Five days of gratitude: All you need is

Today marks the second day of publicly expressing my gratitude for the things I have and don’t have. Truly, I took on this challenge because it seemed simple enough, but it’s turning into quite a humbling experience – which is epic for someone born under the sign of Leo.

Without further delay, today’s thank you note to the universe is dedicated to love. And not easy love. Not fairy-tale, we-just-clicked love. I’m thankful for a love that was tough to tame. A love that was and still is constantly judged and measured by both people that know me and those that will never have the pleasure.

I’m grateful to live out an improbable love story filled with joy, laughter and a healthy amount of drama and mishaps with someone as smart, as good and as hot as The Librarian.


Second, I’m grateful for the Honorable Robert Hinkle, a federal judge that ruled the Florida marriage ban was unconstitutional. Not having the right to marry for the past 13 years is pretty frustrating, but more importantly, there are families out there that urgently need equal protection for the sake of the children. But, thanks to this judge with a name that rhymes with tinkle, perhaps there can finally be some resolution on this issue in our state.

And third, I’m grateful for not knowing what is going to happen next. I can’t be certain that I’ll ever be able to marry The Librarian. I’m not very convinced she even wants to marry me. But knowing the answers to these questions would take away all of the excitement of waiting to see what the next day brings to our relationship. I would, however, really like to know what happens when she locks the door to the bathroom.

It’s been 13 years, can you please let me in?


Published by Mari

I was born with a widow's peak and a thick accent. I majored in English as a second language. I work ( and travel ( and sometimes do both.

4 thoughts on “Five days of gratitude: All you need is

  1. I for one am grateful for you dear Mari, there is no voice quite like yours. Keep on writing. Seattle is listening.

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