1. Post Positive
This is a great place to start. I've been visiting the Post Positive event on facebook all day today, and it has been wonderful to read the messages of thankfulness and happiness left there. It really does make a difference when you fill your day with positive things.
2. Saying Thank You
I wrote a letter (yes, an actual paper letter in an envelope affixed with a stamp that had to be taken to the post office) to someone who was a major blessing in my life fifteen years ago. Sometimes it is good to go back to your roots, and recognize who helped you to become the person you are today.
3. Pictures Of Fall
I have a couple of amazing people in my life who live north of me, and they have been sending me pictures of fall this week. I love every single one of them (the pictures and the people), and it makes me giddy with happiness to look at their beautiful leaves.
4. A Husband Who Loves Subtitled Movies
We are watching our way through the library's foreign films section. I'm thankful Thomas likes random, offbeat movies as much as I do, and that he isn't afraid of a few subtitles.
No list of thankfulness would be complete without at least one picture of something yellow. Some people would call this a weed, but I prefer to see it as a flower.
6. Phone Calls With Funny Stories
There is nothing better than a phone call that starts, "I know you are busy, but I had to call you for two minutes to tell you the funniest thing that happened today, because I know you are the one person who will really appreciate it," and ends with a whole lot of laughter. I had two of those today.
There have been the most amazing clouds outside my window this week. In the "stop and appreciate the small beauties" category of life, clouds are on top of my list.
8. The Sun Breaking Through The Clouds
Literally and metaphorically. I've had a little bit of both this week, and I'm thankful for every sliver of light I see streaming down.
9. New TV Shows
I am so happy the fall tv season is here. My Hulu queue was very sad all summer, and now I have at least 15 lovely episodes sitting there just waiting to be watched. (Anyone have tips for adding 15 hours to my day so I can actually watch all of them?)
10. Rejoicing With Friends
This takes us back to number one. I love when my friends get good news, and I get to rejoice with them. Prayers answered. Hearts lifted. Happy moments. Good stuff.
What are you thankful for today?