Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I Am Grateful for Gratitude

I can't believe it's been two years since I have been thankful. I am still thankful, especially for Tivo. I am thankful for other things, too:

I am thankful for Clinique's Happy. I am thankful for washers and dryers. I am thankful for neighbors with gardens. I am thankful for full shade. I am thankful for Ellen's exuberance. I am thankful for Ben's compliance. I am thankful for Sam's valor. I am thankful for Maggie's compassion. I am thankful for jobs that pay regularly. I am thankful for my dog, who I hate. I am thankful for non-pointy logs to sit on. I am thankful for the tireless service and thoughtfulness of bishops. I am thankful for LDS Philanthropies. I am thankful for Benadryl and Tylenol and modern medicine in general. I am thankful for fetal monitors. I am thankful for morticians. I am thankful for my husband's hair. I am thankful for my children's health, well-being, emotional intelligence, good looks, and existence. 

I am thankful for this blog. I am thankful for at least 100 people every day who read it. I am thankful for compliments. I am thankful for the Tipsy Baker who recommends my blog to people. I am thankful for Carly's late-stages-of-pregnancy candor. I am thankful for iChat. I am thankful for Google. I am thankful for iPhones. I am thankful for Steve Jobs. I am thankful for carbs. I am thankful for seat belts. I am thankful for a fridge that dispenses ice and cold water. I am thankful for the benefit of the doubt. I am thankful for Pinterest. I am thankful for normal people. I am thankful for daylight savings. I am thankful for Big Lots. I am thankful for a mother who never criticized my appearance or gave me issues about food. I am thankful Christian likes to make dinner. I am thankful for the liberal leanings and moral fortitude of the unflappable Jordan Ferney. I am thankful for mommy bloggers. I am thankful to be a mommy blogger. I am thankful for the good women of Utah county and their acceptance of me as a working mom and then as a stay-at-home-mom and as a blogger and a writer and as a person who likes to go out to lunch and not can.

I'm thankful for the great sacrifice of Severus Snape. I am thankful for enduring selfless love. I am thankful for real wands. I am thankful for magic. I am thankful for the priesthood. I am thankful for the foresight of Dumbledore--and for his foibles. I am thankful for the forbearance of the Weasleys. I am thankful for Neville's heroic rhetoric. I am thankful for my own fully-constructed non-serpentine nose. I am thankful for movies and books and TV shows that are good and awesome. I am thankful a zombie apocalypse is not happening right now. I am thankful for NPR and PBS. I am thankful for Sherlock Holmes.  I am thankful for the PHS Cross Country team. I am thankful for trustworthy, non-perverted coaches. I am thankful for Ben's teacher, Mrs. Stutz. I am thankful for people who do their church callings. I am thankful for people who accept church callings. I am thankful for people who put up the flags on holidays, take down the chairs on Sundays, and clean the church on Saturdays. I am thankful for the beautiful dresses available at Ross for $11. I am thankful for undemanding friends. I am thankful for flexible book clubs. I am thankful for funny anecdotes that aren't boring. I am thankful for nude fishnet tights. I am thankful for straight teeth. I'm thankful for discretion. I'm thankful for generosity. I'm thankful for pizzazz. I am thankful for people who make tamales.

13 comments:

  1. Amen to all of this, plus an extra shout out for nude fishnets.

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  2. This may be one of my favorite lists ever.
    Nude fishnets? Hmmmmm. Because we share a love of the same fragrance I may give these a try. I'll think about it.
    I'm thankful for this blog. It brightens my day!

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  3. I'm thankful that you fearlessly used the word nude in this post.

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  4. You have good taste in gratitude. P.S. I'm thankful for your wit.

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  5. It's cool that each of your kids have special, predominate qualities. Like the Wiggen family, sans evil Peter but plus Ellen. I guess what I'm trying to say is that Ben is probably going to save the world.

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  6. I'm thankful for Ross too - and TJ Maxx. I used to be scared to go in there, on account of them never having anything in my size, but now I think those stores are practically MAGICAL.

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  7. I like how you put the priesthood right after magic.

    I, too, am grateful for the sacrifice of Severus Snape.

    And I am envious of beautiful $11 dresses.

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  8. This post made my day. Thanks.

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  9. Nude fishnets? Wha? Please explain. How have I missed this boat?

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