Sunday, June 19, 2011

Selfish McSnarky Pants

So today I realized that I had left my keys at a local restaurant. It's horrible knowing that you can't get into anything. It's like when you go to the White House for a tour and you know you can only stay on that predetermined route with carpet and red ropes; and all you want to do is run off the path and find the president. Yeah...that kind of feeling.

Well, anyhow. It affected me probably more than it should've. I was being a super selfish mcsnarky pants and being whiny. I've noticed that I've been that way a lot lately. So...I'm going to list here the good things in my life. I hope you also have good thing in your life too, or you can at least find the good in what you have. If not, perhaps you should reevaluate. Life could always be worse. You could be dead. And who wants that? I mean is there fountain Diet Coke in heaven? I'll delay that progression so I can be on earth for longer, because gosh darn it I love my fountain Diet Coke.

So here are the things I like about my life. Call them blessings, positives, fortunes, whatever you want to call them. They make me happy so I'm going to list them to feel even better! ... Oh THESE ARE IN NO CERTAIN ORDER. So don't kill me if I put marriage after Mcgriddles.

=Spell check
-Kittens
-The smell in Vermont after it rains
-Shoes
-Family
-Blogging
-The ability to have faith in a religion and the freedom to practice it
-Good friends
-Good roommates
-Clementines
-My roomies cat who is super cute and nice
-Having a car
-My job
-Jeans that make my bum look good
-Guy friends I can just do nothing with
-Girl friends I can talk to about the guys I do more than nothing with ;)
-Food
-Graduating college
-Living in a safe community
-Losing 60lbs
-Being healthy and having the ability to walk, talk, see, and hear
-All the things I've learned from all the jobs I've had
-The ability to talk to anyone without fear of judgement
-The ability to forgive no matter what
-Belief in God and what he's done for me so many times
-Diet Coke
-Knowing talented people and learning from them
-Humor
-All the men I've dated and what I've learned from those experiences
-Cupcakes
-Knowing how to sing and doing it pretty well
-Gospel choirs - and the fact that they accepted this white girl into their choir
-Dance
-Warm weather
-The smell of wood stoves in the fall filing the air outside
-Learning quickly and adapting quickly in most situations
-A comfortable bed and quiet place to sleep
-Finding nice clothes for cheap! I hate spending too much money on clothes. They're all made by the same people overseas. Reduce and reuse!
-The ability to be thrifty when I need to, and enjoying it
-Having traveled all over the U.S. and all the people I've met
-My childhood which was seemingly not good but the experiences made me stronger than I'll ever know
-The sound of rain on a warm summer night
-Sunsets over the lake
-PB & J
-The internet and it being free from regulation
-The two rings I wear, especially the one from my parents.
-Living on my own
-Good smelling candles
-All the AMAZING experiences I had in college and over the last few years with people who have truly enriched my life more than they'll know

What makes you happy? What are you grateful for?

2 comments:

In the life of DREW said...

I love your list!

These 50 things make me happy and for that I'm grateful.

1.talking on the phone while in bed
2.ringback tones
3.acting…on stage
4.visiting Las Vegas
5.international travel
6.spending Valentine’s Day with someone you care about
7.being photographed
8.the idea of getting a new Mac
9.chilling in Minneapolis
10.being able to see more theatre
11.my many jobs
12.house sitting
13.working out at the gym
14.Lady Gaga
15.Chi Spice Cookies
16.OWN [Oprah Winfrey Network]
17.sweet Rieslings
18.sleeping on the right side of the bed
19.seeing my name in lights
20.my Tempur-Pedic bed
21.dancing in the rain
22.sledding with Katarina
23.Stephan’s hot chocolate
24.making cheesecake
25.eating Key Lime pie with that special someone
26.skiing on employee day
27.Route 66
28.M.O.A. outings
29.long walks with London
30.having lawyer friends
31.dancing on the cubes at the club or on tables anywhere
32.landscaping
33.vests
34.playing pond hockey
35.being the highlight of someone else’s day
36.pancake sharing
37.giving fresh flowers
38.the nicknames: Drewski, Drewlander, Drewsepher, and Drew-P
39.Leni’s dog, Mel’s cat, Niguel’s roommate
40.Lake Okoboji
41.yoga
42.being mindful
43.dressing better then most others
44.Chipotle
45.playing the didgeridoo
46.Glee parties
47.bring an uncle to two monkeys
48.updating facebook statue
49.Go-Gurt
50.being me!

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