Thankfulness

In no particular order, here are 100 things I am grateful for:

  1. sunny sky with a few puffy clouds
  2. aroma of a turkey baking in the oven IMG_20171123_113056_635
  3. chimes of a church bell
  4. Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive
  5. the internet (to include WiFi, Google, instant messaging, etc.)
  6. Jesus’ love
  7. my parents
  8. my children
  9. extended family
  10. friends from all over
  11. not having to work on Thanksgiving this year
  12. hot coffee
  13. hot and cold running water
  14. ears to hear
  15. eyes to see
  16. a free country
  17. all of the United States military men and women and their families who’ve sacrificed so much for that freedom
  18. cell phones (it’s a love/hate relationship, actually. ha!)
  19. the ability to write
  20. freedom to write
  21. my journal
  22. The Four Agreements
  23. my Bible
  24. sweet potatoes
  25. YouTube
  26. my best friend (yes, this is different than #10 above)
  27. church families
  28. those who’ve gone before (this list is too numerous to count)
  29. a vest from my current employer, signifying a brief yet new chapter in my life
  30. a car that runs well
  31. money to put gas in that car
  32. my driver’s license
  33. the state of Georgia
  34. for the fact that I’ve been off of Facebook since August 2016
  35. children
  36. laughter
  37. tears/crying
  38. roses (big, small, buds, any color … but especially red)
  39. eggs
  40. smell of bacon cooking
  41. passionate teachers
  42. doctors who take time to listen to the whole issue
  43. Germany
  44. the Swiss Alps
  45. simple beauty of a dandelion
  46. autumn leaves
  47. spring flowers
  48. time
  49. togetherness
  50. Simply Mac authorized Mac dealer in this area
  51. my laptop
  52. singing
  53. parades
  54. marching bands
  55. free music
  56. clean water
  57. a refrigerator
  58. a stove with working oven
  59. miniblinds
  60. a ticking clock
  61. my DVD player
  62. all my fingers and toes, arms and legs
  63. communication
  64. books
  65. warm, fuzzy socks
  66. cute, frilly panties
  67. intimacy
  68. the house where my mom grew up
  69. time alone
  70. the sound of birds chirping, singing, twittering
  71. love
  72. a starry night
  73. sunsets
  74. sunrises
  75. new days
  76. new friends
  77. texting
  78. warm covers on a comfy bed
  79. hardwood floors
  80. the smell of a freshly mown lawn
  81. dew on a single blade of grass
  82. countryside
  83. cattle bellowing
  84. rodeos
  85. cowboys
  86. country music (well, mostly)
  87. semi-smart phones
  88. jigsaw puzzles
  89. jumping in leaves
  90. Fatu ma Futi in American Samoa
  91. the vast Pacific Ocean
  92. majestic, snow-capped mountains (in addition to #44 above)
  93. turtles
  94. butterflies
  95. puppies and kittens
  96. new fallen snow
  97. snowflakes
  98. Schnitzel
  99. gloves
  100. soap

 

Additionally, my thanks to Jennifer for inspiring me to compose this list.

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