While preparing supper, I had my laptop open on the counter, listening to tunes, and randomly writing down things I was thankful for on Thanksgiving:
- Music. Even if it does sound tinny coming out of my laptop.
- Kitchens that one can dance in. Even is the music is super quiet because you only get so much volume out of a laptop.
- Reading glasses.
- Two ovens.
- Frozen chocolate bars.
- Val’s turkey dinner yesterday. Might be the last one I get til Christmas. Why did I not pick up that baton that moved Turkey Queen from one generation to the next?
- Answered prayer. Even weird prayers. (Like, a year ago, I prayed that a certain actor would get a chance to work for a certain producer. Hahaha. WHAT? SERIOUSLY? One year later? They are working together. You just know that if God is answering those prayers, He's answering yours too.)
- Sons who enthusiastically show up for dinner. And eagerly take home All The Leftovers as if your meal was delicious or something.
- Sons who set up their mom's TV so she can watch cable, DVD's, netflix ...and patiently explain, yet again, which buttons to press on the 4 remotes.
- Four day work weeks.
- Clean sheets.
- Shaved legs.
- Patient girls (Mandi and Danica) who are encouraging about my very poor eye-hand coordination. Man. I SUCK at Dutch Blitz. Need to practice WAY MORE.
- A hair appointment. This hair? Especially these bangs? Should have been trimmed BEFORE I went to Florida. So. They are three weeks longer than they should be is what I'm saying. There is only so much one can do with a curling iron:
- The flash (the big external one) is working again. Yay. I love that thing.
- Friends. So. Many. Good. Ones.
- I have a job I love.
- Thankful that I agree with the vision and mission statement of Focus.
- E-readers. (Especially my Kindle.) One of the best inventions. Ever.
- Coil bound notebooks. I will never tire of writing in these.
- Fresh, clean, safe, drinking water.
- Freedom to share my beliefs. I believe that there is a God who created the earth and everything in it. And that He loves us.
- Thankful that I have the opportunity to review that book about Apologetics as its being written. Each chapter has me thinkin' ...
- Thankful for my dad and mom. And the enchanted childhood I had.
- Thankful that I live in Canada. And more specifically, on the west coast. Best. Place. On. Earth.
- Thankful for second chances, forgiveness and grace.
- Thankful for this list: Six Ways to Boost Happiness in Your Marriage:
And lastly. this list: Top Ten Regrets of the Dying:
1. I never pursued my dreams and aspirations.
2. I worked too much and never made time for my family.
3. I should have made more time for my friends.
4. I should have said ‘I love you’ a lot more.
5. I should have spoken my mind instead of holding back and resenting things.
6. I should have been the bigger person and resolved my problems.
7. I wish I had children.
8. I should have saved more money for my retirement.
9. Not having the courage to live truthfully.
10. Happiness is a Choice, I wish I knew that earlier. - See more at: