Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I am Thankful.

I have so many things to be thankful for this year.  Where do I begin?
  • God loves me!
  • I have a husband and son who love me despite my shenanigans and partial insanity at times.  They love my eccentricities and share my craziness.  They make me laugh and I make them laugh.  Laughter and love get us through any hardships while strengthening and nurturing our family.
  • My dog adores me and I can do no wrong in his eyes.
  • My extended family is healthy and well. I even have gotten to see my older sister the last 2 weekends with an upcoming visit for Thanksgiving.  It has been a LONG time since I have seen her this much.
  • I have a new nephew; I am an aunt!
  • I have lost over 16 pounds since 8/30 !  I am a size 12 again!  I am finally at my pre-pregnancy weight.  This makes me feel healthier, live fuller, and enjoy my surroundings.  I have become a better wife and mother because of my decision to be a healthy woman.
  • I have a house, my husband has a job, and my son is growing up.
  • The orchestra I am in had a concert and I remember why I went into music in the first place.  I love playing viola/violin/cello/piano and I promise myself never to take such a long break again.
  • I have the ingredients for a spectacular cheesecake on hand- it will be made today and will be eaten tomorrow. There is so much thanks in just a single bite of my cheesecake.
  • I had a summer of healthful, organic, CSA produce.  I ate so much good food and powered my body for the winter.
  • VACATION IN 9 DAYS TO FLORIDA!!!! Disney, here we come!
  • I am happy with my life.  I am content with where we are and what we are doing as a family unit and as an individual.  I feel no desire to look forward to the future, but instead, to enjoy the day as it is.  I want to live these days because soon they will be memories.  I plan on living each moment as much as possible so that I can look back and smile on everything we have done.
  • My hair is long and curly.  I know that is a weird thing to be thankful for, but there are a lot of people that can't have long hair, and I am thankful for my hair.  It makes me feel pretty; there is nothing wrong with that.
  • LUSH!  Need I say more?
Thanksgiving is such a positive holiday.  It is a great time to just be thankful for all the wonderful things that have happened in the past year. I hope that everyone has something in their lives to be thankful for.

"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." ~ Buddha

"Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances." ~ 1 Thessalonians 5.16


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