I am thankful too for sunrises from the home of a good friend,
lots and lots of tomatoes from our garden,
and trees that look like mammoths.
I am thankful for beautiful, happy chickens,
and beautiful sentiments left by a stranger in the sand.
I am thankful for Oscar, who showed up out of the blue one August evening a hungry little kitten, and who has become my near-constant companion.
He helps with all sorts of chores, like window washing,
I am thankful for Louis, my little man, the most handsomest cat I've ever known,
who has absurdly large, many-toed feet,
and who likes to watch videos on the computer.
Lisa, who took full-time work this summer so that I could keep pursuing my dreams,
and Lori, forever child-like, always awed and excited by the wonders of the world, who teaches me so much.
They are my best friends, my partners and my companions.
We explore and experience the world together.
Thank you, my fellow Bear Girls. I can't imagine any of this without you.