Daily Archives: November 26, 2010

A Day Late, but not A Dollar Short.

I started this yesterday, but collapsed in bed before I got around to finishing and hitting the publish button.

A Giving of Thanks, stream-of-consciousness style:

  • I am thankful for this home, and that I am warm and dry inside, while it is raining outside.
  • I am thankful for central air, especially heating, on this cold, wet, Fall day.
  • I am thankful for grocery stores.
  • I am thankful for modern appliances so I am not working myself to the bone to cook for my family and put food on their plates; to wash those plates; or to wash the clothes we are wearing while eating that food on those plates.
  • I am thankful for my husband’s steady income.
  • I am thankful that I am able to stay at home with my children, and I don’t have to work a j.o.b. just to pay the bills.
  • I am thankful my husband’s income pays our bills and provides for many of our wants to boot.
  • I am so thankful for coffee.
  • I am thankful for Christmas music. And for kids who love to listen to it with me.
  • I am so thankful for my kids!
  • And their health.
  • And their strength.
  • And their intelligence.
  • And the kindness in their hearts.
  • Yes, even in my teenager’s: he’s a tender soul.
  • I am so very thankful for my husband’s sense of humor.
  • He makes me laugh every day, no matter where he is.
  • I am thankful for the internet.
  • And for social networks that make this world smaller and smaller every day.
  • And for the ability to chat with my husband, no matter where he is.
  • I am thankful for random and inane texts from my husband.
  • I am so very thankful he can come home for Christmas.
  • I am thankful for the opportunities he has with his new assignment.
  • I am thankful my husband continually works hard and strives to better himself and his career.
  • I am so thankful I had no desire to go shopping Black Friday morning. Or afternoon. Or evening.
  • No desire.
  • I am thankful that our house continues to have showings.
  • I am thankful I got to sleep in two mornings in a row!
  • I am thankful for naps.
  • And hot showers.
  • And large water heaters.
  • I am eternally thankful for my faith.
  • And my knowledge in Him and the future in His Kingdom; without this truth the world would sometimes be a very scary place indeed.
  • I am thankful for you, every one of you reading this! I sincerely hope you have so very much to be thankful for, too, wherever you are.

Try writing this out for yourself, without a single Even If or Even Though. And be conscious of your mind wanting to add those words. It’s a very powerful exercise.