50 Things I Am Grateful for Today


This has been one of the most trying years that I can remember. With losing my job, Drusilla, and most of my finances I have really struggled to find the good in 2017.

But in the midst of this trying season I am reminded of so many things that I am grateful for, most importantly God, my family, and my friends. But even the most insignificant things, as small as they may be, can turn a bad day into a good one.

Today I am grateful for. . .



  1. The smell of fall in the air.
  2. Daphne sleeping on my lap. 
  3. The bug that was crawling on my vaulted ceiling made it to the wall and didn't fall on me!
  4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Clue, Sixteen Candles, and all of the other '80s comedies for making me laugh even on the worst of days.
  5. A sale in my Etsy shop.
  6. Earning a free drink from Starbucks.
  7. Sleep.
  8. Finishing everything for the week that I had written in my planner, which doesn't happen very often.
  9. The perfect cup of Earl Grey tea.
  10. Not having to cut the grass this week.
  11. Pilates.
  12. A good hair day.
  13. Lounging on the couch, crocheting, and watching college football.
  14. Learning something new, especially on CreativeLive. 
  15. Realizing I'm only going to have to cut the grass a couple more times this year.
  16. No longer driving two hours a day to and from work.
  17. Macaroni & cheese.
  18. Cloudy skies.
  19. A cold and a rainy day.
  20. Freedom.
  21. A good pair of jeans.
  22. Lip balm.
  23. Losing another pound.
  24. Punctual people.
  25. Singing in my car to "Our Lips Are Sealed" as I drive around town.
  26. My laptop.
  27. Heirloom pumpkins.
  28. Enough money to pay my bills.
  29. A brand new roof over my head.
  30. My health.
  31. Filling up my gas tank every two weeks instead of twice a week.
  32. Books.
  33. The library.
  34. Spending an entire day working on my book.
  35. The sweet barista at Starbucks who calls me "Dear" and gives me extra berries in my Trenta Very Berry Hibiscus.
  36. Finding a brand new tube of toothpaste hidden in the back of my bathroom cabinet.
  37. People who actually use their turn signal.
  38. Music that makes me happy.
  39. Music that makes me sad.  
  40. Music of all kinds, except for Rap, Jazz, and Instrumentals.
  41. My church.
  42. The color lavender.
  43. The smell of bread baking.
  44. Being published three times.
  45. Scrivener that makes writing a book so much easier.
  46. Carolina blue skies.
  47. My hands so I can write, type, crochet, craft, and play the piano, when I feel the urge.
  48. Kitty kisses.
  49. The freedom to be able to blog about anything I feel like blogging about.
  50. God's promises: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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