Fellow Rhody Blogger, Joanna at Baby Gator’s Den, began a Thankful Thursday post series. This week, I’m jumping on board. I believe that gratitude is the key to happiness and while it’s an active, conscious process, I work hard to count my blessings all day long, every day.
T – I am thankful for time. Today I had time to have breakfast with friends and read for my book club tonight. Time to myself, time with my kids, time with my friends. Treasured time.
H – I am thankful for heat. The warmth in my home, in the hot shower, in my car, the scarf around my neck.
A – I am thankful for aspirations, for goals and dreams and things to look forward to.
N – I am thankful for Nick. Nick, my dear, sweet, catch of a husband. My true companion, my knight in shining armor (still not even tarnished after almost 19 years of marriage!), my very best friend.
K – I am thankful for my kitchen and kisses. As in most homes, our kitchen is our center. Family dinners, mobs of friends, spilled drinks, dishes of food, laughter overflowing, scribbled homework, and free-flowing kisses. Romantic kisses and kid kisses. Good bye kisses, welcome home kisses. Smooshy kisses and quickie kisses. Kisses on the head, kisses on the cheeks, kisses square on the lips. I’m thankful for our kitchen and kisses.
F – I am thankful for family. The top of my gratitude list each and every day, each and every moment. My greatest joy, my deepest love.
U – I am thankful for ukuleles. My daughter picked up a ukulele in the music store and instantly plucked out songs. That year, Santa brought her a cute uke covered with green paisleys. She has an impressive musical gift and listening to her compose, sing and create music with her friends and father makes me smile and brings me joy.
L – I am thankful for life. Thankful for another day. THIS day. I embrace it, welcome it and cherish it.
Today, I am Thankful.