Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Thankful Game

God has given us much. We all have countless reasons to be thankful in every circumstance. Here are some specifics:

Something Functional in my house that I'm thankful for is:

My washer and dryer. Thank God for washers and dryers.

Something about my body that I'm thankful for is:

The way it tells me when I'm too stressed out. Trust me, my body knows and lets me know pretty quickly. I'm also thankful that God gave me a body that responds so positively to music. It works better than any drug at aleviating the stress.
Also, my sense of taste. I've been especially thankful for taste with this 2nd trimester business. :)

Something hard that I've been through that I'm thankful for is:

Moving away from home and readjusting somewhere else. Being away from my family is never easy, but I am so thankful for what I've learned from it and how I've grown and changed. I also met my husband here so I can't complain!

Something about this country that I'm thankful for is:

It's diversity. We have a diverse group of people calling this country home and I love that in a 5 mile radius from my house I can find restaurants making food from all over the globe.

Something about 2008 that I'm thankful for is:

The gift of this life growing inside me. I'm thankful that God would let us be a part of such an amazing miracle.

A word I'm thankful for is:

Restore

A sound I'm thankful for is:

laughter

A place in nature I'm thankful for is:

the mountains

Feel free to post your own thankful thoughts, Happy Thanksgiving!

4 comments:

Kris Hoskinson said...

i always love your ideas like this!
my thankful responses....

Something Functional in my house that I'm thankful for is:
My shower. Ahh..warm showers, daily.

Something about my body that I'm thankful for is:
The amazing way it has stretched, carried a child, and now is back into place (well kind of.) :)

Something hard that I've been through that I'm thankful for is:

When i did a DTS in San Francisco...a VERY hard time for me. my worldview, my faith, everything was challenged. But I'm so thankful - that time truly changed my life.

Something about this country that I'm thankful for is:

the opportunities, the freedoms

Something about 2008 that I'm thankful for is:

watching addelyn grow like crazy during her first year of life. it has been so much fun and amazing!

A word I'm thankful for is:

Grace

A sound I'm thankful for is:

laughter

A place in nature I'm thankful for is:

The ocean

Thanks Alli. Happy Thanksgiving!

Dave Zeman said...

If we didn't have God to thank, it would be a pretty empty day...

Here's a piece I penned this week thinking about waiting until Thanksgiving to be grateful....

Ok thanksgiving is an interesting word.
Is it a noun, adjective or even a verb?
A day to “Give Thanks” they say.
But they end up just words in the spillway.

Is this my new form of Holiday bahumbug?
No, climb out of this cultural hole we dug
And create a passion to really appreciate.
Just toss out the turkey and crumb cakes.

I would ask you to join a new force.
Where your passion is the real source.
Give thanks to the gifts you have daily
Actually try to live life joyful and smiley.

I for one is the luckiest old fart that I know
Sure life is cluttered with daily sorrow
But I look and find for the joy everywhere
Then I smile to myself, so please… don’t stare.

I’m just giving thanks.

peace and Happy Thanksgiving....Dave Schipper

Dave said...

what a great reflection time for today...

something functional in my house I'm thankful for is... my toilet. A sanitary place with running water to use each day... wonderful.

something about my body that I'm thankful for is... my voice/mouth. I'm thankful I can communicate with the people in my world.

something hard that I've been through that I'm thankful for is... my wild year in college. I made dumb choices and had stinky consequences, bit I learned SO much during and after that time. It gave me a lot of perspective.

something about this country I'm thankful for is... freedom.

something about 2008 I'm thankful for is... the time to be home with my children.

a word I'm thankful for is... forgiveness.

a sound I'm thankful for is... laughter. it does much for a soul :)

a place in nature I'm thankful for is... the trails in Hartman Reserve and the edge of the ocean.

what a great list of thankfulness... Great idea Alli! Jess

Liz C said...

something functional in my house:
my dishwasher. We finally have one that works and it has made all of the difference.

something about my body that i'm thankful for is:
being tall. It's nice being able to reach the top shelf in stores and not have to ask for help :)

something hard i've been through that i'm thankful for:

depression. It was the darkest time of my life, but the darkness helped me see the light when it came around the bend.

something about this country that i'm thankful for is:
being able to see people from all walks of life, all races, all religions, all tongues, and at the end of the day know that we all are Americans. We are all brothers and sisters.

something about 2008 that i'm thankful for:
making some of the best friends of my life at my job and seeing those relationships grow and challenge me.

a word i'm thankful for is:
change.

a sound i'm thankful for is:
silence.

a place in nature I am thankful for:
outdoors under a blanket of stars.