Life

I Am So Thankful For …

I was reading Emily’s 100 More Things: Thanksgiving Edition today when I thought, “Hey self, you should make a list, too!”

Though I can’t think of 100 things (okay fine, I could probably think of 100 things, I’m just too lazy to list 100 things, hush), I’m pretty sure I can come up with twenty five things. And because the technical writer in me LOVES how Emily put her list into nice, neat little categories, I too shall put mine into (less than neat) similar categories.

People

1. God. (I know God is not technically a “person” but just humor me, okay?) I would be nothing without our wonderful, gracious and loving Father.

2. Husband. Truly. I shudder to think where I would be in my life right now without my best friend and help mate. It’s not even worth imagining because it’s THAT scary.

3. Children. I always wondered what my life would be life with children, now I can’t imagine what my life would be WITHOUT children – they define me.

4. Extended Family. I truly have the best extended family a girl could ask for. Everyone seems to be firmly grounded and well adjusted – thank God for no ugly dramas.

5. School Administrators. For without them, I wouldn’t have a job.

6. The folks at Truth or Tradition. For without them, our family wouldn’t be as informed or blessed when it comes to spiritual matters.

Spiritual Matters

7. God. I know. I listed Him twice, but I think He’s worthy, don’t you? šŸ™‚

8. Articles from Truth or Tradition. These articles have blessed me countless times, not to mention, they keep me humble and give me strength and comfort.

Here are a few that I hope bless you as well:

Thankfulness: A Blessing for Your Life

The Benefits of Thanks-Living

What is the Point of Prayer?

The Problem With Blaming God

You can find many more articles here.

Social Media

9. Twitter. My husband doesn’t get Twitter, but I do. In fact, I’m on Twitter waaaay too much, but I’m thankful for it because it allows me to feel connected to the outside world. Since I work from home and I don’t have any friends, it really does keep me sane.

10. Facebook. I think our families have grown closer since Facebook. I honestly don’t think our family has connected so much before Facebook came along – now we know what everyone is doing and that’s a GOOD thing (mostly).

11. My blog. Since I don’t have a lot of friends (but I’m always looking for that special woman friend who is basically like me, but far less annoying), it’s really my only opportunity to vent. I can record my thoughts and put them out there and the fact that people read what I have to say? BONUS.

12. Blog readers. Though I’ll be the first to admit that I blog for me, I would be lying if I didn’t admit that it’s REALLY NICE to know there are people out there that give a crap about my life – as boring as it may be. šŸ™‚

Computers/Programs

13. My PC. It’s my doorway to the only socialization I get.

14. My laptop. I love that I can write anywhere at any time. (I don’t DO pen/paper. I LOATHE writing long hand).

15. Photoshop Elements. I love that I can pretend to be a graphic designer, or trick people into thinking I’m a much better photographer than I am (not) by editing/creating in Photoshop.

16. Dreamweaver. A program that virtually creates websites for you. (Which is a blessing because I may be a designer, but I’m not a computer programmer – Dreamweaver does all the technical stuff for me).

17. AVG. Finally. A virus program that I can trust and doesn’t give me a migraine!

Family Vacations

18. Washington D.C.

19. Western Caribbean Cruise

20. New York

21. Saint John, New Brunswick

22. Halifax, Nova Scotia

Favorite Things

23. Our Home. I truly LOVE our home. It’s so comfy and I love our neighborhood. I get annoyed whenever Kevin starts talking about moving. Our house is paid for and it’s a wonderful house, WHY would I want to move??

24. My Car. It’s a Pontiac Vibe and it drives like a go-cart. And if that sounds fun? Then you’re right – it’s a fun little car. It’s also very reliable and great on gas.

25. My treadmill set up. I’m thankful that we have room for it and that we can afford it. I’m also thankful that it motivates me to stay in shape and control my girth. And believe me, my girth needs lots of control.