Monday, September 14, 2009

thanksgiving

No, I'm not confused as to the time of the year, though the rain and cooler days that we've had in Abilene this past week might have made me think that it was about time for some turkey! Rather, I've just had it on my heart recently to work on developing a more outspoken attitude of thankfulness. So, thinking back to the days of the RFC email thankfulness lists, here's a list of my own for the day:

1. a beautiful evening on a blanket at the disc golf course, reveling in God's presence
2. great class discussions today
3. food to eat -- it's time for a snack, and I have the luxury of eating one!
4. three wonderful roommates
5. neighbors who continually knock on our door because our witness of generosity and kindness has encouraged them to
6. getting to talk to all of my grandparents throughout the past few days
7. snickerdoodles
8. cookies in general -- I'm an equal opportunity cookie devourer.
9. the challenge of contemplating the things I've been learning
10. a wonderful new church and new friends there!

What about you? What are you thankful for in your life? How has God blessed you today?

3 comments:

Kelli said...

Well, I'm thankful to have your blog address!

Couldn't agree more with #4, 8 & 10! I wish I'd been Christian enough to be thankful for #5.

Laura said...

I'm thankful to have your blog address too! And I think #5 is partially true and partially self-exhortation on my part. :)

laura said...

I guess I stole your idea without even knowing it!
Thanks for your example of thankfulness...and being an equal-opportunity cookie devourer. :) ha ha!