Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I don't even know where to start today. I don't usually like just doing a bullet-type list of things I'm thankful for, instead choosing to elaborate on something meaningful to me at the time. But right now I've just got a million little things I'm thankful for. Coming home to the US after 7 months overseas, there's alot you learn to appreciate.

*The color green - For years I complained about the lack of green in Miami. And, truthfully, it has been ranked as a city with one of the lowest percentages of tree cover. But after Qatar, let me tell you, it's a feast for the eyes and I am enjoying seeing something other than beige.

* Brilliant blue skies

* Chilly weather - which I've been told will make an appearance in Qatar at some point, but it's been nice have a little snippet of it this week.

* American grocery stores - All of you get down and thank Jesus if you live near a brightly lit, clean, well-stocked grocery store. Right now. I will wait. You just don't appreciate what you have until you don't have it.

* Fox News

* People who know how to drive and don't try to make their own lanes in the little bit of space you leave between your car and the curb.

* Comfortable couches - For some reason, all couches sold over there are about as comfy as sitting on a piece of lumber.

* And, of course, some of the most amazing friends in the universe.

God is so good to have given us this little time back in Miami. We leave Monday to head out to Arizon to spend November with my family, which we are also excited about. But meanwhile, we are enjoying a whirlwind of being with friends and loved ones. I'm really looking forward to worshipping at church on Sunday. It will be so sweet!

For more Thankful Thursday ideas, be sure to visit Iris at Grace Alone. It's always a blessing!


Denise said...

I am so glad you are enjoying your visit home sweetie. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart.

Cindy said...

Don't forget to give a shout when you hit Arizona!

Nancy M. said...

It's so wonderful you're having a great time over here. Enjoy!

Laurie Ann said...

Glad you're enjoying your visit home, and thank you for reminding me of the things I sometimes take for granted. I will praise the Lord as I shop for groceries this week and when I get home and sit on my comfy sofa to watch Law & Order.

Susanne said...

LOVE THIS LIST!! Such wonderful things to be thankful for!! (I am thankful for many of them, as well!) Hope your Thursday is blessed beyond measure!

Grammy said...

Wonderful post.
Have a great week.
Thank you.

Named Alicia said...

What a great list! Thank you for the reminder to be thankful for the little things that are so often overlooked. Have a great time with friends & family!


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