Thursday, March 23, 2006

Thursday Thanks Tank #1 (filling up the tank with thanks)

I am "borrowing" "Just Peachy's" idea for thankfulness on Thursdays! I'm thankful for:

1. "Peach!" I honestly have a hard time being thankful. I guess it is my personality?? I can give you a list of complaints at any given time. So, today I am thankful for the challenge Peach has given me to be thankful!

2. My husband. He is doing much better now. Still sore and a bit bored. I am thankful that he is well. I am thankful that he gets another week off of work too!

3. My Game Master. He is so smart! I'm so glad. He's so easy to teach, so eager to learn.

4. My Candy Man. He is so sweet! I'm thankful for his hugs and cuddles, and his "funny sayings!"

5. My Pretty Princess. She is so feminine! I'm thankful for her girl-i-ness, that challenges me to enjoy the beauty of this world!

6. My extended family. I'm thankful that my parents are alive and in my life. I'm thankful to have grown up close to both sides of my family and still be close to some of them!

7. My friends. I'm thankful for my closest friends - my 'cropping buddy', my neighbor, my Mel, . I'm thankful for so many near friends - "frog loaner", "homeschooling buddies", "accountability partners", and more that I can't come up with creative names for!! I'm thankful for my long distance friends - "Bastica" and "Peaches."

8. My church. It has been a rough 2 years, leaving our church of several years and seeking a new one. I'm so thankful to be in a Bible-teaching church, where I am growing spiritually, making new friends, and can worship the Lord freely!

9. My world. I'm thankful for God's creation. It is becoming so beautiful here in East Tennessee. Spring is upon us and flowers & trees are blooming.

10. My God. I'm so thankful for the sacrifice that He made for me (and you!), that I may live my life with a purpose, that I am FREE, that I will spend eternity with Him. I am so thankful for His forgiveness. I am so thankful that He loves me, despite me!

Well, I did it! And I think I could come up with more! It was a good start to my Thursday!!


Peach said...

Great job! Wow! I feel so loved. I sure miss you, my friend. This bloggin' thing has got to be the best. I sure enjoy reading about your days. Love those sweeties of yours too.

Tennessee Mama said...

I'm enjoying reading about yours too! It's a great way to stay in touch - when long distance. I miss you too!

Faith said...

Nice list. I love it.

owlhaven said...

Love this1

Mary, mom to many

ladykateofcl said...

I love the idea of focusing on Thanksgiving on Thursday. I think I will do that on my Christian Ladies messageboard too. Thanks

Shalee said...

How completely honest and inspiring! I love reading about the lives of others and how we all can create and encourage each other in our daily walk with the Lord... because there are days when all we want to do is run from the craziness or mundaneness of it all!

Carol said...

Great list! We don't count our blessings often enough, do we?

Jennifer said...

I'm so thankful for you too! I love that you're blogging. I was at a one day Women's event, "A Day of Refreshing", and at lunch I told the story of Candy Man saying he would walk, and the story of Game Master asking if you were gonna cry. They cracked up. I miss you so much! It looks like I probably won't see you till Labor day again.