It has been awhile since I did one of these. How easy it is to forget to give thanks.
After a day like today, when I have been feeling down and focusing far too much on all the things I don't have, it is important for me to take the time to give thanks for what I do have.
I am thankful that 21 years ago I went to a New Year's Eve party and met my best friend. We have been inseparable ever since. 21 years. Sheesh. Now I feel old :) Happy Anniversary Joe!
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for our health. My husband is healthy. My sister and family are healthy. My Dad and brother are healthy. My kidney disease has been in remission for over three years. My nephrologist tells me this in itself is remarkable. I am so thankful.
I am thankful to have a job.
I am thankful for my husband.
On Monday when we were in Chinatown we did a lot of window shopping. No buying. Just looking. While we were browsing in Old St. Mary's church giftshop there were a couple of things that I was admiring. While I wasn't looking, Joe purchased two of them for me(he's sneaky, because I had no idea). He said they were for my birthday, since he wasn't able to get me a present this year.
The first was this wooden church. (I collect churches). I had been admiring this one for several minutes before setting it down and moving on to something else.
Lastly, I am thankful that the year 2009 is coming to and end. It wasn't a great year for us.
2010 will bring better things.