I know my friend, Camille, wasn't trying to chastise me. That's what she did, though. I've spent way too much time complaining lately. I'm too bored. I drink too much water. Boys are too dumb. And so on. So, I'm going to do what she suggested and list 10 things that I am thankful for today. This is not a pre-meditated post, and as such the list is in no particular order. I'm writing as the thoughts come.
1. My sister-in-law, Tricia, and my nephew, Zach, who have both introduced me to some great new books.
2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Yum!
3. Elder Wirthlin's General Conference talk from October, 2006: Sunday Will Come.
4. Nights that are 70 degrees and perfect for playing Ultimate Frisbee.
5. The new band Buffy introduced me to: The Weepies. Especially their song, Gotta Have You.
6. My co-worker, Alanda. She listens to me being dramatic and let's me feel justified in said antics. Plus, she shares good boy stories with me and does a fun[ny] cow dance:)
7. The recently obtained knowledge that I can go buy a new phone because my current one got dropped and is now deformed. It's possible that it got dropped a lot....
8. Eric D. Snider. His blog is a continuous source of amusement.
9. The fact that I got to play with 4 of my brothers and their families yesterday. Hooray for family!
10. A good conversation on gmail chat last night. I got to talk with a good friend who I felt like had started to drift away, there was no drama and I came away feeling good about myself:)
Now, I challenge you (and by "you," I mean whoever is reading this) to do the same thing. Leave a comment about something for which you are thankful. Or write you own post about it. Or make a poster and stand on the road for everyone to see. Or write a song. Anything really. However, if you leave a comment it will make me happy because I'll think I have friends and/or readers and that will be one more reason for me to be thankful.
Also, if you read this and don't do something that resembles a thankful act, I'll judge you. Well...I guess I have no way of knowing who you are and whether you chose to be thankful or not, but know that if I did, I would judge you. And I mean that in the nicest way possible:)