Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our daily lives we forget to appreciate what it is in our lives that we truly love and enjoy. So today, I’m stealing this survey idea from Tina who stole it from Janetha, and taking a moment to be thankful for the simple pleasures in life- from A to Z.
A- Animals. I love my pets. I love the fun I have with them, their unconditional love, and the relaxing, comforting feeling I get when I snuggle with them. Also, animals in the wild are pretty fascinating.
B- Books. A good book can completely remove me from my life to the point where I totally forget about time or anything that might be bothering me.
C- Charlie. I had to do it. I haven’t known him very long, but he’s already a great friend!
D- Dads. I remember being in the fourth grade and losing the election for class representative. I came home and cried on my dad’s shoulder while he hugged me. Then in the seventh grade, after I got a B in choir class (for talking too much! I’m still bitter about that…), I came home and cried on my dad’s shoulder. There’s something really powerfully comforting about a dad’s hug.
Senior homecoming. Aww daddy—seriously about to cry reminiscing over this picture right now.
E- Elcherts. I’m so thankful for the wonderful, amazing, supportive, HUGE family I was lucky enough to be born into.
A bunch of us at my aunt’s girls-only Valentine’s day party last year.
F- Fridays. I never forget to TGIF.
G-Giggles. One of my favorite things in life is when I’m completely alone, I think of something totally ridiculous, and laugh hysterically to myself. I’m not sure if this is totally normal, but I love to laugh by myself for no reason.
H-Help. Sometimes it’s hard for me to ask for help because I want to handle everything by myself. However, sometimes we all need a little help, and I’m grateful for anyone who’s ever been there for me.
I- Ice Cream. This one speaks for itself.
J-Jest. It doesn’t matter how old I get. I’ll always love to play.
K- Kitty! I love my Kitty! Bentley is the bestest kitty ever. He is perfectly happy with his less than slim body, and demands food whenever he is hungry. We should all live like Bentley.
Bangs are so not a good look for me.
L-Lotion. What did people do before lotion? In the winter I put lotion on my hands at like 10 times a day.
M- Mom. Bet you didn’t see that one coming
N- Navels. Okay so maybe this is a little weird, but I kind of really like navels. Like, I think they’re cute. And I have a navel piercing.
O- Oatmeal. Probably my favorite food of all time.
P- Ponytails. I really don’t know how I would survive if I couldn’t pull my hair back out of my face every day. Seriously. I always do my best thinking when my hair is pulled back from my face. When I’m doing homework, you’ll always find me with my hair pulled back.
Q- Quotes. I love reading quotes whenever I get in a funky mood. They give me something positive to think about.
R- Reality Television. I know this is just the slightest bit shallow, but I love my Real Housewives and Dance Moms.
S-Sisters. They’re my bestest friends in the whole wide world.
T-Tea. I drink a cup of tea almost every day. Usually a cup of Chamomile at night when I’m relaxing before I go to bed.
U- Cute Underwear. Having on cute underwear gives me a boost of confidence. It’s like my little secret. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way!
V- Vacations. Super excited for my trip to Boyne Mountain in August!
Me and the Sisters at Cocoa Beach. Gosh..This was back in 2007 I think!?
W- Warm Laundry and Walks. There is something I find extremely comforting about warm laundry. Whenever I take my laundry out of the dryer and it’s still nice and warm I cuddle with it for a while before folding it. Don’t diss it till you try it! I LOVE going on walks. It’s one of the most relaxing, enjoyable things to me.
X- Xtra Large Comfy Sweatshirts. Okay so I have this huge, wonderful Michigan sweatshirt that I wear like every day. I come home from work, and immediately change into comfy clothes (usually including my Michigan sweatshirt). I bought it at Goodwill and I just love it. Some things can’t be explained in words.
Yep that’s the one. This is me eating breakfast at Charlie’s house.
Y- Yuletide. I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I feel like everyone is in an extra happy mood around the holidays, and I just love that feeling.
Z- ZZZZZs. I am very grumpy when I don’t get 8-9 hours of sleep. So I really make sleep a priority, and I’m thankful I’m able to do that for myself.
Do you feel extra confident when you’re wearing cute underwear?
What’s something simple that you’re thankful for?