today.
For a home nestled between mountains and the ocean.
For a kitchen that I can turn around in without hitting my elbows on a wall.
For a family who loves and misses me, and who also supports me like crazy.
For friendships that transcend cities, and even countries.
For friendships that make make cards or sit across the table and inspire laughter.
For the diversity of my school, my school system, and this entire crazy, beautiful world.
For the tempermental nature of baking, offering both challenge and delight.
For words, with their unending magic to captivate, to transform, to inspire as we read and write.
For music and every joyful, easygoing, peppy, comforting, heartbreaking note that speaks to my soul.
For nature and the peaceful refuge it offers.
For the chance to try, the freedom to fail, and the opportunity to try again.
For my yesterdays, for today, and for any tomorrows gifted my direction.
For a Grace that transcends "deserve." For a Love that matters not one whit upon anything within myself or within my own power.
For blessings beyond what I can count.
I am thankful.