Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Abundance


More folks are turning their attention to expressing their gratitude at this time of year and I think that is a great idea. Some time ago I made it my practice to truly be amazed by my blessings each and every day. When I am feeling grouchy or blue it requires extra effort. Each day that I arise I am thankful for a new day full of possibility!!!

I am a list maker by nature...I probably have lists of lists...so without further ado...a list of 25 things I am grateful for at this moment!

  1. my knowledge that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who knows me and loves me. That I know I have a Father in Heaven and that some day I will be reunited with all my loved ones! I could not get through a single day if I thought that this life is it...there is no more...it just ends.
  2. my family...they mean the world and beyond to me...I love each one dearly.
  3. friends...they make my world go round!!!
  4. granddarlings...I know I mentioned family however these cuties deserve a special mention of their own...oh how I love each one and how special and dear they are to me!
  5. my sweet, sweet husband...he is not necessarily in 5th place and he IS family...again he deserves a mention for all the things he does for me and our family.
  6. seasons...I love that we have a variety of weather and each is beautiful...right now I am enjoying the beauty of changing leaves even as they are falling to the ground.
  7. pets...I love my pets they bring loyalty, dedication and love to the household... even though Moe kitty woke me from a peaceful slumber by attacking my dangling foot...thanks kitty I have two gouges on my foot!
  8. home is where the heart is and I love my home.
  9. plenty of good things to eat and drink in abundance.
  10. books...I love to read
  11. creativity including being able to practice taking pictures...I love my camera and hope to achieve a decent level of proficiency some day
  12. employment and good prospects for our company's future!
  13. flowers...daisies and sunflowers are my favorites followed by just about any other kind.
  14. art/museums/galleries...I love to soak up works by old masters and new artists...I love creating my own art
  15. music soothes my soul (most of it anyway) I love that there are so many varieties and I can enjoy whatever I am in the mood to listen to at the time.
  16. my racy little sportscar...I love riding with the top down on a beautiful sunny day. It is not a practical car but it sure is fun! (thank you honey)
  17. mountains and woods and streams...hiking and strolling through all the splendor.
  18. beaches that are within a few hours of my home...love the waves crashing...love where the ocean "touches" sky.
  19. technology...I am grateful that I can be in touch with the blink of an eye
  20. snail mail...I am truly thankful when I receive a letter or card in the mail...that extra time and thought that someone takes to let you know they are thinking of you!
  21. Danksos and Birkenstocks...my feet love them truly!
  22. funky socks
  23. cardigans and scarves
  24. All the teachers I have had in my life and those yet to come...learning is a lifetime process
  25. my senses...taste, touch, hearing, sight, smell, and intuition

It is amazing how quickly one can come up with a gratitude list...the list could go on and on...these are but a precious few! Thank someone today! Give thanks today and everyday! It sure makes me a happier person.

9 comments:

Rosezilla said...

Counting your blessings is always a mood lifter! There are so many when we look for them. When you keep your eyes on Jesus everything gets filtered through His perspective, and that is the most wonderful perspective of all. Thanks for leading the way.

Putz said...

i am thinking about you.for some strange reason...i am thankful also for my gospel knowledge and lds values

marlajayne said...

I just had to comment here too (in addition to FB) because this is such a great post. Do you realize that there are dozens of things within your list of 25? I love having friends who are able to see the goodness of life despite whatever else might be going on.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

This is a great list. Thanks for sharing it.

curlywurlygurly said...

love the list. :) i'm thankful for many of the same things you are--and for my blogging friends. the virtual community we've built makes me so happy! it makes me long to live in a small town where box stores are illegal and neighbors help neighbors. anyone know where i can find this place?!?!?

xoxo

happy thanksgiving, connie.

beth said...

isn't it amazing how huge our lists are when we stop and think about all that we have...

my turn to make one....

thanks for being inspiring !!

Se'Lah said...

it's so important to practice being grateful. It really does produce a different outlook on life.

Anita said...

Love the list! I can say "amen" to a few of those... :)

Louisa said...

Wow, that's a long list!

I really think that people are losing sight that they have so much to be grateful for in life.

My partner was made redundant just before Christmas but we still have so much to be grateful for as we have each other, loving relatives and good health. We need to make a similar list too and always bear it in mind!