we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

thank you, thank you, thank God for you

WORD OF THE DAY- Phantasmagoria: a shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined.

well, i got the tire fixed, but that was an ordeal. now on to thankful thursdays.

i am thankful for....

1. a loving God- i know that he is also just and jealous, but i'm really glad that he is loving and merciful.

2. dad's- now these aren't just fathers, but those men who go above and beyond what is required. those step-dads that never treat the step children differently than their own children. those grandpas, uncles, cousins, and other men that take children under their wing to show them a good role model. a big thanks to you guys.

3. flowers- how awesome it is to see all of God's amazing power in such a fragile and beautiful creation. what else can brighten even the darkest day as well as flowers?

4. weight watchers- i am at the thinnest point i have been in roughly 8 years or so. i don't feel as though i'm being cheated out of the foods i love. i am relearning how to eat. i am learning that although i want the whole package of oreos, i am satisfied with just a few.

5. books- i have always loved to read. now my eldest shares that same love. she just finished eragon, so we bought her the movie as a treat.

6. retirement funds- my hubby got one yesterday at work and we're looking at having quite a nest egg when he retires.

7. love- it really does make the world go round you know.

8. a good job- yeah the pay isn't so hot, but the benefits are great. sometimes my employers get a little cranky, but they always feel better after a good nap. i am very thankful that i am able to stay home with my girls.

9. kenya- i was looking at photos the other day, and i don't think i have ever been happier than when we were there. the people have a different way of life. everything moves so much slower.

10. freedom- i am SOOOO THANKFUL for the many freedoms that i enjoy in this blessed country. i know it has some faults, but there really isn't any other place like it.

well, take some time to find somethings that you are thankful for.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT= IN THE WORDS OF Henry Adams "No one means all he says, adn yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous."


sweetflutterbys3 said...

Great list! I think lists are one of my favorite kinds of posts.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

what a beautiful list - that conveys how much you love your husband, your girls, your family. i did a thankful thursday list too... but it's not elaborate, but still i'm thankful. it does brighten the entire day to stop & be blessed. thanks!