Because it’s Thanksgiving and because I turn FORTY, this Friday to be exact, I’m hand delivering a list of FORTY items I am most grateful for —today.
Whatever life has you busy doing, stop for a few minutes, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and sit right here to chat it up about what makes us grateful.
After reading my list be sure to write your own or share your heart of gratitude with a friend or loved one.
Without further ado, and in no particular order, here’s my list of most grateful items from the four decades I’ve been blessed to learn and grow in this place called — earth.
Target. I can randomly find small doses of happiness sprinkled throughout that place
The ability to work hard. Graced with life, I would hate to wake up one day and have wasted it
A good movie
God. He saved me
Lipstick. Cause it just makes me feel a little bit prettier
The mountains. Reminder there is something bigger than me
Tears. They are like the cleansing mechanism of the soul
An entire bottle of wine. Cause life wasn’t meant to be so hard
All four seasons. I compare this to life. It should never remain the same
Pain. It has refined me
Underwear. Cause I just couldn’t imagine life without them
Warm chocolate chip cookies
Real authentic love. Better than a warm cup of joe
My husband’s wisdom
Mercy. For all who have loved me through all my many mistakes
The gift of children. One of the top 3 treasures of this world
Disappointments. They have driven me to be a better woman
In N Out. Cause my family would starve on the many nights I don’t want to cook
Friendships. Sustained me with laughter through many seasons
The ocean. Need I say more?
The story of my family
My hairstylist. Many transformations have taken place in her chair
Trees and their roots. They show me strength and the idea that we too have to dig deep
Colors. Life would be boring without them. Right?
The Bible. I have learned it is a life source
Rain. Like tears, it’s cleansing to the soul
Butterflies. They are so delicate and intricately designed, like us. Like life
A failed marriage. Taught me to fiercely fight for life and family
The present moment
Horses. The strength and passion of a horse inspires me to live life to it’s fullest
New shoes. Because a new pair of shoes brings a dose of happiness to my heart
Debt. Gave me the desire to pursue a life of financial freedom
My blow dryer
Tacos. Happiness for a quick 30 minutes. Enough to reset my heart
Mascara Mascara Mascara
Coffee. I probably don’t need to say anything more
My girls playing in the house. Laughter