Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Birthday List

As you remember, last week was my birthday, which means it's time for another Grateful List.
One item for each year. (Yeah, I know, it's kinda long.)
My Official Grateful List for 2009:
Number 1 - always - my family. All of you.

The rest, in no particular order:

coffee shared with good friends

fresh vegis from my garden - or anyone else's garden for that matter

Angela, Robin, Marcy & Nicole at Graham Gallery

good books

soft blankets on chilly nights

good paint brushes

friends. all of you.


time to relax

calm water

people who make me laugh


Grandpa's recovery

excellent food shared with friends

good framers (Warren Cradduck, Lincoln, Ne., and everyone at Graham Gallery)

cool evenings

a garden full of black-eyed susans

comfortable shoes

good jeans

long car rides with good friends

fresh corn on the cob

honest politicians

smart blogs

my easyl plein air easel

a butterfly bush full of butterflies



modern medicine




understanding that comes with prayer

smart people

eye glasses

starry nights

pre-packaged mulch

folks who build stuff

good haircuts



offers of help

mechanical pencils

Burkholder Project

people who know how cars work

good teachers


digital cameras

hot showers

plain t-shirts

clean windows

people who read my blog

It's amazing how quickly I came up with this list. It's a great way to celebrate, and an excellent exercise in, well, remembering how great we have it. Try it for yourself.

Go ahead, I'll wait.

What are you grateful for this year?


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Karine said...

I love your grateful list! It feels great, doesn't it, to take a moment to write lists like this. Happy Birthday!

Patricia said...

It's amazing how long the list can be when we stop to realize how good things are!

Nancy Medina said...

Awesome post Patty!! Happy belated birthday to someone who always makes me laugh.
PS, you're right, it IS a great haircut! : )