Saturday, January 14, 2012

Feeling Grateful

I don't know if you are like me, but I find if I'm not mindful, it's way too easy to focus on the negative.  Our consumer-oriented culture continually reminds us of what we don't have.  But the antidote only takes a minute: I list what I am thankful for.  And just like that, my world is a happier, brighter, and more positive place.

Here are a few things I'm feeling thankful for today:
1.  Hubby has off for 24 straight hours!
2.  During his precious time off he woke up with Baby Girl so I could sleep in, solved my new phone issue, and made my gmail more secure.
3.  Baby Girl is taking a long nap so I can write this post.
4.  It's sunny outside.
5.  Reem had a healthy baby GIRL!
6.  Lisa arrived home safely.  (She was driving cross-country and made a 3-day pit stop in Dallas.)
7.  I'm writing again.
8.  We have enough.  More than enough.
9.  We are healthy.
10. We have each other.

What are you feeling thankful for today?


  1. Today, I'm thankful for the sun shining, the U.S. flag waving outside my window, a refrigerator filled with A LOT of fresh veggies (I have a bit of soup making to do this weekend), a new yoga client, laughing with my daughter, and a cozy sweater.


  2. Today I'm thankful for the beautiful weather, spending the day with my husband, and my daugther's beautiful smile and happy laugh.

    1. Anonymous5:45 PM CST

      I'm thankful ...
      1. For Skype and visiting my loved ones.
      2. That I've had a relatively pain free winter so far and my FMS is giving me break.
      3. That after 44 years - my husband still makes be laugh
      4. I've got the greatest kids in the world - they let me be me, even when they'd rather I be more adult at times.
      5. That I got to spend the last week with my uncle before he died - time that I will never forget.
      6. Thankful that I can be thankful for more things than I can possibly list here.

  3. Anonymous7:46 AM CST

    I am grateful for my amazing little sister! And I am also thankful that my two little ones will have a special bond with their adorable and spirited cousin : ) It is great to see it already forming -M