I am an adventure seeking wife and mother first! Travel, and endorphins are my best friends. I will try anything once, unless I know
I would be in danger. I have a crazy love of God, running, triathlon, the outdoors, dirt, wine, friends, good Vegan food, Yoga,
animals, happiness, and life! I truly believe the only limits in life are the ones set by ourselves. So get out there and expand the limits!!
~~Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks

This is such a wonderful time of year.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  Its the time of year that we share our "gifts" with our family and friends.  We come together for a meal, each of us remembering the past year, telling what we are thankful for.  Sharing our time, our laughter, the non-material things that make our life so special.  This time of year makes me feel so peaceful and adored.  I love cooking, and having everyone gathered at our table.  I have times that I will just sit back and study the faces of those in my home.  Their smiles are all the thanks I need.

These are the things I give thanks for:

My relationship with God.  Without Him, my life would be an utter mess.
My husband.  He is my best friend, the 2nd beat of my heart.  He is a wonderful Dad to our kids.  The best.  I cannot say enough about this man.  Our souls are so connected, we would wither and die without one another.
Our kids.  Oh man our kids, Rock!!  They make me proud, and laugh like no one else can.  They challenge me, and adore me.  I love their individuality.  They bring so much happiness to this house and to this Mama.
Our extended family.  Grandparents, cousins, bothers, sister-in laws, uncles, aunts.  It is so good and so real with them all.  Blessed.
Our puppies. Golden Retriever hair aside, I could never imagine our home without dogs in it.
Sunshine and the beach.
To be able to travel.
Our friends.  We have such a great group of friends. And my girlfriends...you don't get any better than them.
The 1st cup of coffee every morning, that my husband brings to me in bed EVERY SINGLE DAY!!  (Yes, every single day)
The many books I love to devour.
Running....long runs.
The snow
The ocean
Our bed and soft fluffy comforter, and the mornings I get to sleep in and cuddle up under it.
A warm sauna
Our community and being able to live in Coeur d'Alene
Authentic people
The peacefulness of our house
My RM Mafia ;))
A hot shower
Dancing and music
Red wine
That my hubs rubs my back every night until I fall asleep
My freedom in this country
Giggling with Greg until the wee hours of the night
Snuggling on the couch watching movies
Memories.... the Good and the Bad

It feels great to have gratitude.  To think about how blessed this life is that I am in.
I wish you all a Very Happy Blessed day of Giving Thanks!!

~“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner

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