I have just spent time reading over all my “Gratitude Posts.” (See sidebar.) I feel pretty good.
I write acceptably well, but there tends to be a lot of overlap in the lists. This is not surprising, since I wrote them at disparate times and without referring to previous iterations. I am grateful for certain things on an ongoing basis, and it strikes me that while most of the repeated items are pretty significant in the world — my family, art, love, life, the ocean, the color blue — various stripes of Starbucks Venti flavored mochas are not.
It makes me not want even to think about how much money I have given the Starbucks Corporation.