Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Can't Complain

This is a familiar Midwestern reply to the question, "How are you doing?" It is often spoken by a senior citizen down at the local coffee shop but today, I'm answering.

Two years after Hurricane Katrina, nearly 6 years after 9/11, and just weeks after the 35W bridge collapse and flooding in southern Minnesota, I can't complain.

Sure, we could have used some rain from those recent weather systems but I am thankful that we did not suffer the damage, loss of property and tragic loss of lives that others experienced.

So today, as I haul the hose to yet another drought-stressed tree, I am grateful for a deep well, our health, fresh tomatoes from my garden, sunshine and birdsong, friends and family.... can't complain.