Wednesday, November 24, 2010


My husband
dear friends
the beautiful work I've gotten to do this year
a healthy body
my parents
sunny cloudy days where the wind blows a lot
authors that write the books that change my life and wake me up
the feast we'll cook tomorrow
change: it always comes
the internet
our gorgeous home
the money to buy everything we need
my nephew Dashiell
my sister Nina
Shakespeare and Shaw
actors that make me want to be better
the quiet of early morning
Vincenta, who cleans our home twice a month
my agents
the moon, the ocean
Lorena who cut my hair recently
leaders who stand up
handwritten letters
time off
the baby that's going to be ours one day
Marc Jacobs
my grandmothers
good wine
Taos sunsets
opening nights
checks that arrive in the mail
the power greater than me that I can turn anything over to
Emily Dickinson
Obie the golden retriever
deep laughs with friends

That was written in 4 minutes. The magnificent Abraham-Hicks folks call that a Rampage of Appreciation. The only reason I stopped at 4 minutes (other than that it made me feel like I was living a Madonna song) is that I need to pack up the car with fixings for tomorrow's meal, get myself showered and dressed and be out of the house at 7:45. But set a timer for your own challenge and get going. You can't help but feel happy when you're in love with your own life. And if you're feeling down, sad, scared, unsure, burnt out, or anything like that I can say from experience this is something that will start to lift you up.

Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

  1. I think you should print it out and bring it with you this weekend. You know, for dessert. ;)

    4 minutes well spent.

    I am thankful for many things (obvs), including having such an amazing woman to call my sister-in-law. muuahhh!