My Favorite Things…OR…How to Make Your Own Silver Lining

April 3rd, 2010 by Amy Alphin Leave a reply »

Recently, I have felt like my life has been full of bad news.  I’ve been doing a lot of moping, and whining and crying, and really, it’s not done me a whole lot of good.  So I’m trying something different. If life isn’t going to give me a silver lining for all the recent not so fab news, I’m going to make my own.  So instead of making a list of all the things that have not gone the way I would have planned them, here is a list of some of the wonderful things I am thankful for in my life.

We’ll start with bacon.  ‘Cause really, bacon is pretty damn wonderful.  And since you shouldn’t just eat bacon, we’ll add all the other fun, messy and tasty cooking I’ve been trying my hand at recently.  It’s been really satisifying to make things that people actually want to eat AND that they think are tasty!

I also think that mountains are pretty amazing.  I love where we live and all the wonderful things we do here out in nature.  We are so lucky to get to enjoy scenes like this all the time.  This particular beauty is Mt. Baker in the North Cascades, and the trail is the Ptarmagin Ridge trail, which has become an annual favorite.

We love to travel. We are so lucky that we have both the means and the time to adventure to interesting places so frequently.  Last year we traveled to Hawaii, Ireland, Scotland and England.  This year we’re slated to explore three national parks in Utah, (Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef), and hopefully to travel down under to New Zealand around the holidays.

We have an amazing family.  Between our 6 sets of parents two siblings and several cousins, we have more love than we know what to do with.  And while we are saddened by the recent loss of my Uncle Wayne, his memory lives on, and we rejoice in those who are still with us to share our lives.

We have the best friends anyone could ask for.  It’s not even possible to show pictures of them all here, or this post would be several pages long.  Our friends have stood by us through thick and thin, though all the wonderful times and all the terrible times.  We love you.

And finally, I’m thankful for you, Tom, my dear husband.  The one who’s always there, always ready to pull me back from the brink, to make me laugh and make me dance.  Love you babe.

1 comment

  1. Rachel says:

    This is great. It’s always a good thing to acknowledge what you are thankful for.

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