Waking up next to the love of my life,
Choosing to snooze for just a few more minutes
So that I can feel his loving arms around me
For just a little while longer…
My morning cup of coffee, sipped slowly
As I sink into our comfy “womb-like” recliner…
Feeling strong as I lift weights
And listen to the funny comments
Of the silly morning WGN-news anchors.
My morning walk to work,
Listening to beautiful music
As I cross the bridge over the sparkling Chicago River.
Resolving an inquiry from a concerned donor,
And receiving a lovely voice mail from the person
Expressing her gratitude for my help.
The smiles on the faces
Of my hardworking temporary staff.
My walk home from work,
Listening to uplifting music
As I look up at the Sears Tower
And the twinkling lights of Chicago.
Walking through the door to my home,
Seeing the smile upon my husband’s face
As we kiss and reunite
At the end of a long day.
My occasional exercise sessions with Buck,
Which feel more like fun chat sessions
Than working out.
A delicious grilled-cheese sandwich,
Dipped into a steaming bowl of tomato soup.
Pondering, smiling, or laughing
At the entertaining blogs
Of my incredible blog buddies.
Spending time with family,
Phone calls, e-mails or visits
That make me feel so loved.
Wonderful spiritual conversations
With my best girlfriend Diane.
Long walks with my love
Through our multi-dimensional city
Exploring new neighborhoods
That we’ve never seen before.
Cuddling up next to my husband
As we laugh at both British and American sitcoms.
Letting my hubby take the remote
And falling asleep on the couch
To the sounds of the evening sportscast.
Waking up to the sound,
“Honey, it’s time to go to bed.”
Feeling his arms around me
As I drift into restful sleep…
And dream wonderful dreams
That could never compare
To the incredible beauty in my life.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope that today, you feel yourself surrounded with beauty and love.