November 27, 2008

thanks : giving

a laundry list of sorts, in no particular order:

supportive & loving parents
sisters...sisters....there were never such devoted sisters!
brothers-in-law: seamlessly assuming roles of brothers in this almost boy-less family of mine
nieces--stolen tickles, happy smiles, precocious phrases
homemade rolls
butter
sleeping in
blue sky
light
the Atonement

memories
heavy blankets on a cold night
fresh fallen snow
steady income
modern medicine
friendships: old, worn & comfortable/new, fresh & exciting/mellowing with time
my Jeep
full tummy
highways
sun on my face

passports
the Constitution
service
rubber bands
education
getting lost in a good book
the power of touch
health
giggling
cuddling

beauty in the unexpected
belly-aching laughter
chocolate
music
chick flicks
good company
the internet
hot water
cameras
the coziness that rainfall outside and firelight inside brings, even in the dead of a seattle winter

soul-stretching challenges
the smell of fresh laundry
feet that can pound the pavement, mile after mile, all summer long
inspiring words from friends, strangers and those in-between
faith
the sound of water lapping the side of the boat on a lazy summer afternoon
the thrill of a new adventure
a song that resonates
sudden naps, stolen from an afternoon
voices of loved ones

2 comments:

jeannette stgermain said...

I smiled at your list, it is good to list things happening every day to us - things great and small, it's GOOD to remember them all!
I wrote my Thanksgiving list as well - very different from yours, I invite you to read it -enjoy Jeannette St Germain

Gretch said...

You write so beautifully and take such wonderful pictures. I admire your sensitivity to the wonderful details of life ;)

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