June 2010

29 Things I’m Grateful For

by admin on June 22, 2010

I am officially 29 years old as of this moment. I had every intention of writing this earlier and publishing it right at 7:05 p.m. (my official birth time), but I decided to take a long bike ride and eat something first. Influenced by my amazing spiritual director, I have learned to be grateful every day for the blessings in my life and tonight I share with you 29 things I am grateful for on my birthday. The list was actually pretty easy to assemble. You can choose to agree or not, but it’s my list. I’d love to hear what you are grateful for after you’ve read this post. The order they came up in isn’t important and doesn’t prove one thing is more important than another – I just listed them one after another as they came into my head. So here it is – straight to the point with little explanation…
1. God
2. My parents
3. My friends – both online and off
4. My choir members
5. My cantors
6. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Chorus
7. My former camp (although I am no longer working there, the memories, skills and friendships formed there are lifelong)
8. My new part-time job
9. My school
10. My church and its community
11. Successfully biking longer and longer distances
12. SQPN
13. GSPN
14. My spiritual director and the spiritual growth she has encouraged
15. My car
16. Cooperative students
17. Catholic Theological Union
18. Podcasts
18. Tax refunds and other unexpected money sources
20. San Antonio/Boston/CNMC
21. Growing in my fitness abilities every day
22. Parish pastors past and present
23. This blog and it developing my love for writing
24. Musicals
25. Graduating from grad school!
26. Support from so many
27. Nature
28. Social networking
29. TiVo/Movies/TV shows/entertainment