So, for yesterday, I am grateful for DANCE.
Since I could walk, dance has been such a huge part of my life. I started taking lessons when I was three years old, and over the years, I dipped my twinkle toes into almost every form of dance there is: ballet, tap, pointe, acrobatics, lyrical, all types of ballroom, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary... the list goes on and on.
While I stopped taking formal lessons when I was 18 and went off to college, I never stopped dancing. I took a class here and there in college, and of course I danced around my dorm room.
When I was old enough to drink, there were clubs and dancing with my girls. I went back to ballet and tap classes last year, but with the house this year, I wasn't able to continue. Yet, dance stays with me. I live vicariously through the contestents on So You Think You Can Dance; the dancers and choreographers inspire me so much. And yes, I still dance around my living room.
Today, I am grateful for E-MAIL.
While I know e-mail can be a huge pain sometimes (when you have hundreds to get through for work), it's also a huge blessing (allowing you to keep in touch with family and friends who are far away). Since I am a writer, I communicate best through written word, and e-mail caters to me so well. I e-mail a ton for work, and personally I can keep in touch with my cousin in Florida and my college roommate in New York. I can get all kinds of newsletters and alerts to keep me up on all of my interests. And don't forget the shopping! Coupons and discounts and sales all hit my inbox for whenever I get the urge.