This is a small but important one: After a trepidation filled pause, in which a blank screen and a slight "click and whir" were all she wrote, I was able to power up my beloved (I know it's silly, but I do love her a little) laptop.
But what I was really being grateful today for is my mother's spirit and strength. I'm grateful that she has powered through various health issues that would have crippled a lesser woman (like me!) and keeps living life to the fullest. I love her a lot. And in a different way than my computer.