The Thankful Game, part 14.

On this, my 217th post, I’d like to take a minute to be thankful.

I’m thankful for the client who began my day yesterday.  When we finished, she exclaimed, “Suzanna!  How did you do that?!”  That felt nice.

And I’m thankful for the client who ended my day yesterday. When we finished, she squealed, “I love you!”  That felt nice, too.

I’m thankful for the way that the color yellow feels so cheerful, for messy side-buns, for high-waisted skirts and for vintage belts.

And I’m thankful that Brian shaved off his attempt at a handlebar mustache.

And when that attempt ended up looking like a creeper mustache, I’m thankful that he shaved that, too.

And when that ended up looking like a Hitler mustache, I’m thankful that he shaved that, too.

And I’m thankful that after all of my insisting and all of my jiving, Brian wasn’t too offended to lovingly take my shoes off for me.  (My feet hurt like the dickens tonight.)

I’m thankful for the whimsical, polka-dotted flowers that my boss put at my salon station.

And I’m thankful that Michael’s sells polka-dotted flowers.

I’m thankful that Michael’s takes coupons from JoAnn’s Fabrics and A.C. Moore.

And I’m thankful that I learned the English Rib knitting stitch.

I’m thankful that when I worked out at the gym last night, the guy who hollers “supermodel” at me wasn’t there.  (Story here.)

I’m thankful that I briefly lost my cutting shears… because in the meantime my boss lent me hers, and they’re much sharper.  And even though I found my shears in the curling iron slot (of all places!), she’s letting me hang on to hers.  Much easier on the hands!

I’m thankful for Pinterest.

And I’m thankful for all of the birthday wishes that Brian received.  He thoroughly enjoyed every comment.

I’m thankful for hand scrubs that exfoliate my dry knuckles in the winter.

And I’m thankful for orange juice.

I’m thankful that leftovers go a long way in our home.

And I’m thankful for freshly made beds.

For what are you thankful?

(If you’ve never played The Thankful Game with me, its origin begins here.)



  1. January 20, 2012

    I’m thankful for your blog! Seriously, I love that I am able to “know” you better through your writings. I love you so much, Sunanna. Mwah!

  2. January 20, 2012

    I am so thankful for scotch tape, I always need it for something
    I am thankful that just when I think I have to carry all the weight up by myself , my husband comes up and lifts my worry out of my arms
    I am thankful for knowing Poopey is sleeping on my pillow at night because she is snoring in my ear louder than Chris
    I am thankful for fuzzy boots on winter nights
    I am thankful for clean towels and Lysol wipes

  3. January 21, 2012

    I am Thankful for our new pastor and the excitement he has brought to our church. People are awakening from their slumber and rising to the occasion to serve God.
    I am truly blessed by those who worship with me and praise God. My family is large and I thank God for that too.

  4. January 22, 2012

    I am thankful that the Lord prompted your and Brian’s hearts to host small group for a couple of weeks 🙂 I hope it will be/has been a blessing for you like it is for us.

  5. January 26, 2012
    Erin McD

    Hey do you remember being thankful in Ireland? I loved this game! so many wonderful and day to day things to be thankful for! LOVE IT! and so thankful for internet!

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