Monday, June 20, 2011

Have You Ever Sat Down and Made a List of the Things You LOVE???

Are you having  a bad day...
where nothing seems to be going right?
I found the cure!
Sit down for 10 minutes ...
and write 
out the things 
you love
or the things you are thankful for...
and what a surprising 'mood lifter'!!
I found this list in my journal
this morning while sitting at Starbucks:
Things I Love:
His Word
Anything and Everything in the Color Pink
Babies...especially little baby Heston...
The Beach
Time spent with the hubby...
My kids and their spouses
My darling adorable grandkids
Hot homemade biscuits dripping with butter and honey
Finding a New and Beloved Author
Spring and the fresh feeling in the air
A vegetable garden
My herb garden
Seed Catalogs and getting my yearly order together
Writing Letters
Receiving letters from girlfriends (Hi Jenette!)
Studying Hobby Farming
'Keeping' a home
Quilting with Girlfriends
My best friend (Hi Nancy!)
Designing new patterns
Soft wooly socks in wintertime 
A crackling fire in wintertime
Taking Tea
Going out to gourmet places to eat
Glossy inspiring magazines
An exceptional read
Home grown tomatoes
Fancy colored ink pens
Delicate writing papers
Leather Journals
My $250 pair of Ugg Boots the hubby 
bought me for my anniversary a few years ago

Live Broadway Theater
All of the islands I've traveled to
A great haircut
Ahhhh....all in all...A Spa Day!!
My down comforter
My hubby's massages
especially those of raising my kids on my own in Sandy Valley...
and good ole Texas Memories
Trips to Starbucks to read and write
Vacations (although they are few and far between)
Scrabble games on the terrace with the Guitar Man
Family Rook Games
Family Saturday morning breakfast and bible studies
Hand Embroidery
A great painting....
I found out when I took the time to sit down and write this out...
I live 

Now share with us 
your top 5 ladies!!
Let's just see how alike we really all are!


  1. Awwwww..... a gratitude list! I think I need to sit down and write one, too. You are blessed!! :)

  2. Only the top 5? Well, how about these:
    Family, especially a sweet husband
    Air conditioning (it's 104 degrees outside)
    Enough money to pay my bills
    A soft bed to sleep in at night

  3. Great list, John'aLee, I truly believe that a thankful heart is the best way to have a good outlook on life. We should teach our children to be grateful, too, and have satisfaction in what we have, instead of what we want. Thank you for the happy list!

  4. What a great list John'aLee! My top five would be - God, my sweet hubby, and my three precious children. I do have a very best friend too, for which I am very thankful. We quilt together, and laugh and eat....... even though we live 1,000 miles apart. That's the kind of friend who is a blessing. Thanks for the uplifting post.

  5. John'aLee, What a sweet post! I have been having a bad couple of weeks :( It was very uplifting to see your post. I am going to make my own list in a journal.
    Thank you for being such a sweet lady and such an inspiration.

  6. Oh goodness I wish Montana and Tennessee weren't so many miles apart!! Adore your list and thank you for sharing the heartfelt smiles! Bless you :)

  7. Top 5 - Family, listening to birds chirping in the morning, ATV riding, a glorious sunset, my fur baby welcoming me home :-)

  8. I actually do this a lot - I try to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness, and teach my boys to as well. It sure cuts down on the complaining, lol!

    Let's see: BED, cuz it heals my back....friends...better stop now!

  9. AND! count this in:
    reading quilty blogs and their comments! 8^}}
    Form the attic in Amsterdam, Irene

  10. Thank you for this truly inspirational post, sweetie!!! I have been receiving your posts via email, and it really gave me a lift this afternoon to have this message pop up on my Ipod! I was busting with excitement thinking about all the things that make me happy! Actually - come to think of it - you are one of them!!! :-)

    Hugs sweetness!
    Vikki xoxo

  11. AWESOME post, J!! God, family, QUILTS and quilting!! :-) my church family, my blog family...and oh so, so, many things. For the testimony of my son who went home to the Lord a month ago. LOTS to be thankful for!! You are a blessing!!
    Mary Lou

  12. I love your list. We are all so blessed and it does help to take time to count your blessings. They are many!

  13. Hi John'aLee! How interesting that you blogged about this today...I was just thinking of this very same subject yesterday as I was sewing! I made my own mental list as I was working, and it was quite long, but my top five would have to be:

    1. God and our Saviour, Jesus Christ
    2. My husband
    3. My family (including my hubby's family!)
    4. My BFF - which happens to be my sister
    5. My fur children

    Thanks for such an uplifting and inspiring post. I think we all need to take some time each day and be mindful of all the blessings we have!



  14. You have lots of things on your list that I am thankful for too! Taking time to write them down is such a good exercise, because it's so easy to take things for granted. I read a wonderful book called One THousand Gifts. It's all about doing that exact thing. Ann at Holy Experience blog wrote the book.
    Thanks for leaving a comment today.

  15. That list is a great idea...perhaps I need an on going one!

  16. Hwy girl! Great idea... I'll start one too!
    Here's my top five...
    Gods blessings!
    hubs,kids,mom's,home/cottage dog and chickens and my garden!

  17. I don't know why but it's all too easy to complain about our 'lot' rather than taking a few moments to be thankful and remember the things we love. Thank you for reminding us. A lot of the things on your list would also be on mine with the addition of singing.
    Terea x

  18. i've been doing lists lately, makes me feel beter:)

  19. I am SO happy to have found you via Cyndi at Bluebirdswing..! :)
    LOVE your blog and what YOU are doing!
    Keep up the great work! XO