November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Thankfulness


My Thanksgiving holiday has officially begun, and Bo's will begin in just a couple of hours!  I am really looking forward to watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow morning, enjoying the company of friends and one another while eating delicious and healthy food, and creating our first memories of Thanksgiving as a married couple.  It is going to be an amazing holiday!

Although I plan to share my Thanksgiving dessert recipe with you later this week (pumpkin + chocolate + pecan = delicious!):'s post doesn't have a new recipe... doesn't have any yoga instruction...

...and it doesn't share a new ABC adventure

Today's post is all about practicing conscious and purposeful thankfulness.

Since I am 27 years old, I figured it would only make sense to list 27 things for which I am thankful.  Some are serious, some are funny, but I am truly thankful for each one.

Thanksgiving Thankfulness Exercise, 2011:

  • I am thankful for no car payments.
  • I am thankful for my fellow Navy wives...which become more like family with each passing day.
  • I am thankful that, for the first time in eight years, I can say "I'll be home for Christmas."

  • I am thankful that I am a full-time yoga teacher = stress free career!
  • I am thankful (for now) for my pixie haircut: fast and easy!

  • I am thankful for a healthy, strong body...even though sometimes it still frustrates me.
  • I am thankful for my dedicated yoga students because they inspire me every day.
  • I am thankful for captivating books.

  • I am thankful for my husband.  There aren't enough words...

  • I am thankful for my stocked pantry (no vegan chef could live without one!).
  • I am thankful for my food processor (no hummus or peanut butter would come to be without it!).

  • I am thankful for our furniture (when we got married, we had a 46" TV, and nothing else!).
  • I am thankful for jeans that fit.
  • I am thankful for shoes and yoga pants that always fit (hahaha!).
  • I am thankful for my relationship with my grandparents, deceased and alive.

  • I am thankful for Satchidinanda Ashram-Yogaville.

  • I am thankful that my husband has finally agreed to get a puppy this spring!
  • I am thankful for holistic medicine.
  • I am thankful for football traditions.
  • I am thankful for unexpected packages.
  • I am thankful that we will always live near the ocean.
  • I am thankful for seasonal produce.

  • I am thankful for soft sheets.

  • I am thankful for pashminas.
  • I am thankful for friendships that continue to survive long-distances apart.
  • BONUS: I am thankful for my family!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Next Time: A post about our Thanksgiving Day celebrations!

Question of the Day:

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday?

Ally and Bo


  1. Well I'm not going to list 56 things...HA!...But here are a few...I am Thank-ful for my children...I am thankful for Precious memories..I am Thank-ful for family and heritage...I am Thank-ful for music, art and emersion of one's soul into them...enlightenment...and healing....I am thankful for diversional activities i.e. football...Ha!...I am thank-ful for delicioso food....esp.smorgisboards...I am Thank-ful for God's Providential Hand on our lives... I am Thank-ful for forgiveness... I am Thank-ful for Trees...I am Thank-ful for all my yesterdays and the hope of tomorrows....I am Thank-ful for church family [through-out my life] and friends...I am thank-ful for mentors...I am thank-ful for my job...I am thank-ful for health and inversion tables. I am thank-ful for AnnieMae. I am Thank-ful for my husband.
    For life's new experiences and Growing and learning to be strong and of Love..I am thank-ful for failures and pain. For the lessons only they could have taught.
    Mostly I am Thank-ful to God, Christ and His Holy Spirit who love me!

  2. And, Mom, I am thankful for YOU. I love you.