Happiness

thanksI am thankful for Happiness.  For warm hugs and snuggling.  For my dog who greats me with joy even if it’s just because I went to the bathroom.  I am grateful for snowflakes that melt on my nose and eyelashes (name that movie).  I am thankful for being able-bodied.  I am grateful for the blessings and happiness that I receive each day.

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Naivety

thanksI am thankful for Naivety.  I am grateful that my kids don’t get the adult humor that is in many movies.  I am thankful that they are still naive enough to think I know everything.(Hello, even when I am wrong, I am right!)   I am thankful that my heart is still naive enough to think that all people are good and that I believe others are good until they prove me wrong by their actions.

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Distance

thanksI am grateful to have distance.  Distance from my past mistakes has helped me to learn from them.  Distance from being a teenager has shown me that my parents were right (please don’t tell them).  Distance from my friends, reminds me that I should cherish them when we are together.

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Shoes

thanksI am thankful for shoes.  I am thankful that my children have shoes to wear in the summer while we explore the country.  I am grateful for new shoes for my children each fall when school starts.  I am thankful that I no longer fit in 90% of my shoes as I continue to lose weight.

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Sweaters

thanksI am thankful for sweaters!   I am thankful for the tiny sweaters that my children wore as infants.  I am thankful to have a sweater to help keep me warm when I know so many have to do without.  I am grateful for a home that we can heat so I don’t have to wear multiple sweaters to keep warm.

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Making Mistakes

thanksI am thankful for making mistakes.  If I hadn’t made the mistakes I have made in my past, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  Those mistakes led to choices that eventually lead to my wonderful husband and two sons.  I think we all have our “It’s a Wonderful Life” moments where we wonder if we matter.  I look at my family and am thankful that the mistakes I have made have led me here.

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Laughter

thanksI am thankful for Laughter.  I am grateful for hearing the laughter of my children.  There is nothing like the belly laugh of a child.  I am thankful for the corny puns & jokes that are daily in our home.  What kind of candy do Hyenas eat?  Snickers!

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