Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I have loved reading everyones thoughts on the things they are thankful for this month.   It has made me think a lot about what I am thankful for.  It's never too late to show gratitude.  Here is the list of things that I am most thankful for to catch me up to date.

  • My Mom -  She is amazing at sewing and I love all the things she had made throughout the years for me.  If I ever have a question with cooking she is my go-to-girl.  I love our daily phone calls.  She has become my best friend and she is babe.
  • My Dad - He has given me so many great memories.  He always showed such an interest in the things I was involved in.  He was always there to help me with Softball or improve on my skiing.   He had such a great laugh and knew how to have fun.
  • Jordan - He knows how to keep me happy.  He knows how to make me laugh and smile even when I get mad at him.  He makes me want to better myself.  He is always so willing to help make dinner and he is the first one on dishes.  He will play card games with me all night even if he would rather do something else.
  • My Brothers - They always knew how to make me cry when I was little, but I like to think now I'm pretty tough because of it.  They are such big supporters now.  So glad I always had them to look out for me.  They are incredibly talented.  Everyone of them makes me proud to be their sister. (this picture really shows their personalities)
  • My Sisters - They have always been there for me.  They always call, text, or Skype to chat.  I know that they would do anything for me without even thinking twice. I love that they always listen and give me the best advice.
  • Nieces and Nephews - They always bring happiness to me.  I love them to pieces.  Hearing their sweet little voices and receiving their hugs and kisses melt my heart. 
  • The In-Laws - I couldn't have asked for a better family to marry into.  Since day one they have always made me feel welcomed.  I know that they would do anything for Jordan and me.  They are a great example of love for me. (This picture is too good not to share.)
  • Cider - She is the joy of my home.  Coming home to her everyday is a highlight.  She is always happy to see me and ready to play.  She will cuddle with me anytime I am hanging out on the couch.  It's the simple things that keep her happy.
  • Friends - So grateful that throughout my life I have always had a friends.  Some are old, some are new, and some are only for a season.  Knowing that you always have people standing behind you and to help you keep going is such a blessing in this life.  
  • Temples - I have been so blessed to live so close to temples.  The blessing that temples are able to bring people are amazing.  I have received so much peace, comfort, and happiness knowing what I do.
  • My body - Thinking about the human body really makes me want to throw up, but it really is amazing they way it is able to work.  I am so grateful that my body can run, jump, skip, and wriggle my fingers and toes.  Loosing the function of a tiny pinky could be a game changer.
  • Good books - There is nothing better than losing yourself in a good book.  I love when you are able to learn something new, get a good laugh, or simply escape into a world a little less stressful than you believe yours is.
  • Hot water - There is nothing better than taking a hot shower to warm up.  I couldn't imagine washing dishes in cold water.  That just doesn't work.  Relaxing in a hot tub is great. 
  • Home Cooking - I love comfort foods of home.  Being able to leave the dinner table with a full belly is something is always be thankful for.
  • Smiles - Sometimes all you need to see is an unexpected smile to change your mood.  I am thankful for the kind people that will smile and say hi even if they don't know me.