I'm thankful today that there is a bright glint of sun on my window facing west,
Allowing a frisky walk of the dogs without overly heavy coat and mittens and hat,
Lighting up too the hedgerows where I've planted perennials, now wrapped in their leaf blanket for winter,
And causing the cardinals, woodpeckers,nuthatches and chickadees to glimmer as they flit from feeder to shrub.
I wish I could be thankful for a Congress setting aside its partisan ideologies to be more reflective.
Perhaps then they'd just let the Bush tax cuts end --at least for the upper class;
Maybe they'd establish wiser corporate policies to favor small businesses over corporate consolidations;
And let the estate tax raise revenues and diminish the ever-increasing inequality.
Ah well, dreams do happen, sometimes.
In the meantime, I'll be thankful
Thankful for my (fake) turkey roast, my butternut squash, and my caramel ice cream dessert;
My family, my friends, my readers!, my pets, my plants, my work. Life, after all, is worth living.