Monday, December 27, 2010

100 Things I’m Thankful For

"Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel."
~ Author Unknown ~

As 2011 approaches, I find myself reflecting on the past 12 months and how fortunate I am that, once again, it’s been a wonderful year. With that in mind, I decided to sit down and make a list of small – and big – things that I’m thankful for. It was a little challenging at first trying to come up with 100 things, but once I got started, I was on a roll. Because, my goodness, there is no end to how many little things there are to bring us happiness.

So without further ado, here are 100 things I’m thankful for, in no particular order...

001 - My beautiful children
002 - My loving husband
003 - The wonderful childhood I experienced
004 - Great parents
005 - Good friends
006 - My sweet and fuzzy pets
007 - A comfy home
008 - Plenty to eat
009 - Being healthy
010 - My lovely garden
011 - The critters that visit my backyard
012 - The lovely city I live in
013 - Good neighbours
014 - Living in a free society
015 - My love of reading
016 - Vacations I’ve been able to take
017 - Quitting smoking (It’ll be 5 years in February!)
018 - My electric blanket!
019 - Hot showers
020 - Indoor plumbing (Trust me; the whole world doesn’t enjoy this!)
021 - The beautiful parks all around me
022 - Music
023 - Full moons
024 - Sunny days
025 - My pocket-sized digital camera
026 - My blog
027 - Blogs I enjoy visiting
028 - My photo albums full of memories
029 - Homemade food
030 - The Christmas cards I receive
031 - Gardening magazines
032 - Books
033 - The internet
034 - Email
035 - Dollar stores!
036 - Garden centers!
037 - Cookies straight from the oven
038 - Homemade bread
039 - BBQ
040 - My ancestry
041 - Flip flops
042 - Taking walks with hubby
043 - Scented candles
044 - Dancing
045 - Reading glasses!
046 - Pizza
047 - Houseplants
048 - My washing machine
049 - Hot soup on a cold day
050 - A starlit sky

051 - My sense of humor
052 - Popcorn
053 - Bubble baths
054 - My faith
055 - Hiking trails
056 - The colour blue
057 - Morning coffee
058 - Walking barefoot on a sandy beach
059 - Rainbows
060 - The honking of geese announcing their departure (or arrival)
061 - Electricity
062 - My computer
063 - Vacuums!
064 - Comfortable shoes
065 - Family gatherings
066 - Out of town visitors
067 - A good haircut
068 - Ice cream
069 - Canadian Maple Donuts (At Tim Hortons)
070 - Sunsets and sunrises
071 - Christmas
072 - Buffet restaurants
073 - Bookstores!
074 - Watermelon (my absolute favourite fruit)
075 - Cookbooks
076 - Pina Coladas
077 - Peanut M&Ms
078 - Air conditioning
079 - Heating
080 - A first snowfall
081 - Good movies
082 - Old comedies
083 - Cheesecake
084 - My treadmill
085 - The smell of bacon cooking
086 - Afternoon naps
087 - Dragonflies (way cool!)
088 - Christmas lights
089 - Fog
090 - Throw blankets
091 - Friendly cashiers
092 - Great service at a restaurant
093 - My vivid (and wacky) imagination
094 - Iced cappuccino (Tim Hortons)
095 - Eating dinner as a family every night
096 - Garden perennials
097 - Sunflowers
098 - Finding happiness in the simple things
099 - Twizzlers
100 - Today

I’m sure I can come up with hundreds of other things for this list, but that’s enough for now.
What are you thankful for?

Let’s end this post with a beautiful song ('I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing') that takes me back in time, and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.


5 comments:

  1. We saw "True Grit" last night, which, among other things, made me grateful for modern times.

    I can't believe buffet restaurants made your list but I didn't. Sad face. Haha, just kidding! Hope you have a great new year, Martha!

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  2. Timmy's maple doughnuts. Oh yeah! And I love their apple fritters, too. Sadly ALL the Tim Horton's shops closed here in New England about a month ago. My dog is mourning the timbits.

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  3. Oh, but you did make my list, Liza. Number '027 - Blogs I enjoy visiting' includes your blog, and all the blogs listed under the heading 'Cool Blogs' on my website. So, there you go! Have a wonderful New Year, Liza.

    P.S - I've never seen "True Grit"; I should check it out.

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    Cynthia, those maple doughnuts are my favourites! It's too bad the Tim Horton's shops closed there; I guess they weren't doing enough business to keep going.

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  4. I saw #27 but I wanted my name on the list, Martha, haha!

    True Grit's in theaters now, it's the Coen brothers remake of the John Wayne flick. Lots of it was shot in northern New Mexico, so it's super pretty!

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  5. Oh my, goes to show that I'm not in touch with what's playing at the theatre these days! I thought True Grit was an old film :) I'll have to check our local cinema to see what's playing. I'd love to see shots of New Mexico; I could imagine how beautiful it must be. Maybe one day I'll get to visit all the areas in the States that are on my 'hope-to-visit-one-day' list. New Mexico is one of them. That would be awesome.

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