Sunday, February 6, 2011

What Are You Thankful For?

So I was just thinking about how excited I am that Steve said I could go to El Salvador with our church this year.  I've been saving the money for it and I am so excited.  I get to go to England (for a wedding), El Salvador and Hong Kong (to visit my family) this year!  I am so thankful for these opportunities!

Those are big things.  But they don't happen often.

I want to think about the little things.

I have a friend who asks me every day we e-mail, "What are your three things?"  And she's asking about the three things that have made my day a good day.  They're always small.

So here are mine for today:
1) I found 75 cents today.  75 CENTS!!  I even found a quarter!
2) Our kids did the Souper Bowl of Caring today and last year they raised $450.  This year, they raised $450 after our 9am service (we have two services)!!
3) I get to meet my friend Jane for coffee on Tuesday, I get to finally pay for her (she always pays for me) AND she may even be going to El Salvador during the time I'm going.
4) I'm feeling a little bit better today.  I was sick all weekend and on Friday, but I'm feeling better.
5) Our church sermon was really good today.  It made me smile.
6) I get to see my friend Laura in two weeks.  I haven't seen her since my wedding.

Do you have anything that you're thankful for?


  1. I am not even sure when I added your blog to the list of blogs I follow... But I can definitely see why I did.... I used to blog mainly about cooking and now with a new born it's been hard to keep up with that... But there is always something I am thankful for... So I decided to start a "gratefulness journal" and that's my new blog now... I try to write something each day!... Then, I saw your blog in my list and noticed the title of your post and felt I had to stop by... I'll try to be here more often... it's definitely edifying! God bless u!

  2. Wow Danae, you have any exciting year ahead of you! Can't wait to hear how it all went.

    Any news on Steve's job yet?

  3. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    I haven't heard from the eye clinic yet. My glasses should come in sometime this week.

  4. I'm thankful for a job that has sick and vacation time for those times you just need to recharge.
    I'm thankful for my wonderful husband, who's making dinner tonight so I can go for a run.
    I'm thankful for my crafty mommy, who drove 30 minutes yesterday for a 10 second sewing machine fix so now I can finish sewing the diapers I'm making for little Ethiopian behinds. :)

    I'm thankful for super awesome friends who remind me to be thankful for ALL of the wonderful blessings in my life. :)