Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Attitude of Gratitude

I am thankful for legs that are healthy enough to wear out knees in jeans.
I am thankful for growing teenagers who use all the food they eat to be healthy.
I am thankful for dogs and cats who can cooperate (cat knocks it off the counter after her cut, dog cleans up the rest) and are friends.
I am thankful for green grass that needs mowed.
I am thankful for raised garden beds that give you 6 inches less to bend down to.
I am thankful for oak trees that keep their dead leaves all through winter and shed them in the spring.
I am thankful for the family that is here to wear so many clothes.
I'm thankful for so many clothes for my family to need washed.
I'm thankful for dishes that need to be done three times a day.
I'm thankful I don't have to go to the creek to wash all the clothes and dishes my healthy, clean and (ahem) happy family use.

I am thankful for the land the in loves own that we can go spend time at.
I am thankful there were no mosquitoes.
I am thankful no children were lost or harmed during the excursion.
I am thankful the weather was wonderful.

I am sure the tick that followed Bean home somehow is thankful we have dark blue carpet in our room.
I am sure the tick is thankful that instead of squashing him, Bean merely flicked him onto the blue carpet.
I am sure the tick is thankful it was that late at night that my eyesight probably missed him with the sweeper.

Do you think I need a vacation?
I am sure I would be thankful if you all sent me on one!


  1. I am thankful to count you as a dear friend and a sister of choice and heart!


  2. I am very thankful to have gotten to know you Dee!
    Have a blessed day my sweet and cheerful friend!

  3. I am thankful that the girl at the cable company advised me of a slower version of my internet connection at a price that I can afford, so that I don't lose contact with your wonderful blog !

  4. Oh, I would send you send you on a vacation if I could! For now I just wish for you patience and more laughter!
    I'm thankful that you make me laugh!

  5. Dee! I have tried to email you several times and the email keeps coming back to me hmmmm..... LOL

  6. I'm thankful that you are so thankful! If not for the joy and laughter we look for we'd be crying and insane!

  7. I'm thankful for your blog because I am going through alot of the same things. I even have the Oak trees, one of which is outside my sewing room window. Your blog lets me know I am not alone.

  8. Dee, what a great post! I love your positive attitude of being thankful!!

  9. i am thankful that i have a not-too-busy day so i can take a nap today. 3 hours of sleep last night just doesn't cut it for me.

    thanks for reminding me to look at the bright side!


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