Sunday, December 26, 2010


Seeds of discouragement will not grow in the thankful heart.

This quote surfaced when I googled 'thankfulness' today.  Thank you, Google; your faithfulness is beyond comprehension.

It resonates with me completely; the last week has been a long, crazy one, and I didn't want to post about it in an ungrateful way or forget to be thankful for the good things.  So, here we go; as I'm thinking of them, I'm writing them. 

I am thankful that the Christmas cards, cookie baking, and visits to friends were all accomplished before we became ill.

I am thankful that the kids were able to enjoy the snow for nearly two weeks; it's going to melt tomorrow!  (Thankful for the snow, too; it's been a beautiful, wintery treat!)

I am thankful that the little notes and presents from faraway family made it here safely - and before Christmas!

I am thankful for Dan's mum and stepdad bringing us food on Christmas Day, when there was no way we would have been making our own.

I am thankful that even though five of us were running fevers measuring over 40C/104F on Christmas Day in spite of being given meds, there were no serious complications and temperatures are lower now.

I am thankful for a new cinnamon-vanilla soy candle which was lit for the first time today.

I am thankful for an abundance of coffee beans from kind friends (and Righty) for Christmas.

I am thankful for the time vouchers each of my boys gave me for Christmas.  Lunch vouchers... mmmm. Just me and a Lefty, a Righty, or a Mr J.

I am thankful for my faraway family.  Greatly enjoyed seeing Christmas photos of them; I miss being with them at Christmas but am thankful that they all look well and happy.

This list could go on, but I'll stop now and post it.

If there's anything in particular you're thinking of right now that you're thankful for, I'd love to read about it!  Comments welcome... or blog about it and send me the link!


  1. I am thankful for the opportunity we had to skype our faraway family in England,before Christmas...seeing all the familiar faces and hearing the voices of people we love.

  2. Right now i am thankful for my location and the amazing oppotunities god has planned for my life journey.


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