Tuesday, February 12, 2008

30 Things I am Thankful For

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." ~Colossians 2:6-7

I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving." ~Psalm 69:30

Inspired by my friend, Amy, who posted a similar list in her blog and challenged everyone who read it to "see the glass as half-full," here are thirty things that make me happy, otherwise known as "30 Things I am Thankful For" (but certainly not the only thirty things.)

1. The sound of a marching band during football season
2. No more kids in diapers
3. Looking forward to a reunion at the beach with three college roommates
4. Lemon Meringue Pie
5. Clean laundry
6. Former students asking me to be their teacher again
7. Pictures that turn out good
8. The kids playing sweetly together
9. Theater and Musical theater
10. The quiet when it snows
11. International travel
12. Snuggling up in bed when I am completely exhausted
13. Crisp fall breezes
14. Godiva Belgian Blends – dark chocolate
15. Spending time with extended family
16. Driving cross-country alone
17. Being invited
18. Colorado and the Rocky Mountains

19. Knowing people are praying for me
20. Thin-crust veggie pizza
21. Singing on the worship team
22. Being married to a great cook
24. A sense of challenge and accomplishment
25. Real letters in the mailbox
26. The smell of freshly cut grass
27. Teenagers
28. A positive balance in the checkbook
29. “I love you, Mommy!”
30. Grace

Your turn. What makes you happy, and what are you thankful for?


  1. What a great idea! I'm going to do this on my blog soon!
    It was so fun to run into you and catch up. I love seeing your pictures and seeing how the kids have grown! I'll stay tuned for more...

  2. I love this one! You write so well and I can tell you really thought about it.

    Doncha just feel great after compiling that! I love the one about driving cross-country alone. Glorious!


    P.S. I pretty much know where every country in the world is. I make mistakes sometimes but you can come test me anytime!

  3. Oooh! I like this. I think I'll do it, too! I'm very jealous that you are done with diapers, by the way. :)

  4. Certainly you and I should get together soon and share some dark chocolate and a thin crust veggie pizza...while discussing "no more kids in diapers", "teenagers" and GOOD "marching bands."

  5. Sharon It was so good to hear from you. Definately we must get together. Let me know when is good:) I will add you to my favs blogs and keep reading about all the wonderful things God is doing!!!

  6. Oh, I am so stealing your idea! thanks for reconnecting via blogs! It is so good to hear from you and to read about your life.


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