This week has been one of those up-and-down weeks. It almost feels like one of those Good News/Bad News stories. But that’s just a good example of confirmation bias and negative experiences being ten times more memorable than positive experiences. As a result, this eThankfulness is even more important to me than usual since it makes me focus on the good things that have happened over the last week.
This week I am thankful for:
Friends with good advice!
People who inspire me to write! In particular, I’m grateful to Zoe Brain who inspired Same-sex marriage: Equality or not?
Friends who just drop by!
Friends who help me with various things around the house – moving furniture, lending me tools, etc
My fantastic workplace.
My readers – it’s really nice to feel that my opinions matter and garner some level of respect on an objective stage. I love hearing your comments and feedback!
Facebook – it gives me so many issues to write about, so many ways that I can make my small contribution to the GLBTI community (and other groups and issues) by lending my voice to the collective.
Don, for today validating that it’s OK to be unable to do something. And for reminding me that I’ve become far more self-reliant over the last year than at any time prior that he knew me.(I tried to service my own car this afternoon, but physically couldn’t get the plug out of the sump…)
I’m also thankful for funny photos, the web-comics I read, and crap TV for helping me retain my sanity by giving me an excuse to have some down time every now and then.