A friend of mine mentioned a sermon she listened to by Rick Warren where he challenged everyone to make a list of 100 things they’re grateful for. That sounded like a beneficial exercise to do. Since Thanksgiving is this week, I thought I’d complete the exercise and share it with you. If you attempt it, I’d love to hear about your experience and some of the things on your list!
My husband * My kids * A home * My car * Clean water * Indoor plumbing * Refrigerator * Mechanics * A full pantry * Washing machine * Clothing * Shoes that fit * Being able to feed my kids * Friends * Flowers * The splendor and beauty of nature * Two legs that work * Two arms * A healthy immune system * Doctors * Medicine * Air conditioning * Music * Books * My gift of writing * Jesus * My cat * The ability to be a SAHM * My husband’s job * My parents * My in-laws * My nieces and nephews * My extended family members * Airplanes * Telephones * Texting * Words of affirmation * Photographs * Ice cream * A new day * God’s grace * Forgiveness * Humor * Hugs * Sunshine * Breezes * Pillows * Warm showers * Taste buds * My sight * My hearing * Sense of smell * Touch * Fuzzy blankets * Cuddles with Jackson * A stove * Cultural events * Living in America * Video calls * People who speak the truth in love * Used bookstores * Book launch teams * Talented writers * My husband’s support and encouragement * Words of affirmation * Changing leaves in the fall * Beautiful hikes * Waterfalls * Mountains * Lakes * The sound of ocean waves crashing on the beach * Soft sand * Swimming pools * Sunscreen * Deodorant * Lotion * Toothpaste * Toothbrush * Hairbrush * Hairbands * The Internet * Teachers * Education * College * Weekends * Indoor heating * Libraries * My Kindle * Snow * Travel opportunities * Creativity * Vacuum cleaners * Cleaning solutions * Bleach * Dentists * Watches * Games * Life * Recipes * My kids’ laughter
That was surprisingly easier than I imagined it to be. One hundred is a large number but I am greatly blessed. So many of the things on the list I take for granted most of the time, but when I think about people who wish they could have a fraction of things I do, I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
Does your list have any of the same items as mine? What are you most grateful for today?