I moved to Conway, AR this past year. Have you heard of it? It’s claim to fame, right now, is American Idol winner Kris Allen. They love Kris! However, this town has so much more! Kris is a product of this town, a town of talented, creative and honest people. There are three, very good, colleges here and, I think that adds to the productivity of this bustling city.
I need it, and I love it. Computer programmers, website designers and many others depend on the boost they get from coffee, and there is nothing better, it seems, when it is a fresh cup of recently roasted coffee from an independent coffee shop. I have two that I love. Caffe di Angeli in Fort Worth, TX and Guillermo’s in Little Rock, AR. Otherwise, I just go to Starbucks.
Income is great! It helps us pay for bills and buy Christmas presents. It’s easier to get by when you have one!
Unequivocally, it’s my favorite time of the year. I love the Folger’s commercial of the guy coming home from college or wherever, and making the coffee to which everyone wakes up to. I don’t care much for Folders, but the commercial embodies the holidays. . . . . families being together.
I may love computers too much, but I am making up for not being near computers for nearly 25 years. Of course I was near computers, but not to the extent that today’s society demands. I didn’t own a computer, but I can make wonderful use of a computer now. I build websites, I search for information, I edit pictures, and I can make purchases. It is the backbone of my livelihood.
I still have the appreciation for art. I draw on computers, mostly, now. I can still remember all of the drawing I did as a kid, and I realize I should probably do a little more of that as a stress reliever. I am still inspired by my high school art teacher, Aline McCracken. She is still an active artist 20 years later! Sometimes, she shares with her Facebook friends. I am honored!
There are basics to life. Water, air, a place to sleep, all those things. I have them, and I am grateful. I am even grateful for my 1996 Ford Taurus which I had to have in the shop this past week. I would consider that a basic, though I know it’s not really a basic. Mostly, I am thankful to have a place to sleep and that it is inside!
Remember, feel free to share your top ten things you are thankful for in the comments box!
Happy Thanksgiving from CFTT!