I was truly inspired by the following blog THXTHXTHX quite some time ago when a lovely friend of mine from the West Coast had posted the link on her Facebook. It made me realize that the small and simple things in life we should be thankful for. Even those wretched times we'd like to forget.. you have to stop and think what you've learned. If you find that it did teach you something why not take a step back, smile, bow your head or fold your hands and say 'Thank you?'
Thank you for taking the time to visit. Love you all!
12/26/2010:Dear New Governor who I really don't know: I'd really appreciate if you did a State shutdown tomorrow. It's dangerous out there and I think it's best that everyone gets to stay home and drink hot chocolate. Also, for those who are sick (echem) we really need more rest without having to call out of work. Gracias if you ...speak spanish and thank you if you don't.
11/29/2010:Dear 'car that drove me off the road': I'm okay and so is Boy Blue. You probably didn't know but there's this thing called 'Daylight Savings Time' it's darker now at 5:00 which means headlights are your friend. I hope that was translated through the loud & long honk from my car. Hopefully I woke you up and you'll keep ...your eyes open next time. Peace & I'm still standing!
10/22/2010: Dear the makers of Antiobiotics, Cough Medicine w/Codeine, Mucinex D, Vitamin C, Cold Water, Tea, Soup, Portable Heaters, Warm&Snuggly Blankets, Peanut's biological Mom: I really appreciate for all of your contributions that have helped me get through these past few weeks. I'm still fighting these germs but I really love your creations ♥
10/19/2010: Dear 'The Flu'.. I look forward to beating you, washing my hands clean of you and getting back on my feet without feeling like I'm going to fall over. I never invited you to take over my entire body..
10/13/2010: Dear sore throat, head about to explode, stuffy nose, post nasal drip, lack of energy and achy body. You're not cool consuming my life right now. No one likes you so please be on your way. Please and thank you.
10/10/2010: Dear Charlie: I have very thin skin and the layers upon layers of clothes is not cutting it. It's been averaging 65 degrees in the house and I'm slowly taking on the appearance of Frosty the Snowman. I would be so happy if we could turn the heat on. Yours truly: The one who clearly doesn't wear the pants, lol! Also, I ...love you (and I'm not trying to butter you up) ♥ Gracias.
10/07/2010: _ear Peanut: Thanks for breaking the (insert missing letter here) off my keyboar_. I guess it's not that big a of _eal. Things coul_ be worse. I'm pretty sure I'll manage in life for a while missing the (insert missing letter again) on my keyboar_. I still love you because your face is too _amn cute! Can you guess what spot is nake_ on my keyboar_?
10/03/2010: Dear DMV: I don't know if it's my place to say this but not too many people are fond of you, me especially.. We've had our differences and I'm not one to jump to conclusions but our history isn't too promising for a better future together. Thanks for being consistent though, I always know what to expect and I'm not surprised by yesterday!
9/30/2010: Dear Rain, Thanks for being wet. I know that it sounds crazy but I lived cautiously today knowing that the ground is wet which then meant the bottoms of my shoes were too. It prompted me take my time and I walked a little slower..even listened to my footsteps. Again, it sounds crazy but sometimes we need to look at what's in front of us instead of the shadows we leave behind. So again, much obliged to your wetness and coolness that you just naturally are!
9/06/2010: Dear Life's Lessons, On a day as beautiful as this one I'd like to thank you for giving me the chance to make my own mistakes and learn from them. Enjoying this hunkalicious day with my family. Don't teach me anything new today! ;)
9/05/2010: Dear Shower Walls, Thanks for being built the way you are. When I sing it sounds amazing and after I step outside I'm back to a second rate version of Liza Minnelli. Even if for 10 minutes of the day I feel good about myself, that works for me. Keep keeping it real to me!
09/01/2010: Dear Sneaky little buzzing Fly that happened to shimmy in when I entered our home, If it weren't for you I wouldn't have received the hilarious entertainment of my Cat spazzing out, realizing she's just too slow to catch you, as well.. the cute, innocent stupidity of my Puppy chasing the Cat who was trying to catch You... and knocked his head into the leg of a table. Thanks for the laughter, now I'm ready to squish you!
08/26/2010: Dear Stress: Thanks for inviting yourself today. Even tho you were dominating the imaginary thumb war earlier.. pretty sure I won. Being home with the cutest pup who appears to have drank 100 Red Bulls, 2 looney cats and a comfty couch that could show up one in a Therapist office any day.. Life is Good! So thanks for the memory and stay outside next time. Peace!
7/31/2010: I love you Life. With your ups & downs, craziness, spontaneity, stress, love, passion, encouragement, dispair. You're a ball of everything that exists. I love you for that. Thanks for letting me be apart of it all!
7/21/2010: Dear my first Droid Phone: RIP my good friend. We had some sweet times together. I'm sorry I mistreated you so badly on what ended up being the worst day of my life. I learned a lesson though, always have protection, lol. That's why my new phone which even though it looks like your twin I swear it'll never live up to you.. now has a cover. Thanks for the memories!
7/18/2010: Dear Tonight - I truly love you, or perhaps loved would be better. You were great, all of you in your special sort of make the night great kind of way. It was crazy and exciting, spontaneous and entertaining. Tonight.. you were sooo fine. Thanks - here's lookin' at you kid ;)
7/10/2010: Dear Jack Johnson - You make this world a better place just by being in it. You're truly amazing and tonight we had the time of our life because of you. Unforgettable in so many ways!
7/06/2010: Dear Dan Kish: You have no idea who I am&I had no idea who you were before today. I'm glad I decided to listen to the radio while the a/c in my car was turning on instead of standing in the 150deg weather. If I hadn't then I wouldn't have know of you, the Head Chef for Panera Bread. Did you know I'm one of your biggest... fans? Thanks for the broccoli cheddar soup&caesar salad, my favs. I mean it man.. you're the best!
7/05/2010: Dear Step Brothers 'the movie' - Thanks for being so frikkin' hilarious enough to pop a few ribs. I 'LOL' consistently causing my cheeks to hurt. I love it, I love you. "Why are you so sweaty?.. I was watching cops".
7/01/2010: Dear Life - As I'm driving home from work, I'm thinking back to all the little moments that stressed me out today. I got myself flustered just when a really good tune came on the radio. It wasn't the the lyrics, just the fact I could hear it. I realized, wow.. I'm alive. I mean.. I'm REALLY alive, breathing, seeing, singing. Thanks for being there so I can be here & giving me a mental kick in the ass.
6/25/2010: Dear Friday, appreciate your being here today. I can actually say we made it through this rollarcoaster of a week which felt to be against us. Emotions were shaken, strength was rocked and love was tested. I know people think I'm crazy but being positive is all I have sometimes. Love you Nevan
6/23/2010: Dear Sleep. Let's be friends tonight, okay? I'll owe you! Good night everyone, have a great rest of the week!
6/14/2010: Dear Chaos: I can admitt you consume my life, but the good kind. You know.. that kind that's like a Pinata, where it's filled with all the best candies. It explodes, they all fall out and you're overwhelmed at first but you know whatever you pick is great. Yes, that's good chaos and I admitt.. I love it.
6/13/2010: Thank you to whoever discovered Tom Hanks. Aside from being an amazing Actor in general, my life would not be complete without having that 'Forrest Gump' voice to mimic and oh the inspiring quotes, lol. ;)
6/09/2010: Dear my lovely, long lived Curling Iron: We've been through alot together over the last 6 years or should I say I put you through alot. You've helped me to avoid what could have been pretty bad hairdays. Today after breaking with only one side of my head curled I sure appreciated you more than ever. It's been real, thanks for the memories..
6/06/2010: My Sunday 'thank you' goes out to the father & son I saw on my way home. It was incredibly comforting seeing a father on a bicycle following an adorable little toddler, with an oversized helmet on a bike with training wheels. It made me smile, be safe.
6/05/2010: Dear Blue Skies and Sunshine: I missed you this morning when I was getting soaked with Peanut but I sure enjoyed the surprise. I'm getting ready to join you today for some sweet R&R on the back deck, thanks. You rock ;)