1. loved ones
  2. love
  3. blessings
  4. sunshine
  5. fresh, clean drinking water
  6. music
  7. movies
  8. flip flops, and shoes in general
  9. spandex
  10. nice gyms
  11. being able to take showers for granted
  12. young people
  13. teachers
  14. artists
  15. peanut butter (make your own)

  1. the internet
  2. books
  3. lazy sundays
  4. pdf documents
  5. mp3 players (we’ve come a long way since cds)
  6. magazines
  7. yoga
  8. electric woks, rice cookers, blenders, and other electric kitchen gadgets that allow me to cook in a kitchen-less room.
  9. dresses
  10. lip balm/gloss
  11. smiles
  12. fruit
  13. bulk food sections of the grocery store
  14. whole foods…and Whole Foods
  15. airplanes
  16. warranties and replacement plans
  17. geniuses
  18. WordPress
  20. true friendship
  21. passionate kisses
  22. high fives
  23. corny jokes
  24. sarcasm
  25. progress
  26. forward-thinking people
  27. jazz
  28. nature
  29. salads
  30. dried fruit
  31. cake (especially vegan cake from Blind Faith Cafe in Evanston, Illinois)
  32. raw and vegan restaurants
  33. Google
  34. massages
  35. comfortable, quiet moments shared between lovers
  36. phones with full keypads, internet and email capabilities.  intrusive and splendid.
  37. stretches of time inundated with joy and peace
  38. social networks
  39. humanitarians and philanthropists
  40. sustainable human development practices
  41. social entrepreneurs
  42. creativity and folks submerged in it
  43. that feeling when you hear new tunes that connect with your spirit and make you smile from the inside out
  44. shea butter
  45. colloquialisms
  46. money…or what it represents…in abundance
  47. Earthships
  48. tear-shedding, ab-hurting laughter
  49. respectful debates
  50. digital cameras
  51. inspiration
  52. learning
  53. hugs
  54. affable people
  55. compassion
  56. the sound of waves and the smell of fresh bodies of water
  57. conquering fears
  58. holistic practitioners
  59. efficient transportation systems and well-designed cities
  60. admiration and respect
  61. food delivery
  62. FedEx
  63. electric heaters…because i seem to always have one on
  64. honesty and integrity
  65. faith
  66. intelligence
  67. patient people
  68. travel
  69. motivators
  70. windows that open and allow access to fresh air
  71. electric cars (Tesla Motors)
  72. mail
  73. handwritten letters
  74. surprise gifts
  75. long, engrossing emails
  76. information exchanges
  77. the wise
  78. cashews, almonds, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, pistachios…
  79. miso soup
  80. short grain brown rice
  81. mango, sal, chile y limon
  82. city life
  83. diversity
  84. laptops with a lot of RAM and hard drive space
  85. vibrant energy

What are you grateful for?

May 21, 2009 | filed under challenge, random 


3 Responses to “Gratitude”

  1. santee on May 23rd, 2009 11:32 am

    you’re awesome. great post. makes me put my miseries in perspective. they don’t nearly outnumber what i actually find grateful, thanks for balancing out this gemini for the day:-)

  2. Uzma on May 23rd, 2009 7:28 pm

    The list is lovely and makes one smile many many many times.
    Thank you for sharing gratitude. If I may add : the soft breeze, the pounding mad rain, the blue-green oceans, snow capped mountains, lil Persian cats, nice perfume, the groove of a dance , beauty in words.

    God bless

  3. izdabes on May 26th, 2009 10:43 pm

    I’ve been taking my shower for granted for 2 days now. 😉

    My additions: Condoms, free clinics, new love, fried food, floss, grandmothers, vegan cream cheese icing, hypocrisy, parents, siblings & cousins, aunts & uncles, church ladies with big hats & smart mouths, phyliss hyman, the five boroughs, sanity.

    Thanks for putting me in check.

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