Later, I'll be making a few dishes to take to my brother's for lunch (started cooking yesterday). Life is good and I'm grateful to be on earth. Here's my list for 2014:
Obvious, but soooooo true -- my family. My mom is my hero. She spent hours with me overseeing a volunteer project this week, dispensing advice and hands-on help -- and her intellect is second to none. If I'm smart at all, it's due to her influence. Everyday, John and Lucy show us all how to love and be commited to others. Katie is not only smart, but has the most beautiful heart I know. Lina makes me laugh out loud and her generosity is contagious.
My friends are the best and make me a better friend and human being. I'm so glad that God gave me you (gotta throw in some Blake -- thankful for him too).
My co-workers, board members, volunteers, CPS caseworkers, and everyone at Community Partners of Dallas. You guys make me want to get out of bed in the morning.
The funds to be able to live comfortably and well. Money to travel, to have a beautiful home, to attend the theater, to buy a book, to eat out, and to cook.
Trite, but true -- TV, my tempurpedic bed, my Escada and my jeans, my jewelry.
And finally, God's grace.