Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Hey there... Yes - a Thanksgiving Post...
You all know how I LOVE Fall... and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday - it sets the tone and mood for me for the chaos that come sat us starting on Friday!?
So- in honor of the holiday - and also paying tribute to our Family Blessing Box... I wanted to encourage you all (especially the ones with younger kids!) to go out and buy a copy of "Counting Blessings" by Debby Boone (yes - THAT Debby Boone!). It is SUCH a great children's book and has such a great lesson in living a Thankful life! Seriously - find this book!
I will take a suggestion from the book and count my blessings A-Z!
A= Aggetts - every last one of them! I am so thankful for them!
B= Brian Regan! LOL! Seriously - I love this man! Besides, Laughter is good for your health!
C= Chatting with Online Friends/Bloggers/Bible study friends
D= Dave... this man amazes me every single day! I can't say enough about how good he is!
E= E-mail - it is how I stay connected to those I love who are far away (and who are close by!)
F= Friends - each one is a blessing in different ways!
G= God - the biggest and best blessing ever!
H= Home Business - Blessed Memories Scrapbooks - I love what I do and it is such a blessing to share my passion!
I= Integrity... to have it and to find it!
J= Joy - I am blessed with a joyful heart - and it IS good like medicine!
K= Kayelyn - among my Top Three! I adore her... even in these hormonal changing times!
L= Love - this is what we are called to do - everyday - all the time!
M= Make-overs - whether that means a new hairdo or a new Scrap Space... LOVE that kind of change!!!
N= New Scrap Supplies! What is better than a bag full of new scrap stuff?!
(Can life get better?! I submit that it cannot!)
O= Online Shopping!
(Yeah - I agree with Na - no lines, no stress, no crowds! PLUS - Presents arrive at your door!)
P= Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays... HUGE Blessings each week!
Q= Quiet Time - I love that I have time in the mornings or afternoons to simply sit and be quiet and listen and think and write and hear from God! What a blessing!
R= Right-standing (with God, first - and then with others in my life!) Praise God for forgivenenss and grace and Right standing!!!
S= Stone Church - it's nice to have a 'home' again!
T= Truth in Love... I love it when I discover truth - when I rely on it - and when it is shaerd in and with love!
U= Understanding & Compassion! again... to give it and find it! Priceless!
V= Victory over circumstances, obstacles, the enemy. All good!
W= The Word - Reading, Studying, and Feeding on the Bible blesses me in SO many ways!
X= Xylphones... ok - not really - but what would YOU have put?! LOL!? How about (since I am a fan of the 70's and 80's...) Xanadu! It's a real word - and it means "an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place." I suppose my Xanadu would be the Beach! I LOVE the beach and am blessed to live in a place where we can visit often!!! It's not so exotic I guess - but idyllis and luxurious - oh yeah! That it is!
Y= You! Seriously - if you are reading this - you can know that I count you among my blessings!
Z= In the Zone - it doesn't matter what it is - but whatever you are doing and you hit that 'zone' where you know it is working and everything is flowing and things are going your way - gotta love being In the Zone!
So - there ya go... there are several things I could add for most of the letters - I encourage you to make your own list of Blessings from A-Z! Share it here or scrap it!
Either way - reflect and Give Thanks!