"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Thursday, November 26, 2009

thankful thursday

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I spend so much time on this blog on things that I want and wish for, I would hate for the blog community to think I was completely self-absorbed. So, I felt it only appropriate to celebrate my favorite holiday with a Thankful Thursday A to Z. Here goes…

America. How fortunate to have been born in a country where people clamor to enter every single day?
Buddies. What would life be like without friends? I love you all – you make me who I am.
Church. I feel very fortunate to be able to worship wherever, whenever I want.
Dogs. No human will ever love you in the same way a dog does. I believe it!
Education. Thanks to my parents, I got a great, debt-free education at a university I love.
Family. The older I get, the more I appreciate my family. It’s hard to understand as a kid or a teenager, but being an adult has really opened my eyes.
Grandparents. I knew some better than others, but whether I saw them monthly or just a few times, I am so proud of who they are and were, what they stood for and what they taught me and my parents.
Health. I probably take this for granted most of the time, but especially now, I am so glad to be healthy.
In-laws. They feel like just an extended version of my own family. I could not have hand-picked better ones.
Job. Not only do I have a job, but I have one that I really like. It’s afforded me more opportunities than I could have ever hoped for.
Kell. I hope he knows how thankful I am for him – he gives me such balance.
Liberty. We have luxury of everyday freedoms many countries only dream of, and we owe it all to the courageous soldiers that keep it that way.
Music. I remember the first time I was in Japan alone, nothing made me feel as close to home as music. Truly portable therapy.
Naps – the take-your-contacts-out-and-get-back-in-pajamas kind.
Ore Ida Extra Crispy Tater Tots. The best frozen tot out there. Bar none.
Portico Jackson magazine. They gave me a chance to write for a real magazine! Check it out – it’s a really cool publication.
Quiet time. Sometimes nothing heals me more than a few hours by myself to decompress.
Renaissance. The shopping center, not the European cultural movement. Although I guess I’m thankful for that, too.
Sister. Like my parents, I had to “grow up” to realize how lucky I am to have a sister. Not to mention one as kind and thoughtful and fun as mine is.
Travel. I’ve said it a million times – there is no better education. Do it. Anywhere you go will be well worth the long plane trip. Trust me.
UPS. I saw the truck in my neighborhood last night and thought about how hard those guys work. Here’s to you and your cute brown socks!
Vehicle. Another blessing I take for granted – I have my own mode of transportation to take me wherever I need to go.
Work friends. Sometimes they are the only thing that gets you to 5:00 in one piece.
Xerox machines. (ya like that one?) I mean, how much to we take a copy machine for granted?
Years in Greenwood. I feel like I grew so much in the time I spent there. And the friends I made are still so special.
Zippers. Although I’m bad to accidentally leave mine undone for hours at a time, cheers to the man (or woman) that invented them. Without you, the world would be button-fly all the way.

Happy Thanksgiving, loyal readers!

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.”
Psalm 100:4

1 comment:

Jessica & Clif Barnes said...

It has been awhile since I check your blog but I truly love it! It is so much fun to read and I love to check anything your endorse. Happy Holidays!

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