I am thankful for the ornamental crab apples even though we cannot eat them. The colour they provide and the birds they gather to our yard are reward enough.
I am thankful that I have learned not to take myself so seriously and that I followed my impulse to gather leaves even though I was on a run.
I am thankful for autumnal soups of curried carrots or roasted squash.
I am thankful to have my parents so near (and that they share their apple harvests).
I am thankful for the colours of autumn and the way that they challenge the steel grey skies. I am thankful for Project 365 for reminding me to take pictures of the little things charming me.