Friday, November 7, 2008

I am Thankful on 11/7/2008 and 11/8/2008

1) Relaxing Friday nights
2) A clean apartment
3) Training days that give me more tools for my job
4) College friends coming into town
5) Flowers
6) Rainbows
7) Seeing the power of God in a thunder storm
8) The comfort of my fiance's arms around me
9) Laughter
10) Romance
11) Intimate conversations
12) The way God using people to touch me with His love
13) Saturdays
14) Restful sleep

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I am Thankful on 11/6/2008

1) Wednesday nights with Rhesa, Marla, and all the munchkins!
2) The opportunity to observe other therapists in order to strengthen my skills
3) My mom's nuturing and friendship
4) My dad's providence and guidance
5) My sister's sillyness and music
6) Our wedding music!
7) Being loved by a man who is more than I could have ever dreamed!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I am Thankful on 11/5/2008

1) Health and energy after a 2 1/2 year long battle with mono followed by chronic fatigue
2) Cold fronts that bring hot chocolate and cozy clothes weather
3) The wedding is 45 days away!
4) A fiance who loves to help with the wedding plans
5) The showering of love through gifts as Taylor and I plan our life together
6) Having a best friend and sweetheart in my fiance
7) Books and a love of reading

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I am Thankful on 11/4/2008

1) Butterflies
2) Colorful leaves in the fall
3) That we are nearing the end of the wedding planning
4) Taylor's job-he is thriving in his position
5) Dear, sweet girlfriends and a girly weekend coming up this weekend
6) Accountability for my 2008 Resolutions (Thank you Rhesa and Marla!)
7) The joy that babies bring into a room

Monday, November 3, 2008

I am Thankful on 11/3/08

1) Cool breezes on an unseasonably warm fall day
2) Blue skies
3) Restful Sundays that leave me rejuvenated for Monday
4) Undivided time with my fiance
5) God's grace
6) The little victories I see in my dyslexic students
7) A cuddly, lovable puppy

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Project Thanksgiving

It is November. The month of Thanksgiving. Our church has decided to issue a weekly Thanksgiving activity throughout the month of November. This week our goal is to come up with 7 new things a day that we are thankful for, leaving us with a list of 49 by the end of the week. I am so excited about this project, because I'm going to have to delve deeper inside me to list 7 new things every day. I know I am grateful for many, many things; and I am glad to be challenged to make those known to God on a daily basis. He deserves my praise and thanks, and I do not want to find myself at next November realizing I haven't spent enough time thanking Him. So, because blogging is therapeutic for me and also a way for me to be accountable, I will be posting my 7 daily things beginning today. I thank God for this opportunity, and pray that my eyes are opened to His teaching throughout this "project."

1) An extra hour of sleep during a weekend when it was much needed
2) The daily Bible verses sent to my school email from my loving fiance
3) Watching a precious 6 year old mimic the deaf interpreter at church not realizing that the angels were singing over her sincere praise
4) The gift of singing on our church praise team
5) An incredibly fulfilling, purpose-filled job
6) The joy of planning a wedding
7) The unconditional love of my Heavenly Father

Praise you Lord for You are good!