They say keeping a gratitude journal can make you a happier person. I try to appreciate all the blessings in my life, to stop and gape at all the good fortune that life has showered on me. I am regularly awed by the love and abundance that flows my way. I just want to say Thank you.

I’m grateful for …


  • Two beautiful, healthy children who make us laugh and make life so rich
  • The man of my dreams who married me, loves me every day, and feeds my heart, soul, mind, and body
  • My father’s gradual and amazing recovery from heart surgery; Thank the gods for modern medicine
  • My mother’s friendship and support, and her unwavering devotion to my kids
  • That I can be my true self with my parents, that I can be honest, that they love my husband as a son
  • My legion of friends who take my breath away, inspire me to be a better person, and make me swoon
  • My quirky, warm, beautiful home that is everything we really need: a safe haven, a place we can grow together and love one another
  • Our expanding community of friends at Lucas’s school, where children are valued and nurtured and where other families go through the same growing pains we go through
  • Our expanding community of friends at the UUSS, where people of all ages and from all backgrounds join together in a commitment to open-minded discourse, tolerance, social justice, environmentalism, and spiritual exploration
  • Child care I can trust to love and nourish and protect my children when Ian and I cannot be with them
  • Good food to feed my family; good water to drink
  • A relatively safe community with little traffic and little crime—but too much bigotry; may we find a way to educate our neighbors through love
  • Mild California winters, the ever-present beauty of this world
  • Music, dance, books, and art to appreciate, create, and fulfill us
  • Jobs that support our financial needs and challenge our minds
  • Enough of everything, want of nothing

Thank you, Universe, God, Goddess of all.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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    Thanks for visiting! I’m Sara, editor and writer, wife to Ian, and mother of two precious boys. I am living each day to the fullest and with as much grace, creativity, and patience as I can muster. This is where I write about living, loving, and engaging fully in family life and the world around me. I let my hair down here. I learn new skills here. I strive to be a better human being here. And I tell the truth.

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