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.

solitude

time to relax

calm water

people who make me laugh

opportunities

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

vacations

campfires

modern medicine

mirrors

velcro

honesty


understanding that comes with prayer


smart people


eye glasses


starry nights


pre-packaged mulch


folks who build stuff


good haircuts



mondays


paychecks

offers of help


mechanical pencils


Burkholder Project


people who know how cars work


good teachers


mentors


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?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sisters.....

Patricia said...

Absolutely!

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! : )
hugs....