With Thanksgiving quickly approaching and all of the posts that I’ve seen recently of people listing things they are thankful for each day, I decided that perhaps I should join the bandwagon and do the same (20 days late, but hey better late than never!).  But I’m going to take it a step further.  Because I know I won’t remember to do days 21-30, I’ve just decided to do them all at once!  So without further ado, here is my (small) list of things I’m thankful for.

I’m thankful for:

Day 1 – a husband who loves me even in my ugliest moments.

Day 2 – a God who forgives me every single time I fail in my walk.

Day 3 – my parents who provide a roof over our head until our house is done (and put up with my pregnancy hormones).

Day 4 – the opportunity to have a child – it truly is a blessing!

Day 5 – my hostesses, customers, downline and leaders in my thirty-one business.

Day 6 – decent health insurance for my family.

Day 7 – a health savings account that has allowed me to pay off some of my medical bills and pay on other medical bills monthly (stress-free).

Day 8 – my husband’s foot rubs at the end of the day, especially after a stressful day at work.

Day 9 – all of my friends who call, text, or facebook me frequently. 

Day 10 – everyone who was able to help a friend out in desperate need.

Day 11 – Pinterest – it’s saving me a ton of money this year for Christmas gifts.

Day 12 – my mom who taught me how to cook.

Day 13 – my dad even though we don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things most of the time, he will always be my dad.

Day 14 – my brother even though we aren’t really close anymore I still admire his perseverance through everything he’s been through. 

Day 15 – my nieces and nephews because even though they may not know it, they really do light up my life.

Day 16 – my in-laws  which includes my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, my sister-in-law and her family.  I do have some pretty great in-laws! 

Day 17 – coupons!  It’s free money and helps our budget!

Day 18 – my cats Tegan & Toad, they’re just so darn cute!

Day 19 – space heaters because I’m always cold!

Day 20 – vacation time.  5-day holiday weekends are always nice!

Day  21 – people who took the week of Thanksgiving off.  You’ve made my trips to work and back MUCH more enjoyable (and faster)!  LOL

Day 22 – my hairdresser – she always knows how to make me look & feel beautiful! 

Day 23 – my church family – I’m so blessed to have you all in my life!

Day 24 – even though we’re losing the privilege very soon, my Fridays that I work at home.  It’s been a big help with our finances and scheduling doctor appointments.   I know that God will provide a way/means for us to get through the remainder of this pregnancy financially.   

Day 25 – chocolate.  brownies.  enough said.

Day 26 – my customer at work who truly appreciates the work I do for them (so refreshing!)

Day 27 – the parking spot I usually get right outside the door at work.  It makes things a bit easier on this pregnant lady!  LOL

Day 28 – the fact that I DON’T go out shopping on Thanksgiving day or on Black Friday.  I treasure the holidays and I will NEVER partake in such a hideous event.  America has forgotten the meaning of Thanksgiving and instead of focusing on what hot item you want to buy this year, why not focus on your family that would probably rather spend time with you.  Our time here on earth is very limited and I for one will not let materialism, consumerism, and commercialism get in the way of spending time with people I love. (ok, rant over, lol)

Day 29 – maternity pants.  Ladies, you know what I’m talkin about!  LOL

Day 30 – the fact that I have a lot and so much more to be thankful for. But the ultimate thing that I am thankful for is found in John 3:16 – God’s ultimate sacrifice. 

Safe travels to everyone who will be out and about this holiday weekend.  I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families this year!  Love, me.

Until next time…