Monday, May 09, 2011

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart!

Wow! I haven’t blogged in quite a while, it seems. And after all that has happened, I could use an extra helping of positivity. After a nice, lazy Mother’s Day surrounded by family, I have a lot to be thankful for. But this morning I’m going to try to think out of the box.

Besides family, a house, and your life, what are you most thankful for?

For me:

1. Coffee with Italian Crème creamer.
2. Super hugs from my kids and the words, “I love you, Mommy.”
3. Sitting on the deck with my hubby, talking under the cover of night.
4. Friends calling to see if I’m okay.
5. Plotting and planning a new idea.


Coming Soon!
This Thursday May 12, the Playfriends welcome author Anna DeStefano!


Christine said...

1. My family and my time with them -- simple pleasures but heartfelt memories.
2. Encouragement of others as I pursue my goals.
3. CHEAT DAY!! This week it was Mother's Day. I had a lot of great food and enjoyed every bite.
4. My health--improving with the 4 Hour Diet plan. Almost got my skinny shorts done up on Saturday ;-)
5. More than one project to work on as a writer. Makes me feel "legit."

Angel said...

Those are awesome things, Christine! And Cheat Day is my favorite. :)


Playground Monitor said...

1. Surviving a divorce with minimal emotional trauma and a decent settlement.

2. A good cup of hot tea with turbinado sugar and lactose-free milk.

3. Lactose-free milk. ~grin~

4. The DVR. I can watch Castle even though I'm busy on Monday nights. I can watch other things when I'm busy on those nights too. I can tape every episode of Criminal Minds that comes on TV!

5. The Playfriends. They helped #1 happen. Well, not the settlement part.

We won't talk about skinny shorts. The power outtage reversed all weight loss, so on Wednesday I start all over from scratch, but with a reduced number of daily Weight Watchers Points.

Stephanie Jones said...

I am thankful for friends who get you through the rough spots and make my celebrations brighter!

Problem Child said...

Can I be thankful for wine?

Because I am very grateful right now for wine...

Angel said...

Hahahaha! Yes, you can be thankful for wine! And friends! And lactose-free milk!

We need all those things to make the bad times easier and the good times better.


Jean Hovey said...

Oh, there is so much, even--or maybe especially--in the face of recent trials.

A husband, who for some reason still laughs at my jokes and prefers me.

My godchildren, who both remembered me so sweetly on Mother's Day.

The friends, who would come if I called and asked me why later or not at all.

The height of my to be read stack.

A writing partner who can finish my sentences because sometimes she has to.

The joy that I get every time I put my fingers on the keyboard. Well, not every time. I claim no joy in keying in numbers for any reason.

And that I could go on and on and on.

robertsonreads said...

1.Life, ain't it sweet!
2.My work, I really enjoy it, and I work for a great group of professors who keep me thinking and they are good to me.
3.My son, who is in the Marines, San Diego, when he replies "I love you and miss you too mom" and doesn't worry who hears him and if he will get teased.
4.Romance books for when life gets to be overwhelming (and these are what got me through a 2 year divorce).
5. Co worker who has my back and is a good friend.

Cheryl said...

Just being healthy and able to enjoy it. You'll know what I mean when you get my age. LOL

Angel said...

Oohh, I hope my son will always say "I love you too mom," no matter who is listening. My hubby says it to his mom, so he sets a good example. :)

I feel ya, Jean! Numbers do not make me happy. My new job requires me to key in numbers a lot, and though they don't make me happy, I do get a lot of satisfaction over getting them right. :) Got to take my pleasure in it somewhere.

Now, Cheryl! You aren't old. But I understand some -- I certainly don't recover from things as easily as I did 10 years ago. Dread that getting worse!