1 ...for technology that shortens the distance between family and friends in places far from here.
2 ...for water.
3 ...for my oldest son who posted how much he loves his mom on his Facebook page for all of his teenaged friends to see.
4 ...for my dad. He always makes me laugh.
5 ...for my mom. Happy birthday.
6 ...for the ability to go to the grocery store and buy groceries while so many people are struggling with putting food on their tables. It's easy to take this for granted.
7 ...for books. Even the boring ones.
8 ...for humor. It's always good to laugh.
9 ...for quiet.
10 ...for conversation.
11 ...for service. I am honored to know many service men and women, past and present, who put service to our country above all else. Also, my friends who stand with their military husbands, wives, brothers, and sister with dignity and grace. Your commitment and sacrifice requires gratitude far greater than I can express.
12 ...for my in-laws. Seriously, the stories my friends tell are unbelievable. I love our drama-free family!
13 ...for slow-paced weekends.
14 ...for the great manners the kids are really great at using.
15 ...for my younger sister. You are remarkable in all ways. I am glad you're my sister. Happy birthday to you!
16 ...for Modern Family. "I sleep clown." Enough said.
17 ...for fun with good friends. Breaking Dawn I opening night showing!
18 ...for sleep. I am so, so sleepy today.
19 ...for Excedrin.
20 ...for my life's partner.
21 ...for good health.
22 ..for our kitties.
23 ...for my youngest daughter because she makes us laugh. All of the time.
24 ...that my older sister was able to come home for Thanksgiving.
25 ...for my youngest son and that he marches to his own beat.
26 ...for my oldest daughter. She's always so full of light.
27 ...for my brother.
28 ...for new career paths. I guess since I filled out all of the paperwork today, I can say I am now a youth worker at a local pediatric psychiatric hospital.
29 ...for music.
30 ...that I have so much to be thankful for I could easily fill 365 days. I have been blessed in so many ways and am grateful for each day I get to spend surrounded by the people I love doing the things I love.