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Thursday, April 17, 2008

20 Things to Be Thankful For

(Photos are from Microsoft Clipart) ~~ As I sit here in thought on what words to write I stop and listen. The night is winding down and the sounds of the house are beginning to quiet. The thoughts I have are of how my day went and of gratitude. Allow me to share a few of them with you in no particular order.

THANK YOU FOR...

1. the sounds of our grandfather clock
ticking the minutes and hours away so faithfully
2. the beauty of a spring snowfall – 10 inches by us – covering the trees and mountains and putting out the fires that were so devastating
3. listening to my 2-yr old grandson giggle and laugh on the phone tonight
4. family and loved ones to enjoy and love and grow old with
5. pets as companions feeling their warmth and acceptance without having to say a word
6. my little car and how it got me through the snow yesterday
7. my day job (which I really like) to meet the necessities life requires
8. the silence – peace – joy – happiness

9. to be alive – feel my heart beating and breathe in and out – one breath at a time
10. for my Guides giving me a nudge that I had dropped my driver’s license and to go back and look for it; it was there in the parking lot – I found it – thank you, thank you
11. being in love with my life-long partner of 41 years
12. for laughter and how it teaches us to not take ourselves so seriously
13. the lessons given to me so I’ll grow and awaken on this path I’ve chosen
14. a body that’s strong and carries me through the courses I take it on
15. a mind that’s going all the time but is learning to take a back seat when I’m in the present moment
16. a spirit coming forth and beginning to shine
17. a voice sounding out and being heard
18. for the warmth and comfort of home where I can take off my coat, eat a warm meal and just BE
19. the gift of giving to others through maybe a word of encouragement, back rub or writing these words of gratitude to you for taking the time to read them
20. the time to rest and slip off to sleep through the night dreaming dreams and visiting other worlds preparing to get up tomorrow and start it all over again

There are so many other things I could include on this list but I don’t want to see how many I can list. I want to acknowledge the many blessings in my life and to say thank you to my Creator, my family, to you for reading this far, my Angels and Spirit Guides and animal companions.
Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery.
And today? Today is a gift.
That’s why we call it the present.
~Babatunde Olatunji~


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4 comments:

Barbara Swafford said...

Hi Pat,

What a wonderful list of things to be grateful for.

41 years with your husband...that's super. Me and mine will soon be 23.

The snow was truly a blessing with the wildfires you were having.

Your post reminded me to write all that I'm grateful for too. Thank you for the nudge.

Pat said...

Barbara - thank you for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate you and your support.

I haven't written a post with a list of things to be thankful for like this. When I wrote this post something shifted on the inside and the world was beautiful and meaningful.

Gratitude is a song of the heart and a connection with Spirit.

You're welcome for the nudge. I'm looking forward to your gratitude list.

Blessings,

Barbara Swafford said...

Hi Pat,

Based on the subjects of my blogs, I won't be publishing that which I'm grateful for, but one thing that will be on my list is all of my new cyberspace friends and the support I receive from them.

Thank you!

Pat said...

Barbara - Wow! That's a unique way to express your gratitude by listing all of your cyberspace friends and supporters.

I agree that not all blogs have themes where a topic like this could be easily used but you discovered a way.

Good for you. You're so good.