Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I'm thankful

Each year I make a list of everything I can think of that I'm thankful for. Okay, I actually didn't get around to it last year and I don't know about this year either, but I have done it in years past and it's a fun exercise. I list everything from my family to grape juice, my faith to a good notebook with an accompanying pen. It's all about the big and the small and I enjoy chronicling all of it. It helps me recognize things I really am grateful for on every level.

This year of course I would list my family, which includes my own family and the one I grew up in. They really are what makes my life. Last night almost all of my siblings piled onto the couch at my parent's home to watch Little Women. We laughed, we cried. We groaned at the end, because none of us is very fond of the ending (the resolution is fine and good, it's just the way they executed it - it could've been better). The party was a lot of fun.

Next I would say that as far as frivolous goes, I am in love with the grapefruit Izzy (a carbonated fruit juice beverage, yum) and would just be thrilled fushia if Santa dropped some of those off by my stocking in a month or so. I'm trying to cut down on my "splurging on the Izzy, just today." But I really like that little drink right now and it is on my list.

Last but not least on this mini-list of thanksgiving and gratitude is this little world of blogging. I enjoy the writing. I enjoy the reading. I love getting comments and giving comments. I have been without consistent internet at home, so I squeeze it in when I can and plan on getting "online" for real in a few weeks, so I can get back into a rhythm. But readers, and writers, I am thankful for this little hobby that lets me connect with you.

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your blessings big and small are actually too numerous to list.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

  2. Nice blog. Finding things for which to be thankful is a great and uplifting exercise.

  3. I like thinking of the little things too. And, I love Grapefruit Izzy.. yum and the bottle is so cute.

  4. hey - i am back online....i love to be back reading your blogs - they make my smile grandly. i need some help with mine. hug!

  5. besides loving the entire post - i love that you used the word 'execute' - i find myself using this term for many different reasons and i always get weird looks and reactions. we must be related! ha ha -