I'm making a list in my head, I told her.
Things I'm thankful for.
Am I on it?
Are you on it! I said.
She closed her eyes and made her own list.
Can it be something as small as discovering that your bread isn't moldy after all so there'll be toast for the kids for breakfast? she asked.
Yes, I said. My eyes were still closed. Right now I'm thanking God for twist-offs.
Oh, good one, she said.
— All My Puny Sorrows
a novel by Miriam Toews
It's Thankful Thursday, a weekly pause to express appreciation for the joys big, small, and inbetween. What are you thankful for today?