Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 17: 30 days of thanks

I am thankful for chips & salsa today. I could eat basket after basket. No better way to fill up and eat a little cheaper. It is also a wonderful way to catch up with a friend! Thank you Mexican restaurants for providing this luxury.

Day 16: 30 days of thanks

Today I am thankful for providence. I spent most of the day calling people about houses to rent and most laughed at me. I am thankful for the two that I saw and one that seems perfect and it is our price point and is furnished and has enough beds for all four of us . I am thankful for the Spirit going ahead of me.

Day 15: 30 days of thanks

Today I am thankful for trust. I cling to Proverbs 3:5 - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding." I am thankful to be able to trust in something that will never fail me!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 14: 30 days of thanks

Today I am thankful for new beginnings. Today I drove up to Sun Valley, Idaho to start a new job working at a ski rental shop for the winter season. I am super excited for the change of scenery and the opportunity to be with great friends and grow spiritually, physically, mentally, and socially. It is always exciting to start somewhere new, especially in a place you've never been. I love getting to know a town and learning where the great hole in the wall restaurants are and local places. Here's to new beginnings!

Day 13: 30 days of thanks

Today I am thankful for lounging time. I love to just take it easy and lounge. Curl up and read a book, sit and listen to music, good time staring off, it creates great contemplative time, just a time to soak in life. it was great to just take it easy right before taking off to sun valley. you can chill out with friends or alone. thankful for lounge time.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 12: 30 Days of thanks

Today I am thankful for generosity. A friend and I were at a used bookstore and I went to throw some trash away and I found a huge bag of day old donuts so I grabbed them! Granted it was the dumpster to DK Donuts. So I texted a few friends asking them if they wanted any and of course they did. We headed to visit another friend at a coffee shop in Boise and I just felt I needed to share this providence so everyone in the coffee shop got a donut or two and then we took to the streets of downtown looking for others to share this sugary goodness with. It was a giving back moment. I am thankful for the generosity so so so so so so so many people have given me through a room to crash in, food to eat, a place to store my belongings, a place to park my car, paying for a bike tune up for me, making me dinner, allowing me to use their internet, giving me a place to duck in out of the cold. So much generosity to accepted and so much to be given. I am thankful to be able to be on the receiving end, but am so glad to be on the giving end.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 11: 30 days of thanks

Today I am thankful for bad movies. There are few things that bring a group of friends together to laugh and create life long inside jokes from watching terribly made films. So many wonderful memories have been made by them. Late nights. Hurting tummies. Junk food binging. Wonderful times indeed.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 10: 30 days of thanks

Today I am thankful for the unexpected randomness in life. I love shotgun trips, surprising friends, running into someone where you don't expect them, impromptu jam sessions, finding gold at thrift stores, catching a game winning goal when you turn on the tv, finding out a friend lives a street away, walking around a bend and get totally blown away by the beauty ahead of you, narrowly averting death, feeling the spirit move in you, accidentally sneezing on someone, finding money in your pocket, getting free popcorn or soda at the movies, when your iPod is shuffling all the bomb songs in a row, and so so so so much more!

Day 9: 30 days of thanks

Today I am thankful for laughter. I am blessed with so many funny friends!!! Some crack me up with their crazy stories or with actual jokes or with phone messages or with animated gifs or by sleepwalking or by singing ridiculous songs or by quoting movie/tv show quotes. I am also glad that I can participate in creating laughter too.

Day 8: 30 days of thanks

Today I am thankful for memories. The handful that I can remember. I am so blessed to have made some great memories with family, friends, and strangers. It has been great to rehash them lately and get reminded of ones I have forgotten about. Thankfully I am adding to my memory bank everyday.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day 7: 30 days of thanks

Today I cannot express how thankful I am for my friends. I am blessed with so many awesome friends it is overwhelming! I have friends scattered all over the world and clusters here an there. I am thankful for the laughs, the conversations, the ridiculousness, the generosity, the douchiness, the flakes, the humble, the beautiful, the life of the party, the klutz, the friend I haven't seen in years but we pick up like we'd never been apart. I wouldn't be the person I am today if it weren't for my friends. I wish I could thank them all individually but just know that I cherish my time with you because who knows the next time ill see you or talk with ou or remember your birthday or be there to hear you complain or to go shopping with you. So thankful for friends.

Day 6: 30 days of thanks

Yesterday (but its actually not) I was and continue to be thankful for music. Music is such an amazing medium that not only is the creative process so enjoyable and complex but so simple but the end product is life changing. I feel like I could spew off pages and pages into this digital abyss about my love for music but I shan't. The emotional rollercoaster music brings me on is something I cherish so so much whether I'm listening to depressingly sad songs to feed my down and out feelings or getting giddy with friends when a new album gets released. I love road trip music; I love shower music, I love background music, I love playlists, I love shuffle (when it's spitting out gold); I love hearing a friends music; I love new music; I love love love old music; I love to sing to music; I love to play air instruments to music; I love to share music. It's such an important part of who I am and who I am continuing to become.

Day 5: 30 Days of thanks

I am thankful for creation. The clouds have been really impressing me as of lately and seeing Nampa sunsets makes me miss them all the more! The way how intricate plants and trees and pomegranates and the tiny seeds on strawberries or how edamames are a little hairy! I'm thankful for animals in all their different varieties, classes, species, families. How graceful some are and how intimidating others are. I love the ability to partake in creation whether in music or sand castles or snow mans or home made cookies or dumb photographs or nicknames or stories that aren't even true but make your friends laugh! I am thankful that some choose to create life and how beautiful that must be and how amazing when that creation turns into an actual functioning being. It boggles my little creative mind. Today errr maybe like 3 days ago I was but still am thankful for creation.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 4: 30 Days of Thanks

Today I am thankful for naps. As of now I am curled up next to two dogs on a couch only big enough for myself. Naps are great snuggle times with man's best friend or a partner. Sometimes it means that you were up late the night before or up early or it could possibly Sunday afternoon. Naps give you that little bit of energy that you need to keep up with the day. Today I am thankful for naps.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day 3: 30 Days of Thanks

I am thankful for breakfast, my favorite meal. I love it in the morning, I love it late at night. I literally have gone days eating nothing but cereal. Breakfast in bed is a treat too. Whether its a hot meal or cold, breakfast is my preference. I am thankful for breakfast. (Today I had scrambled eggs, tea, and apple spiced muffins).

Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 2: 30 Days of Thanks

Today, I am thankful for technology. We live in an awesome time to be able to stay in contact with people around the world; get turn by turn directions for pretty much anywhere; and the ability to laugh for days at sheer ridiculous videos or memes online. With these I am thankful that it allows me to keep in contact with friends who are countries away or just a handful of miles. Having the ability to watch my niece roll over for the first time or see a birthday party I just am not able to get to. I am thankful for how much technology allows me to be a part of others' lives and continue to grow in those relationships.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day 1: 30 Days of Thanks

Thankful for freedom, in all it's forms. Freedom of living with less or with more. Freedom to read whatever, whenever. Freedom to create (art, music, poetry, films, photography, nonsense). Freedom to speak openly about my frustration with the government or big oil or about religion or about how much I love my friends and family. Freedom to travel. Freedom to experience. Freedom to free my thinking from oppressive propaganda. Freedom to protest. Freedom to hope. Freedom of love; to share it, to hide it, to shyly slide it across the table on a note, to be filled with it, to beg for it, to yearn for it, and to live within it. Freedom of expression to wear wonky costumes even if it's not Halloween or spend literally a full day at the movie theater camping out for your favorite film or pasting the back of your car or water bottle with stickers of places you've been or people you support or products you love. Freedom of free will. Freedom to pursue happiness in whatever form you find that to be in. Freedom of diet; eating ice cream for dinner, living off of cereal, eating organic, being dairy free, gluten free, soy free, being vegetarian, or filling your pie hole with pie. Freedom of choice: buy this brand, don't buy that, go here, go there, up, down, right, backwards. Freedom to change. Freedom from sin. Freedom from oppression. Freedom to forgive. Freedom to be forgiven. Thankful for freedom, in all it's forms.