Sunday, August 10, 2008

Birthday Gratitude List

Today is my birthday! I'm pleased to tell you I'm 52 years old. F-i-f-e-t-y-t-w-o. My first thought when age is brought up is often to cough my way through the number. You've heard it before. I'm f-cough cough-ti-cough arhum years old.
Why?
This past year has been as challenging as it has been great. I'm celebrating my birthday with a gratitude list. One for every year.

I'm grateful for:
My husband.
My sons.
My family.
The rest, in no particular order:
fresh tomatoes
modern medicine
the internet
my friends. You know who you are.
good music
fresh clean water
opportunities
mentors
comfortable shoes
sunflowers
long walks
warm blankets
my Hundai Santa Fe
fresh popcorn
my house
art supplies
Graham Gallery
a good cup of hot coffee
thunderstorms
any reason for a good belly laugh
a good haircut
good books
the time to read them
butterflies
sailboats
my cell phone
warm socks
scholarships
egg rolls
my garden
fresh sweet corn
fresh bread
patience
talk radio
long walks with Dan
Geneva
college opportunities
a comfortable bed
thinkers
good teachers
The Office television show
air conditioning
my house
grocery stores
my studio
Far Side cartoons
health
pineapple smoothies at Geneva Java Coffee Shop
sunrises in Nebraska

Gee, that was easy. Truly, I've got alot to be grateful for.
Take a moment to make your list.
What are you grateful for?

3 comments:

Karine said...

Happy Birthday, Patricia! And I love your list of things you are grateful for. I love lists like that!

Preenie said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had a great one! -Preenie

Dhana said...

Happy Birthday Patricia! I came to this blog while browsing the net and I love your list. It recalls the love you have each of those item. Cheers