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:
Cherry tree blossoms
Dates with my wife
"Hot and Ready" $5 pizzas
People who's glass is always "half full"
The willingness of my kids to laugh at my jokes
My garlic press
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Comedy that makes me laugh until I cry
OJ that is not from concentrate and doesn't have pulp
Warm towels, right out of the dryer
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
3 day weekends
The efficiency of microwave ovens
The life of Jimmy Carter
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.