I think I am not even going to try. I will say a few things, and leave the rest.
I am grateful for permanent employment at a job that I love.
I am grateful for my husband. Being married so far has been relaxed, busy, complex, easy, romantic, sexy, prosaic, and just plain fun. I very much look forward to the future--and especially to how we will continue to change each other and help each other be the best we can be.
I am grateful that I live in Los Angeles. I still am not entirely a city girl--at least not an urban city girl--but this is where my people are, my creative, lost, astonishing, crazy people.
I am grateful that I am who I am, and I look forward to exploring my own story (rather than anyone else's) and leaning to speak the truths that I have spent so many years working out within my spirit and mind and heart.
I am grateful for my friends, and for my family, and for my country and the freedom we enjoy here.
I am grateful for coffee, and hot running water, and central air conditioning, and fireplaces, and artichokes, and bread and peanut butter, and hugs, and the ocean, and the at-homeness I feel every time I pause and turn my thoughts to God, who made all these things and blessed me and mine with them.
May he also bless you.