Monday, November 23, 2009
What I'm Grateful For
It's Thanksgiving Time again.
One of my family's traditions, which is probably not unique to us, is to go around the table and share what we are thankful for before diving into the feast.
So here it is, a couple of days before Thanksgiving, I am pondering all I am thankful for...
I am thankful to Benjamin Franklin for starting the first "lending library." Without him, I might not have had the opportunity to become a librarian, and perhaps would not have such an interesting and fulfilling job.
I am thankful that my wonderful grown children will at least be here for Thanksgiving, even though they won't be with us for Christmas for the first time in 28 years (they are going to the inlaws) -
So I am thankful I am able to go to Paris instead!
I am thankful that of the 50 pounds I lost, I have kept 30 off
(of course not so thankful that it only took me two years to gain 20 back).
I am thankful I have yet another year in which to make resolutions to lose that 20 pounds, be a better person, etc. etc. etc.
I am thankful (and hopeful) that the economy is on the mend and that perhaps next year, we will be seeing fewer unemployed people coming to us for help, but will be helping people do their newly found jobs better.
I am thankful we have a trained volunteer running our Citizenship Classes. (Thursdays at 7pm)
I am thankful for such a hardworking and creative staff, who are dedicated to excellent customer service, who provide wonderful family programming and make the Mountlake Terrace Library such a great community resource.
I am thankful for a wonderful Friends of the Library group, who through their hard work, provide the funds that support our programming.
And I am thankful for all of the community support the library receives.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
And for you Thanksgiving enthusiasts -
Here's some history for you