Tuesday, February 1, 2011

today i am gonna be thankful...

for the crumbs on the floor. because they mean we have food.

for the toys thrown about the entire downstairs. because they mean i have a precious child.

for the rain outside. because it means i get to stay inside our cozy home ALL day long.

for all the drama at work. because it means i have a job.

for my to do list. because it means i am able to complete a list.

for the smudges on my glasses. because at least i can see them.

for the two loads of laundry i need to fold and the three loads that are waiting to be done. because they mean we have clothes on our backs, towels to dry with, and sheets to lay under.



I am in the midst of reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.
(Scroll down to see a trailer for the book. I have watched it at least five times.)
To say that it is an amazing book is an understatement.
It is fabulous.
Its about being thankful.
in.
everything.
And seeing God in everything.
Because these days are microscopic, fleeting moments.
And we have to learn how to stay fully awake! (Ann's words)

Also, this month marks the FOUR year anniversary of my blog.
I wrote my first post on February 10, 2007.
I like to say I blogged before blogging was cool!

So to celebrate I am going to do my first ever giveaway!
I am giving a copy of One Thousand Gifts.
All you need to do to enter is:
1. Become a follower, if you aren't already (over there on the right) and
2. Leave me a comment on what you are thankful for today!
I will have Rowan draw a name for me on Friday before his naptime!

15 comments:

The Leinwetters said...

Im thankful for the gift of salvation and the assurance that there is nothing I can do to take it away!

And... good books to read!

Mama of the Mac girls said...

I am reading a book right now about thankfulness and contentment as well! I have a page full of the same types of thankfuls you wrote in my journal that i recently wrote down to remind me of the attitude shift i need to have! my thankful for today: sick babies I get to love on and cuddle with!:) hope little man is doing good!

steph said...

I'm thankful for.....
God's grace i don't deserve
Wayne's steady lvoe
Leslie and Virginia's smiles

Chris, Lauren and Gage said...

I am thankful for Chris and Gage...more every single day. I am most thankful right now for Chris that he balances me and keeps me grounded, and for Gage that he reminds me to "put my phone up and come play".

Sarah said...

I am thankful for so many things, but especially today for great friends who remind me to enjoy this beautiful life!

{two}chics photography said...

So very thankful for my daughter's innocent giggles that remind me and teach me what true, unconditional, love is all about.

amylenora said...

Even when I am so tired & want to do nothing but relax, I am thankful for the little voices that call "Mommy" because it means that my children still need me. I know that one day they will be grown and gone and I will miss these precious, busy days.

Paula said...

I'm thankful that I am having a hard time figuring out one thing to write that I am thankful for! Life is so good for me right now. I'm thankful that I can't complain. :O)

jessica said...

i am thankful today for my wonderful husband and two perfect gifts (mason and hayden).

The McKinney Family said...

I am thankful that my brother got a job! I'm also thankful that him getting a job was a neat lesson in answered prayers for my kiddos since we prayed about him getting a job on Monday as he went for his interview :).

Anonymous said...

Thankful for the grace and forgiveness I have received from Christ. Thankful that God provided me with a husband who desires a heart like His.Thankful for my baby girl who teaches me how to be more selfless and challenges me to have a heart filled with childlike faith. Thankful for friends that love me for who I am,despite my many faults. My cup runneth over.

- Karen Jackson

Tara kendrick said...

I am thankful for great friends like you that remind me to step back and think about things!

stephanie malmberg rizzo said...

holly, i was having such a defeated day trying to manage a 5 yr, 3 yr. and 3 mo. old i read your post and realized that i should be thankful in all things, so i am thankful that i have 3 gorgeous and healthy boys and a loving husband, not to mention a heavenly father who carries me on days like today.

Katy said...

I'm thankful for my two baby girls. Even the incredibly whiny toddler! :)

Kylie said...

Love reading great books!!! I always like spring and summer so much because it puts me in reading mode! I am thankful for so much!!!!!