Friday, November 15, 2013

Thankful #15: The Little Things

Today, I'm thankful for all the little things:
  • the comfy bed I bought myself last year
  • my dog Drake wagging his tail at my bedroom door when I get up in the morning
  • the newspaper at my front door, a great cup of hot tea, and a few minutes of peace and quiet before the kids get up
  • my house filled with the sounds of the kids - getting ready, playing games, laughing, talking, music playing
  • Reminders around the house of people important to me - the doily on my nightstand crocheted by my mom, the scarf in my closet that my sister brought me from Ireland, the wood carvings my dad's given me over the years, the embroidered wall hanging from my grandma, the carved broom I got from a dear friend that makes me smile at the inside joke, the "feel the bite" coffee mug from another friend who traveled to Forks, Washington, photos, writings, and more
  • A job where I love what I do, is flexible enough to allow me to make my kids a priority, and gives me an opportunity to work with some of the best people I know
  • the kiss Nate blows me when I drop him at school and he turns to me as he reaches the front door and blows me a kiss
  • the hugs Marc gives me when he calls me momma and tells me he loves me
  • little notes left by the best little 9 year old in the world
    I love you mom. When we get home can I snuggle with you?
    Yes or no? Your my favorite mom. 
  • great shoes
  • makeup that can make me look good even when I'm operating on little sleep and need a little extra color in my cheeks
  • pandora to play in the background when I'm working and Instagram to see all the photos my friends post without all the drama of facebook
  • speaking of facebook, I'm thankful for the ability to stay in touch with my friends and family from elsewhere and see their photos, posts, etc
  • blue skies
  • cold crisp mornings
  • morning phone calls with the people I love
  • the ability to keep my mouth shut and my poker face on when I think someone's an idiot
  • really great bold, black coffee
  • bacon
  • this week's episode of Sons of Anarchy 
  • family traditions
Oh, I could rattle on and on. Life's good right. With that, I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

"Unbeing dead isn't being alive." e.e. cummings

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