Friday, October 7, 2011


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

I am a list maker. I have a to do list every day (lately it’s a TeuxDeux list because I have that app and I love it). How I love a good list!

Lists make me feel grateful too. Here’s a list of lists I am glad I have:

List of books I want to read
List of movies I want to see
List of songs I own in itunes (more specifically a list of my favorites so I don’t accidentally collide with Gypsy King a.k.a. torture)
List of blogs I read
List of people I send Christmas cards to
List of menu ideas…when I have what’s for dinner figured out, I feel like I’ve achieved Nirvana
List of recipes I want to try
List of housecleaning jobs divided amongst my children (I finally--for now?--have landed on a system that works marvelously

Some of my lists are less literal and more in my head:

List of people to ask for help with a home repair (my dad or brothers)
List of friends to call if I need help with my kids
List of people to talk to when I’m in a crisis (big or small)
List of people to ask for help with a sewing dilemma (my mom, Marianne, Adam’s mom…Olivia is definitely 3rd or 4th string on this one and she laughs when I ask her because she’s like me and has no idea)
List of people who I am forever indebted to because they’ve been kind to my children
List of people who shaped my thinking
List of people whose service meant more to me than they’ll ever know


Jill said...

A list of lists? Brilliant.
I love lists too. I keep lists of:
1. chores to finish
2. projects/recipes I want to try
3. Books I've read/want to read
4. things that make me happy/bring me joy
5. Repairs needed on our car (unfortunately this list keeps growing longer)
Just to name a few.
This is one of my favorite 31 Days blog series that I have been reading. Thanks!

Thelma said...

Thank you. I'm so glad you're reading.

Georgia said...

Oh my goodness. I love lists, and I love this post. Such good things to be thankful for!


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