Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thanksgiving Thursday

The lovely Nicole at What a Trip! is hosting a weekly gratitude-fest and this morning has already been so wondrous, I'm in!

This morning, I'm thankful...

1.) that Darren's still coughing, but with less frequency. He's getting better.

2.) for Sarah's Phyllis Diller-esque bedhead. I can't help but smile each time she staggers into our room.

3.) for Scott's snoring. The audible confirmation he is breathing, at rest, and by my side for another day.

4.) for the weight and warmth of thick blankets.

5.) for how it feels to be resting while sandwiched between my dozy children in the morning -- their little warm feet pressed against my calves (Darren) and thighs (Sarah).

6.) for Wal-Mart brand cinnamon toaster waffles.

7.) for a microwave to re-warm my coffee.

8.) for the way the sunlight looks diffused by our beige curtains.

9.) that Sarah's new jeans and Darren's new camoflage pants both fit perfectly and they are wearing them happily today.

10.) that it'd be easy to come up with another 10 reasons to be thankful this morning.

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Nicole O'Dell said...

You really are a beautiful person. I wish you lived nearby. I could seriously see us sitting and hashing over a pot of coffee. You and a few others come to nice--maybe one day.

But, for now, what a blessed look into how you see your normal life. To be thankful for what irritates others (snoring, a coughing child, bed head, cold coffee, etc) just shows how much love you have for your family.

Blessings today...Happy Thanksgiving Thursday!

Amanda said...

I love your list and positive spin on things! I read your book when I was pregnant by the way, and loved it, I always recommend it!

Terra said...

You have a great attitude! Mine, not so great today...but hey!

Check out this clip worth a BIG GIGGLE...make your self keep watching about 3/4's through you will LAUGH i promise!

Jen B. said...

Sounds like you had the perfect start to any day! Happy Thursday!

mommytoalot said...

Love your list Cheryl. You always brighten my day

Rachael said...

#10 is why i love you cheryl and why i love to read your blog. what a perfect list.

Tracy said...

You are such a positive person. You never fail to bring a smile to my face. Thank you.

And I'm with Nicole...wouldn't it be great to be able to sit and have a cup of coffee with you both?!

Emily said...

I am thankful to have been able to share a whole year with your fabulous family! I am thankful for sweet summer days with the Lage's at the pool, for a shared love of language and a mutual love of a certain fair haired first grader! Thanks for being so super rad! -e

Bia said...

i don't know why, but when my boys come downstairs with bedhead it just warms my heart.

sounds like you've had a lovely morning.

The Thompson's said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I dont think I have ever been to your blog before, but I love it! Your thankful list was great! I hope you dont mind me following along. Please feel free to follow the Fort as well. Followers become friends I always say, and from the looks of it we have many of the same friends already. Im guessing you found us thru Nicole, but I can see from your blog list that it could have been many others.

Have a great day!

God Bless.


MereCat said...

Can I borrow one of those blankets? Its COOOOOLD here.

Barbara Manatee said...

Great list! You always remind me to appreciate the little things and try to look at the brighter side, Cheryl. Thanks for that!

Brooke said...

I love the snuggles in bed, aren't they the best, my 6 year old still likes to snuggle thank goodness, I don't know what I will do when they get past that stage.

And #6...will have to try them!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

TEN great reasons to be thankful..

MommyAmy said...


You've got quite the Attitude of Gratitude. I think that might even be a book or something. lol

Leia said...

what a great list of thankfulness

cat said...

What a lovely list!