Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving.

Here's a list of things I was thankful for over the Thanksgiving break
  • The so-called Blizzard warning that got school canceled
  • Elf Yourself
  • Siblings
  • Being so close to family that we can eat Thanksgiving together
  • My sweet grandparents who are perfect for each other
  • New little cousins
  • ...and old cousins
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches (YUM! I want one now.)
  • Pecan pie
  • The Apple store
  • Seeing old friends
  • A car that drives safely in the snow
  • Playmill's "White Christmas"
  • Warm boots
  • Take-out
  • The new Taylor swift CD
  • The ability to read
And that was just over the break. I am thankful for so many things in my life. Making a list would probably take hours. 
While I was in Salt Lake this week, I saw a book that my sister had called "14,000 things to be happy about". The author had started writing little specific things that made her happy in a notebook starting in 6th grade and continued to do it for a long time I am guessing... 14,000 is a lot! It made me start to think more about things that made me happy everyday.
 Little things and Big things. 
I wish I didn't take things for granted but I do. Every day. Little luxuries like having a warm blanket (or in my case, a Snuggie) next to my bed that I can grab when I get cold. So from now on every time I notice something that makes my day a little bit brighter I am going to write it down and on Sunday I'll make a list of 5 things that made me happy that week.
Sound good? 

1 comment:

M & A said...

I like your idea! I want to do it too!