I am thankful for…
1.) my relationship with my amazing, beautiful, incredible, holy, eternal God
6.) my church family
7.) my friendships outside of the church
36.) Relient K
37.) C.S. Lewis
42.) waking up this morning alive and well, with Your spirit within me
61.) learning from my pain and my mistakes
66.) the way I am so very easily amused and made happy.
67.) long car rides with my friends
76.) people who are talented in things that I am not
83.) the complex infrastructure known as the female mind
88.) hugs from children that are really them just wrapping their arms around your knees
97.) that there are people whose arms I can run into and feel completely at home
118.) successful marriages
119.) having laughed so hard that I’ve cried
136.) jumping, safely, off of really high things, so that you almost feel like you’re flying
152.) apple muffins. and blueberry muffins.
158.) sentences that you can’t finish because you’re laughing so hard
166.) that I haven’t been desensitized a very great deal; that I can still cry over Beth’s death in Little Women and be horrified by graphic violence
179.) feeling beautiful
194.) that strength is found in weakness, peace in incompleteness; that beauty can be found in the broken; that ashes can shine like chrome
200.) being able to look at the future, see only murkiness, and know that my Best Friend knows *exactly* what is going to happen and that He is working it all
203.) that I tried to stop making this list at 200, but couldn’t resist continuing
207.) my family who’s not really my biological family, but may as well be
223.) prayer- that we can talk to God
These are just a few excerpts from a “Gratitude List” that I keep. I just sat down one day and wrote down everything that I could think of that I was thankful for, and the list just kept growing and growing. I really encourage you to make your own! It’s something wonderful to look back on, and add to, from time to time. How blessed we are because of Christ!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!