Monday, November 25, 2013


I realized this morning that Thanksgiving is this week (yay!) and I haven't given much thought to what I'm grateful for. I've given it a little thought. But then I just moved on with my life and never looked back at that little bit of gratitude. So I thought today I would make a list of things I am grateful for.

These are in no particular order - just listed as they came to mind.

  1. My family - I have so much fun with my family and love them times ten.
  2. My church - the other largest source of happiness in my life.
  3. My friends - besides family and religion, nothing makes me happier than my friends. And I've been so blessed with wonderful friends!

...Ok, here's where I make a difficult decision. Do I stay serious and list things like "freedom, shelter, employment, food, and safety"? Or do I go on to other less important things like "tv, books, my bike, vacations, my Kitchenaid mixer, Full House, and days off of work"?

This is why I don't make gratitude lists! It seems inappropropriate to list the frivolous with the serious. I can't decide on the order! PLUS, what if I list "tv" before "employment"? Or "crafts" before "freedom"? Even though I said things where in no particular order, it just doesn't look good! And people judge! Oh boy do they judge!

Here's what I'll do. I'll go to one of those "word cloud" websites and just type in a list of things I'm grateful for. Then I'll let the word cloud decide which of those things to emphasize. That way the pressure is off me. 

You might notice what made the headline of that word cloud - totally not my fault. I mean.... we all know that I'm not more grateful for Full House than more important things. PLUS, this particular website picks and chooses which words you listed to put in the word cloud. Like, Michigan didn't even make the cloud even though it was on my list. I'll try again:

These things just do their own thing. There's no controlling them. Obviously I love my own family more than Full House.

So from my family to yours, I hope you are filled with the spirit of gratitude this week!


Katherine said...

Ha!!!! Man, you love Full House so much. ;)

violet50 said...

This message is to the Tanner family-please give us Elizabeth back.
This message is to Elizabeth - you are so weird, but in a good way. Mostly.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Sorry mom, I'm a Tanner now.

Jeff Chase said...

Who's the dude above Kimmy? I don't remember him.

Elizabeth Downie said...

It's Steve! AKA, Steve-a-rino, DJ's boyfriend for several years!