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Thankful Thursday!

Written By Esthermay Bentley-Goossen on 19 February 2009

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exalts, and with my song I give thanks to Him.”
~ Psalm 28:7

It does require some quiet meditation and thoughtful reflection to be thankful for the little things in life. But there are a few things I don’t ever want to take for granted in life. They are:

Christian parents!
Godly husband!
Healthy children!
Minnesota's Four Seasons. Especially WINTER!
"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?" ~Job 38:22

Housework. Yes – housework. It's easy for me to honor God by being a housewife and mother. I LOVE it, and I love being available 24/7 to my family. I am thankful for the opportunity.

Bible Commentaries and Books by Puritan authors. There is Biblical wisdom and common sense out there!

The fact that I can walk into any room of my home and find a BIBLE.

And then -- of course -- there are those little things in my life that I'm thankful for because they simply make me SMILE:

Cash. That it’s still valuable in America and I can use it to buy SaltedNutRolls® so as to not have said candy bar appear on credit card statement.

That zany groundhog. He keeps us Minnesooohtans humble. You betcha!

SCRABBLE® Keeps me sharp!

Socialism! As a SAHM, I am now equal in society to the pro-choice, feminist, career women who despise me. We can all join hands in unity now. YEA!

~Esthermay

Please visit Iris at Grace Alone to find more Thanksgiving!

10 comments:

Kate said...

YOU ARE HILARIOUS!
Yes. Now that I think about it, those uptight career woman are on equal ground with the stay-at-home moms.
Serves 'em right!
Nice list.

Anonymous said...

Oh SUUUURE!
You betcha!
Love yer list.

fellow thankful minnesotah

LuAnn said...

This was great - it made me think of my many, many blessings. I too am so thankful.

Laurie Ann said...

LOL! Scrabble (r) keeps me sharp, too! I love playing literati, a scrabble-like yahoo game. Great list of blessings, Esthermay! Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

kalopoieo said...

LOL on the Socialism.
You're dead-on correct though.
Nice list. Did it snow up there today?

sara said...

lol on the socialism!!!

do you really love snow?!

thanks for your comment on my post today and for your prayers..both mean a lot to me!

LisaShaw said...

Ok, I was so warmed in my heart all the way until...

socialism... and then I fell out laughing.

Your list is a blessing. I am thankful for many of the same things but I will add that when you spoke of the little things I thought of the kiss my husband blows me as he backs out of the driveway this morning and every morning. That means SO much.

Bless you.

Debra said...

Just love your thankful heart...and the humor too! Blessings to you today!

Denise said...

This was fantastic my friend.

sweetcopswife said...

I love your comment on socialism....would you mind if I used something similiar on my blog?

I've been so upset with the news lately I can hardly stand it!

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