Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 13: Be Thankful

entire series here

This eCard made me chuckle this past November....

Have you ever found that to be true?

Giving people are happy people. So are thankful people. Focusing on the blessings you have definitely lifts your heart. Ungratefulness and focusing on what you don't have is a real downer.

We are so blessed, and our thankfulness should radiate from our hearts and lives throughout the year-not only in November.

Ann Voskamp wrote a hugely popular book 1000 Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. In it she encourage her readers to embrace and list everyday blessings.

My challenge for you today is to mesh November's thankfulness with Ann's and write yourself a thankful list. What big and small things are you thankful for today? Who are you thankful for?

I'm thankful for...


dependable transportation

fluffy and warm blankets for really cold days and nights

YouTube movie clips that educate and entertain

hot water for showers

cold drinkable water



my 2 year old singing Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do

my boys valiantly chipping away at the ice in the driveway

my LC becoming a bookworm

funny books

challenging books

times of private and corporate prayer

answers to prayer

the Bible-it's newness and applicability each time around

my husband


my photos and paintings finally being rehung after our paint project

new businesses

inspiring and talented friends



libraries-for books (obviously) and for being the most quiet public place you can go to. Amen?

my blog 

all my online friends

this series-it is growing me in many ways...brevity, consistency, besides the actual actions.=)

these kids....
What exactly are you thankful for today? Spend 10-15 minutes writing yourself a list.