Friday, November 6, 2009


I've been wanting to do this in a formal way for a while, so I thought I'd try it today. I've read a lot about practicing gratitude, both from religious and secular sources, and believe that it does help to remember what's good about my life, rather than always thinking about what needs to be fixed. Good to count my blessings and all that. So, in no particular order, here are things I am grateful for today:

  • It's 4:10 on a Friday and I will soon be heading home to my two favorite people.
  • Being able to get well with a $20 co-pay and a $12 prescription. Everyone should be able to do this.
  • Indian food. Particularly saag choley and boat loads of rice.
  • A dear friend to share said Indian food with -- happy birthday Ang!
  • My bed. Seriously the best $1000 I've ever spent. I had no idea how uncomfortable my old bed was until we got this one.
  • Pandora. Sure makes my day go faster.
  • A job in a stable industry and an even more stable company.
  • A healthy, funny, smart child. Who's so stinking cute I can't stand it!
  • Connecting with old friends on Facebook and keeping in touch with former co-workers, roommates, etc.
  • Books. Made of paper. None of that Kindle crap.
  • Being married to a nice man. Who still makes me laugh after nearly 18 years.
  • Driving a car that doesn't make me wonder if it's going to make it where I'm going. (I've driven my share of pray-and-drive junkers.)
  • Dental floss.
  • Self-check-out lanes at the grocery.

1 comment:

Steph M. said...

I love this list, Kris - and the crazy coincidence that I posted almost the exact same thing on Friday! I love the good writer karma! Yours is funnier than mine, though...which is no surprise, since you are, in fact, funner than I in general. :)