I, too, am thankful for amazing friends and a truly unique and supportive neighborhood community. I am also thankful that I can approach and practice permaculture in a challenging environment (desert) while simultaneously dealing with a vision disability. Permaculture has given me a great deal of insight (pun intended) into how to live more abundantly in the face of some pretty daunting challenges. It's powerful to know that you cannot only survive, but thrive with good ecological and people systems in place, and still have plenty of surplus to give back.
Subtropical desert (Köppen: BWh)
Elevation: 1090 ft Annual rainfall: 7"
Sometimes I wake up frustrated that I will not be able to face some challenges ahead, and then I read topics like this that don't make me feel as lonely and lost whilst living in a broken world.
Whilst I do not have any real friends that share my values, I am grateful for the life That I am...
And in the words of someone or other( sorry I cannot remember who said it)
'It's not what happens to you that is painful, but rather, what your mind makes of it'
I'm grateful garden geek
While all my romanesco broccoli must have snuck off with a purple Sicilian cauli last season
and made mutant babies, my cabbages are spectacular.
My young double grafted pear is fruiting for the first time.
Whew. After four years waiting, I'm pretty grateful for that...
Looks like nature's come to the rescue and despite my lack of planning,
the new boysenberry fruits first, then the blackberry, then the raspberries.
I saw two honeybees at the same time yesterday!