Monday, November 22, 2010

Week 13

Thornton Wilder said "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." 

In honor of Thanksgiving this week & tying in 52 weeks of extraordinary, I've decided to list 52 reasons I'm thankful. This list is by no means all inclusive & is not in any particular order...

Last night's rain offering my roses a much needed drink of water; a good report from the doctor this morning; my family; my health; 80 degree weather in November; good friends; soft sheets; a nice glass of wine with a dear friend; laughter; hearing a loved one's good news; working with creative people; phone calls with a friend I haven't spoken to in several weeks that picked right up as though no time had passed; my faith in God; that I was able to know two sets of my great grandparents; comforting memories; finding the perfect drawer pulls for an antique dresser; getting 98% of my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving; the smell of clean laundry; the scent of a new hand soap; anticipation of decorating for Christmas; new additions to the family; enjoying my first cup of Starbucks pumpkin spice latte this season yesterday while visiting with good friends; the cozy feeling when I first wake up; singing birds; sunshine; green grass year-round; flowers blooming year-round; my education; sound of the waves crashing; remembering my sister-in-law's birthday this year; occasional surprises; motivation that losing a couple of inches gives me to continue working out; seeing last night's full moon; scented candles; my emotions; my southern roots; the perspective others provide (even if I'm not a fan of that perspective); curiosity; thirst for learning more & being better; ability to spend holidays with some of my family; enjoying that time with my family; enjoying a movie recommended by a friend that I was skeptical about; new adventures; ability to help friends; help from friends; finding a great pedicurist; the respect drivers give to funeral processions; kindness of neighbors; my hair finally growing longer; Thanksgiving traditions - specifically the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, pumpkin pie with whipped cream & my mom's gourmet potatoes; & #52. that I started this blog to help me recognize the extraordinary in the ordinary.

I want to want to be truly alive .... I want to always be conscious of my treasures. So I pledge to myself not to only be conscious of them every November, but every day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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