Day 8: A number I'm thankful for. I find this one to be a bit odd. A number?? I just don't know... but I will tell you with the holidays right around the corner, THREE is a good number for eating cookies and not getting crazy. Scientific research caliber information here folks. One to two you just want more, three really gives you the enjoyment of a splurge without feeling like you need to go back for more. Sorry that's all I can come up with for that one. Oh and don't forget a great design tip is to decorate in threes as well (if you have multiples) it's more natural.
Day 9: An emotion I'm thankful for. I'm a pretty emotional person, always have been. I just FEEL a lot, about a lot of things. I pay the price by being hurt a lot too. People used to try to make me feel bad for that, calling me sensitive. I once saw a something about " Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength". With all that said, I'm thankful for the emotion/feeling of contentment. It's not always something I have (for reasons I'll never quite grasp), so I'm thankful for when it is felt.
Day 10: A book I'm thankful for. This is about as hard as picking my favorite food. I love books and have many favorites. But to narrow it down to just one? I could do a whole book series alone on books (would anyone actually be interested in me doing that??) One all time favorite that I recommend whenever I get the chance... there's tons of runners-up but I have to go with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
|Picture right from my bookcase!|
Day 11: A time of day I'm thankful for. To be completely honest it's probably about 8:30pm... when all the kids are asleep (bedtime is 8pm, but I don't consider it done until they're all OUT). All is quiet, they're all three snug in their beds and are actually peaceful for the first time the whole day. Greg and I both like to check on them before we go to bed and steal quick glances of them sleeping. We've always been super strict about bedtimes & their routine and it really pays off. While I feel like I'm sliding into home all beat up, war-torn, and quite a mess... 8:30pm is pure bliss!
Day 12: An appliance I'm thankful for. An appliance huh? Hmmm. Another hard one. Let me just be frank and very "First World" right now... the television! I know, I know! But one of my favorite things to do is for Greg and I to curl up on the couch together and watch our favorite shows and movies. I also love family movie night, and sharing our childhood favorites (hello 80's films!) with the boys.
|Our Family Room TV from when I blogged about our Spring Mantel|
Day 13: A color I'm thankful for. GREEN. Everything always feel right about the color green. More times than not you can't go wrong with green! How amazing is this....
|The Tunnel of Love, Ukraine|
Day 14: A smile I'm thankful for. My own. Is that selfish or something? But it doesn't always come easy, so if I'm smiling then everything is okay for the moment. I used to be very self conscious of my big mouth and teeth, but if they're in a smiling form... I really can't complain :) And if you know me in real life, I really do like to laugh... so I enjoy this picture and picked it to represent this thankful