10 Things I'm Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As you all know, it's one of my favorite holidays. The food, the family...the food! Anyway, since it's a day to be giving thanks and all, I thought I would make a list of ten things that I am thankful for. Because I'm thankful, and because people like lists.

So Happy Turkey Day everyone! Let's all get thankful for the awesome things we have in life. Join me by leaving your comments of what you are thankful for in the comments section below! 

For these things, I am grateful! (In no particular order, of course!) 

A comfortable life 
Every day I am thankful to wake up in a home that I love. In general, my life is a highly comfortable place to be and I could NEVER put a price on that. I would lump in here my job as well. It's all part of the wonderful life I live and I am SO appreciative to live a life where I can follow my bliss :) 

For self confidence
I won the confidence roulette in life and it has helped me tremendously in tough spots. Sometimes I struggle with it, but all in all, I am so thankful to have a positive self image and healthy self confidence! 

My dogs! 
I am so thankful for my doggies. They really know how to snuggle and give great kisses and pick up my spirits when they are down. My dogs bring me immeasurable joy in my life and I am so grateful every day when I get to wrap my arms around them and give them big, big hugs! 

Great friends who stand by in hard times. 
Hard times. They come when you least expect it. I am lucky because I have great friends. Some are new friends and some are old friends; either way, their loving support gets me through tough situations. And you know what they say about friends new and old, right? "Make some new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other, gold." Thanks to all of you who have been there for me, I love you guys! 

Great food on my table! 
In the food department, I feel especially blessed. Through canning and preserving with my mother-in-law and mother, I have had my belly and soul fulfilled and my cup runneth over. Food has brought me not only nourishment, but a wealth of interactions that have been valuable to me on several levels. Food is culture, it is life, and it is something I am very thankful for! 

A husband who chooses ME! 
Well, we choose each other, but when it comes to anything in life, he puts me first and I am so very thankful for that. He is the type of man who makes me proud. After nine years, I find I am more in love with him than ever. I am thankful to have him by my side for this life's journey. There is no one else I would rather be with. He truly is my favorite. 

Great, great family 
Let's face it, some people just don't like their families. Not all families are created equal. I love my family so much. They are the light of my life. From my own parents to my in-laws, and my extended family on both sides (both mine and my husband's) I am lucky to have such a wonderful family tree with deep roots!

My health and well being
I am so thankful to be healthy. The saying really is true: "if you have your health, you have everything." I feel that way!

Because I'm putting up the Christmas tree tomorrow 
I love Christmas. Not because of the presents, but because of the season itself. People are especially jolly during the holiday season. Also, I love the decorations. I love lighting up my tree at 5pm when the sun goes down and sitting with a cozy cup of cocoa. Once Halloween is over, I can't wait to get to Thanksgiving so that we can get that tree up! So tomorrow, it's here and while others are trampling people over some trivial WalMart deal, I will be hanging in a serene state, decorating my tree.

The ability to listen 
I have been working on this one more and more in my life and I want to take a moment to give thanks for it. Listening is so important. When we listen to each other, we learn important pieces about one another, and that is something you can't put a price on. I'm thankful when people listen to me, and I try to give that same gift to them. I'm thankful whenever I can. 


  1. I am thankful for being where I am right now...for my family, for all my friendships, for all my blessings, for all my experiences that have made me whom I am, for my faith, and for my country and those who protect it. For this I give thanks.

  2. No mention of Florida's 29 electoral votes, or Ohio's 18, or Pennsylvania's 20, or Michigan's 16, or Virginia's 13 on that list of things to be thankful for? :-)

    Good list...glad to hear you are doing so well and seem to be constantly inspired!