We (in the U.S.A.) just had
our holiday of Thanksgiving and it is over and done. But it got me
thinking about what I am really thankful for. And aren't we supposed to be
grateful every day? I know I am. If I go through a day without being
thankful for things, I find myself getting cranky and stressed.
I happen to know
there are bloggers that regularly post their Ten Things of Thankful lists. Here is the one I enjoy reading from
time to time (forgive me Lizzie for the part-time attention) I am
sure writing it does the same for her spiritually as it does for me whether I
write about it or not.
I started out
making a list just for myself. As it grew, I decided to share it here. So...
100 Things I am Thankful for:
Being surrounded by
nature... moon, frogs, birds, trees, more.
Sienna, my cat, even
though she ignores the mice.
Live mouse traps so
I don't have to deal with the bodies.
My neighbour's cats
My friends. They
know who they are.
My family... close
and distant... near and far. All of them are important.
That the friction
between me and my sisters is minimal compared to some families.
Knowing there is a
better one out there waiting to be found soon.
Art and creativity
that keeps me sane, especially the crazy stuff.
My old truck which
faith, and hope.
My cameras and
digital photography that saves a fortune on film.
Warm fuzzy socks.
Rain, snow, sun,
rain, wind, rain.
and reading glasses.
Music and movies
that keep my home from being too quiet all the time.
Rural country even
though it is slowly diminishing.
Trees even though
they are being destroyed.
Grocery stores, even
though I hate shopping (except thrift stores).
The moon that is
different every time I see it and provides for way too many
Living in Oregon.
Plumbing and running
Making my own
Making my own
Making my own bread.
That I am able to
walk and move around even with arthritis.
Genealogy that helps
me understand myself.
cool storage places.
The ocean of which I
haven't seen in a while and miss dearly.
Underwear that fits.
Cardboard boxes for
packing and storing.
Eggs, even though I
am supposed to eat less.
they make the eggs.
Mirrors so that I
don't leave the house too frightful.
Bugs that annoy the
hell out of me but have their place in the ecosystem (except fleas...
I am pretty sure we could survive with them).
Owls if only because
they sound so cool hooting in the trees at night.
Frozen yogurt that
makes a good lunch once in a while.
Education (I think
it might have helped me).
packing, masking, blue, artist, any.
Sight (as long as I
wear my glasses).
Dolls and toys that
I use in my artwork while revisiting my childhood.