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Cindy Maddera


I feel like every girl needs and older brother. Mine introduced me to music, art, comics, stoicism and swearing. I don't remember much about our time together when I was little, just bits and pieces. I remember begging him to hide Easter eggs a gazillion times. I have been told that my favorite thing was standing on the vacuum while Randy pushed me around. I don't remember this, but there's photographic evidence somewhere. Any way, I am thankful that I have such a brother and that yesterday was his birthday because that means he survived another year which is always worth celebrating. I am thankful for the countless hours of egg hiding and his patience with me. Wednesday, I finally had that healthy woman's exam and met my new doctor. Turns out she's really great and asked all the right questions. So, I'm really thankful that I lucked out and got a good doctor right off the bat and I won't have to hunt another one. I am also thankful for my health and the five pounds that I've lost since the last time I had one of these visits. Though this did prompt my doctor to ask me if I'm eating. I am eating. I've been doing a good job of preparing meals and eating well and this brings me to the next thing I am thankful for.

My friend from work is from India and she cooks, likes to cooks even. Yesterday she brought me two of my favorite Indian dishes. Not only did not have to cook my own dinner, but I got to eat real Indian food. Not the stuff they make for delicate American taste buds, but the real stuff, the good stuff. I am so thankful that I have such people in my lives. I am thankful for a brother who taught me how to curse, a new understanding doctor, and friends that feed me.

What totally fabulous thing are you thankful for this week?

Have an excellent Thankful Friday!