Friday, December 9, 2011

Gratitude Attitude

Things I am grateful for today:

  • That wine was invented
  • That I bought drinks for the car behind me at Starbucks and they bought drinks for the car behind them.
  • That my water faucet is not connected to a fire hydrant in Vegas
  • That the overdue fine at the library is only five cents a day. I am an overdue-er big time.
  • That tomorrow I am getting the heat in my car fixed
  • That hot baths were invented and that I just bought some new Calgon
  • That Lucky licks himself so much because one day he will not be here and I will actually miss the licking because I will miss him
  • That I sleep and wake up next to my favorite person
  • That I talk to my dad and/or mom almost everyday and see my parents as often as I do
  • That COSI 101 plays continuous Christmas music
  • That the first sound I heard this morning was Sam yelling, “TGIF! TGIF!” just like Katy Perry.
  • That Ken has a job and we have an office party to go to. I love office parties.
  • That tomorrow I will run.
  • That Emma hugged me this afternoon and wouldn’t let go and said, “I am just so thankful.”

Happy Friday. What are you grateful for today? Give me two.

SUAR

50 comments:

  1. Grateful for my husband and 2 boys and that I had an awesome run today that felt great! Gotta love the spontaneous kid hugs:)

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  2. Glad to hear Ken got a job and Emma is such a sweetie!!

    I am grateful for having a place to live. I am also grateful that my body functions with minimal issues. Lastly, I am grateful that I live in such a beautiful place. :-)

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  3. I am grateful that I haven't heard the word "malignant" in reference to my sciatic nerve tumor even if today I was told that it has grown and thankful for a sweet hubby who gets me comfort food for dinner because he knows I'm sad.

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  4. Grateful to have so much in my life - parents, husband, pets, jobs, office parties, fitness, health, a heated car, a heated house, and Christmas trees!

    Glad to hear Lucky is hanging in there. My pets mean so much to me, and its so hard to imagine life without one of them. Hang in there and enjoy every minute with him!

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  5. good supportive friends

    family

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  6. I am grateful for Bear in the Big Blue House because he is bringing my 2-year old such joy at this very moment.

    I am grateful to have realized that my husband was a total keeper despite the 6 kids and crazy ex.

    So glad Lucky is doing alright :)

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  7. That the blister on my big toe appears to be healing enough that I can do a 5K on Sunday with no pain. (NO MORE COTTON SOCKS - EVER!)

    That I am at home in my PJs with a warm cat on my lap.

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  8. Grateful for my life in general, even when I think it's bad it's really pretty dang good.

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  9. I am grateful that the drug task force finally showed up at the rental house, and I am grateful that it was not meth.


    Yea! Was not looking forward to that enormous cleanup bill!

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  10. I'm grateful that although it's cold, it hasn't been windy here, so I can still run outside.

    I'm also grateful that I have finally figured out where my grocery store hides my yogurt an my conditioner.

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  11. I've never been to an office party. Take lots of pictures!

    I'm grateful for the unconditional love my dog showers on me every second we're together.

    And I'm grateful to have my own place to escape from the world when the people stress me out.

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  12. I am grateful for a husband that loves me enough to take up running with me in our 40's. I am also grateful for our 19 year old son because even though he is a typical sometimes snarly teen, I know he's a sweetie at heart and it could be much worse.

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  13. I'm grateful for the 'greater power' that has brought my brother and his fiance together. They are getting married next May and I am so excited for them.

    I am grateful that my parents let me do pretty much what I wanted for the past 10 years - pursuing a bachelor's degree, go to work, getting a masters degree and work some more all of which were done not in my home country. But here in the great country of U.S.A. People here take for granted how wonderful there is freedom in this nation.

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  14. I am thankful for an amazing husband (back off-he's mine!) and amazing friends (I'll share those!)

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  15. Grateful for health, for my kids, Bill and me. Without that life can be a B.

    grateful that the tumor on my kidney has not grown in 2011.

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  16. 1) I'm thankful for a wonderful husband & two beautiful daughter.
    2) I'm thankful that I can actually run again no matter how slow or fast.

    I love this post!

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  17. 1) That my room-mate has a car and was willing to drive me to get my groceries :)

    2) That my phone bill was only $40, when I was expecting it to be $100+ due to over-charges! Yay :)

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  18. I am blessed and grateful for 55 years of marriage (with the same guy) and my wonderful family, children, grandchildren. I think I am the happiest and luckiest person in the world. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share this with so many.

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  19. I LOVE #1 :D let's share a bottle

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  20. OOh! Love this! I'm grateful for office parties. And I'm grateful that I live in a small town and although I may be 8 years behind I'm still 5 years ahead when it comes to fashion!
    I'm also incredibly grateful that I wake up to my favorite person. Thankful for conversation that doesn't even require words, thankful for the safety and comfort I find in the ONE person that I trust with ALL of me:) OK-I'm so inspired, I'm giving 3. I'm thankful for my sweaty little 8 year old boy who is sleeping in my lap while I type. Life is GOOD:)

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  21. I'm grateful for two girls and a husband who are not afraid to be silly and have fun together as a family :)

    NOT having a Justin Bieber album in my car.

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  22. I'm grateful that I still have an aunt to share with me the life lessons I can no longer learn from my father, grandmother and grandfather. I'm grateful for family pictures that are labeled (and even some that aren't).

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  23. i'm grateful for a husband who is amazingly and unfailingly supportive of me and my health!

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  24. I am grateful for the men and women who are serving our country around the world. I am grateful for my health and the gift of running, biking, and swimming!

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  25. Grateful that I got to share a wonderful, fun evening with my two daughters. Girls' Night!
    Grateful for a quote I read yesterday that came at the best possible time, eased my anxiety and put some bounce back in my step!(Isn't it crazy how a couple of sentences can remind you of things you need to remember/keep in perspective?....Kind of like reading all these comments! Thanks SUAR!)

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  26. I am grateful for your blog for starters! You motivated me to move my @ss---and I like that! And I'm thankful for the air in my lungs. Every day alive is a good one! :)

    Sarah @ THINfluenced

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  27. thankful that i live within quick trip visiting status to my younger sibs. grateful that i don't have to do laundry tonight. :P

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  28. OMG, WAY YAY x 1,000,000 for Ken (and you all), but does he know who you're sleeping with? :)

    Happy happy day!

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  29. Funny thing about gratitude, we forget to be grateful. I have more than enough to fill my cup beyond overflowing. Thank you for the reminder.

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  30. Seriously grateful for The Husband and our odd way of communicating.

    Also very thankful that we have had the opportunities that we have and that things have been working out like they have...yay life!

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  31. I am greatful for my family & partner as well as for us both having good jobs!!
    I am also very greatful for this post!!!

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  32. Great blog!!!
    Greetings from Spain.

    G

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  34. I'm grateful for my husband who provides for our family. I'm grateful that our children and my hubby and I have good health. I'm grateful too that our 13 yr old doggy is doing well.(she wasn't feeling well recently) And last but not least I'm greateful for YOU(SUAR)! I look forward to every day reading your blog....thank you, thank you!

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  35. (1) my wife loves me back
    (2) I PR'd in my Santa Suit 5k today

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  36. I am so grateful that I got a really good night's sleep and that I don't have to work today - except for a bit of housework and baking and Christmas prep.

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  37. I'm grateful that the lump I found was "only" a hernia that just got repaired yesterday.

    I'm grateful for my husband who has doted on me constantly since the aforementioned surgery.

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  38. I am grateful for all the things going well in my life - I like my job and my friends.

    I love the idea of buying the cups of Starbucks. I always think about that, and then wonder if the clerk will actually give them the free drinks. Oh, I should be more trusting!

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  39. (1) Having the opportunity to go to school.

    (2) Although we all live great distances apart from each other, a caring immediate family.

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  40. love.
    this.
    post.

    1 - Hubby is home after two weeks training!

    2 - Spent the evening at a Christmas parade watching local marching bands rock out (hello, talent!) and catching beads from floats. (Yes. On the Gulf Coast every holiday is Mardi Gras!) ;)

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  41. I am grateful for the beautiful moon in the sky tonight and for the wonderful man in my life that stood next to me to appreciate it for just that moment.

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  42. My 2 hilarious boys, and that I accomplished my longtime dream of running a 1/2 marathon!!!

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  43. The list of things I am grateful for stretches on for an eternity, but since you just asked for two...

    1. I'm grateful for where I live: on 5 acres in the country, about 75 yards from my parents who live on their 5 acres. I love being able to walk over and see then whenever I want, get eggs from the chickens, invite them for dinner, take them warm cookies.

    2. I'm grateful that I'm not stressing about money this Christmas. While our financial situation is still not great, somehow the money is there to buy my kids what I want, to bake lots of goodies to share with family, maybe even buy myself a new sweater. This time of year is supposed to be full of peace and joy, and this year it is.

    Love your list! So glad you're full of peace and joy too! (Wine helps with that.)

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  44. Hmmm, only two things. Ok, I got it.
    I'm most grateful for the health of my family.

    I'm also grateful that I can run again and have a bike that loves to be ridden as much as I love to ride it(it's alive you know...really, I swear).

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  45. grateful for a great run with my new garmin (thanks mom!)
    and a great cappuccino with a great friend....
    lots of greats there :)

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  46. So much happy in this list!

    I love office parties too. Mine is on the 23rd this year. I'm grateful that it's held on the last day of work so I don't have to face my bosses and co-workers again for 10+ days after I make a fool of myself.

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