yogi – theatre artist – mom

26 Little Things and 4 Big Things I’m Thankful For

It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy. – Unknown

For the last couple of years, I’ve done the “30 Days of Thanks” posting daily on FB. Brett and I are reducing the amount of FB now, so here’s a list all in one sitting…

1. Twix mini candy bars

2. Two-ply toilet paper

3. The sounds of birds at dawn

4. Having reached the point in life where I appreciate my parents

5. Naps

6. Campfires

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. The many strong, beautiful women in my life. Christine Powers, Marni Chaikin, Alyi Cahill and April Harrell married and had children before me, yet have never judged me for being on a different path and have always made time to pick up the phone. Fellow yogis like Shanna Lee, Molly Cain, Amanda Macmanus and Paulina Andujo keep me accountable, laughing and sane with our daily group texts. Christie Vela is just a magical earth mother who I want to be like when I grow up. And Lauren Polk kept me laughing and sane in the lead up to the wedding.

8. Beauty rituals like pedicures and facials

9. A yoga practice that wrings out my body and mind

10. White sand beaches

11. Wine

12. That my brother, sister and I can talk about anything and everything

13. Intuition

14. That I had the chance to live in New York City in my 20’s and 30’s

15.  A really good writing pen

16. Flowers

17. New beginnings

18. Finding my perfect match in Brett Bim: the Lewis to my Clark; the Robert Browning to my Elizabeth Barrett.

19. Pictures of baby animals

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey

20. Inspiring visual art, dance, theater and film

21. Laughter

22. Curiosity

23. Well-mannered children

24. The cold side of the pillow

25. Books that I can’t put down

26. Unexpected kindness

27. Quiet moments of reflection

28. Cook-outs and pool parties

29. Creme fraiche

30. Thunderstorms

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