Small Gratitudes

A weekly, non-exhaustive list (curated by Steven Genise) of the experiences that make us human.

“The time and space to enjoy sunrises with coffee for the first (and last) time in 26 years of teaching before full days of Zoom.  New neighbors who raked my yard before I even met them, and their joy at the loaf of banana bread from my great grandma’s cookbook I left on their porch in thanks.”—Beth Morrow, teacher and author


“The extra sunshine I was able to soak in while reading between our backyard garden beds. A few too-many glasses of wine conversations with my husband by the bonfire on how Guy Fieri is to the food industry, what Bob Ross is to the art community. The back and forth writing edits and conversation shared with a friend who moved miles away a few years prior. And the stories I’ve had the opportunity to tell of individuals, movements, and moments happening in the food and beverage community.”—Courtney Burke, food and beverage writer


“The brown bag packed with my library holds for sidewalk pickup is pandemic joy.  Christmas morning every time and I’m Jewish!”—Hilary Zaid, writer

Steven Genise is an author and editor based in Seattle.  He loves reading about all the things you’re grateful for. If you’d like to be included, email him at or DM him on Twitter @StevenGenise

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