Monday, December 31, 2018

Life is Beautiful


One of my favorite movies is an Italian film called, "Life is Beautiful."  (The film has nothing to do with this post... but if you haven't seen it, you should.)

We celebrate Thanksgiving once a year, and that is the traditional time to reflect on what we are grateful for.  It occurs to me though, that when we think about the little things that we are grateful for, we are continually reminded that life is indeed, beautiful.  Gratitude should not be a "holiday thing."  It should be a way of life.

I'm thankful for:

Non-stick pans

Cherry tree blossoms

Honest plumbers

Apple Music

"Hot and Ready" $5 pizzas

Cruise control

People who's glass is always "half full"

Saturday mornings

YouTube

The willingness of my kids to laugh at my jokes

My garlic press

OJ that is not from concentrate and doesn't have pulp

Scented candles

The dedication of teachers

Salsa that has just the right texture

The versatility of melted cheese

Waterless hand sanitizer

The cultural contributions of Leonardo Da Vinci, Run DMC, and Maya Angelou

Lawn mowers that start on the first crank

The benefit of the doubt

Woodford Reserve

The efficiency of microwave ovens

Coconut shrimp

The smell of new born babies

And other stuff.

I think life is made beautiful by the little things.  I hope to always remember them.









5 comments:

  1. There are so many things that I'm thankful for but rarely do I write them down. Worse yet, I often times take them for granted. My top three, that will be given much more of my attention this year, are my family, my friends, and my health. Thanks for helping me write them down and share them so that I have you and my other friends to hold me accountable.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks so much reading and responding, Jay. It sounds like you have your priorities in order. As far as your health goes, you might consider running. Happy New Year!

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  2. I'm getting back to using a bullet journal this year, and I plan to include a gratitude page. I love your list. Most currently, I'm thankful for Air Pods. What a game-changer at the gym! I'm also thankful for you, Danny. Happy New Year to you and your family!
    Best,
    Jennifer

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    1. Now a gratitude page is cool! My son has Air Pods and loves them. They're tempting me. Glad you're enjoying them. As always, thanks for engaging! Cheers!

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  3. I’m so thankful my husband is still here after having an emergency quadruple bypass this last summer! I’m so thankful that God turns awful things into beautiful things like second chances to do life better! I’m also thankful for Coke, PB M&Ms, and mousse.

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