Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ten Thankful Things on Tuesday

I'm sitting here in a comfy patio chair, while the wind plays with my ponytail. Selena is next to me in her sandbox, pretending to cook. She's quietly singing and talking to herself. A bee is traveling from flower to flower as I watch and smile. The birds are singing, and the sun is just ... perfect.

So yes, I am feeling thankful.

10. I'm thankful that we went grocery shopping today and that two very kind ladies went out of their way to help me when they saw me struggling with a very full and heavy shopping cart. It reminds me to always be willing to help.

9. I'm thankful that in this time of skyrocketing prices on food and other necessities, that our freezer and refrigerator are full. I never want to take this for granted. So many suffer.

8. I'm thankful for my hard working husband, who always comes home with a smile. I need to work on curbing my selfishness when he has to work late or far away. I am so thankful that he loves me unconditionally and doesn't complain when I ask him every night to rub my feet and back.

7. I'm thankful for my precious Selena, who is such a joy to us. She's becoming such a help to me. When I pull out the vacuum cleaner, she runs to pick up everything that is on the floor and places it on the couch until I'm finished! I'm thankful for baby "sisser," who wakes me up at night with her love taps.

6. I'm thankful for family. My family is so important to me, and they bring me joy. Just last week, my sister spent three days with us, and it was so nice. We miss her!

5. I'm thankful for the support of friends.

4. I'm thankful for yummy candles, delicious coffee creamer, and rich pasta sauce. Oh, and don't forget snuggly blankets, fat books, and our hymns of the faith. Oh - and strawberry frosted doughnuts (I have been promised this treat tonight)

3. I'm thankful that we have been getting closer to our neighbors lately. I hope we can be a witness to them!

2. I'm thankful that our garage door opener broke. Because we had to have a service call, we realized that our opener did not have any safety features, and have replaced it with one that does!

1. I am thankful that nothing, NOTHING, can separate me from Christ's love.


Maxine said...

You made me smile, and I'm thankful for that. And we are so thankful for all of you. I'm very thankful for that little pianist, that's for sure.

Sara said...

What a sweet post, Bev. And a good reminder to focus on the positive...even when it's so easy to complain. I love the picture of Lena playing the piano. What a sweetheart she is!

Cathy said...

Such a sweet list, Beverly ~
And I just love that picture of little Selena at her piano. :o)

Sara said...

oh, and I absolutely love the song on your blog, "The Promise". I found it on iTunes and downloaded it to my iPod because I liked it so much. :)

Mimi said...

what a precious thankful list...
and I am thankful that you have a blog to make me smile and rejoice with you over your little one (soon to be one's)


I love the picture of you little daughter, She looks like a little angel.

I love all the things you are thankful for and I am glad that your post helped me to take time to say, "thank you, Lord," for all the things that I am thankful for.

Have a happy fourth. connie from Texas

Beka said...

I love your thankful list-- so many rich blessings! Making lists like this is something we all need to do more often!
And that picture of Lena is SO precious!
Hope you're having a good day, and can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Baptist Girl said...

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to you and your dear family.


Jaime said...

I LOVE that picture of little Selena! She's a future musician in the making ;)

Neesie said...

I'm thankful for you. :-)

L. said...

what an encouraging post!

Baptist Girl said...

to be thankful the little things as much as the big, shows a heart filled with the Lord. I am so thankful for His promise to never, ever leave me. His love is eternal, oh how I love Him.


Maria Pauline said...

Thank you Beverly. There are so many things I should be thankful for, and yet aren't.

Anonymous said...

Hi Beverly. I pray you are well and that your pregnancy is progressing comfortably!
I loved your post here. We have so much to be thankful for. I did particularly enjoy No 4 - I do so relate and love those things too!

BTW, I'm tagging you for a meme! I have not done one of these before and hope you don't mind, but I thought it was a nice fun way to get to know others a little better.
hugs Sandra from NZ
See my blog for details...

HOPE said...

I've enjoyed looking over your blog and blessed by the thoughtfulness of your heart as a young woman in pleasing the LORD.

The post above "Something to meditate on..." was very special. Thanks for sharing this.

God bless your sweet family and little one on the way!


Sara E. James said...

Hey Bev, how did you locate blogrings or other ways to get more visitors to your blog?