'Tis the season to be thankful and for the past three weeks, I have been contributing to a weekly email series on gratitude with some close friends. I thought I would share some of the things I wrote in those emails with my readers.

I am grateful for...

...trees, big old trees (like my in-laws stunning & tall birch tree above).
...the way my husband supports me as a mother. burger patties from Whole Foods.
...all of my cameras. spontaneous remission still.
...the short distance to school this year.
...the quirky, old camera shop my husband found that sold me Polaroid film.
...cold, bubbly French lemonade served in a Mason jar.
...Ellen DeGeneres, if only she knew how many sick days she has gotten me through with her joyful spirit and beautiful smile.
...Moleskin journals, even empty they hold so much promise inside.
...the sound of crickets in my backyard every night. beans.
...that someone invented Solitaire, I am finding a deck of cards very soothing lately.

Tomorrow I will share the biggest one from my list this week, okay? It's a long story but happy and important. I would love to hear something you are grateful for lately, big or small, in my comments. :)