26 Things I’m Thankful For

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”  -Alphonse Karr

Let any anniversary of loss be a reminder of all there is to be thankful for.  Here are 26 gifts I’m thankful for:

  1. I am thankful for my children
  2. I am thankful for my family
  3. I am thankful for my friends
  4. I am thankful for my enemies
  5. I am thankful for the future – whatever it may hold
  6. I am thankful for every mistake I’ve ever made
  7. I am thankful for laughter
  8. I am thankful to have known incredible people who have passed
  9. I am thankful for the ability to walk and run and play
  10. I am thankful for VIP’s
  11. I am thankful for my insecurities
  12. I am thankful for wine
  13. I am thankful for my pets
  14. I am thankful for a warm home
  15. I am thankful for chocolate
  16. I am thankful for my material possessions
  17. I am thankful for books
  18. I am thankful for stars in the sky
  19. I am thankful for kind strangers
  20. I am thankful for my childhood hometown
  21. I am thankful for my imagination
  22. I am thankful for struggles and challenges
  23. I am thankful for memories
  24. I am thankful for the capacity to love
  25. I am thankful for the sun
  26. I am thankful for change

There were moments of pause, but honestly, I could have continued on.  And I shall. I encourage you to create your own.  When you take a moment to be thankful, the sun just seems to shine a little brighter.

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”            -Henry Ward Beecher

Won’t you comment on those things that YOU are thankful for?  I’m thankful for you…whether you comment or not.  <3

Comments

  1. Lori Liska says:

    I am thankful for my child
    I am thankful for my family
    I am thankful for the angels around me that I call friends.
    I am thankful for the strong people in my life and their guidance
    I am thankful for the gift of laughter
    I am thankful for the sense of sight sound and smell
    I am thankful for a warm fire, a comfortable couch and the sense of feeling safe
    I am thankful for the ability to love…even through the pain
    I am thankful for the ability to forgive…even through the pain
    I am thankful for the ability to laugh even through the tears (ha u thought I was going to say pain) 😉
    Wine
    Seafood
    the sun
    music
    dancing
    singing
    the lake
    the flowers
    a child’s laughter
    warm fuzzy slippers
    COFFEE
    thunderstorms
    my Willow Tree Collection
    my sense of humor
    my joy of adventure
    Sandy Hook…my home town

    • Oh Lori, this was just BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing and for being so worthy of “Thanks” yourself. 🙂

  2. I am thankful for all of my family’s health
    I am thankful for children’s laughter
    I am thankful for my friends
    I am thankful the Lord forgives me at the end of each day so I may start anew tomorrow

  3. I am so thankful for:
    A soul mate that always keeps me smiling
    Tonights FULL beautiful Moon
    Amazing Adult children and their partners
    Fabulous Friends
    A great job
    Breath
    Our sweet Animals
    A wood fire
    A sparkling Christmas Tree
    Delicous food
    Snow before Christmas
    Polite shoppers
    A full tank of Gas
    Phsicians who actually listen
    My Dad
    For the sweet souls who have passed
    Butterflies
    Vanillia
    Warm slippers
    Cuddle Duds
    Hot coffee
    My siblings
    Sappy Christmas movies
    All the ArchAngels…
    Grateful I can begin each day with a warm heart and a new beginning

    • Leave it to you, Chris! What a fantastic list of gratitude!! Thank you for sharing (and reminding me) of all the wonderful things there are to be thankful for. 🙂

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