Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thankful Day 11

"When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love."
                                                                                             Marcus Aurelius (121-180)
                                                                                             Roman Emperor

Today I am thankful for:

A good night's sleep.
my bed, pillows, and covers.
a new day.
a shower.
clean water.
toothbrush and toothpaste.   mmmhmmm
towels, soap, mirror, hair brush, etc....I won't take these little things for granted.
clothes to wear and the people who make them.
garlic knots for breakfast and coffee.  I say thanks for coffee alot!
my kitchen, fridge, oven, toaster, coffee maker!, DISHWASHER!!!
being able to put both feet on the floor every morning.
magic mornings.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thankful Day 10

"A Thankful heart hath a continual feast."
                                   W.J. Cameron (1879-1953)
                                   Journalist and Businessman

Today I am thankful for:

Waking up again.
The phone call yesterday telling me that I will go full time with the school system this school year.
Winning two numbers on the Powerball. $7!!
Having known and loved Glenn Reed.
My neighbor who always brings me treats.
Movies.  Movies are cool.
Science and technology.
God for sure.  God's love.
the world.  The people of the world.  I pray for love and peace for all the world.
whirled peas. :)
my family and friends as usual.

RIP Glenn Reed

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thankful Day 9

"Gratitude opens the door to....the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe.  You open the door through gratitude."  Deepak Chopra

I am learning to be grateful for all things past, present, and future.  Here is a little exercise to help me(or you) to more gracious.  I am thankful for:

FIVE PEOPLE THAT MADE YOU SMILE...  Xavier, Ayana, Chrissy, Dee Dee, Aunt Reen
Five events that made you laugh...  A book called Gator A Go-Go, my dog when he jumps, watching Duck Dynasty, joking around with my husband, and a funny video on FB
Five people that are dear to you...or you can't live without...  Ryan, Kara, Cindi, Jacob, Zeus
Five things you feel lucky to have..   cell phone, a house, a car, a sewing machine, a coffee maker!
Five things you are happy to know how to do...(i.e.:you know how to read and write, right? Just kidding, but some people don' you are lucky)  Sew, read, volunteer, garden, use the computer


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thankful Day 8

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each one of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
                                                                                                Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
                                                                                                Nobel Peace Prize-Winning
                                                                                        Medical Missionary and Philosopher

So with that in mind, today I am thankful for those who have helped me along in my journey we call life:

My Granny Clay who taught me faith.  A strong faith that cannot be broken.
My mother in law who taught me so much.  How to take care of myself and my family and how to love unconditionally.
My husband, again, who taught me how to love because he learned it from his mother.
Friends from school who held me up at times.
A whole neighborhood who raised me.
The little country store who sold penny candy when I was a kid.
My dad who I loved even though he let alcohol control his life.  He taught me that you have to overcome your diversities and stand up to what is right.
My brothers who sheltered me and were my fathers when my father wasn't there.
My mother who taught me values and morals and provided my essential needs.
My friends and family who help through every single day and always pick me back up when needed.

Hell Yeah!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thankful Day 7

"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."
                                                        Saint Ambrose (AD 340-397)
                                                        Theologian and Catholic Bishop

Today I am thankful for:

Finally getting a good night's sleep last night.
And once again, my coffee this morning.
My husband whom I would be lost in this world without.
My beautiful niece and nephews who are growing up and turning out to be wonderful people who I am proud of.
Of course I am thankful as always for my own children.  I would give my life for them.  All three of them.
The book 'The Magic' that helped me be more thankful and to start keeping this list.  Go. Get. It.
For service men and women who keep our country safe and free.
For behind the scenes workers for obvious reasons.
Cars, trains, planes, buses, etc....for we would still be ridin' horses without.  Poor horses. lol
OOOOOOOh, the library.  I am ever so very thankful for the library because books are knowledge.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Thankful Day 6

"Gratitude is the memory of the heart."
                                     Jean-Baptiste Massieu (1743-1818)
                                     French Revolution Activist

Today I am thankful for:

A restful day yesterday even though it rained all day.
The leaks from last nights rains have stopped.
The floods around town will recede soon.
My son who I am blessed to have raised.
The shower.  I need a shower. lol
Clothes washers and dryers.  What a yucky day this would be if I didn't have those.
Modern technology.
A quiet day alone.  I think I need this.
The post man or woman.  They do a thankless job.
That we will the money that was lost yesterday.
And have the money to pay that bill today.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thankful Day 5

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say 'thank you'?"
                                                                                    William A. Ward (1921-1994)

Today I am thankful for:

Not doing a thankful post yesterday because it means I was busy spending time with family and friends.
My daughters who are an inspiration to me.
Art.  What a boring world this would be without art.
The rain because water is life.
Photos because every picture tells a story.  Don't it?
Chimney sweeps?  nahhhhh ok a little. I love birds.
Television because it's a wet rainy tropical stormy day out.
Tropical storm Debby because it means mother nature is still going strong.
My FIL who went out in this storm to give my daughter a ride to work even though he didn't feel good.
Pop tarts!
This post because it reminds me to be thankful.   Being gracious makes you positive.  Positive thoughts breed more positive thoughts which keeps away negative thoughts.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thankful Day 4

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."
                                                                  Willie Nelson (b. 1933)

Today I am thankful for:

A new day!
Music because it soothes the soul.
Farmers because I like fresh food.
Food is a gift.
Water. yeah.
"If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water,"  Loren Eiseley, Anthropologist and natural science writer.
Good health.
Glasses so I can see better.
Thrift stores.  I ♥ thrift stores.
God's love.  I feel it.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thankful Day 3

"It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."
                                            Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)

Today I am thankful for:

My electric bill because I have electricity and I enjoy it.
My AC because it is 90+ degrees outside today.
The rain because we need it badly.
My cell phone and the ability to pay the bill.  Thank you.
Facebook because that is where all my friends and family live.
Patterns. Just patterns. and thread.  No sewy without thready.
Trees and plants for oxygen. God knows we need that.
Invoicing because it means money is coming and God knows we need that too.
Checks in the mail.
The $5 Monopoly scratch off I won.
ENGLISH. MUFFINS. MMM K? nough said.

Thank you thank you thank you because there is power in 3!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thankful Day 2

"When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and the joy of living.  If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself."
                                                                                                    Tecumseh (1768-1813)
                                                                                                     Shawnee Native American Leader

Today I am thankful for:
a new day
friends who go shopping together
the lawn mower being fixed because the lawn is overgrown
library books for knowledge
Westerns cause I just like em.
my car
my job even though I am off for the summer
my sewing machine which is running again!
my man who loves me more than any other could ever
the morning light (stole that one from tecumseh)

*If you're busy giving thanks for things big and small, you have no time for negative thoughts.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thankful Day 1

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
                                                                                                    Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)
                                                                                                                                                 Writer and Playwright

Today I am thankful for:
Bagels - blueberry bagels - delish!
my cute doggie because of his unconditional love
my printer which needs ink - thanks for the money to buy some ink
The internet which keeps me connected to my world
my computer ditto
seashells because they are beautiful
coffee because it keeps me sane
the fireplace - in the summer?  yes it's pretty.
photos for memories
my mom
My hands....dude, what would I do without those?  They do everything including typing this list.