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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1000 Gifts

Today is the second day of November, and everyone is faithfully giving their list of what they are thankful for each day on Facebook. I enjoy reading the different takes on everyone's "thankfuls," and thinking about all the things/people I am so thankful for. However, it got me thinking... Why not be thankful everyday of the year, and that's sort of what the list of 1000 gifts is about.. A list of "gifts" you are thankful for, big things, little things, everyday mundane things, once in a lifetime things...

I've been working on my list for quite sometime, not consistently, but when I think of something I write it down. Let me tell you...it is SO much harder than I thought! It's a definite challenge, but so rewarding & fulfilling!
Here is what I made for a written list...



(I cannot figure out how to turn it in the right direction) :/

I made a LONGGGGGGGGGGGG table in Word, front & back, with enough spaces to write 1000 gifts...
Here is my list for you so far. Keep in mind, some of these are completely silly & some are serious, but that's what makes it my list. I also did not list out each & every person, as I think that would take up the whole list & that would defeat the purpose. :)
  1. Charlie aka Lovely
  2. Momma
  3. Hearing Braxton giggle
  4. Shoes
  5. Purses
  6. Happy tears (which I tend to have a lot of, but that means I'm always happy, right?)
  7. The symbol of my engagement ring...that I've found the love of my life to spend the rest of forever with
  8. Our home
  9. Our Christmas tradition
  10. Our relationship
  11. Each & every family member
  12. Each & every friend
  13. Monster cookies :) yummy, chewy ones
  14. The way Charlie loves me, the best love ever
  15. Seeing Charlie with children, and knowing he will be a wonderful father
  16. The Notebook
  17. My stampey room
  18. My camera
  19. Literature
  20. Taking Dr. Ross's literature class at UTTyler
  21. The little squirel outside my window at work :)
  22. My iPhone, yes my iPhone is a wonderful gift! :)
  23. Not being afraid of growing old
  24. Life!
  25. General Hospital, best show. ever
  26. Traveling
  27. Gum
  28. God
  29. Card making
  30. Scrapbooking
  31. Digital Scrapbooking
  32. Decorating
  33. Shopping
  34. Reading
  35. Writing
  36. Movies
  37. Music
  38. George Strait
  39. Jake Owen's song Heaven
  40. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  41. My post card from Uncle Jerry
  42. My Christmas stocking that my great grand mother crocheted for me when I was a baby
  43. Sewing
  44. My creativity
  45. Blogging
  46. Stampin' Up!
  47. The view on a cruise...just me, the sky, the water, all of the millions of creatures beneath me & God
  48. Christmastime
  49. School
  50. Internet
  51. Books...real live hold them in your hand, smell the pages, books
  52. Pinterest!!!!
  53. The ocean & beach
  54. Animals...just not snakes!!!
  55. Gamma Phi Beta & my sisters
  56. Flowers
  57. Walking
What would be your on your list of 1000 Gifts? I challenge you to start a list today.

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