I hardly know where to start on this one. I have so many things to be thankful for! This photo is symbolic of the biggest, most recent thing, my new life in Panama.
I had heard about these birds from friends who were thrilled to spot one now and then. We had not one, but two in our yard. By the time we grabbed a camera they were in the yard next door so the photo may not be technically wonderful, but it means a lot to us. We were really happy to see these beautiful birds! Motmot on Widipedia
So, I am thankful to be in Panama in this beautiful country, with so many new things to see, and the wonderful people we meet every day. I am thankful for the internet that allows me to stay as in touch as easily as if I were nearby. I am thankful for my husband and partner who is by my side every day, for two wonderful daughters, and the men who stand by their sides. I am thankful to be healthy, and to have lost enough weight to feel normal. I am thankful to be financially solvent enough to sustain a good life without working until I’m 85. I am thankful to be able to think, to write, to communicate, and for the teacher and friends here who help me communicate in a new language. I am thankful for the technology that I use constantly, and the time and expertise of so many who have made this possible.
I could probably write a book on this theme! I am thankful for those who encourage us to think about this subject, because I think an attitude of gratitude is key to happiness in life.