Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Grateful/Thankful

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it. -William Arthur Ward


I have begun my list... it is long, and in no particular order.  I will keep adding so next year I can see where I was.

1. family, near and far, known and unknown
2. friends, gold and silver
3. health and strength of body and mind
4. food when I am hungry
5. CBS and all that I have learned
6. warmth in the chill of a New England winter
7. life and the many textures of experiences
8. the uncertainty and endless possibilities associated with adoption (one, two, when, who)
9. the perspective that having children brings to me
10. the quality of peace
11. music
12. science and the wonder of it all (Anatomy and Physiology I)
13. great books
14. house and home (so grateful for both)
15.  husband (being lucky enough to me married to someone who loves being married)
16. dogs (and what they have taught me)
17. the color pink (have you ever seen a color that embraces happiness and joy more?)
18. babies and the qualities they bring out in us
19. movies
20. coincidences (God's mini-miracles)
21. A God that adores us and has an even more amazing plan that we can even imagine
22. a car and the opportunities that it allows the kids
23. surrogate grandmother that lives next door to 3 children with no grandmother
24. neighbors 
25. teachers that care
26. doctors and nurses (they have made a career out of nurturing the body)
27. role-models (Emily)

3 comments:

Lori S said...

What a great quote and a great list! I think it's fun-ny that A&P was kind of on the list as one of the things you are thankful for! (o:

I can't wait to see what this next year holds for you!

Lori S said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the comment! It means alot that you are praying for us at this time!

sparkz said...

Its a great list! I need to do that!