For the past couple of years I’ve done a November List of Thankfuls or #30daysofthanks on twitter. It’s something that really helps me realize how blessed I really am. It usually only ends up on facebook, and since I’ve been anti-facebook these days, I wanted to share what I have so far
I am copying these directly from facebook, and maybe giving more thoughts in italics. 🙂
Day 1: Today I am thankful for carports. They keep my car free from frost and ice. Silly I know but it’s important to be thankful for the little things. That day I went to get in my car and noticed my neighbors cars that weren’t under a carport that had frost on them. I’ve been there. I will be there again I’m sure.
Day 2: Today I am thankful for this little book that came into my life called “Jesus Calling“. This book has truly changed my life, my thoughts on God, how I interact with God, my walk with God. SOOO many things. Everyday as I’m reading it I know that God is using it to speak truth into my life. It’s not the Bible, but I love it! There are days when I question if my book reads the same as everyone’s because it’s like they’re written directly for me in THAT moment.
Day 3: Today I am thankful for this little house 🙂
Day 4: Today I am thankful that I live in the same town as my sister and bil.. There is a comfort that comes in being near family.. We may not always have that so I will FOREVER be thankful for this time. This is such a blessing!!!
Day 5: Today I am thankful for kids that minister to my soul.. It’s been a day filled with laughter, fun pictures and videos, tickles, ice cream, silly hats and masks, reading time, playing mom and day, and so much more.. #blessed This was the weekend I kept the kids.. Man it was wonderful!
Day 6: I missed yesterday.. I am thankful for the kindness of strangers. I realized as I was leaving Andy and Jennifer’s neighborhood yesterday that I had a flat tire. I prayed that God would help me and not 30 seconds later a neighbor called out and changed my tire for me.
Day 7: Today I am thankful for how God answers prayers. (See Day 6). It’s during those quick answers that help me during the times when I have to wait..
Day 8: I am thankful for the people I work with. We’ve gone through some major changes in the past year, and it’s been stressful, but I am thankful for the team that has emerged out of this season. There is a lot of laughing, praying, and loving going on at NLCC. We are blessed.
Day 9: Today I am thankful for my sister Jessi. She is my best friend. She puts God first and loves me unconditionally.. She has a beautiful heart.. She loves others like Christ commanded us to love others.. She’s forgiving.. She’s fun to be around.. We laugh a lot when we’re together.. We can talk about everything and nothing and still get each other.. She always listens when I need to talk and gives me sound advice. (As my pastor put it, she is one of the few voices on my playlist.) I love her soo much and am incredibly thankful for her.
Day 10: Today I am thankful for Christmas and the joy that comes with this season. So I maybe put up my Christmas tree this week.
Day 11: Today I am thankful for New Zealand.. The country, the people, my teammates from America that I met there. So much of who I am today is because of the year I spent there. So many wonderful memories.. Happy 11:11:11 day. We had a special party to celebrate this day while we were there back in 2004, and every year we send each other texts/facebook notes saying that we’re thinking of each other.
That’s my list so far.. I hope you enjoyed 🙂 What are you thankful for??