I LOVE LOVE LOVE waking up on Thanksgiving morning before anyone else in the house.  I grab my coffee and sit in prayer with God thanking Him for everything I can think of as my heart overflows with gratefulness!  It is kind of my yearly tradition!  

Though this list could still be added to.... this is a very good start!  

100 REASONS I AM THANKFUL!!!!!

1. My God and His love, mercy and forgiveness

2. Eternal life.... the sting of death is gone.....

3. My husband, my soul mate, my friend and God's restoring power in His life.

4. My four little blessings..... chosen for me.... before the foundation of the world

5. My Mama.... who gave me life... taught me how to love my home.... and find the joy in simple things.

6. For my sisters.... my friends.... and all of the intense belly laughs we have shared!

7. My Father, who gave me life..... and gives to me..... as he can....

8. My Grandparents.....  Grandma and Poppy...the very people that helped mold me into the woman I am today..... for many, many years.... they were my source of salvation.

9. For my Poppy.... teaching me to love to cook and bake.  I shall never forget the comforting aromas that poured from every crevice of their home.

10.  For my Grandma... who taught me how to be a "lady," use my manners, not pass gas in front of people, to place my napkin on my lap and "kill the world with kindness."

11. For the WONDERFUL and comforting memories that flood my mind of holidays and special events spent with my family.

12.  For laughter and silly humor!

13.For in-laws....and their willingness to always help us as they can!

 14.My Aunt, "Nanny" and her generous heart and ability to take humor to a whole new level!

15. For friendships and Lord blessing us with our wonderful friends and church family we wouldn't trade for the world.. 

16..  Health and healing

17..  Every breath... the good Lord gives me...

18.  My home and my love of it....

19  My warm cozy bed....

20.  My ability to fall asleep peacefully

21.  Living in a country of freedom and plenty!

22.  Living in a little town..... where it is normal to leave your doors unlocked.

23.  My wonderful neighbor..... who continually helps us out and loves our doggies and 100 other things we ask of her!!!

24.  My pets..... and the laughter and joy they bring our family!

25.  Cozy fireplaces!

26.  Chilly mornings.... watching puffs of steam circle the roofs of my neighbors homes.

27.  Chubby little girl feet.... in plastic dress up shoes.

28.  A closet full of clothes...

29.  A washing machine and dryer to make them clean!

30.  Steamy hot bubble baths....

31.  Sizzling hot showers!

32.  Pretty smelling body lotion...

33.  Soft, cozy, fleecy blankets...

34. Poofy slippers...

35. A pantry... literally overflowing... with food for the holiday!

36.  That I even have to complain that there is not enough room in my fridge....

37.  A backyard full of broken toys.... that have been well loved...

38. A driveway... to park my car... and a NEW GARAGE being built!!!!!

39.  Frosty trees.... on a brisk morning..

40.  Early mornings... with peaceful darkness and the twinkle of Christmas lights...

41.  CHOCOLATE!!!!

42.  Coffee!

43.  A love for writing!

44. A changed heart!


46.  The desire to change my flaws!

47. The ability to homeschool and train my children... daily..

48.  Never missing an important milestone in my children's lives...

49.  Understanding the deep calling of motherhood.....

50..  My failures as a mother.... that have helped me grow...

51. Trials and challenges.... that have allowed Christs strength to shine through me.....

52.  That God chose my husband and I... along with our friends.... to help build His church... by birthing one in our home....

53.  That God sees so much more of me.... than I will ever see....

54.  For unexpected blessings....

55.  For access to medical help.. whenever it is needed....

56.  For God's perfect provisions....

57.  The sound of the dishwasher washing my dishes... so I don't have to....

58.  The smell of coffee brewing...

59.  Sugar Cookie Creamer....

60.  Whip Cream!

61.  Cinnamon and nutmeg!

62.  Music....

63.  Gingham checkers....

64.  Feather ticks....

65.  Down comforters...

66.  The color red!

67.  My vehicle!

68.  Falling leaves...

69. Snowflakes...

70.  My children's laughter.....

71.  Snuggle time...

72.  Foot rubs....

73.  Christmas movies....

74.  A SUPERB hair stylist!!!! Love ya Erica!!!

75.  Caring hearts of others...

76.  The ability to see the good.... not just the bad....

77.  Clean, running water....

78.  The ability to shop... right from my home...

79.  Surprises in my mailbox....

80.  The ability to forgive....

81.  Ice Cream....

82.  Chocolate chip cookies....

83.  Little ones with tired eyes and bed head!

84.  The smell of pancakes on the griddle!

85.  The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade!

86. My children's friendships....

87.  My children's health....

88.  The smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree...

89. Freshly painted toe nails...

90. Access to healthy food...

91.  Wildly colored turkeys... hanging from my fridge...

92.  Moments with family....

93. Sharing my home....

94.  Rastrelli's pizza!

95. Christmas light displays....

96.  Heat... to keep me warm...

97.  Having choices.....

98.  The inspiration of other believers....

99.  My little girls... in princess dress up....

100.  The life... that God has given me....

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  
Peace and Blessings
Your Friend
Missy
 


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12/11/2016 2:53am

Thank you for sharing this. A lot of people take for granted the simple blessing they have. I'm glad that you were able to find joy in the people the surround you. I hope others can be the same. We should not take for granted the small gifts we receive. I believe they are the little miracles of our daily life.

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03/28/2017 1:41am

We have many reasons to give thanks and it is not limited by just 100 only. For me, I can't count all the blessings given to me by God. I don't know how many reasons I have to thank all of that blessings. I am just glad to have all of those in my life. I'm happy for you because you are blessed with such life. I hope you will also share your blessings to others.

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