I am very thankful that I had five years to enjoy the sheep-ness of Flora. She was the matriarch even then, the steady one, the patient one (with my bunglings). She had beautiful lambs and I am thankful that I have Juno, her first born on this farm, and Linden, her grandson who inherited her sweet nature and beautiful fleece. (I forgot to add how thankful I am for R's wonderful photographs...)
I am thankful that I have a job that supports me and all my dependents. I am not quite as thankful for the long commute, but thankfully I only have to make the trip five days a week!
I am thankful that I live in a country that offers me so many freedoms - freedom to cast my vote. Freedom to speak my mind (or write it). Freedom to live where I want, move when I want, or to put signs in my front yard - even though someone feels equally free to be able to steal them...
I am thankful that I live in a place where I have enough room to grow my food and can have my furred and feathered friends that add so much to my life, my happiness and my well-being.
And I am always thankful for those Americans who have fought for and defended the freedoms I hold dear. I cannot literally or figuratively thank them enough.