Today, I am grateful for 26 years with my honey bunny and being able to celebrate our anniversary in paradise. You're the best, George!
Today, I am grateful for the movie Brave, which is brave enough to have a lovely feminist storyline (as opposed to an angry, bitter feminist storyline) in which not one character is truly bad (even the witch has good intentions!) and the princess doesn't need a man to save her. Instead, it's a story about unintended conseqences, love, acceptance, and listening. Plus, it's laugh-out-loud funny. Pixar scores again.
Today, I am grateful for weed-free mulch areas. Whew. That was a lot of work.
Today, I am grateful for living a little bit closer to nature. The firefly show in our back yard is amazing every night, a strobe-light show that dazzles! On an only slightly more dangerous level, Nick and I saw this big fella (or mamma...how does one sex a turtle?) crossing the street and headed toward the community pond. I stopped the car to help it toward the pond and very quickly realized my mistake.
A guy out watering his lawn said he'd watched the monster cross his yard pretty darn quickly for a turtle. When I walked toward it, it showed no fear. In fact, it stared me in the eye so aggressively that I suspected it was daring me to get any closer.
"I'm harder and meaner than you, you lily-livered, soft-skinned human. Just try me. Go on. I double-dog dare you! You're wearing sandals, I see. Yeah. Come a little closer and I'll snap your toe off!"
I gave it plenty of space, and when we drove past, it snapped at the car tires in a final show of superiority.
I guess that's what snapping turtles do best, eh?
What are you grateful for today?