Giving Thanks for the Emotional

thankfulIt’s week three. If you’ve been following along, you know I’m emulating an idea a friend of mine gave me, and instead of doing daily brief posts on Facebook, I’m doing weekly posts here on my blog, discussing things I’m thankful for. (A regular reader got me hooked on the daily #ThankfulNovember tweets, as well.) Of course, the little part in my brain that insists on organizing things demanded I create categories for my posts, so I decided to take the four Mondays that I’ve devoted to regular posting and divide them into the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual things in my life that I’m grateful for.

**DISCLAIMER** Things covered this month are in no particular order.

Week three covers emotional things. It’s silly to list emotions. We’re all grateful for emotions (I would think). Instead, I’m going to list the things the evoke emotions in me:

  • My family
  • Crisp, sunny fall days
  • A baby’s laugh
  • The first blooms of spring
  • Rainbows
  • The smell after a rain shower
  • My kids’ faces when they’ve succeeded at something
  • Going home
  • Decorating for the holidays
  • The smell of cookies in the oven

I know many of these seem like physical things, but they all stir up feelings of hope and pride and… and… and that quintessential something that means all is right with the world. I could just name a bunch of emotions (love, happiness, joy, elation), but I’d rather you know what inspires them. And there are so many more emotional things that I’m thankful for but they aren’t springing to mind because I’m trying to think of them. Why don’t you help add to the list? What things inspire these feelings in you?

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2 Comments

  1. What an excellent list Staci, it is almost poetic. I can totally relate to every one. I think probably everyone in the world can relate to at least half of them.

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