Friday, November 20, 2015

Grateful Reflection



With Thanksgiving approaching I was thinking of so many things I am thankful for THIS YEAR.

I am very grateful for....Marla's heart, intellect, and beauty, inside & out...a wonderful family...brilliant stars in the early morning sky when I pick up the paper...my favorite coffee cup on a Sunday morning...NPR Radio...technicolor sunsets...NPR's "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook...Kai Ryssdal's economic overview on "Marketplace"...Babette's Bakery at The Source for artisan bread & "City Bakery Cafe" for fine sandwiches & breads....the "Colorado State of Mind"...My Mom settled in a safe apartment...Vanity Fair Magazine...the amazing Saltimbocca alla Romana at Chianti Restaurant...our grandchildren's laughter...our talented & loving daughters...breakfast on the terrace at the Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder & a hike afterwards near the Flatirons...my old, but wonderful "Eddy Merckx" bike...critical thinkers...the fast forward button on the remote...riding on the Vail Pass bike trail...Rosemary flavored Triscuits with hummus & olive tapenade...holding hands...still working at Wesco Fabrics...a new orchid spike...the feel of sand & swimming in a warm sea...a glass of wine or two...waffles made by our grandsons...Marla doing a Soduku on a weekend morning in the breakfast room...Arctic Char with a ginger butter sauce at Hillstone...reading an exciting spy novel...Going to Michelin starred restaurants when Philippe is paying...watching pro bikes races & track & field on TV...Marla's coffee...Masterpiece Theatre's Downton Abbey, Indian Summers, & Home Fires...Elementary, SNL, CBS Sunday Morning, Game of Thrones, Fareed Zakaria, Anthony Bourdain & Homeland...my favorite jeans...laughter...self-reflection...a bike tour in Tuscany...the exit row on any flight...the delete key...connecting with friends on Facebook...creative pursuits...Taormina Sicily & Rome...evolving...letting go of negativity......BEING HAPPY!

Image: Dick Gentry

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