Friday, February 6, 2009

Thankful with the Letter "A"

I have a list longer than my arm of things that are making me crabby right now. So instead of grumping I thought I would challenge myself (in the trend of making alphabetized lists) to name 5 things that make me happy or thankful starting with the letter "A". If this happens again (and I am sure it will) I will just continue down through the alphabet.

1. Apple Empanadas from Taco Bell. I love "Haco Belle" as Kelly used to call it and if you haven't tried this deep-fried treat, you should!

2. Awana, specifically my kids in the yellow group. I could have hugged them when they were so sad to find out I would be gone the next two weeks. Really makes me feel good!

3. Ambulatory-I am so thankful that I have full working use of all my limbs and that I can walk! I really am not thankful often enough for that.

4. Aunts- I am thankful for mine (most specifically, you, Rachel Dawn!) and that I am one to all three of my wonderful neices and nephew.

5. Air Conditioning- I know it is winter but I am surely thankful for this all summer long. After living without it for almost the first summer in this house I know what it is like to not have it. Just because I don't need it right now doesn't mean I can't be grateful for it.

So, you can obviously judge by the number of posts that I have about not complaining that it is an area I struggle with.Just bear with me as the Lord teaches me to do all things with "complaining or arguing" and to be "thankful in all circumstances"!


  1. Good idea! When you get to L you can be thankful for me or S for sister or P for piano players... you get the idea. I am thankful that you're my sister. : )

  2. I am thankful for my A-anxiety ridden daughter who tends to get more negative the more stressed she gets. Be A-anxious for nothing, but in everything with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. A-Always take it to Him first. You get the idea. I love you, MOM

  3. There is something to be said for taking the negative things and putting them aside so we can focus on the positive. We really are a blessed people and we need to remember that more often. Fun post! I hope you feel better soon and can easily see the sunny side of things :) Love you!

  4. I think I thank God every day for the use of my limbs (and actually having limbs and being ambulatory), breath, sight, hearing, etc. Oh how easy it is to grumble and complain, but it's also easy to be thankful when you see someone else who has it worse..... then I REALLY get to thanking God. =)

    ~ Jen



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