I've seen people posting "Day 1...what I'm thankful for...".
Posting 1 thing a day for the month is an excellent idea...
for other people.
Unfortunately, by day 5, I know I will forget to post something I'm thankful for and by day 12, I'll probably give up entirely because I'm just not that coordinated.
As you can see, technically, I've already missed day 1 so I'm not getting a very good start to this.
Surprised? I'm not.
So, I'm going to get all 30 days of thankfulness out in one post.
I'm thankful for colors like Orange, Yellow, Red, Green, Brown...and the list goes on.
Without colors, our world would be soooo.....blah!
I'm thankful for windows.
Eyes to the world, reflections of our thoughts....nah.
It's the only way I can see out my front window (reflection) while looking out my side window.
Yea, windows are cool (until they need cleaning).
I'm thankful for Air
Air...self explanatory. Really.
I'm thankful for health.
My family is healthy.
Nothing else can truly come first.
I'm thankful for children.
Four of which grew up and left me with this empty high chair...
that I got to repaint :)
I'm thankful for heavy artillery.
I'm thankful for precious metals.
Quarters, nickels, dimes, pennies (well maybe not pennies).
Without quarters, nickels, and dimes, there wouldn't be gumball machines and pay phones.
I know....what's a pay phone....haha!
I'm thankful for pinecones.
They are the roots of future forests,
they feed all sorts of animals,
and they look great in a wooden bowl with a few leaves and pumpkins.
I'm thankful for water.
Kinda looks a little like Jack Skellington huh.
Without water, there wouldn't have been ice melting in the glass that left this impression on my counter top when I picked it up.
I'm still trying to figure out if this is a drunk smiley or a happy smiley
since there was (notice I said 'was') wine in the glass before the ice was left to melt.
I'm thankful for bird houses.
I don't know why, I just am.
I'm thankful for bird houses ... on fence posts.
Now I remember why....because they make fence posts look really cool.
I'm thankful for paper towels.
If you have pets, husbands, and kids around, you know why.
I'm thankful for balloons.
They make you smile...
at the fool who's trying to talk after sucking the helium out of one.
I'm thankful for parents and grandparents.
Without them the phrases
"uphill both ways",
" wait till your father gets home",
"how the hell do I know...look it up",
"isn't it your bedtime?",
would have no meaning.
I'm thankful for squirrels.
Looking for something?
I'm thankful for holey socks.
Without the holey one to throw in the garbage (or use for a rag),
I wouldn't have a pile of mismatched socks sitting in the corner of my closet.
I'm thankful for Rainbows.
Especially when they land in my driveway.
I still would like to know what my husband did with the pot o' gold that I'm sure was there.
I'm thankful for Frogs.
They are a living, breathing, tangible example of evolution right in your own backyard,
they are insect control,
they sing you to sleep on hot summer nights.
I'm thankful for President Obama.
No matter which side you're on...
we can at least credit him with the ability to get people passionate about exercising their right to vote.
When 2 pasty white guys are running for office,
there are too many people who just don't care who wins and won't bother to vote.
I'm thankful for fall.
Cool crisp air,
no more mosquitoes.
I'm thankful for silence.
Now, wasn't that a nice moment of peace and quiet?
I'm thankful for turkeys.
Don't judge a book by it's cover.
They look weird and run funny,
but one day a year they have super powers.
They turn millions of people into overstuffed couch potatoes.
I'm thankful for my lack of interest in Black Friday Shopping.
Seriously, who really wants their obituary to read
"Cause of death....Trampled to death while trying to get the last big screen TV".
I'm thankful for Small Business Saturday.
Help a family in your neighborhood put food on the table.
Shop "Main St, USA".
I'm thankful for history.
Without it, we wouldn't be who we are today.
I'm thankful for chocolate.
I'm thankful for snow.
If it wasn't for snow, I wouldn't really appreciate grass.
I'm thankful for mushrooms.
Where else would elves and fairies go when it rains?
I'm thankful that I woke up this morning,
I have food in my cupboards,
gas in my car,
roof over my head,
I know (for the most part) where my children, grand children, and parents are,
I owe it all to brave people who watch over our country every day.
I'm thankful for my friends, family and complete strangers
who take the time out of their busy days to read my blog.
You don't know just how much that means to me.