First, I am thankful for the typical things. I am grateful for being alive, being healthy and reasonably sane.
But, I am also grateful for some atypical blessings.
I am thankful for my divorce because I am moving out of an unhappy situation and along a path to peace and happiness, and discovering more of who I am. And loving him.
I am thankful for my mortgage because I have a home to come home to. And I am building credit, post-divorce.
I am thankful I have ninety-five students to teach, so I can pay the mortgage and the bills, put fuel in my car, and go out, occasionally.
I am thankful for the financial sacrifices I have had to make to prove I can, and will, survive.
I am thankful for the cat box I clean twice a day because I have a loving cat to keep me company.
I am thankful for my two spoiled Pomeranians with extreme separation anxiety who love me all the more when I come home.
I am thankful for the probing, sometimes painful, questions my friends ask to push me further along in my journey.
I am thankful for Mother Earth who has provided me with all I need for my survival; the materials for the clothing on my back, the food in my stomach and the shelter I sleep in.
I am thankful for the Universe who has provided me with the opportunities to learn what a dynamic man I am.
I am thankful to the Universe for providing me the difficult and often painful lessons to teach me to overcome adversity and learn what a strong man I am.
But, I am most grateful to the Universe for taking care of me.