I had a really lazy day. I haven’t been feeling well so spent the past few days resting and hiding from the world but while I was avoiding all I had to do I thought I would list some of the things I am grateful for in life. So I have come up with some ABC’s of gratitude. Of coarse if listed in order of importance my family and friends would come first. This is just a small fraction of the blessings in my world….
A is for apple crisp, warm out of the oven. I am grateful for all the ingredients and for dad being able to mix them just right. Apple crisp is a nice treat that can brighten a day and be oh so yummy. I am thankful for angels who are disguised as friends and for the gift of appreciation. I am grateful for animals and for the alphabet. I couldn’t write these words or know what to say without it.
B is for first of all Bop (the nickname for my daughter) she is the light of my life. She is incredible…B is also for bubble baths that take any stress away. I don’t have a bathtub in my apartment so find them to be even more special when I get to take one. B is for mom’s banana bread that smells and tastes so good. I was blessed with two parents that are fabulous bakers and cooks…it is a wonder I am not five hundred pounds there care packages are always so good.
C is for computers so I can write random thoughts of silliness and feel like I am sharing them with the world, connect with friends on facebook and email and take notes really fast is school. C is also for college which I am grateful to be in and I am thankful for Canada the amazing country I live in. I think God must have known that I was a whimp and couldn’t live the hard life that much of the world must endure.I am thankful for cereal which is usually at least two of my meals through out the day…And of coarse C is definately for chocolate!!! and dad’s famous chocolate chip cookie or chocolate mousse! Chaos my cat must be listed here or I may have to sleep with one eye open as I am sure she reads my posts when I am not around.
D is for deodorant invented in 1888. What a smelly world this must have been before that invention came along and someone should tell the guy on the bus that there are many brands to choose from so he should try it sometime :). D is also for drive in movies while I haven’t gone to one since I was a kid I have great memories of the excitement of going to a drive in with my family, my brother and I playing on the playground til the dancing soda cups and hotdogs were on the screen. D is also for drinking straws that are bendy. Whenever I was sick as a kid mom used to bring me gingerale or apple juice with a bendy drinking straw. It made me feel better.
E is for everything that makes life easy. Like electricity and elavators, email and elastic. E is also for eagles cause they are beautiful birds and for engines so we can have cars and planes and things that go vroom.
F is for friends which I am lucky to have and for fabrics to make all our clothes, I would hate to be in a world where we didn’t have clothing to wear or blankets to snuggle into. I am thankful for fireflies that made camping as a kid at night fun. My brother and I would take jars and chase them. F is for family and fires we would have roasting marshmallows and telling stories and having fun. I am also thankful for Forks cause I could never get the hang of chopsticks and forks have come in handy through life so far.
G is for glasses to hold my juice and glasses to help others see. Glass in general can go on the list cause it enhances my life by letting light in my apartment too…G is for glue and grocery stores and gummy worms which all make my life better in their own way. G is for giraffes that look so graceful. I plan to see one living in the wild some day. I’m also thankful for guitars that add music and creativity to life.
H is for honey that is made by the bees. I like it on my toast and in herbal teas. H is for homes I have been blessed to live in. I am blessed to live in a time and place where I have always had a warm and comfortable home. Hands are an H I’m thankful for cause life would be tough without them.
I is for incubators for newborns, ice to cool me down when I am warm. I is also for ice hockey, instruments, instant mashed potatoes and ice cream. All of these have made a day better by being around. I am thankful for inspiration and inspiring people and stories, for imagination that keeps life from getting boring. I am thankful for the inventors of the world and the inventions they create.
J is for jungle gyms that let children have fun. It’s also for junk drawers of which I have three, my life with out them would be even more messy. J is for jammies that make sick days more comfy and jelly that makes pb and j sandwiches what they are.
K is for kangaroos, kaolas and kittens. They all make the world a more beautiful place. K is for kites that make a kid smile. k is for kids that make me smile.
L is for love that makes life worth living. It’s also for lions, lillies and lakes all can be majestic and make the world a more beautiful place. L is for licorice and for lactose too. That’s right Inot only tolerate lactose, I like it :D. L is also for laughter, one of the things I am most thankful for cause laughter makes everything better.
M is for mothers, maple syrup and music all which make the world a better place. M is for macaroni and cheese, marigolds and make believe. It’s for mannequins that show me what clothes should look like when on and for make up that hides what I look like at times. It’s for maps to help the directionally challenged get by and for the military that protects my freedoms and rights.
N is for numbers that help us keep track. Numbers are a huge part of daily life. N is also for naps which are awesome when you can have one. N is for nature in all of its glory.
O is for oranges, octupuses and orangatangs. All fun to draw and add character to the world we live in. And since I am getting older I am thankful for Oil of Olay that will hopefully help wrinkles to fade. I am thankful for Oak trees and oceans and the show the Office (it makes me laugh)
P is for porridge and phones and pictures that hold memories. I am thankful for pansies like the ones my grandma used to grow in the beautiful gardens she had. P is for policemen and women who protect us from harm and for packages that come in the mail from family and friends with just small things to let you know they are thinking of me. And I am thankful for peace in my life that took a long time to come. I am thankful for poetry and pandas and penguins too. The kind that play hockey and the ones that you find in the zoo.
Q is for Quincy that old medical show. My mom and I would watch it together when I was younger. Q is for the qualities my friends and family have and for questions that enable the world to be better. Cause if it wasn’t for questions we wouldn’t know to look for the answers.
R is for roses and rabbits and rocking chairs. It’s for roads that make travelling easier and for running shoes. R is for rivers of fresh water and reading and for rainbows in the sky. R is for raspberries and the colour red which add flavour and brightness to the world.
S is for smiles that are genuine, for sunny days and summertime. S is for sista’s- the chosen kind. S is for school and for slip and slides and for swings. S is for song birds and the songs is sings. I am grateful for the Sacrament and Sundays in general, for safety and for socks and for shoes and for sand to make sandcastles on a bright warm sunny day.
T is for tigers and tulips and thunderstorms as long as I am watching for safely inside. I’m thankful for talents and tools that help bring them out and teachers that encourage their growth. Oh yeah and I am thankful for toilet paper!
U is for umbellas that protect me from rain and for the story of the Ugly duckling. It gave me hope when I was a kid that I too could become more than I was. I’m grateful that everyone is unique and for unicorns and unbelievable imaginary things.
V is for violets and violins. It is for vegetables that help us grow strong and for veterans that fought for everyone. I am thankful for vaccines that keep us healthy and for videogames and video taping machines. I am grateful for my vision and my voice.
W is for willlow trees like the one that was in my grandparents backyard by the pond. I am grateful for water and for washing machines. I am thankful for windows, and for Walt Disney both let me see the world in a brand new way. I am grateful for washrooms and for water balloons, for wishes and for wax candles.
X is for xerox machines cause I have to make 250 copies of something this week and it sure would suck to have to do them by hand.
Y is for you. Whoever you are I am thankful you would take the time to read this, and for all that you do for those around you. I am thankful for yams that are cooked just right and for my yard that is green and beautiful.
Z is for zoos that treat their animals right, for zebras and for moments that are zen. Z is for my new zest for life.