Dishwashers and dark chocolate

Do you find that when God wants to teach you something, you’re reminded of it almost everywhere you go? No, that never happens to me, either. Actually, this week I’ve been nudged, encouraged, (hammered!) to look for simple reasons to be joyful and thankful. Things seem so much brighter when we look past temporary circumstances, don’t they?

In light of that, here is a short-ish list of some things for which I’m thankful (how do ya like that proper grammar? Impressive, huh?). As I write, in the back of my mind I’m hearing strains of “…these are a few of my favorite things…” You can thank me later for having that stuck in your head, too. Here we go:

  • Fall mornings at Blue House, our local coffee house
  • Friends
  • Friends’ laughter
  • Friends’ laughter with (at) me =)
  • Curiosity
  • Dishwashers
  • New magazines
  • Snuggling up with a fleece throw to watch a movie
  • Office supply stores
  • Forgiveness from God and others
  • Velvety dog ears
  • Dark chocolate
  • David’s patience and sense of humor
  • David’s patience with my sense of humor
  • A child’s perspective
  • Funny-sounding words

So, what makes you thankful?