What if you woke up today and only had the things you thanked God for yesterday?
I saw that question on face book this morning. Yipes. Quick, let’s review.
Good news, bad news. I live my life purposefully with gratitude. So in the good news department, I am covered. I am every single day of my life, sincerely and heartfelt thankful for Mr. Right. I am thankful for our four adult children and three grands. I am mighty thankful for my family in Vermont. I gave thanks for my health. I gave thanks for the healing sunshine. I am thankful on a daily basis for my freedom. I am thankful for our dog, Sweet Liberty. I gave special thanks for four girlfriends who made my day so much sweeter. I was pretty gosh darn thankful for a phone call from a girlfriend.
Here’s where it takes a turn. I usually give thanks at the end of the day. So, if I am a tad bit sleepy-eyed, um, I may wrap things up a bit too quickly. I gave a sigh of pure goodness and said thanks for the amazing cozy pillow and extreme feather filled duvet . Okay, so I threw in a great big heap of thanks for the Watermelon colored toe nail polish by Essie that turned out so pretty. Then, when I sat down on the edge of the bed, I spied in my closet the weird green colored shrug that had slipped off the hanger. I had been searching for the little sweater and instantly thanked God I found it.
So that is about it. In the bad news department, I forgot to say thanks for our home, our car, our food, our chickens, all our nice things, all our other friends & family, my vitamins & supplements, my rebounder, my bikes, & fresh air. I forgot to say thanks for clothes, regular clothes and a dining room table and a nice bed and shoes.
So let’s sum up, yes, I have my family and four girlfriends. I have a dog and some sunshine and my freedom. I have some watermelon colored toenails (with a sassy sparkle top coat) and a weird colored green shrug. I have a pillow and a duvet.