November 22, 2012

I’m thankful for…

I’m thankful for….

Socks on hardwood floors
Clean sheet Tuesday
Cooking with basil….because it makes everyone think you’re more gourmet
The view from our front porch looking out
But even more so, the view from our front porch looking in
Speaking of, I’m thankful for country music
Taylor Swift and all of her ex-boyfriends
The warm seat heaters in our car
Peppermint mochas and brownie pops
Fuzzy blankets
Yoga pants….Lord knows I live in them
My Grandma Goldie’s stuffing recipe….when I’m missing her so much
It’s a Wonderful Life (both the movie and that it’s a fact)
Holding hands in the car
Hummus sandwiches and black bean soup
God. For every amazing thing flows from Him.
Family. They made us who we are.
Friends. For helping us with who we’re becoming.
The cool side of the pillow.
Being told No. It makes the much better Yes’s possible.
That warm, safe place in the curve of Justin’s neck. It smells like the Art of Shaving…and home.
Random acts of kindness.
Winning the day.
Noxema face cream.
Julia Jane Gargano. And four years of belly laughs and dreaming bigger dreams.
Lemons for my water.
Honey for my tea.
A slow dance with my honey.
The tumbleweeds of fur we can never quite get rid of.
A fluffy golden retriever who likes to photo bomb photo shoots.
Netflix and fourteen seasons of Law & Order SVU
Everybody Loves Raymond- that’s just a quality show.
New Episodes of Bones
Old Episodes of Bones
Episodes of Bones I’ve watched 3.426 times by now.
My life. My living, breathing, healthy life.
The chance to do good. And to leave more than I take.
And You.

You who share your lives with us. Your morning cups of coffee. Or an afternoon lunch in your cubicle. Your hopes, your dreams, your fears, your struggles. Your hearts.

Today especially….I am grateful for You.

Here’s hoping you have a Thanksgiving with full bellies & even fuller hearts,

  1. Spring

    Happy Thanksgiving and I’m greatful for friends like you two!!!! And for the cooper fur I’m still finding in my overnight bag from Halloween! Xoxo

  2. Meredith Sledge

    Hahaha. This is hilarious. Love it.

  3. Christa

    Happy Thanksgiving! What a wonderful list. Cooper is awesome :)

  4. Ashley B

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  5. Kristin

    Love them all…and I am loving your taste in tv shows.

  6. sharon elizabeth

    IMAGE ON RIGHT = SUPER LOVE…. like capital letters LOVE

  7. Elizabeth (Beth) Kaye

    Mary, this is beautiful. I love you! Can’t wait to come visit you pretty people. Thankful for What If and meeting you gems there. XO

  8. ashley barnett

    Cooper is the most handsome photobomber…EVER. Look at that wittle face!!!

  9. Julia G.

    I hope you had the happiest of happy Thanksgiving! Thankful for all three of you! xoxo

  10. Eryn Kesler

    love love love your thankful list! Happy thanksgiving…I’m thankful for J&M and all you guys do to give. reading your blog for a daily dose of inspiration is one of those little things I look forward to every day.

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