Monday, November 7, 2011

My Gratitude List

I'm too busy (or lazy, however you'd like to look at it) this year to do a daily gratitude blog or facebook entry. But I love using November to take daily stock of the things I have to be grateful for. So although I'll be thinking of things that I'm grateful for every day, I'm just going to list a whole bunch on here all at once.

I am thankful for

  • A loving Heavenly Father
  • A merciful Savior
  • The gift of the Holy Ghost
  • The freedom to attend church every Sunday
  • The health that allows me to be there
  • The people who put in so much of their time and effort into making our Sunday meetings spiritual and worthwhile
  • Having the ability to read, and having my own personal copy of God's word
  • Having the opportunity to learn how to be a better teacher
  • Forgiveness
  • Family
  • My husband's love and faithfulness
  • My daughter
  • Time spent making good memories
  • My husband's job that provides for us
  • The beauty that surrounds me
  • Answered prayers
  • The example of loving and selfless people
  • Central heating and air conditioning
  • Refrigeration
  • Electricity
  • Light bulbs
  • Having food to eat every day, and having enough to share with others
  • Being able to cook
  • Being blessed to have been a stay-at-home mom for most of my daughter's life
  • Having a close relationship with my daughter
  • The way my favorite cat curls up next to me in bed
  • Good books
  • Understanding many things instinctively, if not always intellectually
  • Easy availability of information
  • Injuries that remind me to slow down or be more careful
  • Healing
  • Warm fronts in winter and cold fronts in summer
  • Clean water
  • Indoor plumbing
  • Ways to keep in touch
  • Letters and emails from friends and family
  • Christmas music
  • Slippers
  • Hearing
  • Eyesight
  • Being able to find humor in many things
  • Opportunities to serve others
  • When daylight savings time ends
  • Living in a free country with so many rights and privileges
  • The men and women who have fought to preserve our freedoms
  • Not having to move within the last 7 years
  • Being able to live somewhere that really feels like "home"
  • Saturday hikes with my hubby
  • Artists
  • Cool websites like blogger, pinterest, and even facebook
  • Technology
  • Having two vehicles
  • Energetic squirrels to entertain me as I look at my backyard
  • Flowers
  • Homegrown fruits and vegetables
  • Warm showers
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Being able to walk
  • Being able to speak
  • Those times when I'm wise enough not to speak
  • The innocence and faith of children
  • The hope of eternal life
  • Smiles
  • Laughter
  • Getting together with good friends
  • Getting to know someone better
  • Chocolate
  • Trees
  • Having so many wonderful things that I don't even need a Christmas wish list
  • The anticipation of going on a trip
  • Being able to visit family
  • Coupons
  • Usually knowing the difference between wants and needs
  • When a recipe turns out perfect the first time
  • Mail service
  • Sunshine
  • Rain
  • Green grass
  • Modern medicines
  • Tolerance
  • Viewpoints that make me re-think my own
  • Recognizing that being able to listen is a gift, and that not being a "talker" isn't a negative
  • Becoming more comfortable with who I am
  • People who accept me just the way I am
  • Late night chats in bed with my hubby
  • Inside jokes
  • Curiosity
  • Being able to share my list of blessings with you!

What are you most thankful for today?


Carlee Ann said...

That is a pretty dang good list!

Mama D said...

I love how comprehensive your list is, and how many of the items are small and simple things like heat, a/c, washers, dryers, et. al.

I am grateful for YOU and your friendship and example.