November 24, 2010


For each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you is probably one of the top most uttered phrases in America.

Thanks for holding the door open
Thanks for the ride
Thanks for the piece of gum
Thank you for dinner

At times "thank you" can feel repetitive

like when the waiter refills everyone's water glass at a table 0f fifteen and each person feels the need to say "thank you" after every pour.

He gets it...
no really.

But when you think about it, those two little overused words can mean a lot to someone.
When Thanksgiving rolls around it makes me realize how blessed my life really is, in big things and small.

I'm thankful for the corny jokes I hear when I come home
and refillable coffee out of a fresh brewed pot.

I'm thankful for my education.
The opportunities it has and will give me and the knowledge I'd be useless without.

I'm thankful for the way my hair smells when I wash it
and buying a new nail polish color. 

I'm thankful for my siblings.
The  hugs, jokes, songs, stories, games, trips, smiles and laughter that makes up my life....everything that makes it amazing.

I'm thankful for the scent of a new car
and when someone waves at me from across campus.
I'm thankful for a dog that will warm up my feet when he sleeps on them
and being able to appreciate Harry Potter.

I'm thankful for sarcasm,
it gets me through a lot. 

I'm thankful for sounding like a dork
and saying "thanky". 

I'm thankful for the country I live in. The liberty and equality it represents and the freedom that I take for granted every day. 

I'm thankful for afghan blankets because they're so cozy but not too hot
and when the temperature outside is just right so you blend in.

I'm thankful for life.
Sometimes it can be cut short, and who knows if mine will be, but for now I'm thankful for each day I get to spend here.

I'm thankful for good music and chap-stick so my lips stay smooth.

I'm thankful for converses, skinny jeans
and earrings that touch my shoulders.

I'm thankful for my parents.
They're so fun to be around and have a godly, loving relationship that I really admire. They have blessed me with more then I ever dreamed of and I love them so much.

I'm thankful for cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and huge get-togethers.

I'm thankful for playing cards, bop-it
and the adrenaline I feel when I ride a roller-coaster.

I'm thankful for being able to write cheesy stuff like this on my blog and being able to sound like someone off of Full House

I'm thankful for my dance moves
and doodling when class gets boring.

I'm thankful for my religion.
The love of Jesus, the hope it gives me, the solidarity in my values and the need to share the wealth.

I'm thankful for stuffing my face with food on this amazing food oriented holiday.

I'm thankful for day planners so I can buy one and pretend to stay organized and being able to watch the food network.

I'm thankful for my friends.
They're always there to listen, advise, joke with, laugh and cry with and they mean so much to me.

I'm thankful for family
I'm thankful for friends
I'm thankful for life
I'm thankful for love

I'm thankful for it all.

1 comment:

Lindy said...

Gah Steph! Im so thankful for you and for being able to spend time with you over thanksgiving break! :)
....and that great song we always sing as we do chores! "Dad dad he's are dad, something something something, keeps it clean with a mop and a broom!" You rock!

love ya sis!
-Michelle (aka Lindy)