Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The last of the Thankfuls! :)

I went to Wyoming for Thanksgiving, so before the update on that! Here are the last of my “thankful” days! I wrote them down, I just never had time to copy and paste them over to the blog!

Thankful Day 22: Today I’m grateful for laughing/crying. In One Tree Hill fashion I’ll quote E.E. Cummings. He said, “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” I feel like I waste lots of time throughout the days sometimes, but I’m glad to know that I laugh probably every single day! Someone or something is usually funny and makes me laugh! Laughing until you cry is probably one of the best feelings in the whole entire world! Try and laugh every day!

Thankful Day 23: Board Games and Card Games! Simple entertainment. Probably some of my favorite memories of friends and family come from playing board games or card games. Balderdash, Loaded Questions, Wise and Otherwise, Ticket to Ride, Phase 10, Five Crowns, Spades, Canasta, just to name a few!

Thankful Day 24: Seeing people you haven’t seen in a long time. We had our first game of the season last Tuesday, everyone played great, and it was an excellent way to start things off! :) A lot of the girls that have graduated over the past two years since I started coaching were there for the game! It was fun to see them! We went to Wyoming for Thanksgiving and we were able to see Ashley Sly, a friend from Etna that we haven’t seen for a LONG time. The best part about seeing old friends is that even though you haven’t seen each other for awhile, it feels like nothing has changed and no time has passed and you can’t help but remember the good times and things from the past! Love it!

Thankful Day 25: Cars. I learned the hard way to learn to appreciate cars! After I got in an accident last February and totaled my car I was without one for two months while I searched for a new one! I was grateful for those who shared their cars with me so that I could get to work and practice and different things like that! I didn’t realize how much I depended on my car, until I didn’t have one. As we traveled to Wyoming, I couldn’t help but be grateful for cars that run properly, without maintenance issues, and get me where I need to go!

Thankful Day 26: Food, Family, Friends. With the holiday season approaching (starting with Thanksgiving), I couldn’t help but be grateful for family, friends, and food! I’ve said family and friends before, many have helped me become who I am today because of their great examples! For that I am grateful! The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without being surrounded by those you care about! Along with Thanksgiving always comes delicious food and of course leftovers! I know I take for granted the ease at which I am able to get food whenever I want. Especially in the economy and the way it is. I overheard one of the kids talking at school about how their parents had lost their jobs and how sometimes they weren’t able to eat. I briefly overheard the conversation and I was feeling bad for the kid. One of his friends asked to go to the bathroom, and came back with something from the vending machine and proceeded to share with the kid. I was really touched by this experience. But also, it gave me a greater appreciation for my job and the opportunity it gives me to make money and buy the things I need like FOOD!

Here is a recap of my “thankful” things!

1. Internet
2. Parents
3. Volleyball Team
4. Grandparents/Relatives who live the gospel and are good examples
5. Cameras/Pictures
6. Friends
7. Sight
8. Naps
9. Good weather
10. Jobs
11. Coaches
12. Favorite TV Shows
13. When people appreciate the work that you have put into something.
14. Cell Phone
15. Scriptures
16. Little Brothers
17. Personalized letters/notes
18. Temples
19. Ability to speak
20. Music
21. Sporting Events
22. Laughing/Crying
23. Board/Card Games
24. Seeing people you haven’t seen in a long time
25. Cars
26. Food, Family, Friends

Well FINALLY done! :) It was a great experience, and as I said before, it helped me see some of the things that I take for granted in life and helped me to appreciate them a little bit more!

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