Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thinking about Thanking

Does anyone else stalk Facebook like I do? 

If so, you've probably seen the multitude of posts about being thankful. But, if you also are a blog stalker, like me, you've probably also seen this post from Enjoying the Small Things.  She rocks. 

So, it got me thanking thinking could I find the best in the mundane?  Could I find gratefulness past the devoted parents, wonderful siblings, loving husband spill? Not hard, right? Shelter, clothes, food. Done. 

Deeper. That's what she said. 

I'm thankful for:

Sunrise. I've been blessed with another day to try again.
My pillow. It has just the right angle for late night tv watching.
 Starbucks. Enough said. 
 My students. Their innocence is an escape. 
 Knowledge. I hope I never stop learning.
Lazy days. 
 Friends.  Life would be far less entertaining without them.
Straight teeth. I wanted braces, but now I know better.
Freshly washed sheets.
Sadness. Without it, happiness would be far less joyful.
The Bible.  Nothing brings me more comfort than God's word.
Music. 'Cause I'm a talented singer. Duh.
Eyebrow pencils. My real eyebrows are literally non-existent.
A strong back. I know what it feels like not to have one.
Conversations with my husband. He gets me.
Silence with my husband. He gets me.
Holding my niece. 
 Crisp mornings.
Weekends. I love to sleep in. 
Books and movies. So I can be lost for a minute. 
A brand new, felt tip, fine point, Sharpie. Nothing writes better.

My list isn't perfect. My list isn't complete, and I pray that it will never be complete.  I hope that even when Thanksgiving has come and gone, I am still finding small reasons to be thankful. 

Oh, one more reason, I'm thankful. 

My sweet babydog. Heck, I'm even grateful for the pile of laundry she was able to snuggle in.