I woke up this morning in a warm bed.
Our dog Kali was curled up, pressed against the small of my back and our cats Chip and Dale were sleeping at the foot of the bed.
Chuck was already stirring and got up to let the dog outside.
I got out of bed with a snap, crackle, and pop, but no worse for the wear. A childhood of springboard diving, years on my feet as a chef and countless hours of overseeing weddings have stiffened my hip and knee joints.
I started my day with fresh coffee as we talked about wanting to plan a trip to India in 2020, dinner plans for today with Chuck’s dad and weekend plans with amazing new friends.
I sip coffee as I look through hundreds of pictures of Chuck, his ‘Wheeling Warriors” teammates and nearly 500 cyclists who biked their way 165 miles from Miami to Key West to raise over a million dollars for Florida AIDS service organizations.
We’ll miss today’s Thanksgiving church service as we’ll already be on the road to see my father-in-law but will see our awesome church family on Sunday morning.
This might be the first Thanksgiving in ages that we aren’t cooking, but life is good.
I am blessed with good health, a fantastic husband, three fur babies, great family and friends and a desire for new experiences over material possessions.
Wedding Ghost is just a year old and has really taken off. Not only am I working with amazing people but it offers me the flexibility to spend more time with Chuck and the people we love, to travel, enjoy good food and enjoy life.
Life is truly good. Take a minute today to count your blessings.