Friday, November 25, 2011

30 Days of Thankfulness-Day 25

I happened to be on the receiving end of the intentional act of kindness today. My sweet daughters surprised me by secretly making my bed this morning! What a gift it was, not only the bed making, but also the feeling that maybe, just maybe, this 30 day challenge is having a lasting effect on our family:) I'll know it's for real if the siblings spontaneously start making each others beds...I may consider that a kindness challenge miracle!

Anyhoo, we are loving a holiday weekend full of lots of quality family time this weekend. Just enjoying being together:)
Is it possible to cram celebrating a lifetime of things for which to give thanks into a short few days? Not. A. Chance.
So I continue counting...

#146. Being able to continue piano lessons with a teacher that we love

#147. Memories of Tom

#148. A dear friend doing devotions with the children at the picnic table

#149. Turning our sadness into a celebration of memories

#150. Pudding pops on the front porch

#151. A dragonfly playing chase with a big fuzzy bumblebee

#152. A good first hit and safe at base

#153. Chocolate smudges on faces

#154. Little green thumbs in training

#155. A college baseball game with the family (including fireworks!)

#156. Silas cheering at his big brother's baseball scrimmage

#157. Watching a 3 yr. old boogie:)

#158. Beautiful weather for a farm field trip

#159. Lots of hugs from my oldest son

#160 Meeting new people--especially moms of the children's school friends

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. -Psalm 100:3-5

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your comment at The Purposeful Mom! Thanks also for reminding me of the Jesse tree...I saw one someone had made on a blog a couple of years ago but can't find it now. Do you have a picture of yours?