I Am Grateful
For all the days in the kitchen listening to music while the candles flicker, giving birth to new ideas, new recipes, and new pairings. I am grateful.
For the delicious food that nourishes my body, feeds my soul, and connects me with my community, I am grateful.
For the purpose of my life as a teacher, in service with joy, love and laughter, I am grateful.
For my partner, all the friends, family, and guests in our home, the hugs, the kisses, the laughter, the growth, and the conversation, I am grateful.
For the fall leaves, the fresh air, the wild beasts, and the sweet silence of November snow falling, I am grateful.
For the abundant resources that enable me to follow my bliss, for the freedom of self expression, and the journey toward authenticity, I am grateful.
For red wine on my lips, the flesh on my hips, for the air moving in and out of my lungs, the beating of my heart, and the presence of something greater than I, I am grateful.