Wednesday, November 24, 2010

25 Day of Thanks

Thanksgiving day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. E.P. Powell

Day 1: Customers who have become friends.

Day 2: The right to vote and bring my children to experience it with me.

Day 3: A daughter who always gets green smiles at school and loves going every day. Almost. :)

Day 4: Warm, comfy beds for all my family. And although the garbage truck wakes us up early some mornings, I am thankful for garbage service.

Day 5: A great day with Ms Erin on her field trip - a play, the park & a bowling birthday party.

Day 6: Quiet Saturday at home with no where to go, beautiful weather courtesy of our Creator.

Who does not thank for little, will not thank for much. Estonian proverb 

Day 7: A great worship service and opportunity to learn more about God, waking up to the sun, mending fences.

Day 8: A proper working washer & dryer for mounds of laundry, flu vaccinations, Erin & Luke playing so well together, children who forgive me, a God who uses those same children to remind me of my faults, a supportive husband who helps with sick children. whew!

Day 9: The chance to go early Christmas shopping with my little man.

Day 10: A healthy family. And I may retract that statement about the flu vaccine. It was a doozy.

Day 11: I am thankful for the veterans who served. I am thankful for not having the desire for a bigger car, bigger house, bigger notes. Contentment and the Lord who provides it.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

Day 12: I am thankful for my husband (who is also celebrating his birthday today) just the way he likes it best. All by himself! :)

Day 13: No rain on our girl scout zoo trip. Nosespray for the stuffies. My grandma who is 80 years old today.

Day 14: Sunday dinner, cooked by someone other than me!

Day 15: A Mom who always helps me out with the the kids, a husband who will go to Wal Mart with me in the rain because our cupboards are bare. My oh so comfy bed.

Day 16 - 18: I am a slacker. A few rough days and I completely fell off the thankful wagon. I am thankful God isn't so easily discouraged with me!

Do not get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. Galations 6:9
Day 19: I am thankful for a daughter who brings encouragement to others who may not receive it often. Thankful for a little man who is "happy mama came to my school today".

Day 20:  Early Christmas shopping and a honey who helps me sneak gifts to the car. The kids excited to see early Christmas decorations and the little people nativity to play with.

Day 21: The opportunity to live in a country that I can get on my knees to give thanks and not be persecuted for it.

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. W.J. Cameron

Day 22: A week of no school!

Day 23: I'm thankful for washable paint and for teachers. I don't know how they take care of other peoples children every day. Also for little snuggles in the morning.

Day 24:  I'm thankful that after FOUR HOURS in the kitchen, I am done and dishes are clean. I'm also thankful I don't have to go shopping Friday!

Day 25: I'm thankful for a day with my family. For Jesus who loves me in spite of all my faults. And for dressing. Happy Thanksgiving!

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:4-5

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading your list of thanks. How precious to have an 80 year old Grandma! And good for you not going shopping Friday!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Ashleigh!