What I am Thankful For

As I stand at my kitchen counter, defrosting the turkey three days before the big event of Thanksgiving, my mind wanders to what I am most thankful for. Soon my house will be filled with the noise of family and friends and of course, I am lucky to have them in my life and have all of the blessings that surround me, yet I can’t help but think about the little things I am grateful for. The quirky, small details that would never make it onto anybody’s top ten list, least of all mine, but yet I can’t do without.  So here goes nothing.   Here is the list of my top fifty. I won’t be saying this out loud at the dinner table on Thursday but it doesn’t mean I won’t be thinking about these.  I am thankful for:

(1) Hair dye (preventing my aging process just a little while longer).

(2) Toe tapping country music never going out of style.

(3) Footsie pajamas.

(4) The fact that romantic comedies will always make me laugh.

(5) The fact that Pride and Prejudice still gives me hope that there are soul mates in the world and that eternal love does exist.

(6) Spanx (I don’t think I need to explain this one).

(7) Margaritas, strawberry daiquiris and apple martinis (especially when drunk with good company).

(8) Ice cream as a comfort food.

(9) Good books and delicious soap opera type TV shows.

(10) The fact that my daughter thinks I’m beautiful.

(11) The fact that people out there really like my books!

(12) Colin Firth (with or without the wet shirt).

(13) A good belly laugh.

(14) Gasps after a tough hour long work out (It lets me know I’ve still got some steam left in me).

(15) Multitasking(16) Post it notes (I’d be lost without them!)

(17) The fact that I know how to text, tweet and Facebook (and sometimes all at the same time).

(18) I know the words to every Madonna song.

(19) Forgiving clothes (especially after the holidays).

(20) Horizontal stripes

(21) Scrumptious meals.

(22) Hershey kisses.

(23) Watching a movie at the midnight showing.

(24) Dancing with my heels off in the middle of a dance floor.

(25) A beautiful sunrise and an unbelievable sunset.

(26) My children’s smiles.

(27) Sunscreen.

(28) Steamy baths.

(29) Dipping my toes into the sand.

(30) Floppy sun hats.

(31) Hot cup of coffee in the morning.

(32) A scale that is off by minus five pounds.

(33) Morning talk shows.

(34) New Year resolutions (and the fact that I can start over every year).

(35) Smell of pine cones.

(36) Flat iron (especially on humid days).

(37) Designer shoes.

(38) The sound of my fingers typing away on the computer keys.

(39) The smell of freshly baked cookies.

(40) DVRs.

(41) Discounts at my favorite department stores.

(42) Free shipping.

(43) Brown Amazon packages waiting on my front porch.

(44) Finding five dollars in my pocket… (even better…when it’s in my husband’s pocket!)

(45) Downton Abbey.

(46) Eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.

(47) Lip gloss.

(48) Push up bras.

(49) Gentle kisses.

(50) Little hands giving big hugs.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


5 thoughts on “What I am Thankful For

  • I’m THRILLED you have Downton Abbey on there!!! 😀 Has series three started over there yet? If so are you enjoying it? 🙂 I’m impatiently waiting for the Christmas Day episode over here.

    PS – I LOVE the rest of the list! xxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Eeeee I’m so excited that you’re a fan of it, I absolutely love it! The third season is AMAZING! Just as addictive and enjoyable as the other seasons! But there are some shocks and surprises so don’t search anything on the internet about it cause there’s probably tons of spoilers and it’ll ruin it otherwise! All my favourite characters were back and there are some new ones too which is nice 🙂 And LOADS of romance too!! I was squealing with delight at the TV hahaha 😀 <3

      Who are your favourite characters? 😀


      • I definitely don’t want to know what happens, although I don’t know if I can wait until January! My favorite character is the Lady Dowager. She is priceless. I love her rows with Isobel. Of course, the romantic in me loves Matthew and Mary and was so glad to see them together at the end of last season. As far as the staff, I really like Ana and Mr. Bates but it wouldn’t be Downton Abbey without the villains and I love Ms. O’Brien and Mr. Barrow.

        How about you?

    • I love the Dowager! I would love to live with her! Her remarks are just brilliant, she just says whatever she thinks and she’s the one who gets things rolling along! I hope she stays in it for as long as the seasons run 🙂

      Romance wise I love Anna & Mr Bates – They were made for each other! I lived for their scenes together! 😀 You will LOVE Mary and Matthew in season 3 – The romance is just upped and you will see what I mean – Fantastic! I really like Mr Barrow as a character, he keeps everyone on their toes and he helps make the story with his mean streak, though I will say, season three is where he really shines. A lot of them really stand out acting wise in season three. You won’t be disappointed!


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