As we indulged in beloved tradition this evening, I'm so very grateful.
There is so much I could kvetch about...
the fact that I am lied about;
the fact that I'm not the only one;
the fact that my prayers seem to go unanswered,
and people are hurting.
But, I'm not going to kvetch, I choose to be grateful.
Grateful for the prayers that are answered to my way of thinking.
Grateful for the ones that are willing to stand beside me in righteousness.
Grateful for beautiful souls that I have the honor to love.
Grateful for my children who exhibit mature growth.
I'm ever grateful for comforts; flickering candles, the warmth of good wine and the centuries of others who have prayed the same prayers.
I'm grateful for sunshine despite heartbreak.
I'm grateful for fresh air.
I'm grateful for places that take donations...like Goodwill.
I'm grateful for the patience of Job. B"H!
I'm grateful for Jedi.
I'm grateful that I have the freedom to be grateful for Jedi.
I'm grateful for hugs.
I'm grateful for my camera, for living history museums and picnic lunches with invaluable friends.
I'm grateful for great Star Wars quotes...
"You'd think you Jedi would know the difference between knowledge and...wisdom."
I'm grateful for court appearances that go well.
I'm grateful for phone calls that make me feel wanted and needed.
I'm grateful for the hope of those around me - I hope they are right.
I'm grateful for my costuming friends - they are some of the most awesome people I've ever known.
I'm grateful for Sabbath rest.
So, what are you grateful for this week?