Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm thankful for...

When thinking about all the wonderful, inspiring, thought provoking essays I could (want to) write on our new little blog I often finding myself.... complaining. Not one to put up with complaining very gracefully, I thought I would exersize self control and list the things I'm thankful for instead. :) How nice of me.

But first, a nice quote I found:

"Thank God--every morning when you get up--that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you a hundred virtues which the idle never know."
~ Charles Kingsley ~ 

Here we go:

I'm thankful for... my husband and his putting up with my hormonal bitchiness for the last 14 months
I'm thankful for... my gorgeous Scooby Doo for he is teaching me what true patience is. And, okay, that life is not about me. 
I'm thankful for... a mom who is about as (if not more) talented than Martha Stewart herself. I am turning into my mother everyday and I love it. 
I'm thankful for... freedom of speech. Where would we be without it? 
I'm thankful for... my job. Even though I loathe it about 99% of the time. 
I'm thankful for... people in general. Even though I loathe them about 99% of the time. 
I'm thankful for... my dad. He is the best teacher I could ask for. Of the human variety, anyway.
I'm thankful for... books. 'Nuf Said. 
I'm thankful for... my family. If you'd met them, you'd understand. 
I'm thankful for... Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. He is the only way, the only Truth and the only Life. Preach it!

Of course, the list does not end here. But, I don't think that Blogger has enough room for all my "I'm thankful fors...". 

To end:

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
~ Melody Beattie ~ 


Daily Offensive (baha!) said...

I LOVE that first quote!!

Search the Daily Offensive!