Karima's 2014 List

I am taking the lead from Lucy’s 2013 list and keeping it simple.  I will also try to keep it brief (as per Laila 2013) but fear I will fail.

  • children, with all their wide-opened wonder
  • face-time
  • outdoor markets
  • outdoor meals
  • being outside at night-time
  • street food
  • street musicians
  • kind and quiet neighbors
  • honeybees
  • washi tape
  • you tube
  • podcasts
  • when the dots connect
  • playing with Poets
  • dreaming with Dreamers
  • rituals/routines
  • forgiveness
  • air travel that brings us safely to-and-from loved ones
  • growing older with a loving mate
  • home sweet home
  • freedom

My perennials:

  • public library
  • post office
  • clotheslines
  • Buffalo


  • Fiction:  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce
  • Non-fiction:  The Museum of Complaint ed. by Matthew Bakkom
  • Memoir:  Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
  • Poetry:  The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Mambay
  • Children’s (primary):  Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes (and accompanying video)


  • Saint Vincent (saw it last night so it’s on my mind)


  • Wisconsin in August to celebrate my 60th. Thank you to all who participated either by your attendance and/or submissions and esp. your LOVE


  • My birthday dinner put on by my ever-loving FAMILY


  • Angela Johnson at Helium ( a comedy club in Buffalo)

Current hero (heroine):

  • the older woman (80ish) in Seattle who I saw sweeping her walkway of leaves the day after Halloween.  She told me that she had scattered leaves the previous day so that the children would hear the “crunch” when they came to trick-or-treat.  I wish I had asked for her autograph.


  • “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”  by A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Thanksgiving 2014

And the website is open once more for 2014.

Simple limited time use username and password:

  • Username: tg2014
  • Password: tg2014

Remember to put your name in the title e.g. Gordon’s List for 2014.

I know it’s been a long time but keep the list true and simple:

* things to be thankful for

* memories of 2014 (aka favourite books, movies, smells, music etc)

Happy Thanksgiving!