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Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Gratefulness List

It's taken a lot of time and pondering, but at last I have completed my list of 100 things for which I am grateful. I really encourage people to do this exercise at least once, if not daily (I'm not disciplined enough yet to make a daily list of 5 items, but that is a goal of mine).

100 Things For Which I Am Grateful

1. my dogs Mila and Tia
2. my daughter Julia
3. my blue eyes
4. my photographer’s eye
5. classical music
6. smooth jazz
7. hiking
8. mountains
9. New Mexico
10. the beauty of nature
11. reading
12. my writing talent
13. fresh peaches from my yard
14. fresh strawberries
15. grilled salmon
16. wine with a slice of lemon
17. time
18. golden retrievers
19. terriers
20. mutts
21. blue skies
22. Arizona’s red rocks
23. continuing to grow
24. my wonderful bed
25. Good Earth tea
26. books
27. sunshine
28. the smell of a pine forest
29. air conditioning
30. fireplaces
31. fresh, crisp mountain air
32. my therapist
33. freedom
34. sunflowers
35. carnations
36. low humidity
37. the high desert
38. Santa Fe
39. wolves
40. my fruit trees
41. rediscovering myself
42. my job at the humane society
43. Tony Hillerman books
44. time to read
45. sunsets
46. Native American jewelry
47. my hybrid SUV
48. this blog
49. good knees after more than 30 years of running
50. hot showers
51. my sense of humor
52. Enya
53. my new bicycle
54. being able to speak Russian
55. chocolate
56. black walnuts
57. salted cashews
58. warm chocolate chip cookies
59. my NASA career
60. my favorite shampoo
61. warm, sunny days
62. e-mail
63. living in Moscow
64. soft, warm sweatshirts
65. fresh-squeezed orange juice
66. family
67. friends
68. education
69. solitude
70. abundance
71. my independent spirit
72. flannel pajamas
73. Coke Classic in a can
74. beautiful sunrises
75. residential treatment centers
76. whales
77. vacations
78. taking better care of myself
79. losing weight
80. daisies along the highway
81. a good night’s sleep
82. waking up every morning
83. my New Mexico House
84. faith
85. resilience
86. healthy mind
87. healthy body
88. opportunities to develop new facets of myself
89. inner strength
90. willingness to take risks
91. hope
92. opportunity to co-author a book
93. optimism
94. life’s lessons learned
95. being in control of how I feel
96. love
97. serenity
98. rainbows
99. animal rescue groups
100. forgiveness