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As I mentioned yesterday, this week I’ll be sharing a list of things that I’m thankful for. I hope that you plan on participating with me!

  1. GOD – He sent his one and only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). Jesus died to breach the rift between me and GOD. Without the love of Christ I would be nothing. Above everything else I am thankful for the sacrifice that He made for me. He made it for you, too.
  2. My family – as I mentioned here, they love me no matter my kooky habits. My parents raised me to be a strong, independent and smart woman. I work every day to make them proud of who I am. My sister makes me laugh. She and I have had a rocky relationship, but we are growing to really know one another as adults and it’s a blessing.
  3. My friends – everyone says this, but I have the most amazing friends. My Christian friends love in Truth, and my non-Christian friends love me even though I talk about Jesus all the time. When I have a problem, I call friends. When I need a hug, I call friends. When I need to do some laundry, I call friends. And they still love me unconditionally.
  4. Coffee – it wakes me up, it comforts me, it calms me down (weird, yeah, I know), it makes my house smell good and it connects me to people.
  5. Sunshine – Oregon doesn’t see sunshine enough, and so when I see it, I know to be truly thankful for it. Today it was cold, but for a brief moment, the sun was out. In winter months, it is such a blessing to see the bright orb in the sky.
  6. Living in the US – while I may not have been a happy camper politically for the past eight years, I am thankful to live in a country where I can speak my mind, share it on the internet, and not be in trouble for the books I read.
  7. Straight teeth – my parents paid for me to have braces and I am so thankful for this. Teeth make a person … I kid you not. I stare at teeth and know that they are included in a first impression. Mom used to tell me “smile and show me my new car,” and thinking back it really means a lot that my Mom would have rather me have beautiful teeth than her have a beautiful car. Thanks Mom!

What are you thankful for?

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