today i am thankful

for smiles on little faces that i get to see everyday, and the sounds of their  peacefully sleeping little souls 

for coffee on Elm street, and a big lovely city to explore 

the way busy downtown city chatter sounds much happier and peaceful over the holidays 

for friends who persevere, and encourage me everyday to be better than i am 

warm cozy sweaters in winters frost 

the scent of leather purses, boots, and journal wraps 

and pine wood too 

but most of all, i’m thankful for You