Thursday, November 23, 2006

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Count up your blessings, and find someone to share them with. I guarantee you'll get more back.

Here's my inventory of blessings for the no particular order...good health, good job, soft bed, warm house, hot showers, clean(ish) clothes, abundant food, abundant water, abundant free time, sunlight, night, sleep, dreams, letters, prayer, things that make me cry, foreign cultures, voices, places I've never been, mountains, pastures, cows, trails, dogs, tulips, sunflowers, color, rain, leaves, trees, Africa, snowmen, holidays, Bible studies, yarn, toilets that flush, The Sweatsuit, mom, dad, sisters, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins, cat-niece, neighbor, wonderboss, friends here and friends there, hugs, beauty, truth, hope, joy, grace, forgiveness, smiles from friends, smiles to strangers, tears shared and tears alone, emptiness, fullness, laughter, stories, seasons, sounds, smells, scenes, music, old movies, good books that make mine look bad, guitars, pianos, children, old people, everlasting life, expressions, photographs, mystery, wonder...People I've never met. Jesus. Love that comes and goes. Love that never changes.

Well, I should probably go help my mom with dinner now. There is just no end to the blessings I have to be thankful for...externally, internally, and eternally (as I learned on Sunday). Therefore, I hereby deem it mandatory that everyone who reads this leave a comment with at least 8 things listed that they are blessed by. Come on, you know it will be fun.

That's it for now, friends. Chances are, if you know me at all, I'm probably thinking of you today, thanking God for you, and missing you. Take care.


  1. i'm thankful for: thoughtfulness, generosity, coffee, raspberries, navy blue, laughing, acceptance, butte, the people in my life, creativity, traditions and most of the aforementioned things.

  2. Thanks, cuz. I was going to add creativity to the list too. And freedom within and without. I second all of the items you mentioned...except when coffee turns me into the grinch.

  3. I'm thankful for: shannon, my family, my friends, my job, living in missoula, chi alpha, snowboarding, snow, school, and that ted only broke his leg in three places.

  4. Goodness sakes! I don't know who Ted is, but I'm grateful he's all right too!

  5. Ted's my brother, and he had a climbing accident.