my thousand thankfuls ~ 1-250

A list of thankfuls – one by one, my goal is to list 1000, being open to seeing the many blessings and gifts from my Father above.

January 31-February 2, 2011

250 ~ encouraging song running thru my mind

249 ~ gifted quilt batting (thanks Em)

248 ~ cinnamon bun ice cream-ummm ummm good!

247 ~ fun pink fiber (not my usual color)

246 ~ the challenge in this week’s Colossians memorization scriptures – verses 9-10, desire to be filled with his will and walking worthy (plus they are long verses)

245 ~ waking up to sunshine, not fog

244 ~ being willing to pray – “not my will, thine be done”

243 ~ missing scissors found

242 ~ visiting with family & friends

241 ~ sister-in-law’s birthday – happy 44th

240 ~ breeze blew the fog away – clear skies (I can see the mountains)

239 ~ Coldstone – cake batter ice cream with Reese’s PB cups & cookie dough

238 ~ having someone else wash my hair and a fresh trim

237 ~ the ability to say “no”

236 ~ finger nails

235 ~ Flower business book work done for 2010

234 ~ the sun after fog burned off

233 ~ found out car lights left on before the battery was dead

232 ~ trees trimmed at work – a whole new view

January 24-30, 2011

231 ~ “confess your faults, pray for another, that you may be healed – the effectual fervent prayer avails much”

230 ~ hot, running water

229 ~ giving thanks – takes not enough and turns it into MORE than enough

228 ~ Trader Joe grocery & samples

227 ~ Ritz crackers

226 ~ cousin who helps with computer problem

225 ~ 1 week without fast food

224 ~ using homemade soap

223 ~ the Alpha & Omega, the I AM

222 ~ friends feeling better

221 ~ cousins playing together

220 ~ littlest A’s smile

219 ~ puppy and friend playing and wrestling brings big smile

218 ~ pink sky at sunset

217 ~ browsing knitting patterns

216 ~ twice baked potato goodness – YUMMY!

215 ~ new drive band for spinning wheel – I’m spinning again…

214 ~ puppy found and safe after escaping

213 ~ listening to a beautiful book of thanksgiving

212 ~ God’s grace

211 ~ sunshine after the rain

210 ~ everyone bringing food together – family meal

209 ~ everyone at family night

208 ~ beautiful fabric squares

January 18-23, 2011

207 ~ beautiful book – “One Thousand Gifts

206 ~ enjoying being outside in the sunshine

205 ~ bible verse memorization – this weeks Colossians verses are challenging

204 ~ “let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable”

203 ~ bird feeders cleaned and filled ready for the birds

202 ~ no charge on replacement phone for my boss (we were told it would be $60)

201 ~ nice visit with Mom & Dad

200 ~ knitting hand-spun blue yarn, making neat stripes, almost looks like the ocean waves

199 ~ daylight lasting longer – there’s time to go to dog park after work before it gets dark

198 ~ nice (but short) massage

197 ~ interesting dvd’s on spinning

196 ~ broken drive band for spinning wheel – get replacements free

195 ~ my boss’s van was found within an hour, nothing missing but cell phone

194 ~ Panda bowls – yum!

January 10-16, 2011

193 ~ that my hope is in Jesus & his sacrifice at Calvary

192 ~ vegetable soup on the stove simmering

191 ~ Chipotle chicken bowl – enough food for 2 meals

190 ~ new knitting project, yummy soft Malibrigo yarn (purple & lime)

189 ~ started plying rainbow yarn – fun!

188 ~ playing card game with niece & nephew

187 ~ Buddy could visit friend while we were gone

186 ~ thankful I was feeling better so I could go

185 ~ 5 Crowns as we drive (fun watching nephew learn to play)

184 ~ walking and talking with sister & cousins

183 ~ beautiful clouds against blue skies

182 ~ mountains topped with snow

181 ~ a gathering to celebrate

180 ~ a Grandma who turned 98!

179 ~ a couple beautiful afternoons, after the fog burned off

178 ~ working thru my water problems

177 ~ “be strong & of good courage, be not afraid neither be dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest”

176 ~ adjustable water pressure gauge & new shower head – yeah! my shower is much better!

January 9, 2011

175 ~ blue skies & sunshine after days of grey

174 ~ vision of Haiti

173 ~ God’s blessings on the food

172 ~ spiced cider candle to enjoy

171 ~ warm blankets on a cold morning

170 ~ frost on the ground & windows

169 ~ fellowship of saints

January 2-8, 2011

168 ~ nephews who are always excited to see me

167 ~ brother who comes over on cold evening and patches leak in roof (even if he creates another leak)

166 ~ sisters

165 ~ there was room in shed for canning jars, and things are still neat

164 ~ cookie dough ice-cream

163 ~ Micah & Ian to play with & hold

162 ~ beautiful fabrics to work with on Faith, Hope, Love wall hanging for church

161 ~ new adjustable water pressure regulator on it’s way

160 ~ white & green flower arrangements – especially kale & new greenry

159 ~ no need to get up early on Sat, able to turn over and dose back off

158 ~ challenge to memorize the scriptures (2 pet 2:3-4, col 1:1-2 – done!)

157 ~ wonderful, challenging messages

156 ~ friend willing to watch Buddy on the day of Grandma C’s birthday lunch

155 ~ 11 dozen canning jars for $20 – great deal!

154 ~ can see many stars

153 ~ can see the far snow covered mountains

152 ~ clear blue skies

January 1, 2011

151 ~ continuing a rainbow of fiber

150 ~ I saw a bird eating off the bird feeder today

149 ~ warm trailer & rain outside

148 ~ hot tea & candles lit

147 ~ browned bacon, sautéed in fresh spinach, added scrambled eggs, pepper & garlic – good brunch

146 ~ woke up to drunk fight between neighbors – so thankful I don’t have to live that way…

December 31, 2010

145 ~ hearing noise-making – Happy New Year!

144 ~ stories & spinning

143 ~ Spaghetti Factory to go – Garlic Mizithra w/bacon & mushrooms over angel hair – YUMMY!

142 ~ little shed, emptied and reorganized – big shed straightened up and organized – 5 big garbage bags tossed

141 ~ got to sleep in…

December 29, 2010

140 ~ yearly file drawers rearranged and 2011 setup

139 ~ printer will work 0n network & scan now – thanks to Keith

December 28, 2010

138 ~ reusable heat packs (christmas gift from Casey-love them!)

137 ~ last spinning project being knit into a scarf (almost done!)

136 ~ new spinning project (white & rainbow)

135 ~ I have propane again = warm trailer

December 20 ~ 27, 2010

134 ~ family time

133 ~ questions & answers

132 ~ for the phone ringing at work

131 ~ the joy of sining Christmas carols with family & friends

130 ~ thankful for “enough”

129 ~ we have the ability to choose how we live our lives because JESUS came

128 ~ glad to serve & worship the ONE LORD

127 ~ working on organizing my home

126 ~ little braids

125 ~ warm blankets when propane runs out

124 ~ nephew that wants to play “throw-back” whenever we get together

123 ~ starting to figure out my oven

122 ~ visit with Casey & Courtney

121 ~ card games & silliness

120 ~ our family can work together without selfishness – for the best of the “whole”

119 ~ giving canned goods, home-made soap & knitted items to family & friends

118 ~ Christmas gifts completed

117 ~ “for unto us a child is born”

December 15 ~ 19, 2010

116 ~ we can rise above the earthy things and look to Jesus

115 ~ headache gone

114 ~ walking in the rain, puppy enjoyed it but looked like a drowned rat

113 ~ I didn’t slip and fall in the chicken pen (slippery slimey muddy muck-yuck!)

112 ~ beautiful poinsettias

111 ~ farmer’s market

110 ~ rain & wind storms – I love them!

109 ~ car window went back up

December 14, 2010

108 ~ felting soap – fun little project

107 ~ it rained hard and then the rain stopped in time…

106 ~ more Christmas presents completed

December 10-13, 2010

105 ~ the bolt type thing that got stuck in my tire didn’t make a hole

104 ~ playful puppies at the dog park

103 ~ sleeping in (a little)

102 ~ Christmas presents completed

101 ~ “I believe, I believe, I believe”

100 ~ thankful I live close to work and don’t have to use the freeways or any major roads

99 ~ enjoyed spinning, watching the colors change

December 9, 2010

98 ~ Buddy got to go visit his friends

97 ~ my new brother-in-law – he’s a good guy

96 ~ my sister got married

95 ~ roses & freesia

December 8, 2010

94 ~ rip it, rip it – I was just going to knit anyway

93 ~ my comfortable bed, just below a window

92 ~ relaxing massage – I fell asleep…

91 ~ rainy days

90 ~ space heaters

89 ~ candles

88 ~ Christmas music

December 7, 2010

87 ~ between the crazy wind this weekend and the landscape service today, my tree and yard are leaf free!

86 ~ books to listen to & read

85 ~ fun tie-dye shirt to wear

84 ~ sleeping puppy

83 ~ good quote on insurance for work (major savings)

82 ~ another bowl of soup

December 6, 2010

81 ~ God’s sufficient grace (unmerited favor)

80 ~ yummy soup – sausage, potato, kale, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, chicken broth & seasonings

79 ~ use of sister’s shower & washer & dryer

78 ~ playing toss with silly nephew

December 5, 2010

77 ~ there was enough food for our many guests

76 ~ John 3:16

75 ~ children dressed in holiday fineness singing Christmas carols at Christmas program

74 ~ fruit salad – Yummy!

December 4, 2010

73 ~ glad I don’t have to be a “scrooge”

72 ~ unexpected floral gift – thanks Aunt Pat

71 ~ beautiful flowers – pink peonies, decorative cabbages

70 ~ busy day – lots accomplished

69 ~ someone else washing my hair – heaven!

December 3, 2010

68 ~ pizza, games and baby fix with friends

67 ~ nice visit from a friend

66 ~ feeling better today

December 1, 2010

65 ~ consequently no overdraft fees

64 ~ no traffic on the way to the bank

63 ~ kind boss gave me paycheck early

62 ~ beautiful pink & purple clouds against the blue sky in the sunset

November 30, 2010

61 ~ used tomato jam I canned earlier this year – Yummy!

60 ~ heaters & blankets

59 ~ wreath frames found – yeah!

58 ~ beautiful sunset

57 ~ children singing carols

56 ~ fun knitting

November 29, 2010

55 ~ good news received

54 ~ puppy bath – all clean

53 ~ Chipotle chicken bowl

November 28, 2010 – Thanksgiving week recap

52 ~ 4 days off of work

51 ~ safely back home

50 ~ spinning & knitting with family

49 ~ a deer & 2 fawns visiting

48 ~ cold, crisp weather

47 ~ Grandma almost 98

46 ~ family & friends gathered together

45 ~ silly late night laughter

44 ~ playing Rummy & 5 Crowns

43 ~ countless stars

November 24, 2010

42 ~ Santa Fe soup – yummy!

41 ~ driving together with Em & Mel – fun times

40 ~ thankful for a “thankful” heart

39 ~ puppy has a good friend to go visit

38 ~ anticipation of visiting with family

37 ~ clear blue sky – view of snow capped mountains to the east

November 21, 2010

36 ~ puppy’s enjoyment of new toy

35 ~ sunshine after the rain

34 ~ joyful morning service

33 ~ little brother came by and fixed leaks

November 20, 2010

32 ~ Stash’s – Christmas Eve herbal tea

31 ~ cozy trailer, comfortable chair, happily knitting, dozing puppy – life is good!

30 ~ walking with my puppy between rain storms

29 ~ 14 pints of green tomato pickles, some with serrano peppers in them so kinda like “wickles”

28 ~ choices

November 19, 2010

27 ~ making paper snowflakes

26 ~ puppy’s toes hit wet pavement and he decided he didn’t need a potty break

25 ~ it’ s beginning to rain

November 18, 2010

24 ~ baby smiles & giggles

23 ~ blessed worship service – “in everything give him thanks” & “try the spirits”

22 ~ getting a few boxes of paper shredded for free

21 ~ cool breezes that bring the desire to bundle up in knitwear

20 ~ Pastrami, sauteed mushrooms, havarti cheese in a tortilla – new comfort food

19 ~ a non-stressful job with a great boss

18 ~ puppy kisses

17 ~ christmas music

November 17, 2010

16 ~ 9 (1/2 pint) jars of Green Tomato Jam with Ginger & Vanilla

15 ~ the smell of a lit & then blown out match

14 ~ cinnamon pecan scented candle

13 ~ a bucket of green tomatoes – gonna try a couple kinds of pickles and a green tomato jam

12 ~ small space heater under my desk, keeping my feet warm

11 ~ awesome little “pinecones” that look like wood roses

10 ~ walk at lunch, enjoying the color of the leaves

November 16, 2010

9 ~ dog parks, playing puppies

8 ~ an unexpected compliment

7 ~ a sister’s smile

6 ~ my Father’s love letter to me – the Bible

5 ~ crisp, cool fall weather

4 ~ yummy sautéed mushrooms

3 ~ for a silly puppy that makes me laugh out loud

2 ~ that I can choose to trust – not worry

1 ~ daily grace

A list of thankfuls – one by one, my goal is to list 1000. I begin today and will add to my list – maybe daily, maybe weekly.  My goal is to be open to seeing the many blessings and gifts from my Father above.

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2 thoughts on “my thousand thankfuls ~ 1-250

  1. I can relate to many of these – today, in particular – 214. My puppy escaped and came back safe and sound. 🙂 Also, I liked 229 – how true that is! Thanks for sharing…

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