Arrangement from Rabbit’s Nest Florist and Gifts.
There are 30 short days in the month of November, culminating in one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving.
Today I challenge you to write 10 things that you are thankful for in the comment block.
My goal is to write 30 things that I’m thankful for that often go overlooked. So here goes in no particular order!
- God’s grace.
- Indoor plumbing.
- That I can go to my kitchen, turn a knob, and clean tap water comes from a faucet. Water that I can drink without boiling it first.
- Hot water for bathing.
- Trees. (Our last house didn’t have mature trees.)
- Living in the Bible belt where faith is celebrated.
- Our health.
- Good medical care.
- A house to live in.
- The beautiful blue sky…even though we’re in a drought and under 10″ of our normal rainfall.
- The Caribbean with its crystal waters and sugar-white sand.
- The farm where I grew up.
- That God made food taste so good.
- Writing prompts that help us writers be creative.
- The Internet. They were right, back in the 90’s…It did change our lives.
- My dishwasher so that I can sanitize my dishes and not have to hand wash them.
- My bed and cool sheets that feel so good when I’m tired at the end of the day.
- Babies, because they are so adorable and vulnerable.
- Children. They are so carefree and fun.
- Teens. Because they are fun, make me laugh, and have great ideas (usually).
- Adults. Because I am one, and I love people.
- Seniors. Because they are so sweet and have such great stories to tell.
- Silence. Because, even though I’m an extrovert, I love to recharge with just my family at home.
- Thanksgiving Day, which sometimes falls on my beloved Grandmother’s birthday, and I look forward to seeing her again one day.
So another September 29th rolls around. The date that always gives me pause when I hear it mentioned by someone in the news, or a school event announcement, or any other place that sets the date for any event.
September 29th. My birthday.
I always get excited because my mom, my husband, and now my daughter has made me feel special on the day. And now I have Facebook friends that send me well-wishes. It’s so nice to have friends and family from wayyyyyyyyyy back and those from the present to send me happy notes.
I’m thankful that God chose me to be born and that He has brought me to this point.
Here’s to many more Happy Birthdays, especially if September 29th is your big day, too…Hoping to at least make it to 100!
The ultimate dream birthday cake with lots of pink rosettes!
Every year I look forward to getting a call from Mom and Dad singing the Happy Birthday song in 2-part harmony. This year I’m going to record them and save it forever!
Meanwhile, here are a couple of favorites for your listening pleasure…
Happy Birthday–sung by the Beatles.
The Happy Birthday song–sung by Paul McCartney.
Happy Birthday from my favorite band of all time!
It was a cold, gray Sunday and another family joined ours to eat at a Mexican restaurant after church. Maybe the gray skies and the brown grass made me ultra-sensitive to color. Because when the server brought my usual choice of restaurant beverage–ice water with a lemon wedge–I couldn’t help but notice how my lemon looked so beautifully yellow like a summer sunshine.
I hate to get all philo on you, but it made me think that we should all take the time to stop and enjoy the natural beauty around us. Like the bright yellow that God painted the lemons.
Even the winter grays have such a presence about them, and I’m always admiring the negative space between the bare tree limbs where they meet the sky.