Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Half a Month of Gratitude

It's November and gratitude is being highlighted almost as much as stocking stuffers at Target.  I've decided to get in on the action because frankly I have a lot to be thankful for.  In some ways, I don't even feel like I completely deserve it.  In no particular order, here are 13 reasons I am grateful.
  1. Not only did I get a job, but I got a job that I totally believe in and completely fits the lifestyle I want.
  2. In the same week I started my job, Jerry was offered the internship that was his top choice.  We feel super-blessed.
  3. I'm grateful for the time I spent living in Canada last winter which had very mild weather.  Friends and family have informed us that winter is in full force already up there.  I'm cold just thinking about it.
  4. This seems small, but the libraries here in Utah have audiobook versions of LDS books I"ve been meaning to read.  Today I started the biography of President Monson.
  5. Next month, commuter rail service to Salt Lake will begin.  This will seriously improve my trips to work.
  6. I've had a lot of time in the past year to develop new skills.  I've been seriously writing, doing family history, sewing, and crocheting.  
  7. I love my KitchenAid Mixer.
  8. I'm grateful to be within walking distance of a pool.
  9. I just watched this video about Hurricane Sandy which makes numbers 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 seem pretty insignificant.
  10. I'm grateful for modern technology which helps me stay in touch with friends and family who are far away.
  11. I'm grateful for my little apartment that I have made very homey.
  12. My little apartment is close to a lot of family.
  13. I've had lots of time to read lately.  It's been pretty great.  
I intend to have one for every day of the month of November, but probably not one post a day.