Sunday, November 20, 2011

ABCs...

A couple of years ago, I compiled a list A-Z of things for which I'm thankful.  I created a list for this year and compared it to my first one.  Though some of the things are the same, there are many new things added this year!
Here's my 2011 list:
A: Another day!  Though life is hard and exhausting, I'm grateful for each new day I'm here on this Earth.
B: Brothers (in-law)!  They're just fantastic.
C: Computers!  What was life like before Internet, email, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, and Pinterest?
D: Deep South Pout!  My new favorite boutique in Starkville.  Love the clothes and atmosphere but love the people even more!:)
E: Eight-year-olds!  Though my students drive me nuts sometimes, I still love them dearly (all 25 of them!)!
F: Friends!  I have THE.BEST.
G: Grandparents!  They all hold a special place in my heart. 
H: Henry! My almost 5 year old nephew.  My buddy!
I: Independence. I'm 30 years old and single.  Being on my own and knowing I can make it on my own, is a wonderful feeling.  I'm thankful that I am don't depend on a spouse (or anybody else!) to survive!  God really is all I need. 

J: Jones!  My 1 1/2 year old nephew.  My favorite little man.
K: K-Love!  Besides country music radio stations, this is the only other station I listen to!
L: Laughter.  As Charlie Chaplin says "A day without laughter is a day wasted."  Couldn't agree more.
M: Max!  My pup (duh).
N: Noelle!  My sweet new niece...
O:  Old people.  Seriously. You can learn so much from them!
P: Parents!  I'm blessed.
Q: QUIET'NESS'.  Those who know me well, know that as social as I can be, I also very very much love "me" time.
R: Relationship with God!  It's the most important of them all!
S: Sisters!  They're my favorite!  I would be a sad person without them.
T:  Teacher friends!  What would I do without them?
U: MY University--Mississippi State of course!
V: Veterans!  Never will we ever be able to repay all of those who have served or are continuing to serve in the military and fight for our great country.  As I've gotten older, I've begun to appreciate the selflessness of these men and women more and more.  If you are one of them, then THANK YOU!
W: Wireless capabilities!  Confession: I love my cell phone!
X: X-mas.  Not a fan of the "x" replacing the "Christ", it was the best I could do with this letter.  Christmas is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year!
Y: Yesterday.  Not literally, but you know what I mean here.  I'm thankful for my past.  I've felt lots of happiness and lots of sadness.  My heart has been broken, abused, stomped on, cheated, and hurt, but I'm THANKFUL for that.  I wouldn't be who I am without the good times (and bad times!) of my past.
Z: zzzzzzzzz.... Never will you meet someone who values a good night's sleep as much as I do!
I'd love to read your ABC list!  If you create one and post it to your blog, leave me a comment and
let me know so I can check it out!

Happy Thanksgiving week!

1 comment:

Dwell in possibility said...

You stole my "V"! :) I'm gonna use it anyway. I may have to steal your "X". That's a killer letter.

-Rhonda