Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Even though it's been months since I have done a post for all I am thankful for - not a day goes by that I don't stop and appreciate all of my life's little blessings.
I am thankful for my health.
I am thankful to have the relationship I do with my husband.  I love him to pieces, and we are very fortunate to be so close and laugh so often.  
I am thankful for my job(s).  So thankful.  I love my boss, her passion for the organization she created is contagious.  I've never been so happy with what I am doing.  And, I just got another job (working 2 now) and even though the hours are adding up, I feel so fortunate to be working and making friends/connections in our community.
I am thankful for my friends.  All of them.  I've been lucky to have some hearty conversations this week with a few of them, and every time I hang up the phone, I feel so lucky to have them in my life.
I am thankful for family.  Always.  
I am thankful for the ability to run.
I am thankful for the garbage man.  I was watching our garbage truck driver guy pick up all the cans on our street and I realized how tough it is to do.  Lining it up perfectly to pick up the can, driving that huge truck, and dealing with garbage.  With out him, we would live in a dirty world.
I am thankful for all the opportunities we have to travel.  Seeing little bits of the world has made me a different person.
{terrible picture of both of us - but this moment is priceless in my mind.  We had just arrived in Munich after 20 hours of flying - and we were so excited for the adventure ahead of us!}

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday and an even more wonderful weekend!

You can learn a little bit more about me over on Simone's blog... Bottom of The Ironing Basket.  She is one of my favorite fellow bloggers that I have known since I started back in 2008.  Thanks, Simone, for featuring me!

26 comments:

Caitlin said...

I love these thankful posts.
And I was actually thinking that was a pretty cute picture of the two of you.. obviously spur of the moment and fun!

Nicole said...

the garbage man is amazing. and strong!

Munich, as in Munich Germany?
Been there and its amazing.

New to your blog!

Britt said...

I love this! I need to take the time out more often and think about what I am truly thankful for.

Mrs. Lovely said...

I agree with the running. Whenever I get tired I tell myself "I run because I CAN". So many people don't even have the ability so for that I'm thankful and I don't take it for granted. Good post!

Rebekah said...

These are such great things to be thankful for!

Brittany said...

Beautiful post! I'm thankful for so much but sometimes I forget to say "thank you"
Love your picture!!

Bre said...

What kind of second job did you get?

Erin said...

Your quote by Rose Franken is fantastic and I need to get it printed on something!

Love that you can find so much to be thankful for!

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for!! :) Where is your 2nd job?? You're one busy lady...

Lori said...

I too love reading your thankful posts Tracy and your answers over at Simone's! I answered the same questions and was surprised to see how many of them are the same! Can I just say that you look about 12 in that picture ~ good thing I love you or I would hate you! xo

Jessica said...

those are great things to be thankful for. I agree with Caitlin- that's a great pic ya'll are precious!

Liz Taylor Training said...

Awesome quotes today!!!

Shelley said...

I love these posts of yours. Garbage men are great! I heard once they make pretty good money but I'm not sure if that is true. You are lucky you get to travel so much! I would love to do that.

Tickled Pink said...

So much to be thankful for!! :)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Aww your Thankful Thursdays bring back the first memories I have of your blog!

Ana MF said...

Love this.

~KS said...

I love that you are thankful for the garbage man. "Without him we would live in a very dirty world." Isn't it amazing how much beauty there is in everything- even what seems like the most basic tasks?

And that pic of you and TL is far from terrible- I love it :)

Happy Thursday!! I'm thankful to be able to stop over here now and then and get a glimpse of your world :)

Mrs. H said...

Love the Rose Franken quote!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Wonderful post! I love what you said about the Munich picture - so true! The excitement of a new place!

Amanda said...

I love posts where we can stop and think about what we are thankful for. I'm thankful for having blog friends, like you, who have such a great appreciation for life :)

Jess said...

I love how you are so thankful for even the small things in life, like the ability to run and garbage man. :)

Val said...

This is such a great post!!

Samantha said...

It's nice to see someone appreciate the jobs that others might look down upon. Thumbs up! New follower here :)

Allison said...

This post exemplifies everything that I adore about you - you're so passionate and enthusiastic about life, and it's so contagious! I love that you think about and appreciate things in life that other people don't even give a seconds thought to - you're such a special person, Tracy and I'm thankful for you! xox

Taryn said...

Ah great post - sometimes it's so good to just sit back and reflect! I'm right there with you on friends, family and running :)

xoxo
Taryn

Jax said...

I absolutely love your attitude on life. Truly. Lately, I've realized just how negative some people can be and it's just so detrimental to everything and everyone around them. It makes me sad b/c I can't help but think they're unhappy. That said, I often want to just tell them to count their blessings more. Life is short and there are so many things to be thankful for in this world. I love that you consistently have that same, uplifting attitude. :) I mean, everyone has bad days, but it's just all about life perspective...and I really enjoy yours, friend. Just wanted to let you know. :)