Daily Archives: November 14, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude – Day Thirteen – Parties

Today I am thankful for parties.

I love parties.  Birthday parties, Christmas parties, Graduation parties, watching the election parties, neighborhood block parties, engagement parties, Halloween parties – all kinds of parties.

Parties make me smile.

I like to throw parties and attend parties.  I like getting to meet new people, joining in on interesting conversations, sharing in the festivities.

Today I am thankful for parties.

30 Days of Gratitude – Day Twelve – Movies

Today I am thankful for movies.

Anyone who knows me well knows I love movies.  I especially love seeing movies at the theater and the bigger the screen the better.

Comedies, dramas, musicals, love stories, action – I love all kinds of movies.  Of course I don’t love ALL movies because some movies just aren’t very good but I do like a lot of movies and I am always on the lookout for those movies that are above and beyond other movies.

Some of my favorite movies include Legend of the Fall, You’ve Got Mail, The Wizard of Oz, In Her Shoes, Titanic, The Godfather, The Family Stone, Love Actually, The Holiday, Gone With The Wind, Little Miss Sunshine, The Departed, Silence of the Lambs, Bourne Identity, Star Wars … there are so many more but I have to stop for now.  What are some of your favorite movies?

30 Days of Gratitude – Day Eleven – Ice Cream

Today I am thankful for ice cream.

I don’t have a substantial sweet tooth but I do love ice cream.

The cool, creamy, sweet taste of ice cream is absolutely delightful in my opinion.

And not only does ice cream taste delightful but it has a delightful essence in that it reminds me of birthday parties and 4th of July celebrations and “congratulations, you played a great game” outings.

When I was in high school I worked at the local drugstore diner.  We served a lot of burgers, hot dogs, chili and grilled cheese sandwiches but ice cream was our number one seller.  Cups of ice cream, banana splits, milk shakes, coke floats, triple dip cones … all kinds of ice cream was sold at that little drugstore diner seven days a week.  I remember us joking about it being the best medicine that we sold.

Come to think of it, I’m not sure that is a joke.

P.S.  Some of my favorite ice cream flavors and concoctions over the years include: Black Walnut Ice Cream, Neopolitan, Chocolate Chip, Brahm’s Strawberry Milk Shakes, Sonic Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones, Drumsticks and right now I’m  hooked on Schwan’s Mini Ice Cream Bars (the milk chocolate ones that are pictured above).

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor or concoction?

30 Days of Gratitude – Day Ten – Photos

Today I am thankful for photos.

I love taking photos and looking at photos.  I love the way photos can save a memory and tell a story.  I love the way a photo can capture the beauty of a moment, or draw attention to a detail that could easily be missed, or say something there are no words for.

I’m not a “photographer” in the real sense but I am a photographer in the sense that I love taking pictures … and these days it is so much more fun for novices like me because of all the digital cameras and smart phones.

In addition to enjoying taking pictures I also love looking at pictures and that is so much better these days too because of the way we can all post photos on social network sites like Facebook, Instagram, Blogs etc.

Today I am thankful for all things photos.

30 Days of Gratitude – Day Nine – Everlasting Friendships

Today I am thankful for everlasting friendships.  You know the ones I am talking about. The friendships that have lasted over the years and seen you through all kinds of ups and downs. The friendships that can last through long periods of little or no contact but when you do finally get together it is like you saw each other last week. The friendships that you think of when something really great happens to you or when you need a shoulder to cry on or some wise advise. The friendships that you know you can always depend on. The friendships that make you feel secure, comfy, safe, confident, valuable and loved.

I realize that these kinds of friendships are precious and rare and I’m very thankful for mine.