I’m so thankful for GPS. God bless whoever came up with this concept. And I’m even more grateful that with the last update on my iPhone I can get turn by turn directions spoken to me through my radio speakers. I’m no good at directions or learning my way around so I rely heavily on GPS. It’s so much better than having to constantly look at my phone with its list of directions or a piece of paper with directions written down on it. And much safer too. So thank you GPS creator!
It doesn’t take much to get me excited. I love small surprises and am thankful when one appears. Like when CSP comes home with a treat for me from the store or like what happened today when we received a surprise check in the mail for $22. You know those emails you get talking about class action law suits but you never think you’ll see a payout? That’s what the check is for. And now we’re $22 richer! And for that I’m thankful!
I am thankful for the talents God gave me. I love the quote from Erma Bombeck: When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
I try and use the talents God gave me daily. I knit, paint, make jewelry (not as much as I’d like), write (not as much as I should), etc. Sure, there are some talents I wish I had. I wish I could carry a tune. I wish I could dance, even a little. And I’ve always been in awe of people who can do standing back flips! But in the end I’m very thankful for the talents I have and really enjoy using them!
I am thankful to have been born when I was. Not only because had I been born in another era I wouldn’t have met CSP & all my friends etc, but because of modern day luxuries. God bless those people who lived in pioneer days and even before. I wouldn’t have done well with no deodorant, hair product, mascara, lip gloss, moisturizer, you get the picture. Not to mention medical advancements. I surely would have died in my early thirties had I been born 100 years ago! When my fallopian tube twisted and became engorged it got the doctors excited at the hospital- and that was in the mid 2000s! They surely wouldn’t have known what to do with me in the 1800s! And that was just the start of my surgical adventures!
I am thankful I have a good sense of humor. I can find the humor in most anything and I can laugh at myself. I’ve met plenty of people who just seem miserable, with no discernible sense of humor. Life is just more fun if you laugh every day!
I am thankful for my friends. Some I’ve had for years and years, some are new. But all are so very, very important to me. I love them all. They are the family that I’ve chosen.
I’m thankful for the internet. Not just for daily tasks (but we do rely on it for everything- I mean, when’s the last time anyone used a phone book?), but for Facebook and Twitter and blogs. I’m on Facebook every day. It’s how I keep in touch with so many friends and family. It’s how I’ve reconnected with long lost friends. And through Twitter and my blog I’ve met some of the greatest people! I can’t imagine not being able to check in on my peeps’ lives now that I’m so used to it. I’m also thankful for the internet for shopping! I rarely shop at a brick and mortar store anymore for clothes, gifts, etc.. Love online shopping. I love mail anyway so to get goodies in the mail is even better!
I’m thankful to be a girly girl. I think you’re predisposed to being girly or not. I’m so thankful to be frilly and prissy! I could have been a non-lip gloss loving girl and I just can’t imagine that! Make up and hair products and bath and body products are just so much fun! Speaking of being a girly girl…my November Birchbox came today! This month’s Birchbox includes:
- Color Club nail polish in Put A Pin In It. It’s a sparkly rose gold. So pretty!
- A SOYJOY Cranberry Snack bar
- Lulu Organics Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder
- ModelCo Fibre Lashxtend Lengthening Mascara
- Stella Cadente Miss Me Eau de Parfum
Love it all!
I’m thankful for our neighbors and our neighborhood. We live in the greatest neighborhood. It’s adorable and quiet. And our neighbors are fantastic. They are all about picking up our mail if we’re out of town or doing whatever they can to help us. And we do what we can to help them. We’ve collected mail and scooped kitty litter and taken out trash. And we’re happy to do it. Cause happy neighbors make good neighbors, and good neighbors make for good living!