I feel that dedicating one day to acknowledging all the beautiful things in life that I am thankful for has really increased my awareness and overall happiness. I haven't been dwelling on the negative (well, only Tuesday mornings, which are like my Monday, when I don't want to go to work) and I've been letting my thoughts wander deeper and deeper to get a better understanding of myself. I'm pretty sure I'm on the right track. So here's what I'm thankful for this week...
I'm thankful for my kindle... which allows me to get books with the click of a button. I broke down and bought Passion by Lauren Kate Tuesday night and I finished it last night... it was sooo good!
I'm also thankful for my library card, which I use to reserve all the expensive kindle books that I can't afford. I just picked up 3 books yesterday that I had requested.... Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer, The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen and My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares).
I'm thankful for the cutest little old woman that I met in may favorite library, located in Waupun, WI, who stopped me as I was checking out my books and handed me Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen and said that I simply must read it. (I did... and it is delightful! a perfect spin on real life and fantasy and so so fun to read!)
I'm incredibly thankful for whole living magazine. I look forward to trying to find it at Half Price Books each month so much, that I broke down and subscribed to it yesterday. I love it too much to risk not being able to find it!
I'm also thankful for Sustainable OKC. They recently announced a Permaculture Design Course that begins in August and is one weekend a month for 4 months. It covers techniques and application of ideas of permaculture design and sustainable living. I died when I read about it and I knew I just had to be a part of it. However, it's $750. Slightly out of my budget. BUT Sustainable OKC is offering a limited amount of scholarships where you only have to pay 1/2. The deadline is June 30th, but I already sent my application in and my fingers are crossed. I'm just grateful for the opportunity to apply.
I'm thankful for my sunglasses... the sun is super bright. (and hot... it's going to be a looong summer in OKC)
I'm thankful for those first few moments of every day when its quiet. I like to focus on my breathing and smell the coffee brewing.
I'm thankful for the toads who live in my flower garden. I love to watch them hop and eat bugs in the evening.
I'm thankful for an A on my very first US History test! I'll be even more thankful if I get A's on the other 4 tests this semester!
Day 37 - A picture of the people you spend most of your time with
um.... this may be slightly pathetic, but I don't spend the majority of my time with people. I spend it with animals :) The whole time I read last night, all 4 of these little fur babies laid in bed with me...
|Zoe and Franklin lounging on the couch|
|Elizabeth Taylor lounging on the counter|
|Monty lounging in the sun|