And I need Shyla's happy enthusiasm for playing in the winter wonderland.
I need the sunrise light to make each day brighter. (Psst, Shyla, there's a black dog chasing you).
And, yes, I even feel gratitude for seeing a band of FIVE bull moose together on our fat biking route. This group (give or take one or two each day) has been hanging out together since early November. They were feisty this morning - a couple of them were sparring and a big one was busy killing aspen trees.
One wandered a short distance from the group, and I had a nice peek at him.
It is always a challenge to keep my spirits up in the darkest time of year but all of these things help, and I am grateful for that.
We are linking with Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop.