Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's a little late

This is a little late in coming but in the spirit of Thanksgiving and the Holidays in general, I felt it appropriate to express my gratitude for the blessings in my life. This list is kind of a throw back to this list and this list.

I am thankful for.....

1) good health. It's been a long time coming and I still scare myself sometimes with thoughts of relapse but it hasn't happened and I feel better now than I have in years.
2) a wonderful ward. I've been in my singles ward for a little over two years now and I love it. The people are so great. Not only are they all smart, funny, caring people, they are wonderful examples to me of faith and spirituality.
3) my patriarchal blessing. I read more and more as I get older and life gets more confusing. Every time I read it, I learn something new about myself and the plan the Lord has for me.
4) my scriptures
5) the Gospel
6) I'm thankful that I have an older sister that I want to call when I have exciting news or I need to talk about something. She is an amazing woman and I hope to be more like her.
7) My relationship with my mother.
8) my love of reading
9) my love of learning
10) music
11) My roommate. We're so similar and yet so very different. She's making me learn and change and grow. She calls me on my ridiculousness and yet still loves me
12) My cozy apartment. It's nice to have a place that I can call home and actually feels like home.
13) surviving near death experiences
14) Laughter. I love to laugh and I haven't done a whole lot of that in the not so distant past. I'm thankful for friends that make me laugh and that laugh at my silly jokes
15) my younger brother and 24 marathons
16) my piano...even if it is a little honky-tonk
17) passion. I am now convinced that I life without passion (about anything) would be boring
18) My ability to feel and to love. Sometimes it feels more like a curse but it is who I am and I don't want to change that
19) Men that honor their Priesthood. They make me want to be a better woman
20) Good memories
21) Traveling

I'm thankful for many things. Lately I have felt like I am overflowing with love for the people around me...yes, I said overflowing, hyperbole is my friend these days. I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that has placed these people in my life.