Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thankful for…

Life. With my co-worker’s father holding on to life, this becomes much more meaningful to me.

Love. My husband loves me unconditionally.

Comfort. The ability to give it and to receive it.

Clean drinking water. Eight glasses each day that I take for granted.

Excess. I have clothes on my back, I have enough food to eat, and I have a nice, warm house…I have an excess of blessings.

Intelligence. I’m not the brightest tool in the shed, but I have brains, and I am using them.

Time. Even though I never feel there’s enough time, I have time for what’s important – whether I’m proud of it or not.

Forgiveness. On both sides. The ability to forgive and the ability to be forgiven.

Support. Family support, work support, friend support.

Senses. Eyes to see, ears to hear, the ability to speak God’s love, the ability to wrap someone up in a hug.

Money. Again, like time, it’s something I’ll never have enough of, but I have what I need.

Health. Like No. 1…something taken for granted far too often.

Family and friends. So important.

Confidence. I know where I’m going when I die.

Freedom. But I shy away with political correctness unfortunately.

Words. Written and spoken. And sometimes silently heard.

Memories. Some good, some bad, but I’m so glad the majority of them are good. And those that are bad – I see how God pulled me through.

Job. With so many people out of work, I am thankful I am employed and I enjoy my work.

Running. It helps de-stress me, which allows me to sleep better at night.

Music. Especially when my husband plays.

Insurance. And soon to have dental insurance. Woo hoo!

Coffee. It’s an addiction, but at least it’s a coffee addiction and not a smoking addiction or alcohol addiction or something like that.

Mercy. 1 Timothy 1:16. It’s a reminder.

Emotions. I feel.

Humor. Look for the positives.

Tell me what you're thankful for.

10 comments:

Mari said...

That's a great list! So many things on it are things we take for granted in our daily life.

Growin' with it! said...

the senses....what a great thought. that is so true that we should be thankful for something we use w/o thinking each day! i really like that verse too!

~KS said...

This was a wonderful list... and I am saying a prayer for your coworker's father.
I am thankful for my friends; I couldn't ask for more incredible people in my life. And I am thankful for my furbabies (2 kitties) and my parents and a roof over my head, and food in my tummy and the chance to go out into the world every day and try to make it a little bit better.

sara said...

that is an awesome list. As I read down it, I had to agree with every one.

Sherry said...

You truly have a thankful heart.
I try to take the time to share my thankfulness with God each and every day. I am so blessed -- beyond words.

Lucy Marie said...

You are right. We take these things for granted so often. Thank you for this reminder. God has blessed us so much.

Brooke said...

running - hurrah!!! :)

this morning I cried on the way to work (i'm a cry baby). i'm in the christmas play and was trying to remember my lines.

here i am in my real lifestressed about a possible move (because we found an amazing farmhouse cheap) at the first of the year and how busy i'm going to be.

then driving to work i'm saying my lines and it made me just break down.

"i lost my mother when i was six. i was shuffled around family for a while then landed in a foster home at age 10 - my foster parents were kind and patient. they took me to church and tought me about Christ."

it just highlighted how blessed i am. not only are both my parents still living - but they are still married to one another. that's an amazing blessing these days!

thedomesticfringe said...

That's a lot to be thankful for! Great list. It's awesome you took the time to make it.
-FringeGirl

septembermom said...

Awesome list. I love when you write about words that are silently heard. Very true. Thanks for reminding us about all that's truly important.

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

This was an awesome list!