The time of year where I sit down and come up with a list of 100 things I am thankful for. Write it down and publish it all for you all to read. But really it’s just to remind myself that there are plenty of things to be thankful for. Even when life is tough and you can’t remember the last time you have seen the sun and just got hammered with like 8 inches of snow… and winter in Minnesota seems like it lasts FOREVER… I need to just step back and be positive. Because it can be really easy to be negative.
So.. in no particular order here goes my 2019 Thankful list:
My cat Colby, AKA fat Cat
Sister bonding (something that doesn’t happen near often enough)
People who know how to do things that I do not
Babies. They make me smile
My heated seats in my car
My wonderful, loving, very supportive Boyfriend
Random snap chats
My running shoes
The couch of awesome
My mother. I surely wouldn’t be who I am if it wasn’t for her.
My winter jacket
People who push me to be a better version of me
Cheesy Christmas movies
People I don’t talk to as much as I would like, but they still inspire me
My nieces and Nephews.
Our Pop Vinyl collection
This blog, even though I don’t do it as much as I would like
The color orange
My Coworkers, some of them or more like family
My Gym membership
WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers)
A clean house
A random text from someone you don’t often talk to
Walks with friends
The power of positivity
Learning from failures
My family. I know I mentioned some of them individually. But I really am thankful for them all
The Joy Kids. Past, present and future.
Disney, all things Disney
My habits, even though I am working on shifting some of them…
Everything Pumpkin flavored.
Social Media. However, this is part of the habits in need of adjusting. Too much time spend here, that’s for sure.
Our new windows. They are just so pretty!!!!
My weight loss journey. I’m surely not where I want to be. But Far from where I once was.
My running metals.
Randomly finding cash in your pocket you forgot about
Built bars. My current protein bar addiction.
My wonderful, reliable, amazing Cat sitters.
I realized after doing a once over that I am very thankful for a lot of different kinds of food. Either I was reaching for things to list or I have a food problem. Lol. Maybe that explains the “I’m not where I want to be” aspect. Just teasing. I really love doing this list because it makes me sit here and think really hard about things in my life that I am thankful for. Some super off the wall and random, but if you think about it…what would your life be like without the little things?!? SO if you are going through this holiday season, or anytime really I would challenge you to sit back and think about what you are thankful for. I bet it doesn’t take long before you start to look at things differently.
Full disclosure. I can’t promise that there are no duplicates in this list as I am just getting over being sick for a few days… so there 😉
so.. it’s that time of year again. The time of year where I sit back and think about the things that I am thankful for. I really should be better about doing this all year… but i’m just not. However MANY years ago a friend did this and recommended others do it too. I did and I love it so here it goes for 2018 As ALWAYS these things are in no particular order and there are a BAJILLION things that I will miss. But here is a list of 100 things I am thankful for… Enjoy and happy Thanksgiving.
My new house
My mukluks (new slippers that keep my feet toasty and warm)
My family. EVERY. CRAZY. one of them. Ps. If I named them all I wouldn’t be able to be thankful for anything else because there my family is just so big.
Colby Jack (not the cheese…the cat) better known as Fat Cat
the treadmill (I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY THAT ONE)
my wonderful, loving, patient, caring Boyfriend
contact. I love my contacts (just because I can’t stand glasses)
my work family.
my sparkly diamond earings
WW (formerly Weight Watchers)
The Kids who come to the Church Nursery
my winter jacket
The Girls I used to babysit. (and their parents too!)
my cell phone
my garage door opener.
the pastors at my church
the Green Bay Packers
my 5 senses
the couch of awesome
my job. Where else can you work that changes peoples lives?!? okay. there are a few places. but my job is pretty freakin’ sweet most days 🙂
the English language
people who can organize things
my winter jacket
my credit card reward points
heat in my house
people make me want to be a better person
the fan in my bedroom
the fact that I don’t have to cut grass or rake leaves or shovel snow
Target. the store, not like a shooting at kind of target… just to clarify
our Funko Pop Vinyl collection (ps. if you are ever looking for a gift for me.. just add to the collection) 🙂
the autosave feature on this blog (I literally almost just lost the whole thing)
Cheesy hallmark Christmas movies
oops. got a little carried away. There is my list. Take a few minutes to create your own. You will thank me if you do. It makes you stop and think about all the little things in our lives that we have to be grateful for and the big things that we don’t often stop to give thought to.
SO. Once again I was reminded to write my “what is Tonya thankful for this year” list. Reminder. This is TOTALLY RANDOM and IN NO PARTICULAR order…. This is purely a reminder of just how many things I am thankful for. The challenge is to come up with 100 things. SOOOO here it goes.
My health (had a bunch of reminders this year to be thankful for my health)
sunrises. (however I am RARELY up early enough to see them, unless I am at work and then I don’t see them either)
the couch of Awesome
my TV remote
my work friends
my crazy, energetic, busy Nephews (the tornado trio) and my entertaining Niece and nephew. and my newest nephew too! (this should really count as 6)
people who know how to do things that I don’t
people who save lives. IE. doctors, firefighters, EMT’s, nurses etc.
music. today specifically Christmas music.
my cell phones
my foam roller
people who inspire me
people who annoy me
my high maintenance cat
craft supplies. I don’t use them. but I am thankful for them
the color orange
my siblings (all of them)
my Aunts, Uncles and cousins (that’s more than 100 reasons to be thankful for right there.
my high school years
my college education
Pumpkin spice…ummmm… everything
my wonderful boyfriend
my church family
people who are good at technology stuff
hot hair balloons
people who use their story to inspire others
This list really could go ON and On and ON. But I am really thankful for this list itself. It makes me stop and think about what I am thankful for atleast once a year. I challenge you to do it to.
It’s that time of year again. Time to be thankful. Thinking it should be more than just one time a year. But I’m going to take a moment and be thankful. Here is this years non-inclusive random list of 100 things I’m thankful for. Of course is no particular order
The hard days (they make me appreciate the good days even more
My family (I would list them all but that would take up all of my hundred things)
The old guy who lives in my apartment building. He makes me have a different perspective on life.
My cell phone (even though sometimes I need to remember to just put it down and be in the moment)
Rain. Because it makes things grow
My cozy spot
Scentsy (makes the apartment smell good)
Really good customer service
People who are good at and love their jobs
The color orange
My gym shoes
The TV show This is Us
My noise cancelling headphones
My pastors. All of them. Past, present and future.
People who believe in me and never give up on me.
Hugs. Even though I don’t always like them…. I’m starting to be thankful for them.
All things pumpkin spice
My cuddly diabetic cat
Stand up paddle boards
Snow. Especially if I don’t have to drive in it. It’s really quite pretty.
My glasses. Even though I would rather wear my contacts
My running shoes
My new car.
The roof over my head
The fact that in all reality my jeans still fit.
The air in my lungs
Children. They bring lots of joy into my life.
The opportunity to influence people’s life’s
My job. As much as I complain about it.
Jesus. My lord and savior
The Green Bay Packers
People who told me I could never amount to anything. I like proving people wrong.
The fact that everyday is a new opportunity
My credit card
People who do the jobs that I could NEVER do.
Clouds on a sunny day
People who see things differently than I do
The little things in life
People who “get” me
People who put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe
And a special shout out to the boyfriend. I’m more and more thankful to him everyday. And I don’t know if I say it enough.
It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect on what we are thankful for. A few years back a friend of mine started listing 100 things she is thankful for every November. She has published her list… And it reminded me that I should do the same. I love this idea. Try it!
So…. In no particular order… Here is Tonya’s 2015 thankful for list:
My family. They love me for who I am. And made me as crazy as I am. Love them!
My coworkers. Most of them.
My job. It pays for my vacations!
My cell phone📱
my scrapbook room
My nephews and my niece. Love them all: Parker, Carter, Kiersten, Hunter and Easton.
My mother. My rock. My friend.
Treadmills. Even though sometimes I hate it!
Reset buttons. Sometimes the day just needs a do over.
Palm trees 🏝
Water. Lakes, rivers, streams, oceans.
My support system. You know who you are!
My car. I want a new one but this one works for now…🚗
My bank account. 💰
My 401k. I remember fighting my mother that I didn’t want to do it. I am thankful that she pushed me to invest!
Children. They light up my life
Meaningless silly conversations
My brand new bed!!!🛌
My five senses
My apartment 🏢
My wonderful boyfriend. He is kind of amazing.
Fat cat. 🐱
Bad days. They make me appreciate the good days even more.
Races. 5k’s…. 10 k’s
My creativity (sometimes)
The Green Bay packers
Singing. And yes I know I can’t sing… But I do what I want to
Feeling like a kid
Eye contact 👀
People who refuse to give up on me
Ice cream 🍨
My fitbit and Nike plus app
Holidays and traditions
Jimmy Johns. Subway and extreme Pia
The couch of awesome
Apparently I have an inability to count to 100. Really there are just so many things to be thankful for that I just couldn’t help myself. I did at one point read over the list and noticed cupcakes was on there twice. Lol. What can I say.
‘Twas the night before thanksgiving when all though biolife was a flurry of activity… When Tonya decided to write a little I am thankful for list. Enjoy the randomness of things I am thankful for. And maybe right your own while your at it. Disclaimer…. This list.. Like most of the thoughts in my head is in no particular order.
Life. Living, breathing… Existing. It’s pretty awesome right?!?!
Family. As crazy as y’all are.
My niece and 4 nephews! Thankful for each one of them!
Coworkers… Most of them anyways.
My body. Stronger and fitter than it has been. Ever.
My tennis shoes. Helps me get that stronger fitter me 🙂
Biolife. Saving lives and earning extra cash.
Jeans. I like jeans.
Music… All kinds!
My iPad, iPod and iPhone.
My jobs. All four of them.
Cardboard tubes (it really is the little things)
The color orange
Games and game nights
My scrapbook room
My support group. They say it takes a village and it really does!
My weight watchers people! They are so kind and amazing! I love them all.
Movies…. And movie nights
The people who read this blog… Hey that’s you!
My education. Yeah. That’s a good one!
My cat. Love my fat cat.
Running. Transformed my body… And my life!
This is from the run I reference in my previous blog
All the kids in my life
My cozy apartment
Patience. I wish I had some 😉
Silence…. Not always, but sometimes!
Lazy Sunday mornings
The Green Bay Packers
Contacts!! Not a fan of wearing glasses if I don’t have to!
And most important at this moment is that I am done donating plasma! Took over a half hour longer than usual. Talk about a test of patience! Happy thanksgiving. And make good choices… Or don’t and workout a little extra and get back in track the next day.