Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thanks, for the Everything

I’ve been spotty reading blogs lately as well as commenting back to people’s posts but yesterday a photo and post over at Freshness Factor Five Thousand had me thinking about all the things I’m grateful for, thanks-full for and inspired to acknowledge. It’s been quite a while since I’ve put one of these lists together so it seemed like the right time to do it.

A lot has been going on here and many changes are afoot this year and I really love how every year, month, week, day, hour brings a new reason to be grateful or inspired. Sometimes it’s just nice to take stock of what we have, what we’ve had and where we hope to be so of course this list is far from all inclusive but off the top this is my own personal accounting of the awesomeness as I see it in the world. As always, in no particular order.

Hot water
Cups of tea, coffee and clean drinking water
Bacon & blue burgers
An open mind
Fun times with both of the above
Music that gets me through the hard times
Music that inspires me to acknowledge the happy times
Playing the drums and the man who is teaching me to do so
Winning the lottery
Having a little extra to donate to charity because of the above
Fruits and vegetables
Ability to ingest information as I start my journey toward an MA in English
My sewing machine
My paint brushes
Muscles to work hard and work out
A healthy dose of cynicism
Showers and toothbrushes
The library
Gas in my car’s tank
Agents who have rejected me & my novel
My bloggy friends, some of whom I consider to be my closest friends in the world
Writer’s license
Enough money to pay the bills
A little extra left over to save for our upcoming move
Strength I’ve gained through adversity
Hair dye
The end of eras, relationships and experiences
All six senses
eBay and the people who buy what I sell
A roof over my head
Wool socks & winter boots
Flip flops and bathing suits
The power to change
The knowledge to know when to do just that
The sense to know when not to
A voice to speak how I really feel
The couth to know that some stories should be kept private forever
Road trips
Victoria’s Secret
Rainbows and sunsets
Art in every form
Love in every form and sense of the word
My terrycloth bathrobe that I’ve had for 15 years and still love like it was brand new
And of course, the unrelenting, unwavering, love and support of my husband; without it I would have been committed years ago. ♥


Judi FitzPatrick said...

Beautiful! You've inspired me to make my own list (we'll see whether I publish it or not).
Peace and Love, Mum

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Hey published or not mum its always nice to take stock of the things that move us to thankfulness on a daily basis! Plus this list could change on a dime for anyone since life is constantly evolving right? If you do publish it I look forward to checking it out :-) Love you!

Almost Precious said...

Jenn, what a lovely and inspiring list. You're also quite a poet, intentionally or not:
quote -
Wool socks & winter boots
Flip flops and bathing suits

Thank God you put cannoli on your list, doubt that I could live with out it.
ps...etsy's been pretty lethargic for a lot of us lately. Not sure if it is just the after the holiday doldrums or if it's all the changes that etsy's been initiating or if it is related to the etsy-google-merchant syndication thingamajig.

ginger said...

A MOST excellent list! You've just inspired my next blog post...I have to go shopping first though. (wink wink nudge nudge)

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Aw thanks Anna, I didn't even notice that honestly lol! And I almost never do rhyming poetry. haha

Yea Ginger thanks so much! Your one of my very biggest supporters and you have no idea how much it means to me :-) ♥ Can't wait to read your list!!

WV: yonison When an entire room of people yawn at the same time

Joan said...

Nice. Yes, we need to look at all the good in our lives. Thanks for reminding me. :)

Rosebud Collection said...

We have so much to be thankful for and I somehow forget this, from time to time. I guess I should be thankful that I realize in the end, so all is not lost for me..
You have a wonderful list..all good the bathrobe..I am like that..once I get one I enjoy, it is with me till it falls apart.
Have a good rest of the week..xooxRosebud/Carolyn

Karen said...

Very nice list. I need to do the same.