*I am grateful for my job...even though it took me to another state and far away from my loved ones...it allowed me to rebuild a new life from the ashes of my old one.
*I am grateful for my good health and the ability to bake and cook good healthy meals from the amazing local food available in my community.
*I am so very grateful for my living space and the peace it grants me...no roommates, no pets, no noisy neighbors above me...such a blessing after the chaos I grew up with and have had to endure most of my life.
*I am grateful of the harsh judgement I receive from others due to some of my lifestyle choices as it grants me wisdom and awareness that I am on the right path and have learned how to be a true individual.
*And I am very grateful that this community still exists and to all of those who have kept it alive and continue to come together to share their joys, tears and zany life adventures.