It’s Thanksgiving, and I thought I would just jot down a few of the things I am thankful for.
I’m thankful for my home. Not just that I have a house to live in, but the wonderful neighborhood we chose and the great house we have. It may not be sparkling clean all the time, but I love living here.
I’m thankful for my health and the health of my family.
I’m thankful for my parents. They taught me well and loved me a lot more than I knew at the time. Now I know.
And Ryan’s parents. I married into a family that accepted me and treats me like one of their own. They are extremely patient and mellow people (at the time we got married I thought they were boring, but now I know it’s not boring, just mellow) and I never have heard them yell.
I’m thankful for Christmas music.
And Handel’s Messiah, the ultimate in Christmas music.
Speaking of Christmas music, I’m also thankful that we’re not playing any songs from the Nutcracker this year in the bell choir.
I’m thankful for hand lotion and chapstick. Especially the nicely smelling kinds.
I’m thankful for toasters, microwaves, and vacuums.
Also my Bosch. Very thankful for that one.
I’m thankful for my wonderful husband. He supports me, he encourages me, and he is my partner in all things.
Disposable diapers, although I’m hoping that soon I can stop being thankful for those. All in good time.
I’m thankful for Blueberries. And bananas. And chocolate. And Cheesecake. And a really good Steak. Oh, and Turkey.
I’m thankful for friends. Both the new friends who live close and the old friends who have seen me through a lot of happy and sad times. Some of them still live relatively close and some live farther away. Because of email (also a blessing) we can still keep in touch.
Although winter is not my favorite, I’m thankful for all four seasons. Each one has such beauty.
I’m thankful for each one of my children. I can’t imagine my life without them. From the moment the little boy climbs into bed with me to hold my hair and “snuggle” (really squirm around) ’til the time the I put them to bed, I am here for my children. Some days I’m here more than others, but I always have them in my heart. They are each unique and have wonderful talents. I love them and am thankful for each of them.
Diet coke and diet Dr. Pepper.
I’m thankful for this wonderful country where we live, and for all those who have sacrificed and are still sacrificing so that we can live here in peace.
I’m thankful for Joseph Smith.
I’m thankful for the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I wish you all a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving, full of fun family time. Thanks for allowing me to reflect on some of the things I am thankful for, and may we all be a little more thankful.