Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Thanksgiving List

I can't do life without a list. Grocery. Chores. Reminders. Dates. Travel. If anything is going to get done, it must be on the list! But today I want to share the most important list of all: My List of Blessings. I encourage you to make a list too if you haven't already done so. You never know how truly blessed you are until you see it in black and white.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for:

  • My Savior, Jesus Christ, who gives me everything else on my list.
  • My dear parents who loved me unconditionally.
  • My Christian heritage, passed down through generations.
  • My wonderful, hardworking, funny husband who has put up with me for nearly 26 years! (Longer if you count dating & engagement!)
  • My precious sons who make me laugh and taught me more about love than anyone ever could.
  • My sister, Kim, and brothers Mark and Gregg, who fill my childhood memories.
  • My brother, Steve, and sister-in-law, Chrys, for their selfless sacrifices over the past nine years while taking care of my Dad and Mom.
  • My wonderful in-laws. Even a few outlaws.
  • My sweet nieces and nephews.
  • My friends. You know who you are. 
  • My Bible! How I cherish that book!
  • My church, our pastor and all who make Celebration Church an amazing place to worship.
  • Our home sweet home. (Dorothy was absolutely right.) And for our new temp home while we wait for our caretakers house to be built.
  • Air conditioning! Living in Texas one must always give thanks for a/c!
  • Our jobs -- previous and especially our NEW job as Estate Caretakers.
  • Our vehicles, old and tired but still running. 
  • An abundance of food.
  • Clean, clear water from every faucet in my house.
  • Living in America with all the privileges and blessings that come with it, despite my sincere aggravation with our government officials.
  • The Texas hill country. So beautiful!
  • Mountains. Snow. Autumn leaves, especially the golden aspens I miss so very much.
  • Good books, most especially those written by friends!
  • Our sweet 13-year-old Dachshund, Copper. Bad breath and all.
  • Lastly, I'm thankful for the life God has given me and the desire to share His amazing love with you!
This week's Prayer Shout-Out Countries are:
USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Canada, Poland, Ukraine, China, Norway, Spain


Beth said...

Love your list of thankfulness. We have much to be thankful for now and all year 'round!

Michelle Shocklee said...

So true, Beth! Hope you and yours have a wonderful day tomorrow!