Airing of Gratitudes Open Thread

Graphic from Dakini Creations Art and Gifts: Art From and For the World

What a better way to start off a New Year than by offering thanks to all the people, things, actions, efforts, and means we have! There’s never enough occasions for some  good old fashion gratitude!  Yup, some times you gotta gripe!

But, other times you just gotta show some appreciation.

From dakinikat:

I’m really fortunate to have some really great people in my life.  My dad is my best buddy.  My sister comes through when no one else will.  Eldest daughter has right livelihood down to a T and that gives me much joy.  Youngest daughter has figured out that there is life beyond the party zone and that lightens my spirit.  I’m also blessed with a sangha and a dzogchen guru. Then there’s my friends–like you–that keep my head on straight and right-sized for my body.

Yup, the gratitude in me goes out to all the good people in my life! What would I do without you?

A message from Wonk the Vote:

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

Brava and much gratitude to everybody at Sky Dancing — no relentless distractions on the frontpage and no gratuitous food fights constantly hijacking the comments. Just content, content, content, collaboration, and community! I’m raising my glass to all of you —

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
in all the right ways,
all my underdogs,
we will never be never be anything but loud
and nitty gritty dirty little freaks
won’t you come on and come on and raise your glass,
just come on and come on and raise your glass