Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Let's be THANKFUL!

Although I try to have a positive and thankful disposition most of the year (some days I'm certainly better than others at it!), this is the time of the year where we draw extra attention to what we are thankful for. Or I like to think of it as "recognizing our blessings." Here's some of my thoughts today:

* I'm thankful for a knowledge, awareness, and concern for knowing and loving the God of our universe. He loves me, died for me, and rose again for me....WAHOO!
* I'm thankful for the gift of our 2 little boys and the task that we've been given to raise them.
* I'm thankful that Adam and I were both raised in families that knew God. We both had living testimonies of faithful Christians to watch.
* I'm thankful for Adam. What an amazing husband. So thoughtful, helpful, handy, good, responsible, respectful, caring, and the list goes on.
* I'm thankful to be a part of a loving and caring Christian community.

And now for some less serious thoughts, but things that I am still really thankful for (these are the ones that we would get a stern look from my father for if we shared them during "serious" thanksgiving time):

* I'm thankful for modern conveniences. I'm washing my clothes right now. Not by hand. Not in the river. I like these machine things.
* I'm thankful for chocolate. Really. Yes, chocolate. It's so good.
* I'm thankful for our credit card. (Yes, we know Dave Ramsey does not like credit cards). But we use them reguarly and pay them immediately. We had so many points from credit card purchases that we were able to receive well over $300 in gift cards to go toward Christmas presents this year!
* I'm thankful for disposable diapers. And I'll be even more thankful when we don't have to use them.
* I'm thankful for nail polish. My toes look so much better if they've been freshly painted.
* I'm thankful for happy-ending girl movies.
* I'm thankful for dessert. Whoever thought of that needs to be given an award!

Okay, all of my sporadic and few blog're turn! Give me something serious and something a little silly that you are thankful for!


Stephanie said...

I'm thankful that when I wake up in the morning, God says "You're forgiven as far as the east is from the west"...even BEFORE I commit the sins against him.

And I'm thankful that Rob only smiles sweetly at my giddiness about putting the Christmas tree up...even when I know he feels like rolling his eyes at me every couple of seconds! :)

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Becca!

Table for Four said...

Good post Becca! I am thankful for my amazing friends and family who do things to encourage me when they know I need it.
I am also thankful that pregnancy does come to an end. At some point the baby MUST COME OUT! :)

M&L Verwys said...

Serious- I'm thankful for a Godly family, husband, siblings, parents! It's great!

Silly- I'm thankful my cat is fully potty trained!

Adam's Mom said...

I am thankful for God's promises. One of my favorites is:
Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Simple things I enjoy are steamy hot cups of tea on a cold day, hearing the little voices of my grandsons talk to me on the phone, new socks and quiet winter evenings at home.

The Rottiers said...

I am thankful for the family of God: our church, all of my friends and family who know and love our Creator! Encouraging worship, thought provoking questions and fellowship! We all need eachother!

I am also thankful for Diet Coke, chocolate, coffee, and fresh veggies!

The Rottiers said...

you would be happy to know i updated!! no pics though bc i am at work (shhhh dont tell)! Miss you and the boys!! this week i will call u i promise, or you can call me :)