Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thankful Things

Living with a grateful heart involves being thankful for what surrounds you.

Here are my Thankful Things. 
The things today that made me smile.

Our fruit bowl. 
It sits in the center of our table and offers nourishment to greedy boy hands. 
The flash of color speaks to me of Spring.


I gave up soda years ago, ridding myself of a Diet Coke addiction. 
But, we discovered this.
Izze Soda.
I love the bottle and graphics.
It's just pretty. 

So, for a treat, I give myself one of these.
And savor it.

I love, love, love my Hope in a Jar. 
Pricey, but it makes me happy every morning when I smooth it over my face.


Lorac concealer. Love it. I had never worn concealer before the last few months.
What was I thinking?
I also love the focus of this picture on the pen marks on our table.
I always wanted a table where marks from children could be left and add to the character. 


I also love my laptop. I love the freedom it gives me, the connection to friends and family, the way it guides my fingers into a story. 


This is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. 
It holds my cookbooks and the painted hat and shovel on the side make me smile. 


Little Bear just got this hat and it makes me laugh out loud.


When he runs, there are two little things that bounce like pigtails.
I figure it's the only way I'll ever watch any of my kids run with pigtails bouncing. 


I encourage you to look around,
pay attention to your Thankful Things and smile today. 
If you would like to share what you are thankful for today, I'd love to hear about it in the comments.
Your comments make me smile too. 


Alisa said...

There are many things I am thankful for, but right at this moment I am thankful for you and your blog. It made me smile!! =) (Definitely was the pigtail part) Love you so much xoxo

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love that splash of color from the fruit. Too pretty. I've used the hope in a jar too. Great stuff and the Izze soda is yummy. Of course little bear's hat is precious. I Want ONE!

Thank you sweet girl for the encouragement earlier. For some reason it calmed me down a bit. Love that about you. Have a great weekend.

Brigetta's Mom said...

I am thankful for the precious gift of YOU!

Joybird said...

Lots of stuff, mercy, yeah I'm thankful for that. And I;m thankful for corners of the internet where I can laugh and be inspired and be in community. I'm thankful for the way I can make new friends and my dear B, it let's me hang on to the old when they have moved far away to icy cold lands like you and K.

donahugh43 said...

Love your new look. Love the hat. I am grateful for this computer so i can feel like part of your family, watching the boys doing boy things.