Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

On this fourth Thursday of November (an ordinary workday in Tanzania) I jotted down a quick, random list of things for which I am thankful. -Earl

“We the People ...”
the sound of rain
showers (the kind you take)
quality time together
public schools and colleges
memories of backpacking trips
leafy shade trees
J.R.R. Tolkien
the Indian Ocean
fresh mangoes
Imago Dei
the Hippocrene Swahili-English Dictionary
the Golden Gate Bridge
friends who send dark chocolate
fish tacos
cool East African mornings
the color purple
chipsi mayai
Chinese calligraphy
being literate in English
affectionate sarcasm
Ada Lovelace (the first computer programmer)
an article on gratitude in the New York Times

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your gratitude and the NY Times article. Life can be so hurtful, difficult, and filled with grief, but the act of compiling a list of those things for which I am grateful is a pleasure in itself and reminds me yet again of the infinite sweetness of life.