July 2, 2009

Thankful Thursday

My senior year of high school I took a class called "Short Stories and Death". To this day this class has had the most impact on me, more so than any college course. My teacher, Mrs. Moone, had us keep a gratitude journal and each day we would have to write down things we were thankful for. At first I thought "oh, puhleez!" but after just a week of doing it I realized it's purpose. I even bought my mom a gratitude journal for Christmas one year because I thought it was so inspiring. I kept up with my gratitude journal for a little while and then it sort of fell to the wayside. SO now I am starting Thankful Thursdays. Each week I will share a list of things I am thankful for and hopefully inspire some of my readers. Enjoy.

  • I am thankful for my wonderful Future Mr. He came into my life just when I needed him and I will forever be grateful to him.
  • I am thankful for my job. I have had some really crummy jobs in the past and I am so happy to have a job I like, especially in this economy.
  • I am thankful for blogs like Oh She Glows, Eat Live Run, and Operation Beautiful-all of which inspire me to become the best person I can be.
  • I am thankful for all my girlfriends. We are having a girls night tonight and I am so thankful to have such a wonderful group of ladies to be able to do this with.
  • I am thankful for my soon to be in laws. They have welcomed me with open arms and truly treated me like a member of their family since day one.
  • I am thankful for blueberry vodka tonics. I seriously don't know what I drank when we went out before these came into my life. YUM-BO!
  • I am thankful for hot summer days. I know a lot of people think the heat is miserable but I could live in it year round.
  • I am thankful for my achy body today because it means I had a really good workout yesterday.

I encourage you to think- What are you thankful for?


  1. I'm going to do this too! Great idea, Shannon!!

  2. great post!!! you've inspired me!

  3. great list! :)
    have fun at the girls night tonight!

  4. i LOVE me some blueberry vodka! great post!

  5. I am planning to buy some diamond jewelry with my boy friend for my self...Diamond is my lucky stone and always love wearing it.
    vintage style wedding rings