Thankful In The Courtyard

My Favorite Things Monday {8/5} September over at One September Day  shares her favorite things every Monday.  

I think Monday is a GREAT day to talk about good things since that's not usually what wants to come out of our mouths.  I think we're actually supposed to talk about products we like but today my favorite thing happened to be at my house.  

So here goes:

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Stay with me, folks. There are reasons why this picture is so fantastic.

1. It's raining. I love the rain. My life goal is to visit Seattle. I know. I should aim higher for a life goal.  It is what it is.

2. It's green. Green is a new thing for this Arizona girl. I just stare at all the tall trees here and smile. I have issues.

3. There are leaves all over the ground. I was trimming the Wisteria and didn't even clean up after myself.  What this means is that my self-diagnosed OCD is being managed.  Incidentally, I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology which makes me entirely unqualified to dish out diagnosis.  I will be happy to label your issues though if you want.

4. It's got kid stuff.What that means is that I have kids.  I guess it could also mean I run a daycare (but I would never do that.  Watching other people's kids all day every day seems like a form of torture to me).  I spent so many years wanting kids I couldn't have, that I still get all teary sometimes when I see toys around my house.  Don't get me wrong.  Most of the time when toys cover every square inch of my house, I lose my bananas.  But this particular morning it felt nice.

Look around you.  Take a moment to find 4 things for which to thank God.  I would love to hear about them in the comments section below.