Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 38

I am happy to announce that we hit another milestone today... 4,000 reasons for giving thanks. It's amazing to think that in 38 days we have so many reasons for being thankful. I am so glad to have each of you on this journey with me. Thank you for choosing thankfulness each day. Your commitment means so much to me!!

I am actually out of town tonight for my hubby's Corporate Christmas party, so tonight's blog is short and sweet. Tonight, I am thankful for...

1. Sound of rain storm growing louder and then softer
2. Cleaning to praise and worship music... Makes it so much more enjoyable
3. Opportunity to teach boys that we don't have to be perfect and God gives us second chances
4. Boys playing together nicely and building a birdhouse
5. Safe travels
6. Stormie Omartian's Power of a Praying Wife
7. Laughter
8. Oma watching the boys
9. Date night with hubby
10. Honest conversations
11. God answering prayers and doing immeasurably more

Here's to 10,000 reasons... Only 5,997 to go...


  1. I am thankful for
    Westport Rd so I can get to St Matthews without getting on Shelbyville Rd.
    Not just surviving another Zumba class but finally retting some of the steps down.
    Calligraphy markers
    My friend Nicki and her loving family who've adopted us into their family.
    Hot apple cider with sliced orange and red hots.
    Good health
    One size smaller jeans :-D
    Buffalo chicken dip
    The million little ways my husband shows his love for me, most without words.

  2. I am thankful for:
    1. warm chai tea
    2. doing Christmas shopping with my dad yesterday
    3. naps
    4. surviving the ACT yesterday!
    5. medicine to help my cold go away.

  3. Iam thankful for
    1. Sleeping in.
    2. Getting a Wendy's sandwich for breakfast.
    3. Lazy morning.
    4. Picking out toys for Kyle's Kids for the U of L game.
    5. Going to the game and getting out of the house.
    6. Taking the Angels presents back to Oxmoor.
    7. Going to our sons for a Live Nativity but it was cancelled
    so we watched a Chriatmas Movie with his family.
    8. Getting home early enough to read a Christmas Book.
    9. Loving Christmas and all the things to be thankful about
    at this time of year.
    10. Going to bed and falling right to sleep.

  4. I am thankful for not having to save myself.


  5. I am thankful for:
    1. my inspiring friend Bonnie
    2. the sport of swimming and how it has blessed me over the years
    3. the opportunity to work at a swim meet with my husband today - we had fun!
    4. generosity
    5. Cardinal Aquatics and their amazing gift to the Clubhouse
    6. salted peanut bars
    7. mediteranean cuisine
    8. a special phone conversation
    9. humor
    10. seeing old friends
    11. brave husband with mice poison
    12. bad squirrel in my backyard making me laugh
    13. computers and printers and how easy docs are to edit - unlike the old typewriters
    14. the 4,000 mark of the Thankfulness Experiment
    15. New life - praise for Israel Marshall

  6. I am thankful for:
    1. my son's Bible study teachers. They are awesome.
    2. angel shopping with my son's Bible study class.
    3. getting my husband's Christmas gift in the mail when he was not there to potentially intercept it.
    4. having my husband back home after he worked a double shift (48 hours) @ the fire house.
    5. finding a really cool Bible study class @ church.
    6. realizing I had enrolled in a bill pay option & didn't have to panic over paying something.
    7. new cookie ideas from my son's Bible study teacher...will come in handy for my upcoming cookie exchange.
    8. my daughter's fearlessness.
    9. an opportunity for a teachable moment & feeling God speaking thru me instead of having to correct me after my mouth opened too fast.
    10. my children's hairdresser...she is so sweet.
    11. the new friends I have met through my P31 group.
    12. enjoying kids see Santa.

  7. Thankful for...
    1. Driving around looking at Christmas lights
    2. Watching my boys get excited about something
    3. Candy cane ice cream
    4. Laughing with my husband
    5. The ability to remember
    6. How pretty everything looks surrounded by twinkling lights
    7. Watching other people laugh at my kids (in a good way)
    8. My nephews
    9. God's word to comfort someone in a card
    10. What a good father my husband is
    11. Cheesy Christmas movies
    12. New friends
    13. Christmas books
    14. Water
    15. My family...immediate and extended. So wonderfully blessed.
    Meredith B.

  8. I'm thankful for:
    1. Cardinal Aquatic's donation to the Community Clubhouse.
    2. The generosity of others.
    3. Time spent making acquaintences friends.
    4. Ginny's willingness to serve and sacrifice very early in the morning.
    5. jake's entering into manhood!!!

  9. AmandaL.
    I'm thankful for a great sermon today about loneliness.
    I'm thankful for the staff at adventure Christian church.
    I'm thankful for Rosie and vernona ..
    I'm thankful for chilli for leftovers.
    I'm thankful for the rain hitting the roof tops.

  10. I am thankful for...
    1. Time spent with my cousin
    2. Getting to love on a 2 week old baby girl
    3. A husband that can handle the house when fever and illness strikes
    4. Laughter at things done and not done
    5. Kisses blown to me from the door of the bedroom by my 2 year old
    6. Pedialyte
    7. Thermometers
    8. Space heaters
    9. Comfy cozy blankets and pillows and bed
    10. Tylenol

  11. I am thankful for ...
    1. Afternoon date with my husband
    2. Our warm, cozy home
    3. Plenty of food to feed our family
    4. Water to drink, clean our clothes with and bathe in.
    5. Great school for our kids

  12. Amandal .
    I'm thankful for wrapping presents.
    I'm thankful for a surprise visit to my brother in laws.
    I'm thankful for chocolate candies.
    I'm thankful for avas cupcakes for Santa.
    I'm thankful for stocking stuffers .

  13. 1. Possibility of being able to move up at work
    2. Sleeping in
    3. Movie date with my man
    4. Easy shift at work
    5. Relaxing night