Monday, May 04, 2009

Top Ten Things I am Grateful For

10 Things I am Really Grateful for:
1.  My kids.  They rock.  They are the best thing I have ever done and they make me smile everyday.  (Yeah sometimes they make me scream too... but really the good really outweighs the bad.)
2.  My husband.  He is a rockstar.  He cooks. He cleans.  He watches the kids and does not think of it as babysitting (um, yeah you really can't baby sit your own kids).  He loves me even when I am a giant PITA.  I adore him.
3.  My job.   I am so lucky to work in a place where I truly love what I do and who I am with.  My coworkers are friends.  I get to teach what I love.  I have an amazing classroom. I get to interact with all the kids at school and watch them progress year to year.  I have been there 13 years and I still enjoy going there.
4.  A roof over my head.  That I can afford.  It may not be my dream home but its a nice place and it doesnt break the bank.
5.  My mom.  I lucked out.  I got the best mom ever.
6.  Artistic talent.   I love to draw, paint, scribble, color, cut, glue, stamp, and glitterafy (what? thats a word!)  I am good at it, I enjoy it, and I have a hubby that looks the other way while I drop wads of cash on art supplies.
7. My friends.  I have awesome friends, some I met right here on the internet.  My dh used to call them my imaginary friends.  No longer, they are awesome.  I have been blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.
8. Chocolate.  Really I don't think I could live without chocolate.
9. Science.  I would be dead if it weren't for science.  I thank God everyday for all the scientists, doctors, and researchers who made it possible for me to carry on a normal life.  With my insulin pump I am almost normal (well anyone who knows me knows normal might not be the best word to describe me... but that aside...).
10.  Cats.  Love my cats.  Even when I want to kill them (ruined furniture, pee on the carpet, shredded window screens) I still love them.  They are the best stress relievers in the world.

Well thats my top ten.  There are a million other things I am grateful for as well... lots are popping into my mind right now (books...computers... lol) but I don't want to bore you to death.  I make myself these lists when I am feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and stressed out.  Try to balance out my view and see the big picture.   I will be back with more pretty pictures tomorrow.  I am still loving that new PTI tea set... so lots more with that one.  Have a wonderful week!


Val said...

That's a great list. I love when people are thankful for what they have. You are a very lucky lady.

Karen said...

That's a wonderful post to open to! There's lots of good stuff on here. Your moment of gratitude has lifted my spirits too! :>

Diane said...

You know, if we all did this I think we would all be a lot happier. Thanks for sharing your "blessings" with us!

Serendipity said...

Great top 10!

peggysue said...

Nice list and a great reminder to focus on the positive. I am glad you have so many things in your life to be thankful for, all of the things you mentioned are wonderful gifts.

AmyJo said...

this is a wonderful way to lifts ones spirits - i hope it helped... {{{michele}}}

BethieJ said...

I love your list!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! (I need to do this too!! hmmm I feel a scrappy LO coming on! LOL!!}

Melissa said...

This is a great idea! I have needed to remind myself to feel grateful lately...not that I have any reason not to, just the general blahs! Thanks for sharing!