Thursday, September 10, 2009

thankful thursday: mail, raspberries, hair products, and parents.

One of the most important things in life is to be thankful. Goodness, we even dedicate a national holiday to giving obviously it's important! :)

In all seriousness, the times where I feel the most joy in my life is when I am truly thankful. Noticing the things in my life that I appreciate: the big, the little, the simple, the silly. It is oh-so-good to give thanks for these!

So, I have decided to have what we're gonna call Thankful Thursdays. I'm going to let you know a few things that I'm especially thankful for this week, and in the comment section you can feel free to share what you're thankful for.

This week I am thankful for:

Snail Mail.
If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE to receive things in the mail. And, if you've been following me on Twitter you'll know that I was anxiously awaiting something in the mail all week (and it finally arrived!) Living away from friends and family now makes me even more thankful for snail mail. So, if you want to shoot me a letter or would make me the happiest person ever! :)

Raspberries. Every morning I eat a bowl of yogurt with fresh berries. And I decided this week that raspberries are my favorite.

Thelonious Maximus. He has been my buddy while husband has been away at work. He stays by my side every minute of every day. His puppy love gives me the warm fuzzies.

New Hair Products. I don't know what it is exactly, but I get soooooo excited when it comes time to buy new Shampoo and Conditioner. I hardly ever buy the same thing twice...I just love trying new brands and types.

My Parents. Besides the fact that they, well, brought me into this world...I am oh-so-thankful for the wonderful example that they have set for my life. Ever since I was itty bitty to even now, my parents always get up at the crack of dawn, have coffee, and read their Bibles and pray together. It's things like this that have set such a wonderful example for me and my marriage. They always showed me the importance of spending quality time together, and putting God first in their relationship. I may be slightly biased, but I honestly think I have the best parents in the world. :)

{all photographs taken by me}

What makes you thankful this week?


  1. I am currently thankful for noise canceling headphones. Great for discovering the small nuances in music I've never noticed before. Also great for studying and reading while my roommates are playing games really loud!

    -Ben Johns

  2. I am thankful for my daughter. Her smiles, hugs and kisses bring me a joy I've never known before.

  3. i am thankful for books. and friends. and snail mail. and cupcakes. and ice-cream


  4. I'm thankful for the great times I have in music while with the band, but even more an understanding family that knows I'm tired and grumpy when I get home from a game, and give me a nice comforting day at home.

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