Monday, May 09, 2005

Things I Take for Granted, But I'm Really Thankful For...

Here's a few things I thought of...thanks, Anne for getting me thinking!
  • fresh ground Columbian Cucaramunga coffee
  • electricity (ours was out for 9 hours because of a storm yesterday)
  • making a pot of coffee BEFORE the lights went out
  • getting served coffee in a real mug at the local coffee joint
  • wireless connections
  • cell phones with internet capability
  • passing Economics with a B without ever opening the textbook
  • getting to preach most Sundays
  • having a sermon where everyone can participate
  • being able to build a birdhouse out of old cedar fence boards
  • being able to paint a Mother's Day card for Linda
  • habanero sauce
  • fresh, hot, homemade tortillas
  • Izzy-isms (things my 3 year old granddaughter comes up with...I'll do another post for that)
  • lightning and thunder
  • beagles
  • sunsets
  • sunrises
  • clouds (the sky is God's canvas, and it changes every day)
  • finding the perfect picture frame at a garage sale for 50 cents
  • buying a book for $1 at a garage sale and selling it for $20 on Amazon
  • rocking Izzy to sleep
  • being forgiven when I least deserve it
  • being able to come up with so many things I'm thankful for
It would be too easy to come up with a list of things that irritate me. In fact, last week, as part of my final English exam, I had 2 hours to write a final persuasive essay from scratch. One of the choices of topics was "The most irritating qualities a man/woman can have." My challenge was keeping it to 3 points and less than 500 words...

Feel free to add your own to this list!

1 comment:

amy said...

thanks for the idea of the list. i will get right on it :) and post today. i stumbled across your site today via accidently stumbling across Memphis Steve's and reading some of his goofy comments about rednecks. i'm sorry about your dad's death. mine passed on 7 years ago May 18th.....have a nice weekend, amy