This week the FSO subject is "Columbus Day in the United States and Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Show us something you have discovered in your town or something you are thankful for in your town!"
Hmmm. Difficult. There are so many things I am thankful for where I live. I tried to narrow it down to something I am daily thankful for and there are too many of those, too.
Then, driving home from work yesterday, after a rather hectic schedule at work, I felt myself unwinding and relaxing when I caught sight of the Uppity Downities (my name for the mountains) and gently undulating farmland.
And I was thankful that I daily drive a road that meanders through lovely countryside.
I had to look up this quote to make sure I got it right because I sometimes play with it to suit the circumstances but always end up being thankful I am alive:
"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."
(Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)
To see what the rest of the FMTSO team are thankful for, visit here.