Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gratitude,Today and Every Day

Happy, happy Thanksgiving my friends. We've had a wonderful day. You knew, didn't you, that I couldn't let the day go by without a list. From all of us celebrating here at the Lawson house today - a list of what we are thankful for.


Thanksgiving with Team Lawson, 2009
* peppermints * horses * snuggles * candy * my Dad's signet ring, which I wear every day * Daddy * Mommy * magazines * friends * blogging * M&Ms * Zoobooks * friends to celebrate with * walk-off home runs * smiles from strangers * music on a Saturday morning * coffee * come-from-behind victories * flowers * Sloane shooting a deer rifle * Degas at the Nelson-Atkins * Relyn's blog * blue pens * my house * Build-a-Bear * pink highlighters * people who make you laugh until you cry and your stomach hurts * the color blue as the sky * snow and snow days * friends over for dinner * feeling better after being sick * cooking my favorite dinner for my sweetie * my beautiful wife * four day weekends * lipstick * animals * food * trees * nuts * laughing * LOVE * lipgloss * the freckles dusting Sloane's nose and cheeks * warm blankets * a trip to Fan Dance * Thanksgiving Day naps * making new friends * husbands who do the cooking * winning Farkle * good knives * tabouli * chocolate and milk * Ugly Dessert * Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade * office supplies * polka dots * money enough to buy books * fur-lined clogs * cuff bracelets * To Kill A Mockingbird * art cases * snuggling with little girls * digital cameras * sleeping late * books and magazines * cashews * husbands who walk in the cold to go get the car while you wait in the warm * chili on a cold day * leftovers * stew * good boots * mashed potatoes * long walks * swimming in cold water creeks in the hot summer * baseball * long, dangly earrings * sunglasses * glass apothecary jars * cats on your lap * mascara * beagles * front porches * getting to stay up past your bedtime * Hershey's Kisses * my husband, whom I love more every day * the chance to be a mother * the written word * teaching * love of learning * blogging * audiences * encouragement * letters * my trip to San Francisco * prayer * deep faith * the ability to be moved * marching bands * the winter Olympics * comfort * warm socks * living an abundant life *
I am blessed in that I always count my blessings. Every day. I hope you do, too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

23 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Taking a few hours to read some favorite blogs...one of my favorite things to do and something I have done very little of in recent days. You still have time to stop by my holiday blog and be eligible for 2 great giveaways.....
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elizabeth said...

I do. :)

What a great list. I'm glad you had a happy Thanksgiving! I hope the rest of the weekend is just as happy.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Relyn! Always love your lists!
Kirsten

cinner said...

This is a wonderful list, glad your day was such a great day.I love the photo. Take care.

Kamana said...

enjoyed your list. glad you had such a lovely day.

Tracy said...

What a sweet day, Relyn... I hope the fun carries over into the weekend! :o) ((HUGS)) Oh, I just received something wonderful in the mail from you--thank you so much, my friend--I'll email you! :o)

Jeanne said...

Yes I count mine everyday too
Love you

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

"music on a Saturday morning" and any other time too. Oh, and "warm socks"!

Gayle said...

We had a great Thanksgiving, too! Relyn, I'm thankful for you because you always remind me to count my blessings, even on days when I'm cranky and don't want to!

Marilyn Miller said...

I love your lists! They remind me to appreciate the small things, even freckles on someone's nose.

margieandkath said...

have a beautiful holiday.

Roban said...

... snuggling with little girls ... magazines ... money to buy books

I love your family's list. Sounds like thankfulness runs in the family!

Blessings,
Roban

Elle Bee said...

Oh, your first one--peppermints! Yes, I'll take ANYTHING peppermint! And prayer. Always prayer. So thankful for prayer and the holy spirit--our links to our loving Father.

S. Etole said...

lots of great things on that list ...

beth said...

your fabulous list makes me want to make one, too...
and that you added the winter olympics to it...well, that was just perfect !

xo

Patti said...

Your list makes me feels all warm and cozy inside!!!! I stayed in most of the day today then Mike and I went out to dinner and ran to JoAnn's (LOVE that place) and a little boutiques- so I officially started my shopping. Thanksfully it was not too busy! Enjoy your weekend!

Rita of Grammy's Sweet Nothings said...

I missed you. I wish you could have come for Thanksgiving, but glad that you had a good one at home. Love ya!

Lynnelise said...

Thank you for sharing your beauty-inspiring blog. Visiting here is like a refreshing drink of water in a hot desert.
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Marion Williams-Bennett said...

What a happy list and what a great day!

Char said...

i wear my dad's ring too

elsa said...

happy thanksgiving everyday Relyn!
hope last thursday was wonderful too!

spread your wings said...

Relyn, i'm glad you Thanksgiving was fantastic. love reading your lists - always. i am thankful for you and your always inspiring posts.

Jaime said...

Cute..how you put blogging in there twice.

Relyn, you are the queen of bliss lists. You are like a warm fuzzy peppermint scented hug.

love to you xo

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