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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Count Your Blessings

Ian and I have been reading a great devotion book together each night before he goes to bed. It's called Ten minute time outs for you and your child (or really close to that). He really looks forward to it and I'm loving it, too. Yesterday the lesson was about having a good attitude no matter what and one way the little girl was able to have an "attitude of gratitude" was to have a list of things she was thankful for. So I thought it would be nice to list some of the things I am thankful for. Here they are in no particular order.
1. I am thankful for God, that He exists, that He gave us the Bible so we can know him. That He sent his son to die on the cross for my sins, so I can choose a relationship with Him. 2. I am thankful that I live in America and get to enjoy many freedoms and all the beauty of this land God created. 3. I am thankful for my family. All my family, the ones I get to see a lot, the ones I don't see often enough, the ones that love me and even the ones that disagree with me. 4. I am thankful for my husband. He makes me laugh, he works hard and does a great job at his work. I'm thankful that he mows the lawn so I don't have to. I'm thankful that sometimes he sees things exactly the way I see them and sometimes he doesn't and I get to experience a new perspective. 5. I am thankful for my son who is wild and crazy sometimes and snuggly and cuddly at other times, but who always makes life very interesting. 6. I am thankful for my house and good neighbors. After apartment dwelling, it is a welcome relief. 7. I am thankful that God made me a very creative person, there are so many fun things I want to explore and create! 8. I am thankful for friends. Old friends, not so old friends and the opportunity to make new friends. It's so fun to have friends to share your life with. 9. I am thankful for my crazy dog. She is so sweet and silly and scared us with her health so much and now, she's doing pretty good. Crazy Lucy! 10. I am thankful that I can blog my silliest thoughts on here and at least one person looks at what I wrote. My husband, he's a big fan of my blog.
Well that's a small portion of what I'm thankful for. What are you thankful for?? Why don't you share that with a few people and write it down so you can remind yourself what's so great about your life on a gloomy day.

1 comment:

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

Oooh, two people! Count me! I read your blog faithfully...well, almost faithfully! Hee-hee!

I'm thankful for a lot of the same things that you are thankful for (insert my own husband and childrens' names). So let me think of something that you didn't mention.

Hmmm, I am thankful that I finally get to live in a house with red walls, because that's what I have wanted since I was about 13 years old. I am thankful that I have a wonderful boss who lets me do whatever I want...for the most part. I am thankful that Liberty is such a happy, smiley baby. It would be very sad if she was grouchy or cranky a lot. I am thankful that God uses me! (Now isn't that cool, that the King of the Universe wants to let me be part of what He's doing in other's lives!)