Oh Thanksgiving! A time to be thankful for all of the blessings of life. Family, friends, stuff. Thanksgiving has always been a favorite of mine. We have so much to be thankful for, but here is different kind of list of personal things that have made me happy this year!
Coffee: Had to start with coffee. Not sure what life would look like without it. Oh you warm me up and you clear the cobwebs in the morning. Thank you coffee for being there for me! I hate to admit it…but I need you so much. Everyday. Really.
Brakes: Thank you brake pedal for being there for me this year. Traffic has been just awful but you are always there when I need you. Without you I am sure that my nose would be in a different spot on my face. Thank you and sorry for the stomping!
Glovebox Napkins: Well…coffee and brakes. You get it right? You have saved me many times when traffic stops and I decide to add to my wardrobe. Thanks for being there for me!
Staple Puller: Such a great little tool that I am constantly looking for. My pursuit of you just tells you how much I love you! Pull staple, scan, restaple. Over and over and over again. You are simply amazing!
GPS: How in the world did we function without it? That kind and reassuring voice- “in 500 feet turn left”. I love, love, love GPS. Not that I ever got lost before…yet, you are always there in a new town when I am traveling. Always dependable. Thank you for taking care of me Ms. Garmin!
Lopping Shears: When the yard goes all jungle I grab you and we get it on! In a short time I have the place under control and a giant pile of yard waste at the curb. Let’s face it…You are just great at what you do!
The Scrunge: There is something that always draws me to you. Non-stick pan…Right! Crap stuck to the pan and out with the scrunge. Scrubby, scrub, scrub and no scratch? It’s just magic. I love you scrunge!
My Visa Card: I generally have about zero cash in my pocket so…I love you Visa! Not the bill but the little plastic card that gets me what I need. Swipe and go! You are so good to me!
Sunglasses: I love you prescription sunglasses! You are a prized possession. You make the world not fuzzy. You are the absolute best!
A Full Roll: No description needed here. Nothing worse than grabbing for it and finding nothing but cardboard. Glad to live in a country where we have full rolls. God bless America!
Mark: Who is Mark- right? Well, Mark cuts my grass. I never thought I would have someone cut my lawn but it is really cool coming home on Friday night and it’s done. Cut, edged, done. Mark, you are awesome!
Pink Pearl: What is a Pink Pearl? It’s not what you think. It’s an eraser. You are amazing and you are at least 15 years old. When I need to make something go away- BOOM. You do it everytime. Bye-bye pencil.
The Delete Key: Thank you so much for being there for me. If I sent the e-mails that I write when I am angry I would either be in court or in the hospital! Thank you for erasing forever the garbage that somehow ends up on my computer screen. I love you delete key!
My Phone: Queue the Kathy eye roll! Yes, I love my phone. She is always there for me. Any spare moment I can check e-mail, weather, stock prices, articles, blog traffic, etc. She is my constant companion. Yes, my phone is a she. If you have seen my phone case you’ll get it!
Sunshine: Yes, it is always sunny in Florida and it always has a way of putting a smile on your face. I love you sunshine! Heat and humidity- not so much.
My Truck: Ten years and 220,000 miles later and we are still rolling together. You are dependable. You never let me down. You are part of the family. I shutter thinking about the day you will be gone. I love you Tundra!
I could go on but these are a few of the things in my life that make me happy. Sometimes it’s the little things that put a smile on my face. But I know it’s the big things that really matter. If you took all these “treasures” away I would be fine. I might grieve a bit but that would pass. This holiday, remember the things that really matter. Family, friends and people who make a difference in your life. This is what really matters. These are the real treasures in your life.