Thank You. So Much.

Lois Alter Mark of Stylesubstancesoul.com wrote a post that I loved called 25 Things I’m Thankful For. With Thanksgiving a few days away, her list made me consider what it is that I’m especially thankful for this year. Let me get the big things out of the way – I’m thankful for the health and success of my children, my husband, my family, my friends – everyone I love. I’m thankful that the world is still spinning and we’re all here to enjoy the ride. And I’m especially thankful this year that President Obama will continue to be our country’s leader for another term.

Now for some other things.

 

1. HGTV. It’s my personal lullabye.  

2. The friends I’ve made over the past 20 years. You know who you are. You all make my world so much more special and way more entertaining.

3. Our dog Lambeau. Even though he’s in love with my husband, I know he likes me too.

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Those kids of mine are pretty terrific, too.

4. New York City. Just knowing it’s there.

5. Blogging.

6. Loehmann’s and Home Goods.

7. Homeland, Once Upon a Time and The Good Wife. Sunday nights are kickass.

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Watch this show.

8. Argo. Best movie of the year so far.

9. The delicious joy of a good book.
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10. The Huffington Post and the New York Times.

11. My refinished floors. LOVE.

12. Mumford and Sons, The Beatles, these two kids who sing on Nashville, Lady Gaga, and Sinatra. Always Sinatra.

13. Falling asleep.

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14. Those nights when I can stay asleep.

15. My grandmother for 98 wonderful years.

16. My Aunt Susie, for her  beautiful Pinterest page – and for hosting Thanksgiving this year.
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17. It’s almost time for peppermint ice cream.
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18. A room of my own.

19. My mother’s new husband Bill. He’s a keeper.

20. My iphone, my imac, my Macbook air. I’m a total convert.

21. Oh, and this guy.

And, not to sound corny or anything, I’m so grateful and thankful that people come here and read my blog. It makes me feel terrific. So thank you. So much!

I will be taking a brief hiatus from blogging until December 3. See you all then. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Please like Empty House, Full Mind on my Facebook page – I will be ever so grateful if you do!

26 Responses to Thank You. So Much.
  1. Walker Thornton
    November 19, 2012 | 7:59 am

    Nice list! Enjoy the holidays.
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  2. Carpool Goddess
    November 19, 2012 | 8:01 am

    Wonderful list! I’m watching Nashville too. It’s addicting. I’m adding Beautiful Ruins to my reading list. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Grown and Flown
    November 19, 2012 | 8:05 am

    And Sharon, we are honestly grateful to be able to read your blog. Your friendship and caring are invaluable, but we are all out here reading every word you write. Love for the holidays…
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    • Sharon Greenthal
      November 19, 2012 | 9:33 am

      Thanks so much – your friendship has been one of the best things about blogging. I am thankful for Grown and Flown.

  4. Janie Emaus
    November 19, 2012 | 8:35 am

    Fun and wonderful things to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Haralee
    November 19, 2012 | 8:39 am

    Have a great Thanksgiving. Thanks Sharon for inviting me to join your blogging group.
    I will have to put your book recommendation on my list!
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  6. Helene Bludman
    November 19, 2012 | 8:45 am

    Great list, Sharon! Have a wonderful holiday. P.S. We saw Argo on Saturday night. Wow! What a great movie!
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  7. Vikki Claflin
    November 19, 2012 | 8:54 am

    Great list! Happy Thanksgiving!
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  8. sue
    November 19, 2012 | 8:59 am

    I am thankful to know you this year, you are a keeper. Have a wonderful time off and see you when you get back. ♥
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    • Sharon Greenthal
      November 19, 2012 | 9:32 am

      Thank you Sue! Your posts are always so much fun, and I’m so glad we met.

  9. Shannon Bradley-Colleary
    November 19, 2012 | 9:09 am

    Hello Sharon — and we’re all thankful for you. Your site always makes me feel like the world is full of great people. And I love your bold move of not blogging until early December. I’m thinking that would be a wonderful respite for me too! Numbers be damned!
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    • Sharon Greenthal
      November 19, 2012 | 9:31 am

      Thanks Shannon – a little holiday break will be good for me – and there’s more to the story, too.

  10. Laurie
    November 19, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Your blog is great and I love reading it. I share many of the things that you are thankful for (i.e. Sunday night TV, singers on Nashville, my dog, friends like you, etc.) and it did make me think about those things. Happy Turkey Day!!!

  11. Lois Alter Mark
    November 19, 2012 | 2:37 pm

    We are so on the same wavelength, Sharon! I love this list!
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  12. Lisa
    November 22, 2012 | 2:45 am

    What a beautiful list. And to have a grandmother at 98 is so blessed. You are a Mac girl, I’m a Droid girl :)
    Have a wonderful thanksgiving ! Just found your blog through Triberr.
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    • Sharon Greenthal
      November 22, 2012 | 9:15 am

      Thanks Lisa – I’m so glad you came by and read my blog. I will be checking out yours, too!

  13. Nancy
    November 23, 2012 | 5:51 am

    Great post!!! Fell upon your blog today. Being Canadian, we’ve already had our Thanksgiving, but some of the things I’m thankful for include: challenges that I set for myself and surpasses (ran my first 10km race and then a few months later my first half marathon!!!), a wonderful new boyfriend whom I love with all my heart, and a new passion (I’ve begun blogging about my next challenge…running from Montreal to NYC as part of a team fundraising event!!!). Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!!! Can’t wait to continue reading this blog!
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  14. Barbara
    November 25, 2012 | 6:36 am

    Very nice list. I need to dig out my gratitude journal and do the same. Gratitude makes for a happy heart.
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  15. Gandalfe
    November 25, 2012 | 10:26 am

    I was looking that pic of the dawgly and wondering why our dogs prefer me (they luv us both) the cats cling to Suzy. If we are both home, the dawg is always at my feet. So many things could play into this, but rather that analyze it, I mostly just enjoy it.

    It is also interesting to note, that many of your things to thankful for, match ours. Be well.
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    • Sharon Greenthal
      November 25, 2012 | 4:37 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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