lala's grateful thread
Frieda asked me to start a thread in her forum. I wanted to make it a good one, so here it is.
This is based on a book called "Simple Abundance". Every day, post five (more if you like, but no less) things that you're grateful for. It's okay to repeat, but not on the same day (for example, you can be grateful for your friends every day, but not five times on one day :p).
So - without further ado:
my mom & stepdad
it's perfect :)
i'm grateful for
- lala starting this perfect thread
- sci-fi monday on tv
- the house i live in
- my friends accepting me
a few monkeys that i can trust without blinking an eye
waking up in a comfy bed, perfect temp, like floating
my normal bus driver
gourmet boxed lunches staying tasty until dinnertime
my lawn chair (so I don't have to sit on my living room floor to relax after days like today)
the collective sense of humor of the guys I work for.
Yves St. Laurent Touche Eclat
Scott's Turf Builder
The very real possibility of sleeping
The paperback novel
fresh water to drink
a bed to sleep in
sufficient light to read by
Malher black refried beans
Sim being cheerful
a good book
a snuggly kitty
a good payday
my cats (who are fine with the small amount of attention I give them)
my generous bf
my espresso maker
my roommate (who cleaned the kitchen today!!)
the US Postal Service
my mother's health
my health too
Ragu pasta sauce (it tastes the most like Nonna's)
- my new sofa
- my new chair
- my mother and the fact that she cleaned my kitchen for me
- people far away saying nice things to me
- yellow duct tape
I am grateful for -
Rock n' Roll!
..too many other things to name right off the top of my head.
in no particular order
caffeine, especially in the form of triple espresso shot lattes
A., at the post office, who is always nice & makes me smile
all nice people everywhere
electricity and modern plumbing
my new friends
my old friends
my ze friends
my new laptop
tony -- the real love of my life if sex didn't matter
my tiny little apartment that i'm so damn proud of
and i know this is bad -- smokes :)
I'm forever grateful for my very awesome landlord.
- The tiny rat
- Having the day off to be with the tiny rat before she goes back to school tomorrow
- The nice hug Rat Man gave me this morning before he left
- My favourite season almost here
I'm grateful to have a job.
material possesions (howbeit i sound selfish for saying it but hey i am GRATEFUL)
creativity and imagination
Hells yeah for inventors!! Where would we be without their smart ideas?
fifty cent pieces
one friend in particular
my church family
My 20 year old teddy bear
My large kitchen
The public library
- Miss Rat getting Mrs. Chrisp as her teacher again!
- Holy carp the peace and quiet
- The finish carpenter arrived at last
- It's Molly Maid day
- Lessons from a true expert on the art of slack
- A stash of cold Coca Cola in ten ounce glass bottles
- American Justice on the teevee and two Marimekko pillows to hand-finish
my father for treating me to a beautiful mexican dinner last night (and taking me away from the heart attack on the radio waves aka GOP convention).
my radio keeping me informed without having to buy a TV.
my sister-in-law giving me the giggles.
newly discovered cool people.
- the view from my balcony
- sunrises over the river
THE NEW CAR :eek:
the nice man at the dealership who helped me get THE NEW CAR
my job which I hope I'll have for a long time so that I can pay for THE NEW CAR
the sunblock I will be putting on my face so that I won't get sunburned in THE NEW CAR
friends who forgive me for calling them in the middle of the night to tell them about THE NEW CAR
Trams on time
Long meandering telephone calls that are just about 'stuff'
-Coffee (heh, thanks everyone :D jk )
-my fig tree
-my 2 wonderful cats
-my band buds and best friends
-this place to play and be creative while at work doing drudge graphics for a living
-doing graphics for a living instead of a real job
-dreaming in color
thinking about lala and her NEW CAR
my fish guys at pike's place market
waking up in time even when I forget to set my alarm clock
an understanding sister
- toilet paper
- new pants
sweet yummy goodness
my big bear of a dog
my wacky cat
for three day weekends!!!!! woohoo!!!
my angelbaby puppy boy
cafe au lait
little kid birthday parties
Doctors who are actually interested in your health
All the people who told me I deserve my lovely shiny wonderful new magic carpet
my great boss and coworkers
having hair that looks okay after being blown dry by a top-down drive to work
being alive during a time when it's valuable to know how to do stuff with computers
cheap smoothies at Trader Joe's
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