Thankful Thursday Week 2

It's time once again to reflect on the things I am thankful for this week. I really like this weekly activity, I think it helps keep me grounded!

1. Friends and family -I was talking to a friend of mine about how 2010 hasn't been the greatest year in terms of loss - almost every person who is close to me, including myself, has been affected by the loss of a loved one this year and my friend made a good point that it's important to appreciate our loved ones and hug them as much as we can because you never know what could happen tomorrow. So today I am more thankful than ever for my friends and family.

2. Muppets - Ok lightening the mood here a little bit - but big news was released in the last week here that they are finally filming the new Muppet movie. This will be the first Muppet movie in the theatre in over ten years and I am hearing that it will be more of a throw back to the older original days of the Muppets and I am insanely excited about that. Unfortunately it won't be released until NEXT Christmas, but I hope it will be worth the wait!

3. My house - As I was driving away this morning I was thinking of how nice the painting came out and even though I will have to redo the one section where my dad had to go into the wall, I am really beginning to love how the house has taken on our own style and I just love how it has all turned out. I am excited for the potential for more things to be done soon.

4. A job with benefits - We are in open enrollment right now and last night Nate and I went through the "oh so exciting" task of looking at the benefits and what makes sense for us this year. And while I don't like having to part with hard earned money to have said benefits, I am still so thankful to have them. I know others do not have this, so I try not to take it for granted that I do.

5. Coffee - again, maybe kind of silly, but I am thankful for coffee. I don't go overboard, one cup is usually enough to get me going in the morning but it helps and I am sure others around me are thankful for the fact that I drink it too, because I'm sure I would not be very pleasant otherwise! My favorite blend of the entire year is now back in Caribou - Reindeer Blend - so I will soon have that in my house, I know that much!

Simple list today. What are you thankful for?


Gina said...

I agree with the family-2010 has been a hard year for loosing family members. I like your list again! My blog has my thankful thoughts.

Alexandra said...

Oh, by the way...I have that magazine set aside for you. Remind me to bring it for you when I see you next!

simplicity said...

Love your list and totally am with you on the house and the coffee thing.

I feel like it's taken almost SEVEN years for our house to finally feel like everything has a place and a style.

And I love coffee/cocoa and splurging on the good ones some days too :)