Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gratitude ABCs

Today's gratitude assignment, compliments of The Gratitude Challenge, is to make a list of things I'm grateful for using the letters of the alphabet as my prompt.

I am grateful for:

A - Autumn and the apples that come with it, straight from the tree
B - Books of all kinds, ones that make me think, inspire me, or just plain entertain
C - Chocolate of course...the dark creamy kind that melts slowly in your mouth
D - Dreams and the chance to chase them
E - Exciting opportunities and open doors for new experiences
F - Friends that support and love me no matter what idiotic things I do or say
G - Giggles and uncontrollable laughter
H - Hugs at the exact moment when I need them; health and happiness
I - Ice cream on a hot summer day; individuality; independence
J - Just enough of everything I need
K - Kisses that make me weak in the knees
L - Love in all its shapes and forms
M - My Mom, whose love and strength I can only hope to emulate
N - Nature and the chance to spend time enjoying it
O - Organic farmers and the food they produce
P - Pretty things
Q - Quiet time
R - Respect (given and received)
S - Sister that put up with my big-sister-stuff for all those years and still trusts me
T - Travel to places I've never been before, as well as to places I know and love
U - Unexpected blessings
V - Vitamins and vegetables
W - Words and the opportunity to use them, shape them and make them my own
X - X-tended vacations
Y - Yeses
Z - Zest for life

This wasn't easy--especially X, Y and Z. But it was fun and really forced me to consider all the big and little things that I'm grateful for. What are your ABCs of gratitude?


Unknown said...

This is great, Ami!
A few from me:

A - Adventures with my kids
B - Best friends who support me
C - Cool weather. Oh, and cake, cookies, & candy (need I say more?)
D - dear husband who puts up with my crap
E - eating a nice dinner alone with my husband when time/schedule permits
F - Fall and the beautiful colors it brings
G - GiGi (my mom, the girls' grandma) who sends us little gifts in the mail (like "Goodnight, NOLA") and is coming to visit soon
I - interesting things my kids say to make me laugh
J - Jazzercise to keep me healthy & in shape
K - kisses from my kids
L - long soaks in the tub

Okay, I'll stop there. Didn't mean to take up your entire comments section, lol!

Ami said...

Thanks for sharing, Erin. And don't apologize...I asked for them! I'm grateful for a lot of these things, too. Especially L, B, F and E (although he's not my husband yet). :)

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

i'm thankful for new followers of my blog. :) appreciate you stopping by.

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