Monday, December 31, 2012

Day 61

New Year's Eve... A time to reflect on the past year and anticipate what's in store for the year ahead. What am I reflecting on? God's faithfulness with The Thankfulness Experiment. I'm just in awe of what He's done... Over 6,000 reasons for being thankful, how He faithfully provides me with words each day, what He has taught me, and how He continues to bless me each day, whether I am being obedient or not. I wonder what you have learned so far...

As you reflect on 2012, make sure to look through the lens of thankfulness. Even through our toughest trials, God promises to never leave us or forsake us. My prayer for you tonight is that you will see God's fingerprints all over 2012 and that you will continue to see His fingerprints in 2013.

Tonight, I am thankful for...

1. God never leaving or forsaking me
2. For each of you joining me in The Thankfulness Experiment
3. Praying for my friends
4. The power of God's scripture
5. Friends choosing hope in the midst of trials
6. Naps
7. Appetizers ready to be eaten
8. My phones
9. Catching up
10. Forts
11. Bagels
12. Having New Year's Eve plans
13. The ability to type this blog in the car

Here's to 10,000 reasons... Only 3,189 to go...


  1. I am thankful for:

    1. learning new things
    2. some new ideas to blog
    3. technology that can help communicate
    4. the 11 people who shared their personal stories at Adventure yesterday
    5. good music
    6. that SB is feeling better
    7. a fun day with my dad
    8. health
    9. for a new opportunity for Carrie
    10. the iPad that lets me carry so many books with me
    11. peanuts
    12. second chances and more
    13. renewed energy
    14. good movies
    15. a very funny tweet that made me laugh out loud
    16. God's providence
    17. responsibility, even when it's hard
    18. commitment that I see from so many people toward new things
    19. God protecting us more than we realize
    20. Zoe
    21. my kids and their easy-going (most of the time) attitudes
    22. reading glasses

  2. I am thankful for:
    1. Stu Perry
    2. Edie Rendon
    3. Silly smiley teenagers faces
    4. Chocolate
    5. Coffee
    6. Fun dancing music
    7. Silly games
    8. Inflatable obstacle courses
    9. Fun with nail polish
    10. Deodorant
    Bonnie YAWN Lawrence

  3. I am thankful for...
    1. Sleeping in kind of morning
    2. Smell of meatballs in the crockpot
    3. Food you can prep ahead of time
    4. Friends who care about the health of my daughter
    5. Neighbors who became friends who are like family
    6. Acquaintances that became friends who are like family
    7. Appetizer food
    8. Five children under the age of 6 with noise makers
    9. Bug building (Jenga for kids)
    10. My daughter's first sleepover
    11. Counting down to 2013 with the awesomest couple ever!
    12. New traditions
    13. Dreaming
    14. UNO flash
    15. Sleeping girls
    16. Water
    17. Veggie tales movie
    18. Popcorn
    19. Gifts from God
    20. The past year...full of ups and downs but never a moment without God

  4. 1. For God showing me the same verse over and over and over for the past couple of weeks and the anticipation of what He is trying to show/teach me
    2. For the anticipation of what the new year might bring
    3. For my husband
    4. For snow that makes the winter look pretty
    5. For the hope of a new start in a difficult relationship