Last night before going to bed I stumbled upon this site.
Added to the fact that it’s Thanksgiving month and many of my face book friends are filling their status with things they are thankful for I couldn’t really get to sleep. My mind was full with all the things I am thankful for, or at least thought I was thankful for. Then I began to question myself on how many selfish things I was thinking about. I had to think deeper and find real meaning.
I am thankful to wake up to the sounds of the birds outside my window this eliminates the need for an alarm clock.
I am thankful I can get up in the morning and take a warm shower with clean water right at my fingertips
I am thankful I have a cupboard with wonderful scented things I can put on my body and especially my feet because I’m diabetic
I am thankful I have Medicine that I can purchase by just jumping in my car and driving for 10 minutes to a pharmacy.
I am thankful I have Insurance and live where there is socialized medicine to help me pay for all the things I need. And people who teach and support me so I don’t feel I am alone with my problems
I am thankful I have the choice of what I would like to have for breakfast in the morning, and I all I have to do is pull it out of a cupboard.
I am thankful to be able to share my house with two wonderful Dogs that force me to get outside everyday besides keeping my feet warm when it’s cold. Plus that I can keep them healthy with decent food and veterinary care.
I am thankful to just be able to walk over to my fruit bowl and decide if I want a Mango, or an Apple, , or handful of Grapes.
I am thankful that I can sit down, turn on a computer and read about the days events, or see what a friend is doing 1/2 across the world. Thankful to be able to see and talk with my sons and other family and friends on skype often as possible. Thankful I can look up any information I want to know about in seconds.
I am thankful I can hear any music my heart desires when I want to listen to it. Or watch a movie any time of day I would like.
I am thankful to always have fresh lettuce and cucumbers, onions, and carrots and things to just through together and eat when I want them.
I am thankful I can drive myself to the farmers market and get all I need for the next week and keep it fresh in my refrigerator.
I am thankful I can get any seed I desire for my garden. I can plant any type of flower and have the fresh water right from a hose to water them with. I am thankful to have rich soil. All the butterflies and bees.
I am thankful I have a wonderful camera I can record my life with.
I am thankful I have sunglasses to protect my eyes and decent shoes that don’t hurt my feet. And easy access to clothing for every season.
I am thankful I have a wonderful family. My husband that loves me, 3 intelligent and funny sons, and a talented, beautiful daughter-in-law.
I am thankful to be able to crawl into a most comfortable bed with lightweight warm fluffy covers and snuggle into my pillow and fall asleep with the scent of lavender under my head.
I am thankful that I feel safe from guns and bombs and angry people.
I am thankful I had good parents that taught me wonderful things, made me feel safe, and loved me.
I am thankful for my brother Nolan, my sister Melody, and my brother Luther, whom love me unconditionally.
I am thankful for knowing many thoughtful, caring, patient people. I am thankful for smiles
And most of all I am thankful to be me, there is no one else I would rather be.
I might just add to this list as I think of things. What are you thankful for?