Be thankful A to Z – Slide show

Every day is a good day to be grateful, but Thanksgiving is prime time since the holiday’s name itself drills gratitude into our heads.

So let’s take a break from ax thieves, cactus rustlers and cow killers to reflect on the simple joys our lives bring us.

Check out Rynski’s A to Z Gratitude List in the slide show.

Please add the top three things for which you a grateful in the comments below.

If you’re feeling frisky, go for an A to Z list with 26.

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ART photo, top one in slide show some can't view/Ryn Gargulinski

So let’s hear from you.

What’s the top three things on your gratitude list?

Do you regularly make gratitude lists or do you find them a waste of time?

What things are you least thankful for?

P.S. I will be off Thursday and Friday for the holiday and resume posting on Monday. Enjoy!


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46 Responses to Be thankful A to Z – Slide show

  1. radmax says:

    Mornin’ Rynski! Fine ‘to be thankful for’ collection of pics! (‘cept art pic-#1 is missing) How the heck did you get the ‘aura’ pic of Sawyer? Fantastic! Phoebe looks as though she is your boyfriend’s hound from hell sidekick in the photo! Lots to be thankful for this year, met the finest woman in creation, daughter and extended family are well, and, I still have a job. 🙂

    • azmouse says:

      Very nice things to be thankful for, Maxxie. Sounds like you found quite the catch with this gal!! I hope you stay happy always. You’re a good guy! 🙂

      I also noticed Phoebe looks like she eats roadkill.

      • Rynski says:

        hahahha! phoebe would eat roadkill if she could…but she’s also obedient with “LEAVE IT” (even though she ignores most other commands).

      • radmax says:

        Happy Thanksgiving-eve Azmouse! Yeah, I noticed the Phoebinator looks a little like she is ready to take a bite out of ‘beau’ also! 🙂 You are a fine lady az, have a happy!

      • azmouse says:

        Thanks RadMax!
         I have the folks coming over tomorrow and my daughter coming from Yuma, so I’ll be a cooking fool.

      • Rynski says:

        sounds like a gas, azmouse!

    • Rynski says:

      mornin’ radmax –
      what a fine list you have, indeed. glad to hear it. aura pic of sawyer was beefed up with black background in photoshop – but the rest is all him. don’t know how i got lucky enough to snap him in such a handsome pose – hahah.
      sorry to hear art pic is missing. i’ll post it below the stuff to compensate. can’t really add to slideshow because they are all in order and it would mean redoing entire show.
      and yes! love that roadkill outfit pic of beau with phoebe ready at his side. my guy is so much fun, a blessing in my life.

      • azmouse says:

        Ohhh, love is in the air!

      • azmouse says:

        That has me thinking, Ryn. Have you and beau exchanged ‘those’ words? How long into it do you say, I love you, if at all??
        Hmmm….maybe a story for another day?!?!

      • Jennatoolz says:

        Hehe, I think you say “I love you” when the time is right! If you feel as though you love someone, you should let them know! My guy told me 2-3 weeks after we met that he loved me. 🙂

      • Rynski says:

        ohhhh! i like the topic, AZMouse – def. dating blog material!!! will keep you in suspense until then. aww, heck with it. yes, we exchanged the “L” word…some time back. it’s always a thrilling moment – esp. when the other person says it back and doesn’t laugh in your face (hahahahhaha).
        DATING BLOG to come on the topic soon!

      • azmouse says:

        Sweet stories you guys! Nothing quite like new love.

  2. azmouse says:

    Great pictures!

    I’m grateful for:

    What is left of my sanity.

    My family and friends (that includes my buddies on here!!) and especially my kids and my four legged family.

    For surviving difficulties and being a better person for it.

    • Rynski says:

      thanks, AZMouse – love your list, as well!
      i will say, however, i think sanity is over-rated (hahahahha).
      your last one is very thoughtful. i’ll second that one!
      also second one of radmax’s entries that i’m grateful for a job.

  3. Carolyn Classen says:

    Humor is your forte, Ryn.  Loved the imaginative slide show especially the “road kill” photo, but #1 A for Art is missing so please post it somehow. I’ll do a blog tomorrow (Thanksgiving, the day to give thanks) on what I’m grateful for.

    • azmouse says:

      Hey, look forward to it!

    • Rynski says:

      Thanks for compliments, Carolyn! Glad you enjoyed slide show…also glad the roadkill photo is such a hit!
      not sure why A photo is missing for some…silly computers. I’ve posted the ART photo at the end of the post. we wouldn’t want ANYONE to miss out on the painted green rock now!!
      Look forward to your Thanksgiving blog on gratitude. When we stop to think about it, there is so so much!

  4. azmouse says:

    There’s the cute little ‘art’ guy!
    I couldn’t see him either…..

  5. Jennatoolz says:

    There are many, many things I am grateful form, but here are my top several: 😀
    1) My wonderful boyfriend who adores me, and buys me flowers.
    2)My amazing family and friends, of course, for supporting every decision I make, and always being there for me when I need them.
    3) My landlord for trusting me and letting me move into a small guesthouse, even though she knew my financial history was questionable, and then allowing my boyfriend and I to move into a larger home now (btw, all moved in!!).
    4) My job! I feel so lucky to have the job that I have, and my amazing co-workers, even though I don’t get to see them as much.
    5) Overall, I’m thankful for everything I have right now. 🙂

    • Rynski says:

      love it, jeannatoolz!
      you certainly have a great list, which leads to a happy heart. also glad to hear you’re all moved in – wow! that was fast.
      even unpacked? i figure coffee maker, dog food and pajamas is unpacked enough for the day…hahaha.

      • Jennatoolz says:

        Hahah…definitely not completely unpacked but everything is in the new place at least, and there’s still much work to do, including going back and cleaning up the old place (ugh). Another thing I’m thankful for is that I have the next 4 days off (after today) to get all that done!

        I figure once we get settled in and the holidays pass…we’ll begin the search for an amazing dog that needs a home. 🙂

      • Rynski says:

        cleaning the old place isn’t too bad…it’s always nice and empty, after all. enjoy your four days off – i know i will!
        and yes, new year is a great time for a NEW DOG!!!

      • Jennatoolz says:

        PS — I’ll be in need of some Rynart as well! I plan to have a “Jenna-room” where I can relax and be merry. It will definitely need some eye-catching artwork on display! 😀

      • Rynski says:

        you bet!!!!
        that will be awesome! just say the word and i’ll hook it up! or you can go with what’s already online at
        perhaps you’d like a nice poster of sawyer in his killer pose (hahhahaha).

      • Jennatoolz says:

        Hahaha, although that would be REALLY funny, I’ll pass on the evil Sawyer poster. I’ll take a look and see whats online later this afternoon, when I can get to a computer that doesnt block “shopping” websites, haha. 😀

      • azmouse says:

        Nice ‘grateful’ list, Jennatoolz. Sounds like life is going well, and that’s great for a young girl like yourself. Keep it up!

      • Jennatoolz says:

        Thank you azmouse! 😀

      • Rynski says:

        how about a FREE evil sawyer painting on the front of your new house? hahahah

  6. Rynski says:

    Please note – when i went to fix the slide show all heck broke loose and i had to redo the show several times as things glitched up.
    thus, the poll responses have been erased – please respond again if you had responded earlier (i.e. prior to 8:20 a.m.) to make sure we have an accurate poll.
    these polls are scientific, you know.

  7. P Carden says:

    I love your very personal and very creative list!

  8. ericheithaus says:

    Thanks for the break!
    And many thanks to you for all the great stories, pictures and art. You keep me up to date with what is happening around town, thanks!
    With gratitude,

    • azmouse says:

      Happy Thanksgiving, Eric!

    • Rynski says:

      why, thank YOU eric!
      i am so happy you read regularly – and the welcome break came about, in part, from a comment someone said about my blogs being depressing lately (haha). whew, we ALL need a break from that!
      happy thanksgiving to you and mr. angel!

  9. ericheithaus says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    • Rynski says:

      Happy thanksgiving to the WHOLE WORLD, even in places where the holiday is not even celebrated, like france. (if you ever want to trick someone, ask them what the french word is for the thanksgiving holiday…)

  10. koreyk says:

    Hey Ryn.  You need to add an “all of the above” to the poll.

    And yes, liberal old me is fine with responsible gun ownership.  I even shot competitively as a kid.

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