Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'm Thankful!

Several months ago, I did a "Things I'm Proud Of" post. This time of year seems appropriate for a "Things I'm Thankful For" post. So here goes ...

I'm thankful for the wonderful, challenging, and fulfilling relationship I have with J.

Thanksgiving 2011
I'm thankful for my supportive, caring family. Although they live 1,000 miles away from me, we're still as close as when I lived near them.

My favorite people in the entire universe!
I'm thankful for the fabulous capabilities of video chat! My family and I just started using it, and we're so excited that we can actually SEE each other while we talk 1,000 miles apart!

My brother and his family on their web cam!
I'm thankful for my job that allows me flexibility and the ability to pay my bills on time.

Ed "helping" me work from home
I'm thankful for my health. I realized that since I've stuck to a mostly clean diet for the past year, I didn't get sick for 9 months! And when I did get sick, it was just a passing cold that was gone in a week.

Bringing healthy food with me wherever I go helps me stay on track
I'm thankful for my friends, both online and in person. They challenge, support, and motivate me.

Me with Krissy and her daughter, Kali
I'm thankful I have a platform where I can help others. I love hearing from people who've identified with something I've written, and then used it to make positive changes in their own lives!

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I'm thankful for the opportunity to travel and spend quality time with my loved ones.

Key West 2011
I'm thankful for my animals who bring so much joy to my life simply by existing.

So often, we focus on things we don't have or things we want but can't have. This year, let's focus on the things we DO have, and take a moment each day to give thanks for all the wonderful things we have in our lives.


  1. Amen, what a nice post. Makes me think of all I have to be thankful for too. :)

  2. Awwww how sickeningly sweet! :) It's wonderful to take stock isnt it. I keep a gratitude journal and even tho I write almost the same things in it each day, it just feels good to be actively grateful/thankful for what I have.

  3. Aw your furry babies are all so cute!! And how do you always look so hot in every picture?! I suppose I need to be thankful and not jealous, huh? ;)

  4. I love it! I agree, we usually focus on what we want or wish we had. It's good to stop and think about what enriches our lives ;)

  5. Awww your pets are so cute!! It's amazing how eating clean keeps you free of sickness - I'm the exact same, and my husband has only had one cold in the whole time we've been together (almost 4 years)!

  6. What a wonderful post! It's so nice to hear/read good things on the web rather than rants of unhappiness. Cheers to you!
    You have a lovely family and fur-babies too!


  7. I love this post. YES! There are so many things, people, events, and 'stuff' to be thankful for. I love all the great things in your life and new opportunities coming your way. :D