Ounces of Appreciation
I think it's easy as human beings to take things for granted sometimes. It sounds bad, but we all do it in some form or another. We get busy with work or school or getting caught up in something to realize what's really important. And that's okay. It's part of being human.
Some days, I find myself feeling extra special and blessed than others. Maybe these days come when I need it; maybe they come just because I finally have time to relax and reflect.
And so today, I sit and feel extra blessed. Here's why...
I'm blessed to have been able to spend the weekend at my boyfriend's beach house. Good people, always fantastic food. And I officially painted a fish plaque that each member of the family and close friend has. Pretty cool!
I'm blessed that I have a car. Not only do I have a car, but I have a pretty darn nice one. Thank you, Mom and Dad.
I'm blessed that I live somewhere where I can ski or go to the beach (depending on the season, of course) in about a one-hour drive.
To have my brother calling me to spend time with the family.
To have friends all with wildly successful futures ahead of them.
To have a sister who is growing up and looking at colleges. Good luck to her in her softball state's game today!
To know how to read and write. Do you know how many people can't!?
To not be lactose intolerant. I like cheese and ice cream.
To have been welcomed into my grandparent's house for the last five months.
To still have a great-grandmother.
To have planned a trip to see family members across the US for the 4th of July.
To have these flowers on this post's picture because Ryan got them for me "just because".
I'm blessed to have Ryan.
To have the opportunity to go on several job interviews already. And to staying positive and optimistic about getting hired for September!
To have sunglasses.
To know how to throw a ball and probably strike you out. Thanks, Dad, for always taking me to lessons and sacrificing your shins.
To group texts. (Currently missing my college roommates!) And for Brielle coming home soon!
To have running water.
I'm blessed to have kept the same girlfriends since middle school. Not many people can say the same.
To have had some really awesome teachers and to have stayed in contact.
To have the greatest, most supportive, and intelligent parents.
To live in the good old USA.
To have Mr. Jackson as a cooperating teacher and role model during student teaching. Now, I feel ready for anything thanks to the chaos of Room 18.
I'm blessed to have the people in my life. I'm blessed for the experiences I've had and the ones I know will come.
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