Monday, November 19, 2007

Gratitude List 2007

A tradition in our home is to list 100 things we are thankful for. Here is my own list so far. I'll do another list with my wife in the next day or so.

100 Blessings: 2007

1. The hope of the resurrection of the dead.
2. The life of my father.
3. The 80+ letters my father wrote me over the last 8 years.
4. Reconnecting with long lost family.
5. Church volunteers who serve meals after a funeral.
6. Smiles
7. The Bible in my own language.
8. The Bible in my modern language.
9. The Reality of God
10. Cell Phones
11. USB Memory Chips
12. Power Point
13. Colored Markers
14. Music that touches my heart.
15. Online Shopping for anything: This time, funeral flowers.
16. Interstate Highway System
17. United States of America
18. The United States Flag
19. Firefighters
20. Digital Photography
21. Prayer
22. God’s Grace and Forgiveness
23. Starting Over
24. The Telephone
25. Email
26. Remote Controls
27. Computer Concordances
28. Backhoe Operators
29. Cement Contractors
30. People who can fix lawnmowers.
31. Sod Farms
32. PVC Pipe
33. The satisfaction of a job well done.
34. The body’s ability to heal.
35. Lawn fertilizer.
36. Smiles
37. Thank You Notes
38. Flowers
39. Tooth Paste
40. Dental Floss
41. People smarter than I am.
42. Exercise Equipment
43. Poetry
44. Electric Lights
45. Scissors
46. Glue
47. Sheet Protectors
48. Refrigerator Magnets
49. The Three Hole Punch
50. People who live and participate in church with a grace orientation.
51. Old Family Recipes
52. New Recipes
53. Mail Service
54. Pencil Sharpeners
55. Tissues
56. Flashlights
57. Bible Prophecy
58. The safe return of my daughter from Ecuador.
59. Moments of Inspiration
60. The Wedding Vow
61. Laughter
62. Family History Stories
63. Green Bean Casserole
64. Free, Wireless Internet
65. Church Family
66. Pain Pills
67. A Warm Bath
68. Sunshine
69. Rain
70. Old Records
71. Leaf Rakes
72. Square Point Shovels
73. Picking out something you need, and finding it is on sale at the checkout.
74. Chewing Gum
75. Doodles
76. Soap
77. The Sabbath
78. Word Processing
79. Philanthropists
80. The ability to be generous.
81. Seltzer Water
82. Calendars
83. Morticians
84. John 3:16, 17
85. Indoor Plumbing
86. Anesthesia
87. Home Cooking
88. Home Town Buffet
89. Being Alive
90. Central Heating
91. Pictures of Bible Stories
92. Salted Sunflower Seeds
93. Cool Shade
94. Cold Water
95. Warm Blankets
96. Hot Chocolate
97. Pathfinders
98. Having most of my “marbles.”
99. Printed Bible Studies
100. Love

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