“When I started counting my blessings,
my whole life turned around.”
Breakfast – yogurt, strawberries, and Grape Nuts. And coffee, of course.
Every Friday, Carrie over at Carrie’s Busy Nothings posts a 10-item list for what she is thankful for at that moment. This week, I’ve decided to participate. I hope to make this a regular Friday feature because it would be a constant reminder to live with gratitude. Let’s face it – I need all the help I can get. I don’t know about you, but because I am human, I often focus on what I don’t have or what I want, rather than being thankful for the countless blessings that season my life. It’s easy to get swept up in the frenzy and emerge from the storm, standing on the sidelines feeling envious of the material possessions, experiences, and perceived blessings of others.
This morning, I am thankful for:
- a husband who makes a mean chocolate malt
- a son who loves to give sloppy kisses
- the opportunity to travel this summer
- sunshine – it warms my soul
- clean drinking water
- half & half for my coffee
- kind elderly neighbors
- squash soup – I’m pretty sure unicorn tears are involved
- old books
- honest repairmen
We have a long weekend around these parts due to the Memorial Day holiday. No big plans – just working on some projects around the house and packing for our trip back east. So while we’re all eating hamburgers, hot dogs (or tofu-dogs), let’s make sure we remember and honor those for who the holiday exists – those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We’ll be remembering. Will you?