Plan #22 – Give all the thanks!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!

I’m so, so thankful for so many blessings:

❤️ For David and Quinland and the joy they bring me every single day.

😘 For my entire wonderful family! I’m especially lucky that I’ve still got all my parents. I know so many people who have lost theirs, so I never take this for granted, and I am thankful for every moment I get to spend with them.

😎 For incredible friends: those who are as close as family, those whom I’d like to know better, and those who only know me “virtually.”

🏡 For a roof over our heads (and the ability to repair that roof if we need to).

🍗 For such an abundance of food that I have to worry about my weight.

🏃 For the fact that my health has stayed so good for so long. I definitely have better days and not-so-good ones, but every day that I am walking around is a gift.

📑 For steady employment in a job that gives me the time I need to rest so that I can stay this healthy! The difference between my quality of life now and two years ago is drastic.

👍 For all the people who work all the jobs that make all the good things in my life possible.

And, of course, I am thankful for the God who gives us all of this! May we always show our gratitude by being good stewards of what we’ve been given and by making choices in our lives based on love for others. May that love drive out the fear in our world!

💝 Oh, yeah – I can’t forget how thankful I am for this guy, who loves me unconditionally, constantly wants me in his presence, and always wants to cuddle:

 

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🐾 Happy Thanksgiving, Bonesy! See you on the track bright and early for the Turkey Trot!

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Before this Thanksgiving weekend is officially over, I wanted to say how thankful I am for so many things, including:

  • My wonderful family;
  • Friends who are so good to me, even when I am not at my best;
  • A roof over my head and food on the table (I have so much more than that – for which I am also very thankful – but I am still grateful that we have the necessities);
  • Good jobs;
  • A safe place to live;
  • An awesome church community that takes social justice seriously;
  • My health;
  • The first-world problems of having so much to eat that I need to lose weight, so much stuff that I need to declutter, and so many opportunities that I feel frazzled.

But let us not forget, as we start December with a road win against the Lakers: I am thankful for my Portland Trail Blazers! We are off to a 14-3 start – tied with the Spurs for best in the West and in a three-way tie for second-best record in the league – and are playing absolutely beautiful basketball. The front office has put together a team of good-character guys that have meshed perfectly this year… and my “basketball boyfriend,” Wesley Matthews, is playing out of his mind.

It’s a GREAT day to be a Blazer!

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Giving thanks

Vintage Thanksgiving Day Postcard
Photo by riptheskull

There are so many things I am thankful for this year: wonderful family and friends, health problems that are not too problematic at this point, the chance to go to Europe in 2012.  My blessings are too many to count.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Daily Check-In:

  • I’m grateful! to Auntie Heidi for all her hard work on the unbelievable Thanksgiving dinner.  Truly unbelievable.  The only thing more unbelievable is how tight my pants are right now.
  • I’m lighter! (okay, not physically lighter…) I got to sing at church this morning, serve turkey to some fine folks at our church, vacuum with a super fun vacuum toy… I even got up early this morning to exercise (a two mile walk!) and did a load of laundry to start my day.  Good job, me!