October 04, 2008

I've been faced with some challenging circumstances lately which skew my thinking towards negativity. However, all of the sudden all of these blessings came to mind, and I wanted to share with you things I am grateful for, in no particular order:

  • homemade puppy chow (AKA muddy buddies)
  • talking with friends
  • bonding with friends
  • praying with friends
  • a common faith and common goals
  • learning
  • growing
  • quiet time
  • down time
  • sleep
  • reading
  • writing
  • getting organized
  • meeting friends' families
  • a clean apartment
  • scented candles
  • the amazing generous, helpful spirit of my friends and family
  • random conversations with strangers
  • my education - high school and college
  • my experiences and learning from them
  • learning from others' experiences
  • God's protection and provision over me
  • being reminded to forgive, even when it's not asked for
  • brunch
  • trying new things
  • my abilities and talents
  • out of town friends from far far away suddenly here in my town for a few days
  • a kitchen full of fresh fruit
  • freedom
  • beauty
  • second (and third) chances
  • new purses and necklaces
  • a beautiful day
  • the weekend
  • new fun underwear
  • pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin donuts
  • the fact that I received a raise
  • good conversations
  • advice from friends
  • knowing the difference between "advice" and "advise"
  • all the last minutes details finally getting worked out
  • relief and weight lifted off my shoulders
  • vacationing in New England
  • reminiscing about Europe
  • looking forward to Texas
  • spending time at Target
  • singing
  • laughter
  • confidence
  • knowledge
  • moving on
  • looking ahead
  • the best is yet to come

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  1. That is a nice long list! Thanks for sharing your "grateful list" :-)

  2. Yea for looking forward to Texas!!!! I'm excited and grateful for that one too! : )


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