There is so much to be thankful for it almost seems impossible to know where to begin, but I will try.
1~ I am thankful for my family. Regardless of circumstance, distance or difference, I am so thankful to be a part of such a special group of people. You teach me, you encourage me, challenge me, listen to me, and so much more. I am thankful that on occasion I have the opportunity to do the same for you.
2~ I am thankful my children are healthy. It is something so simple and yet so big.
3~ I am thankful for opportunities to love others who are put in my path.
4~ I am thankful for the simple, yet dependable, in my life. The change of seasons, the rising and setting sun, even the migration of the geese. They are all faithful in their duty and are representatives of a Greater Hand at work.
5~ I am thankful for food, (pie especially)!
6~ My husband is special. He sees me at my worst, he hears the ridiculous that spews from my mouth. He understands when I need a hand or an encouraging word often before I do. He lets me hug him, for a long time, when necessary. Even if his meeting has to wait. He is special, and I am a better me because of him.
7~ I am thankful for how the last few years have grown and stretched me. I have gone to places I would never have dreamed and seen more than I would have imagined for myself. There has been struggle, as there is with all change, but it has been special and a path I would choose again and again. I also look forward to the changes that are ahead!
8~ I am thankful that our family has had the time to sit down and eat together recently. We have gathered together around our table more in the last month than we have in the past 2 years. It is special, and one of my favorite things!
9~ I am thankful for the women in my life. Woman can be tricky, so this is a big deal for me. Some of you have had a key role in my life; like the babysitter I had as a girl who I am able to hold as a dear friend today. Or the dear friend, whom I never see, who taught me what it means to sparkle, to work hard; she taught me what it means to be not only a woman, but a strong woman in all the roles my life requires. The ladies I have been blessed to laugh with in sport, the girls who send me songs to expand my musical palate. I am thankful for my niece who teaches me to hold tight to the childlike spirit in me, and yes, if that means dancing circles in a tutu, how could I not step up to the plate for that one! You are all so special!
10~ I am thankful that my Creator hasn't given up on me, because let's be honest, I am a disaster and a cracked pot at best.
My life is full. I am one of the lucky ones, I know that well enough. Our family laid low this weekend, we had very little to do, and conveniently the sun was shining so there was lots of outdoor play. I have so much to be thankful for and I know how special that is.
Make your own list of all those special things. After a weekend of giving thanks, it shouldn't be too hard!