Thursday, March 27, 2014

March Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 27 of 31 / Wishes and Thanks


I wish I didn't get snippy with my dad about making the pancakes.
I wish I got him that plate of dessert he wanted with a smile.
I wish I didn't let that con-artist sublet my apartment.
I wish I didn't lose that ring.
I wish I had told my cousin how much she meant to me.
I wish we didn't buy this house.
I wish I met my husband ten years earlier.
I wish I had my son ten years earlier.


I'm thankful I had so many lovely breakfasts with my dad.
I'm thankful for all those family events with my dad.
I'm thankful for the valuable lessons I've learned about trusting strangers in New York City.
I'm thankful I had that ring while I did.
I'm thankful for the time I had with my cousin.
I'm thankful we had the opportunity to turn an old house into a beautiful home.
I'm thankful I met my husband.
I'm thankful I have my son.

Yep, the second one feels better.


  1. I love the second one best too. I have found that kind of insight myself this week. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. This is the choice we all have on a daily basis, isn't it? Yes the second one feels better for us all. Thank you for this model of gratitude!

  3. Wow, that is awesome. I love when some of these posts give me pause. There is nothing to really say back except, thank you--you've given me something.

    1. Thank you Brian I really appreciate that. I can't imagine a better compliment.

  4. It is all in how we look at life isn't it. It is easy to slip into wishing even when we know being thankful helps us feel better.

  5. Lovely. Wishes can drag us down. You've taken them and turned them right around. You've seen the gold in what has happened to you.

  6. Lovely, Anna - the wistfulness of the first giving way to gratitude.

  7. Wishes are like dust in the wind, not easy to catch, but things you are thankful for leave lasting memories.