Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 10

With any experiment, you never know what the outcome will be.  You can do some research and make your best guess, but you just might be surprised with the final outcome.  I must admit that I'm already surprised with my personal reaction to this experiment.  I'm learning that accountability is a good thing for me.  Knowing that I'm posting each night keeps my thankfulness radar on high.  I find myself thanking God throughout the day (much more than before November 1st) and creating a list in my head.  I never quite know what will ultimately end up on my top 5 (or 10 if I'm feeling really crazy...) that evening.  So here's a little peek into my brain today (and yes, I'm feeling a little crazy tonight). I was thankful that...

  1. It was warm enough to wear shorts today in Kentucky
  2. My 7 year old son, who is great with directions (unlike his mamma), gave me correct directions to his basketball tryouts
  3. My 7 year old was so thankful for the beautiful weather that he took time to thank God for it
  4. My hubby came home safely from his retreat
  5. My family got to shop together for an Operation Christmas Child shoebox
  6. I got to watch my hubby and three year old skip across the parking lot, and my 7 year old and me followed suit... instant smiles and so thankful to revert back to childhood for a moment!
  7. My hubby makes me laugh
  8. Homemade chili for dinner... and my three year old helping me and telling me it was fun
  9. God knows me so well and loves me so much that He sends encouragement my way at just the right moment
  10. God also loves me enough to remind me to seek wisdom BEFORE taking action
I wonder if you are experiencing any unexpected results since you started The Thankfulness Experiment... I sure hope you're enjoying it as much as I am.  I can't wait to see where we end up on January 5th!  Keep your thankful radar on high and "... praise God's name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving."  Psalm 69:30

Here's to 10,000 reasons... only 8,791 to go...


  1. I am thankful for:
    A box in my possession full of bright orange Tshirts
    A stellar day with my BFF on her Birthday
    A superb dinner with 3 of my favorite people on earth
    Lots of laughter
    A dress that fits well
    High heels
    Lip gloss
    Carrot ginger soup
    Pumpkin risotto
    Lavender sorbet
    Feeling way WAY thankful in Law Lawland !
    Chocolate mousse
    Yes I ate it ALL !
    a brand new allotment of points tomorrow :-)

  2. I am thankful for the way sunshine and a slight breeze makes me smile inside and out.
    I am thankful for sales & coupons.
    I am thankful for spending time with family and friends at our grandson's first birthday party.
    I am thankful that I am able to do yardwork and it doesn't feel like work.
    I am thankful for the sabbath.

  3. 1. I am thankful for a family trip to the zoo, husband included, and a 2 yer old that served as her daddy's tour guide.

    2. I am thankful that my 2 year old loves the zoo so much that she said "thank you for the zoo mommy!"UNPROMPTED!!!

    3. I am thankful for yummy, homemade deep dish veggie pizza and the leftovers that will be enjoyed today.

    4. I am thankful for a husband that lives to do yard work and keeps our house looking awesome.

    5. I am thankful that every smile my 8 week old gives feels like it is the first one I've ever seen.

  4. I am thankful for:
    1. worshiping today with a music group from Poland.
    2. time with my kids this afternoon.
    3. for learning a new way to approach things with my children.
    4. hearing what my kids learned in church. A child's view of things is priceless.
    5. working on a craft project with my daughter.

  5. Ashley A.

    I am thankful for:
    1. God getting into my friends heart and providing her with a yearning for "more".
    2. My life journey to be able to share with my friend and hopefully bring her fully to Christ.
    3. Witnessing a mom in the restroom of a nice restaurant last night skyping her children goodnight. Those are things that I will jot down for future reference.
    4. Laughing so loudly it attracts a stare but not feeling one bit shameful for having that moment.
    5. Meeting a wonderful girlfriend when I first moved to Maine and growing so close I know we'll be lifelong friends.
    6. A warm sunny day.
    7. Feeling safe in my house and neighborhood.
    8. The time I will have with my family in just a couple days.
    9. My niece making me laugh this morning.
    10. My father-in-law voicing his praise to my Husband and I.

  6. I am thankful:
    1. for men and women who have committed their lives to serve our country,
    2. for Veterans who have given their lives to secure our freedoms,
    3. For Daniel,
    4. for God's miracles still evident in the world,
    5. for the joy of seeing many old friends this morning (not aged, but friends I haven't seen in a long time)

  7. 1. For lazy Sunday's

  8. My keypad froze up again
    2. For "dewrinkle " mode on the dryer
    3. For Jeanie the 69 year old 6'2" comedian last night. She was hilarious
    4. For a good evening with my mom and sister
    5. For Mahi Mahi Yummm

  9. (1) I am thankful that I got to sleep in this morning. (2) I am thankful that we had such beautiful weather today. (3) I am thankful that I did all my ironing today. (4) I am thankful that I had time to read. (5) I am thankful for my husband who worked out in the yard all day and made it look nice. (6)I am thankful for having God in my life and knowing he is always there for me. Gina

  10. 1. Thankful for my Sears employee discount.
    2. That I purchased a few Christmas gifts today.
    3. Ruth Chris' sweet potato casserole recipe.
    4. Spending Thanksgiving with my family soon
    5. The people God has placed in my life.

    Debbie D.

  11. 1. Sleep overs, its always a good time
    2. Gram's Thanksgivin' dinner
    3. Shopping, sometimes its just nice to take a walk in the mall.
    4. Worship, I love that feeling that you get when you worship.
    5. Smiles... :-{) (Mustache Man!)

  12. I am thankful for:
    1) A fun family trip to the zoo on this beautiful and unseasonably warm day.
    2) Watching the girls laugh and have fun with friends at the park tonight.
    3) Listening to my 5-year old read to me before bed.
    4) Getting to read 2 Mo Willems books to my girls before bed because I love to read them.
    5) Getting to hang out with my husband tonight.

  13. Missed yesterday so this WEEKEND I am thankful for:
    1. The sunshine.
    2. Sleepover recovery was not too bad.
    3. Getting to hear my little girl sing at church.
    4. Remembering in time to get her there that my little girl was supposed to sing at church.
    5. Lunch and laughter with friends.
    6. Spending time with my momma.
    7. A rare mid-day nap in the most comfy chair.
    8. My husband's appreciation.
    9. Playing games with my girl.
    10. All the veterans that made the choice to serve us all.

  14. i am thankful that my baby sang in church today
    i am thankful that her daddy taped it for me
    i'm thankful for her giving me a welcome home hug
    i a thankful for really special girlfriend
    i am thankful for spending girl time them :)

  15. I am thankful for:
    1. hearing my son's voice when he called this evening - he's only called about 5 times since the end of June - so I'm thanking the Lord for this special treat!
    2. time to study and work on a lecture about the Trinity for our next study,
    3. new tennis shoes to sprint in and out of krogers in the rain today,
    4. the thirst quenching ability of water,
    5. my husband getting to go out to dinner with a friend in Indy tonight

  16. 1. I am thankful for my moccasins
    2. I am thankful for afternoon classes
    3. I am thankful for lotion
    4. I am thankful for BIOLA
    5. I am thankful for pictures

  17. 1. Best friend time
    2. Dancing
    3. That the power came back on after the surge
    4. A king size bed to myself for a week
    5. Coffee with my devotional by the pool