There is SO much...especially when watching the news which makes me aware that our wants and "needs" are so material in the face of those starving, homeless and persecuted people around the world.
My thanks today:
1) That Jesus loves and forgives me always 2) My wonderful family: husband, daughter and son 3) My dear friends 4) A great (and steady) job that pays more than I could have ever expected 5) Good health 6) A house that more than takes care of my needs 7) SparkPeople friends who help keep me motivated! 8) Baseball season is finally over (I'm a Cubs fan. What else do you need to know?)
this one is easy. 1. Jesus Christ 2.My 7 kids 3.My7 grandkids 4. My closer relationship with my sister 5. The people who keep me strong 6. The good health of my family and me. 7. job 8. home 9.faith that IT will be good
Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner let's share at least 3 things that we are thankful for this year. Try not to go over 20 things though. It's fine to be thankful for the same thing as someone else since we're probably all thankful for Spark, which is my number 1 - 1.Finding Sparkpeople this year 2.The great sparkers I interact with 3.I weigh 50 pounds less than last Thanksgiving 4.I have such a great health club to workout at 5.I have such awesome instructors for my workout classes 6.I have wonderful piano students and their families 7.I have a wonderful husband who is very supportive 8.3 of my great children will be with us for Thanksgiving 9.3 of my adorable grandchildren will be with us for Thanksgiving 10.My 4th grandchild has a wonderful Foster family raising him and staying in contact with us 11.My parents who are in their upper 80's are fairly healthy and will also be with us for Thanksgiving 12.My daughter just finished 2 online college classes with an A and a B 13.My 2nd oldest son has a wonderful wife, adorable son,in-laws that love him immensely, and he has a great job 14.I have a beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood 15.My blood pressure and cholesterol are great again and I'm off of the medicines 16.I have more energy than I've had in decades 17.I have a great doctor and a great dentist 18.I can jump and run again and play actively with my grandchildren 19.We all have a God that loves us more than we can imagine 20.I'm lucky enough to be born and raised and live in this wonderful state of Illinois! There's a lot more things but these were what I just thought of first - have fun with this, it really opens your eyes to all that we have!
9/5/08 - 218 pounds- Began healthy lifestyle 11/5/08 -198 pounds- Joined health club 1/19/09 -178 pounds- Joined spark 11/18/13 -225 - back after a terrible backslide away from Spark and re-focusing
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