This is longer than normal. I've been feeling a little down today. I just needed to take an extra look at what I have. This is what I came up with. Maybe not exactly in this order, and some seem silly, but still very thankful for each.
Jesus (not enough words to describe Him. He's Wonderful. Puts up with me. Calms me. Loves me. Awesome. I know He's there.)
He speaks to me. Not audible but through His word
my husband (hard working, love him)
my parents (love them)
my sister (love her)
my health (ankle is better, no other major issues)
my dog (sweet little girl)
my in laws (caring, sweet, there when you need them but not there too much)
creativity (love to create; sew, scrapbook, crochet, draw, paint, build)
my house (shelter from the elements)
my car (it gets me where I need to go)
my friends (I've had some since kindergarten and still keep in touch)
my clothes (they fit and they're clean)
warm sunshine (felt good after being cooped up a couple days)
good food (love to eat)
chocolate (it stands alone)
church family (some are closer than blood family)
i have a job (some don't)
my craft supplies
i can walk, run (maybe not for a few more days, but i will), jump, talk, see, hear, feel
God keeps me grounded when I start to get a little flighty
joy in Him
good smells; april fresh downy, scented candles that smell like baked goods, black raspberry vanilla from b&b works, most foods while their cooking, flowers
my hair (it may not always look the way i want it to, but i have it and it grows fast. some have lost their hair because of cancer or accidents)
my favorite foods; corndogs, chocolate, cookies and milk, grapefruit, biscuits, grilled stuff, baked potatoes
I live in America, even though it has a lot of problems, it's still one of the better places to live.
1. my vaccume cleaner 2. an empty sink 3. the smell of April Fresh Downy 4. Rooms without clutter (2 left to go, then the basement *frown*) 5. new iron, even though I'm a little disappointed that the other one messed up. I know I didn't use it enough to wear it out.
1. The day with my husband yesterday. 2. My warm bed. (even though it's 3am now and had to get out of it because I couldn't breath) 3. A clean house. 4. New shoes that hopefully won't hurt my feet. 5. Fresh, cold water.
This is my daily delight diary. My goal is to post at least 5 things that make me happy or things I am thankful for each day I log onto blogger. No matter what kind of a day I'm having, this is my reminder that I am blessed.
A pastor, a teacher and a coworker inspired this idea. Several years ago my pastor preached a message titled, "It Could Always Be Worse." The sermon talked about how no matter what your going through God can get you through it and you can almost always look around and see someone going through a tougher time than you. The teacher was my psychology teacher about a year ago. He said that one way to keep your mind sharp is to reflect on your entire day before going to bed, and write down the best and worst thing that happened. Lastly my coworker talked about keeping a gratitude journal of things she was thankful for and writing in it each day.