Ten Things to be Thankful For

Wednesday afternoon. Inspired by Hilly, I bring you my Top 10 Things I'm Thankful For:

1. My health. Granted, I'm not in the shape I wish I was but I'm here and I'm feeling good.

2. My family. I'm still lucky enough to have both my mom and my (step)dad plus my (step)brother and they are so important to me. I've nearly lost both of the parental units in the last few years and I appreciate them so much more now. Too bad that it took colon cancer and heart disease to bring it home to me but better late than never, right? I love you Mommy, Daddy, and Dan!

3. Alcott. My God, what that boy means to me. I see a picture of him and I smile. His voice makes my heart fill with joy. Knowing that I'm making a difference in his life has made all the difference in my own. You are so dear to me and I will do anything to keep you from harm or hurt. You will never spend another holiday alone. Never!

4. TCB. It's not the relationship that I thought I wanted but it's the one that makes me happy each and every day. He's not demonstrative and he's a total packrat but I really enjoy our time together. I heart you muchly, Baby.

5. My new job. It's the same company, which is fabulous, but it's as though I'm seeing it all anew. The challenges keep me on my toes and the people are so different from what I'm used to. To Fabu-Boss, the Three Amigos, and the entire team, thanks.

6. Maid Brigade. Having a sparkling clean bathroom and shower is so amazing. So. Amazing. Alma and Reyna, you are goddesses.

7. Body Coffee bath products. Oh. My. Gosh. Yummy, yummy, yummy...with no nasty calories to ruin the buzz!

8. This journal. If it weren't for being able to come here and have little meltdowns, I don't know what I'd do. Honestly, I can't let most of these things out anywhere else and I love the creativity this medium affords me to express myself.

8a. The template for my journal. Dianne Rigdon of Rigdonia.com is the creator of the lovely design that graces this site. From the first second that I saw it on her design site, I knew this was what I wanted for my journal. The old-fashioned girliness of it called out to me and I knew it was meant to be mine. Thanks, Dianne, you will always be part of "Do you have that in my size???"

9. Subway's turkey sandwich on wheat, lite mayo, all the veggies, mustard, no cheese, toasted. Omigosh, after a long day at work, it's like a hug from my grandma.

10. All of you. Yes, even you. Everyone on my blogroll is someone special to me and I love reading about your adventures (and misadventures). The feeling that I get when I write something heartfelt and then find insightful comments in response just never gets old. You have shown me that it truly isn't the destination, it's the journey.

For all of you celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, have a lovely, blessed, grateful day. If tomorrow is another day on the calendar for you, I wish you the same (without all of the fattening food!).


brent said…
happy thanksgiving denise!!!!!!!!! :)
Alda said…
What a lovely post. Happy Thanksgiving Denise! :)
theaddict said…
What an incredibly lovely list of things to be grateful for! You rock! I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving.
Shannin said…
Happy Thanksgiving, Denise. As you know, you were my inspiration for starting my own blog in January, 2004. Reading your journey has helped me with mine.
Anonymous said…
Happy Thanksgiving Denise!
Plantation said…
And a Happy Thanksgiving to you Denise. Thanks for your continued support, readership, and friendship :-)
Anonymous said…
Thanksgiving as a holiday really doesn't mean much to Aussies (and neither should it really, if you think about it) but the idea of actually taking the time to make a list of all the things you are thankful for in your life is such an excellent idea that I think I may just shoot over to my own blog and adopt it! Nice One Denise!

Sounds like you've got most of your life on track really ....
Marisa said…
What a beautiful list!

Happy Thanksgiving Denise!
Unknown said…
Definitely all things to be thankful for. I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving and here's to wonderful internet friends :)

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