Gratitude

1. sunlight

2. God’s grace

3. little boys

4. snuggly babies

5. a freshly mowed lawn

6. my husband

7. the joy of music

8. starting a new book

9. rereading a good book

10. long slow rain

11. dishes finished

12. my friend Jill

13. the company of my cat

14. my study group

15. the doors to my office

16. cooler fall weather

17. Kramer the Great Dane

18. the Word

19. sweet corn

20. my church

21. the first day of school

22. the last day of school

23. cell phones

24. a comfy chair

25. Turley’s in Boulder

26. my friend Lisa

27. my friend Karen

28. my friend Charlotte

29. new-born baby smell

30. cell-phones

31. email

32. visiting with my Aunt Elaine

33. grapes

34. granny smith apples

35. the road trip to Minnesota with my mom

36. singing

37. the joy of ringing handbells

38. blog technology

39. deep prayers

40. the ladies’ beach trip each year

41. Bible study and insight from the Holy Spirit

42. quiet mornings

43. crazy busy fun days with family and friends

44. quiet afternoons catching up with a loved one

45. the wind at the beach

46. computers (some days)

47. laughing with Krista, Karin, and Dot

48. the friendship I have with Dot

49. swinging on the porch

50. blogs like A Holy Experience

51. cool fall nights

52. lunch with Audrey

53. fresh laundry

54. Prairie Passages

55. traditional hymns

56. praise songs

57. Mitford

58. God’s faithfulness!

59. my health and all my senses

60. living in the US

61. my house (with garage and pool table)

62. working with others to make a difference

62. laughter with friends and family

63. a mom who calls me frequently and wants to tell me about her day

64. a dad who loved me, lots!

65. my husband is healthy

66. my wonderful friends who love me so well

67. my nephews’ quirky sense of humor

68. the B&B in my home town

69. having my car paid off

70. flowers

71. Facebook fun

72. Audrey’s visit and flowers after my dad died

73. seeing Leigh at the visitation

74. Charlotte’s phone call just to see how I was

75. all the sympathy cards I received when Dad died

76. Excel

78. UPS

79. trash collection

80. hearing aids

77. slippers

78. leg warmers

79. long-johns

80. pumpkin pie

81. covered-dish dinners

82. leftover-ham sandwiches

83. Christmas lights

84. Indian Trail Christmas production

85. a Savior

86. my growth

87. Lysa TerKeurst and

88. Proverbs 31 Ministries

89. George Friederic Handel

90. french fries

91. Sunday School preparation

92. Scripture memorization

93. school is over!

94. highways

95. back roads

96. GPS systems

97. answer keys

98. spending the entire day with my friend Charlotte

99. Casson, Sydney, Luke, Rachel, and Sterling

100. The blessings in Charlotte’s life

101. my rotator cuff injury is healed

102. I see some flexibility in my yoga practice

103. Luminarias in my neighborhood on Christmas Eve

104. our ladder tree

105. the highway system

106. Friends who will call me on my attitude when necessary

107. electricity

108. warm blankets

109. UPS boxes so the computers don’t die when the power goes out

110. flash lights

111. fresh snow

112. the neat glow of a snowy night

113. the brightness of a snow covered day

114. a husband who is glad to see me every single day!

115. bright sunny days

116. fresh grapefruit juice

117. visiting with old friends

118. faithful friends

119. watching God’s work in others

120. singing praise songs

121. internet access all over

122. home-cooked meals

123. birds singing

124. allergy medicine

125. safe travels

126. free public libraries

127. God’s patience and faithfulness

128. watching a swallow-tailed kite fly

129. Bob and Dail and their ministry

130. Aunt Jessie and Uncle George

131. the GPS (again!)

132. the smell of the beach

133. rain

134. an end to our drought

135. running shoes

136. bandaids

137. cherries

138. having my nephew live with us for 1.5 years

139. watching Connor play soccer

140. watching Connor grow up

141. good steaks at Rick’s house

142. free blog themes

143. completing my MBA and getting hooded at graduation

144. a mom who is proud of me

145. an amazing husband

146. a safe neighborhood to jog in

147. bicycle trainers (so I can bike at home)

148. the business park (so I can bike on the road)

149. friends who look out for me

150. a great birthday party with good friends

151. DA Carson

152. SparkPeople

153. good highways between home and Raleigh

154. C&D growing into fine men

155. J, J, and J in Raleigh – time to visit and the fun to be had with them

156. Alison

157. Christine/Sarah – yoga and her shiny new car!

158. our house

159. my job

160. Pastor David

161. Mary Margaret

162. Edie – good talks, games, puzzles, and movies

163. the Circle of Grace – I have loved the time spent with these women this year

164. Friendship Circle – the years of love and support we share have been wonderful

165. My new Christmas wreath!

166. The annual beach retreat (can’t get enough of this wonderful time)

167. Tempur Pedic mattress and pillows!

168. Dot and Larry – all the music they bring into our lives

169. Handbell quartet – Dot, Krista, Karin, Cathie – so much fun

170. Pastor Lee

171. Jeremiah Burroughs and The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

172. the ocean – sound, smell, feel

173. My new blanket from Chris and Connie

174. Chris and Connie and their friendship

175. Nate living with us and his hugs

176. Beth and Bill and their love and support

177. Sweet Nala who won’t be a puppy much longer

178. Spencer, Ryleigh, Delaney, and Larson

179. Doctors and surgeons

180. Nurses

181. Nurse Mary – saved my life twice

182. Dr. Berger – still my favorite

183. CaringBridge.com

184. Short term disability

185. Long term disability

186. Good health insurance

187. God’s faithfulness

188. Potted meat (I love you Dad)

189. Nurse Becky – came to the Cantata

190. The Tour de France – it’s fun!

191. Cheese straws – especially Aunt Elaine’s

192. Weekends with Don and Elaine

193. My sister Nan

194. Riker

195. Sarah’s wonderful marriage to Ed

196. Sarah’s baby due Jan 2016!!

197. Intern Jim

198. Jim and Madeleine

199. Pam and Beard’s friendship

200. pain medication

201. research for other solutions

202. the movie Galaxy Quest

203. the movie The Replacements

204. the movie A Long Kiss Goodnight

205. the Tuesday morning Bible Study ladies

206. sweet BlueTooth

207. the books Divine Hours

208. the book Voices From the Past

209. the book of Job

210. battery chargers

211. TPN / IV nutrition

212. fluids by IV

213. good strong marriages

214. helpful insurance agents

215. the trip to Hawaii with Val

216. Ligonier Ministries

217. books by John Ringo

218. books by Lee Child

219. books by Stephen Hunter

220. books by Tom Kratman

221. books by Guy Gavriel Kay

222. books by Jerry Bridges

223. books by RC Sproul Jr

224. the bridge Anthony built

225. fall leaves

226. sushi

227. lamb korma (Indian food) and naan

228. the bed Don and Elaine loaned me

229. towels toasty from the dryer

230. cataract surgery – I can see!!!

231. no nausea

232. foot massages

233. ice chips

234. the nurse call button

235. the Mission Impossible movies

236. meditation on God’s word

237. Psalm 27

238. Psalm 23

239. Joni

240. hand warmers

 

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