A few weeks ago, my blogging buddy Dana at Kiss My List took part in the “Ten Things of Thankful “blog hop. Lizzi at Considerings began the hop as a means of encouraging bloggers to “seek the good things” in their lives each week.
I made a mental note that this would be a great Thanksgiving Day post, so here are my Ten Things of Thankful for this week!
1. The God who is worthy of all thanks
Thank you, Lord, for your grace and goodness and mercy and love! I recall the lyrics to Jesus Culture‘s song: “Your love never fails, It never gives up, It never runs out on me!”
2. Getting to meet online friends for the first time
Deidra and I have been blogging buddies for about two years now. We met in real life (IRL) just under a week ago. I’m so blessed by association. Long live disco music! 😀
3. A job
I have friends who’ve been out of work for a while, and others who don’t have enough work to sustain them financially. Hearing their struggles sobers me up when I’m on the verge of griping. I’ve been working at the same place for 21 years! #iwontcomplain
4. Cute boots
Y’all know I had to bring the cuteness into my thanksgiving! It’s been so cold the last few days, and these little hotties have been lifesavers, along with some cozy socks. Nordstrom Rack, I love you!
5. The retreat
I can’t express how much the time spent on the 1,900 acres of bliss called the H.E. Butt Foundation Camp regulated my mind and spirit. I recommend any retreat, but this one here is the business!
6. My mom
There was no cell phone reception at the retreat, so I did not have my nightly chat with my mom. Can I tell you guys how much I missed our check-ins? Grateful to be able to talk with her each day. Hugs, mom!
7. The American Airlines clerk at the San Antonio airport
Bad weather in Dallas caused several flight cancellations on Sunday. I had nowhere to go back to; the retreat was two hours away from San Antonio. I prayed silently as she searched for alternative flights. Bingo! Over to Delta I was sent, and I landed in Baltimore only an hour later than I would have on the original schedule.
8. People who pray at the drop of a hat
I shared two heavy prayer requests with my girl Amy, and her response was to immediately go to prayer. I <3 you, prayer warriors! You stand in the gap for others without fanfare and often with little recognition.
9. Friends from way back when
We haven’t seen each other since … gosh, I don’t know when! But it doesn’t really matter. We get it in when we can. Grateful for so many sisters from other mothers. This one here gets my special hug of the week! Happy Thanksgiving, Fab-ulous!
10. The opportunity to serve today
I’m hooking up with my good friend Norma of Embracing Our Pearls Of Wisdom (EOPOW), who’s preparing Thanksgiving dinner for 75 seniors in Washington, D.C. Volunteering is truly empowering!
What’s your top reason to be thankful today?