Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Today I am Thankful

I thought with all the things Murphy has brought us lately (like being sick as a dog, broken heater, transmission fail, etc) I would take a moment to count my blessing.  I'm sure they outweigh the bad things going on right.  That being said, I'm thankful for:

  • My Husband: He does a wonderful job taking care of his family.  He is super handy and can tackle most projects on his own.  A few hours of reading and he is ready to go.  That alone has saved us a bunch of money.  Not to mention the fact that after 7 years of marriage, I still get butterflies when I see his name on the caller ID of my phone or when I see him after some time spent apart. 
  • My Daughters: They are my world.  They are so smart and funny.  At times they do push my buttons, but they are lucky they are cute.  I can't imagine my life without them.  They make me smile each and every day.
  • Our Health:  I'm thankful we are all healthy.  Yes we had a nasty virus, but there are so many people out there suffering from so much worse, that I can't even complain about that.
  • Family/Friends: We have a large network of family and friends.  Each one of them has a special place in our hearts!
  • We are Employed/Have a Roof Over Our Heads: I know there are so many in this economy that aren't in that position.  We have to be thankful for these things as well.
  • My Camera: Don't laugh. It's true.  Even though I haven't used it as much as I would like lately, it's my creative outlet and it helps keep me sane.  I sometimes have dreams that it breaks/doesn't work.  I wake up from those dreams feeling devastated.  If something did happen to my camera (my DSLR) I know I wouldn't be able to replace it at this stage of the game.
  • High Speed Internet:  Or internet at all.  I think I may have a slight addiction.  Is there a program for Internet Addiction?  I don't know what I would do without it. 


  1. Hi, Sandy! Stopping in from BlogFrog/#31dbbb. Love your list. Makes me think I should write one like it, too. I know I don't stop often enough to be grateful.

    And, I, too, love having the Internet. I would also put air conditioning on that list. So grateful God put me in the 21st century with Internet and air conditioning. LOL.

  2. Yes, I totally agree it's so very important to keep our blessings in the front of our mind. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the crap that we don't see the big picture. Bravo to you!

  3. Stopping by from SITS/#31DBBB. What a good reminder about taking the time to think of what we have been blessed with and what we are thankful for (even a camera!)
    Great list!

  4. Love your list! I like to focus on life's simple pleasures too--without them I'd go crazy! As a matter of fact, my most recent post was about forcing myself to find 5 things I could see in my immediate surroundings that I was thankful for. It helps!

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