#1 I'm grateful that Holly's first motorcycle ride was fun and she returned safely. (She was riding behind her dad, and they didn't go far, but my mothering instincts still went haywire.)
#2 I'm grateful for running water, and that mine runs.
#3 I'm grateful for flush toilets, and that ours all flush. (You have to hold the handle down on that one downstairs, but still...)
#4 I'm grateful for washing machines, and that ours works. Dryer, ditto.
#5 I'm grateful for automobiles and that we have some and that they're running.
Looking up that list, I'm reminded how grateful I am for my friend and husband, Mr. Keith Edward Dodd. Him and modern technology.
Last week's Wednesday gratitude is here: http://sandradodd.blogspot.com/2008/10/gratitude.html
There will be a few more before Thanksgiving!