This morning I am grateful that I have a roof over my head, warmth and peanut butter cookies for breakfast.
This morning I am grateful for that day a week or two ago when I was sure I was getting sick (it turned out be allergies) and so I stocked my cabinet with sudafed and cold medicine so that when I awoke this morning with a sore throat, fever and stuffed up sinuses I was prepared to deal with it.
This morning I am grateful for the 17 years I've had with one member of the spinster pride named Orange. She is very near the end of her days, frail and fighting cancer. I think her body is close to giving up and while I wish with all my heart that I could keep her around forever I don't want her to suffer. I may be saying goodbye as soon as tomorrow. My heart is heavy with that. I am grateful for the expressions of care and love sent her and my way.
This morning I am grateful for the opportunity to create collaboratively with some hugely talented people and the multiple opportunities I have in the coming week to dance and make music with all of them.
This morning I am grateful that I have a mind that wants to learn and a body that is up to the task of the many hours of work it takes to get ever closer to earning my degree. I am grateful that what I am learning is useful to me and others. I am grateful that so much of it I can use now. I am grateful that so many of my fellow students want to make the world a better place.
This morning I am grateful to be alive, to have had the experiences that brought me here today and for the amount of love that is present in my life.