let us be thankful.

It’s that time of year again.  For several years, I have been making a list of 40 things that I am thankful for; this tradition started during my college days and I have continued it in the years since.  As we approach Thanksgiving 2010, here’s my list, in no particular order, of what I’m thankful for this year.

benjamin david.  plentiful florida sunshine.  strength for today, bright hope for tomorrow.  sonic happy hour.  the kindness and generosity of others.  house guests + practicing hospitality (come visit!  I’ll bake you something).  yoga.  witnessing something truly beautiful.  unconditional love.  new traditions.

to love and be loved.  photos that capture the true emotion of a moment.  grace.  making someone else smile.  the ability to accomplish something.  moments of bravery.  kindred spirits.  feeling at home in someone else’s home.  traveling.  a place to call home and a person to share it with.

the joy, curiosity and faith of my beautiful nephew.  accomplishing a goal.  friendships that endure.  exploring new places.  spontaneity.  those who sacrifice.  perseverance.  this american life podcasts.  learning new things.  my apartment in beaver and the memories that happened there.

homemade pizza.  time shared with family and friends.  pen pals.  our new neighbors.  the beach.  curling up with a good book and a cup of tea.  discovering new music.  laughter.  an evening spent enjoying wine, cuisine, and good company.  quiet mornings.



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2 responses to “let us be thankful.

  1. KO! Seth and I are so excited for you and your new marriage! This post makes us both remember great times. We have often used this activity in home groups and for youth and we continue to use it for ourselves. Hope all is well!

  2. Josh

    Hey KO,

    I love this idea! What a cool tradition, and that’s quite the inspiring list.

    Hoping things are going well for you down in sunny Florida (it’s freezing here, fyi) and let me know where you are going down the road.

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