I make use of a thankful list, or gratitude journal daily. Since I am almost always tied to my computer or iPad, my list is electronic and includes a photo and short description depicting what I am appreciative for, and I often share my daily list with my friends on Facebook and Twitter. What I love most about sharing is the responses from family and friends. I love hearing what they are each thankful for each day.
The things I am thankful for are not always huge, life-altering moments or objects, but each one brings a smile to my face and reminds me that this life is something to celebrate. I would like to implement a “Thankful Thursday” post into Refreshingly Riki and share what I am most thankful for each week. More than that, I want to hear what you are most thankful for!
This week I am most thankful for:
Beautiful Coffee Concoctions
Although in the summer I tend to gravitate to the iced variety, beautiful coffee beverages with strong wafting aromas make me very happy. These beautiful brews are from Macy’s European Coffee House in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Playing the Flute
In just about a week I will be heading to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate as a performer in the National Flute Association’s 40th Anniversary Convention, and I could not be more excited! Having the opportunity to have this experience reminds me how thankful I am to be a flute player.
Juicy Summer Watermelon
I love when all of my favorite fruits are in season and summertime brings me my favorite….watermelon! It’s the perfect summer snack; cool, crisp, and juicy!
When the monsoon season hits in Arizona we get a fabulous weather phenomenon that local meteorologists like to call a haboob. (In reality, it is just a big old dust storm, since we do not have the atmospheric conditions or range of desert to warrant an actual haboob. I think that the local weather people just like to say “haboob” since it sounds a bit dirty by local news standards). Nonetheless, it is an awesome sight to see one rolling over the valley.
Summer Olympic Games
It is amazing to see everyday men and women do the nearly impossible on a daily basis while competing to bring glory to their home country. The patriotism and hope that surrounds the Olympics is inspiring to me. I’m glued to the television this summer to see our own Team USA athletes compete in London!