Thursday, October 3, 2013

Birthday Gratitude

I started to write a post about things I might wish for with my birthday wish- but by wish number four I felt like I needed a Prozac it was so depressing so I stopped. There are a LOT of things I wish I had. How about instead of wishing for things I don't/can't have- I list things that I'm grateful for. That would sure be a change of pace around here.

These are in no particular order:

  1. I'm grateful for this silly little kitten who likes to give kisses and purrs like a motorboat.
  2. I'm grateful for an Aunt who lets me live with her for free.
  3. I'm grateful for a family who loves me no matter how big a jerk I am.
  4. I'm grateful for friends- even if they are hundreds of miles away.
  5. I'm grateful for the people I'm starting to get to know here.
  6. I'm grateful for the job I have. I went long enough without one to know that this job is better than nothing.
  7. I'm grateful for my freedom. This country is pretty screwed up right now- but I am still free to gripe about it.
  8. I'm grateful for authors who have amazing imaginations and come up with some of the coolest stuff!
  9. I'm grateful for chocolate. 
  10. I'm grateful for rain- the smell of it and the sound of it on the roof of the deck while I sit outside and read.
  11. I'm even more grateful for sunshine.
  12. I'm grateful for flowers.
  13. I'm grateful for modern medicine that extends lives that would otherwise be cut short- and manages pain on pretty much any level.
  14. I'm grateful for historians. I love history and without them- it would be a lot harder.
  15. I'm grateful for Puffs tissues with Vicks- seriously saved my nose this last week.
  16. I'm grateful for damask print. It's just so pretty.
  17. I'm grateful for sandy beaches.
  18. I'm grateful for electricity.
  19. I'm grateful for indoor plumbing.
  20. I'm grateful for heat/air conditioning.
  21. I'm grateful for airplanes- because they take me to far away places in a short amount of time.
  22. I'm grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life.
  23. I'm grateful for the education I have- even though I rarely get to utilize it.
  24. I'm grateful that Christmas is only once a year.
  25. I'm grateful for Disney- because it just makes me happy. It's impossible to be sad watching a Disney movie (except for Old Yeller, that's the one exception... Ok, and UP. but I mean at the end of the movie- it's impossible to be sad at the END of a Disney movie).
  26. I'm grateful for hair gel. Without it I would look like a bushwoolie.
  27. I'm grateful for beautiful British men- but mostly for Richard Armitage- because he's Richard. Duh.
  28. I'm grateful for dreams. They make sleeping all the more fun!
  29. I'm grateful for deodorant. Seriously.
  30. I'm grateful for calculators.
  31. I'm grateful for watermelon.
  32. I'm grateful for DVDs.
  33. I'm grateful for mint brownies.
  34. I'm grateful for music. And by "music" I mean real music- not that crap that is written by ten different people and performed by a mediocre former Disney star with an electronically engineered voice.
  35. I'm grateful for mani-pedis. I need one. Like, bad.
And last, but certainly not least:
   36. I'm grateful for Modern Technology that lets me write about myself- and allows people from all over the world [friends and total strangers] to click the comment box below and wish me a Happy Birthday! 

How's that for subtle?


BDJPRICE said...

Great list. I agree with a lot of it. Happy birthday!

Beckyboy said...

Love the list. Happy Birthday!

Chuck said...

Damask print. Really. I would never have thought of that. Cool that you did. Happy Birthday!

Melissa said...

The watermelon kind of suprised me... :)

i'm grateful for you!!!

happy birthday friend! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday from one of the "Strangers" who like your posts. You make me smile!