Friday, September 30, 2016

16 Kinds Of Thankful

 

     I've read tons of posts in the blogosphere about gratitude. It's obvious that most of us are thankful for the same things----our families, friends, pets, health, jobs, homes, etc. But what about the little things that we often take for granted? Our lives are made easier by technology----so much so, that we often forget the small things that contribute to our daily comfort.

     Some of the "little" things I'm grateful for (and that I'm convinced I couldn't live without) include:

1. Double rolled toilet paper sold in bulk packaging.

2. Duct tape. It fixes EVERYTHING.


3. Nibble calories that don't count, especially at Costco when they hand out free food samples.

4. Plug-in air fresheners for the car to deter man sweat and the ghosts of old farts.

5. Dri-FIT wicking underwear that prevents chafing at the gym. Nobody wants to explain why there's a rash on their crotch.

6. Cheese. It's the international language of love.


7. Stretch pants. 'Nuff said.

8. Undereye concealer, especially after a long night of playing "Name That Tune" with Mr. Insomnia.

9. Bug repellent. My only defense against blood-sucking mosquitoes and the Zika Virus. No worries---I'm too old to get pregnant with anything other than a food baby.

10. Hair dye. It conceals all the grays my children have given me. I've already gone through more rainbow colors than a packet of Skittles.

11. Wine....my bottle of liquid relaxation after a stressful day.

12. Floss. The tight spaces between my teeth are like mini storage compartments. I could live off the trapped food particles in my mouth for a month if I didn't floss regularly.


13. Deodorant. Especially when I'm standing in a long line at Disney World and it's 90 degrees outside.

14. Air conditioning. I live in south Florida, which means the A/C pretty much runs all year long, especially since I'm menopausal.

15. Naps. Now that I'm older, my priorities have changed. Naps are at the top of my list, followed by food, Netflix and sex....specifically in that order.

16. Chocolate, because it makes the world go 'round....and it's cheaper than Prozac.


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35 comments:

  1. Don't forget pug toots! Sometimes when we pick up Maddie, she pops one out. Like a squeaky toy....lol

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    1. OMG I forgot about that! My male pug farts whenever he's running around. Smells sooooooo bad!!

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  2. I'd particular endorse the cheese and wine in your list, particularly when consumed together - one of life's wonderful moments.

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  3. I'm a big fan of double leaf toilet paper - the single leaf cheap stuff sucks! Also aircon in Summer and my electric blanket in Winter - loved your list :)

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    1. Thanks! We don't have many electric blankets down here in south Florida...

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  4. You're right! It's those little things that make our days grand.

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  5. For me I'd add Advil, heated seats/blankets/throws, Tab (I know, it dates me, but I still love it), and my hair dryer. I agree with so many of yours, and I also don't count the calories from the Costco freebies:)

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    1. TAB is still being made??? Wow! I hear ya on the Advil---helps my knees after Zumba.

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  6. I love this list. I think I need to create a similar one - with a hat tip to you, of course. ;) I'll be sure to link over when I do. You've inspired me!!!

    And #3? THE BEST! There are no calories in samples or appetizers, right?

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    1. Truth! And holiday calories don't count, either!

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  7. I stopped eating chocolate when I realized it was costing me more than my prescription of Prozac.

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    1. Ha-Ha---that must have been a LOT of chocolate!!

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  8. Of course you saved the best for last...Chocolate! Great list Marcia!

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  9. "Cheese. It's the international language of love." Hallelujah sister!

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    1. Amen! Give me good brie and I'm happy all day!

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  10. OMG, I LOVE this, Marcia. Haha, wine is at the top of my list. Netflix is a close second. Deodorant? Also important LOL. Chocolate is next! Thanks for the laughs. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Love!
    What kind of under-eye concealer do you wear?
    I want some! xxx

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    1. Well, I still look like a panda bear, so mine DEFINITELY is not working!

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  12. HA! Fun list. I need to eat some cheese now. Also I live in yoga pants :) and need a nap!

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    1. I love cheese, yoga pants, and naps! Come visit me!

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  13. Oh yeah I hear ya, stretch pants that are super comfy are a must have and naps yeah I am needing them most days now due to the medication that I take that make one drowsy but in my case are more likely to put me to sleep, drowsy my ass if you ask me.

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  14. When I travel, I can live on cheese, chocolate and wine - and a Water Pik is indispensable.

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    1. YES!! I take my water pic every where I go!!

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  15. Yes, especially to cheese. :D

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  16. Ah, the little things. Cheese definitely. And in Germany, we have 4-ply. It's butt heaven.

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