It’s that time of year – everyone is taking stock of their lives and acknowledging their gratitude for the things in life that they are most appreciative of. And, of course, I do the same thing. It goes without saying – I’m grateful for my family, our home, our wonderful friends, and even the dogs. But here’s a list of things I’m grateful for, because I’m not quite sure I could get through life without them.
Yes, I think my life would be decidedly less tasty without cream cheese. Not only am I a huge fan of cheesecake (for which I am equally as grateful), but I can eat cream cheese on potato chips, pretzels, celery (see, it’s a healthy food!) – anything that will stand still tastes better with cream cheese.
Mickey Mouse Front Door Key
Every time I open my front door, I do it with my Mickey front door key. And it makes me smile. And I’m not even all that fond of rodents.
I don’t smell it often enough in my house, but I love the smell of Pine Sol. It makes me appreciate a clean house, because I know with three kids, two dogs, and a husband, not only does the house not stay clean very long, but the other, ummmm, smells soon kill that Pine Sol smell.
I have only gotten to use the hot tub we bought over the summer twice. With an open wound that has persisted since my March surgery, anytime I mentioned it, Dr. Veitia would get an eye twitch and a lip tremor. I am, however, nearly healed, and am so excited to sit in my hot tub, with the snow slowly drifting down on me as I relax in the hot water. I’m so grateful, I haven’t even done it yet and it makes me happy!
Never underestimate your gratitude for comfortable feet. I love my Crocs, even if they look obnoxious. I love my sneakers – even the ones that claimed they would give me buns of steel (but apparently, that doesn’t work while you’re eating buns of cinnamon). I love my Ugg Boots. I never leave the house without my very own Happy Feet.
This isn’t just about the coffee. Although, admittedly, I do love me a hot vanilla latte in the morning. I like the routine, I like the socialization, AND I like the coffee.
And yes, I am so grateful for Jim, Brighid, Eilis, Granuaile, my parents (all of them!), my sisters, and even my dogs.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!