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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."

2 comments:

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!