Thursday, November 22, 2007

10 Things I'm Thankful For

1. To be an American and to live in this great country.
2. For my religious faith, which is everything to me and provides me with the answers to life's most significant questions. I don't know where I would be or who I would be without it.
3. To be a mother, what I always wanted to be more than anything else. I'm so thankful for John, who is truly one of the greatest blessings I will ever have in life.
4. For Peter, who is a good person and also my best friend. He works hard to provide for us and he excels in just about everything he does. I'm thankful we still have fun together, laughing and chasing each other around the house and such.
5. For my family and my friends. Especially my mother, who is a good friend and who will travel the three hours round-trip just to babysit John or to help us with a fix-it-up project in our house or yard. And especially for Christy, my faithful canine sidekick for the past 12 years who knows me so well. I'm so thankful she's still alive and kicking!
6. For my good health.
7. For my education.
8. For good books, music that makes me feel good, and entertaining movies and TV shows, all of which let me go somewhere fun and different for awhile.
9. For the beauty of nature, particularly around here in New England.
10. For the basic comforts of life, which many in the world go without. Delicious foods and drinks, a comfortable house, clothes, cars...we have so much to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Peter said...

I agree with all of those. We have been truly blessed. I am also thankful for all that you do to make us a family and our house a home.

Alyson said...

I have the same things I'm grateful for. Just insert Brooke, David, Caroline, and Adam into #3 and Russ into #4. Hope you had a great holiday!

Mom said...

It's nice that you took time to reflect on the things you are thankful for. You have been greatly blessed, but blessings do come from making good choices, too which you have also done. I'm glad that we are able to share our experiences and activity in the church together. It's very strengthening in the gospel to be able to share that with someone you love and feels the same way about the church. I'm also glad that you and Peter make me feel so welcomed in your home and you share part of your life with me. There is nothing like spending time with John to put things back into perspective and make the stresses of life feel so minimal for awhile.