“God is great
God is good
Let us thank Him…”
Here I am on yet another gray and drizzly Monday. Spring of 2011 will go down as one of the wettest EVER. I am learning to become one with the rain. Even though it isn’t sunny and bright this morning, I can still give thanks. Thankfulness is a choice.
I choose to give thanks. God has blessed me in so many ways. He deserves all my thank you’s, because all good things come from Him. Without Him there is nothing.
*the sink full of weekend dishes (this means the family had food to eat)
*a dishwasher that needs emptied (this means I was busy having fun this weekend and didn’t have time for unloading the dishwasher)
*a pile of towels on the laundry room floor (we have plenty)
*being able to hear my wind chimes outside the kitchen window (the chimes play part of the song, Amazing Grace)
*a bowl full of oranges (just pretty)
*the smell of cinnamon (even if it is because we’ve sprinkled cinnamon around the window sills because supposedly ants don’t like cinnamon…and we are trying to stave off the migration)
*some good deals at local yard sales this past weekend (a collector Boyd’s bear, in excellent condition is pure gold)
*birthdays (mine is Tuesday and my son’s is Thursday….each time this week rolls around, I am so thankful. I remember what a wonderful “late” birthday present I got in 1995.)
*the year I turn 43
*times to celebrate
*a busy, but happy week ahead
*God’s amazing grace
*I am loved by the King
*He sees me…really sees me. I am known.
*family that I love
*starting a woman’s book club
*summer around the corner
*it’s all good
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NIV
Won’t you join us in thanksgiving?
- Craft a Seashell Wind Chime (education.com)
- amazed by grace (fromtheunpavedroad.com)
- The Grace to Give Out Grace (weissministries.wordpress.com)
- Amazing Grace (therisingmuse.com)
- Video: Aretha Franklin’s rendition of “Amazing Grace” (cbsnews.com)
- Darling Designs: Laundry Room Transformation (dinewithadarling.com)
- Laundry Rooms and Painted Floors (myfavoritecolor.wordpress.com)
- All Thanks, Big and Small (gibsongirl247.wordpress.com)
- Spring Rain (storygirlsblog.wordpress.com)
I am thankful God gave your friendship to ME, it has been great getting to know you :))
God is great! Such a special week for your family. I remember many fun times of celebrating your birthday and Kendrick’s birthday too. Miss you all!
First, happy early birthday! 🙂
Second, we did a ton of garage sales on Saturday and literally FILLED our mini-van. Definitely something to be thankful for! 🙂
Third, we had an ant invasion a few weeks ago and I tried the cinnamon to limited success…however, crushed red pepper flakes mixed with paprika worked like a charm! (But didn’t smell nearly as good, sadly!)
Dawn, I’m having kind of a grumpy day today. The thank you’s in the midst of everything going wrong are difficult – but so necessary. No? I find that it’s on days like this, that I heart thank you lists the most. I hearted yours. Thank you for making me smile. And let me see – my favorite from your list – family that I love. It just made me smile. All of it did, really. But that one the most. Thank you. And God bless and keep you and all of yours.
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Dawn, this was really beautiful! Thanks for reminder us to be thankful for the simple things that remind us we are alive!
Thank you, Father, for your daughter Dawn and how you have used her to remind us of the simple, but wonderful, joys of life.