Tomorrow I Turn 50–This Is What I’m Thankful For

Last night as we sat by the fire, my daughter Kate asked me what it was like to be 50. I told her that in some ways it’s great…because I feel like I’ve got a lot to be proud of and a lot that my world has added up to.

Here are some of the things I have to be thankful for.

*The photos in the cafe: a woman in there said they were really good, really evocative. Then a guy in the hardware store commented on the photo in the Bulletin. Having my photos on the wall makes me proud.

*My grandson, my daughter and my son-in-law and my son too, all good people who I am proud of and happy to have in my life My girlfriend who is solidly behind me, full of good advice, cute and supportive and loving and who I enjoy spending Saturday night with.

*My businesses–the Cafe which is staffed by bright young people who are earnestly interested in doing a good job, my website that takes me all over the world and constantly makes me proud.

*My friends who support me, show up at my parties, give me good advice and don’t ask to borrow money and are all people whom I am proud to call friends.

*My town which supported and cheered for my tag sale idea, and who congregate in the cafe that I created for just that reason.