Actually, this photo has nothing to do with my blog topic. I just liked it. It shows the fantastical facade of Venice's spectacular Basilica di San Marco.
It's Gratitude Friday, the time of the week when bloggers, inspired by Diana at Creative Structures, take a few moments to reflect on elements of our lives that we're grateful for.
Today, I'm reflecting on how really fortunate I am to have a well-paying, full-time job. Particularly in these times -- the latest stats suggest more than 6 million Americans and about 1.6 million Canadians are unemployed. That is a lot of people without work, and presumably without incomes -- and these numbers likely don't even reflect the total ranks of the jobless.
I'm also reflecting on how really fortunate I am to be able to write for a living. Imagine that -- I'm paid to think, and write. Not always in that order.
Occasionally, I'm required to put together Power Point presentations, which I dislike doing. I think Power Point is the work of the devil, but that's irrelevant.
I write, therefore I am (and eat, and travel.)