December 6th, 2012 - Ashley
This evening I was putting away dishes in our kitchen, the radio burbling in the background and warm light spilling out onto our deck. Suddenly, while reaching to put a wine glass on the top shelf, I was hit with this huge wave of gratitude. I thought, "I love my life!" Seeing as how it's the time of year to give thanks (although I believe we should do this on a daily basis) I wanted to take a moment to wax poetic about everything I am so immensely thankful for. So, in no particular order, I am unspeakably grateful for:
My health, my body and everything that it does for me, our home and this wonderful space in which we create, live and grow, my unendingly supportive, loving, fun family, my beyond-fantastic partner, roommate and best friend (and SoggyRoots co-author) Justin who is the kind, funny, supportive, talented, handsome, intelligent man I've always hoped I'd find, my friends, without whom I'd be nothing and nowhere, this amazing land that I call home and all that it has to offer, access to real, local, good food, our community and the support and love they provide, and finally, the opportunity to do something that I LOVE, unequivocally and totally, for a living; I cannot begin to express how lucky and grateful that makes me feel every day.