Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In my desire to be grateful for the small gifts, I don't want to forget all the big blessings. We do truly have so very many blessings.

sunset

big things I am thankful for

* I've been redeemed. * America * joy * freedom * vision * a loving touch * the Bill of Rights * every, clear, beautiful breath I take * my daughter * my husband * my parents and the happy childhood they gave me * healthy hearing * my daughter's sweet voice joining mine in songs of praise * my brother * Arlen is alive and at home and healing * we were kept safe in our recent accident * I serve a risen Savior. * voedodeeohdoe * a good and loving relationship with my in-laws * music * singing with my mother * good health * great friends * a job, a calling, a passion * the right to vote * clean water * indoor plumbing * plenty to eat * enough, we have enough * a reliable car * I can read! * I get to teach other people to read. * the ability to be moved to tears * a small, comfortable house * Life. Yes, life! *

22 comments:

Roban said...

I've enjoyed reading your gratitude posts, and your photos are amazing, by the way. Happy Thanksgiving!

elizabeth said...

I am enjoying your gratitude posts. I love gratitude, and love finding things to be grateful for daily, but I do love the idea of a day of gratitude.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Relyn! I am grateful for you and your blog.

Yiota said...

I love gratitude lists and yours are always so inspiring!
Happy Thanksgiving!
xo

Joanna said...

Fab list, written from the heart.

I always love coming to visit your blog so Thank YOU!

xxx

Cinner said...

Nay you have the best day ever and your holiday is all you wish it to be. beautiful post. c

Char said...

happy day!!! and yes absolutely the right to vote.

Jeanne said...

I am ever thankful for YOU

Hem your blessings with Thankfulness so they will never unravel.

Love Jeanne

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours
Love Jeanne♥

Anita said...

I never tire of reading your lists, which are truly inspiring.

I hope that you and your precious family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Miss Kitty said...

What a beautiful list! Loved reading it! :D

ELK said...

i am thankful for you as you once again take my breath away in beauty!!

Bumpkin Bears said...

HAPPY Thanksgiving to you and your family today. I'm so grateful for all these lovely people I have met through Blogging. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Catherine x

Amy said...

What a special blessing this Thanksgiving ... to have Arlen home!

And a special blessing for me this year? You! I can always count on stopping by for a bit of inspiration, encouragement, and a renewed desire to be a better person. Thank you so, my friend ...

Marilyn said...

I always love your lists, especially when it comes to what you are thankful for. I am thankful for dear ones, like you, that I have gotten to know online this year. You make my heart sing. I am thankful also for good health, family, my cat Joey, laughter, and yes music.

Charissa Steyn said...

I like your little list... I like this one especially, I resonate with it' "Enough, we have enough..." even though we might not have alot, what we do have is truly all we need to live, love, and serve Jesus! happy thanksgiving!!!

Nieves said...

Lovely gratitude post, Relyn. I hope you are having a great Happy Thanksgiving Day! and my best wishes for you and your nice family,

Suvarna said...

Hope you enjoy this happy grateful weekend surrounded by love and family. Happy Thanksgiving Relyn.
xoxoxoxo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We all do have much to be grateful for...I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend!

Sarah said...

Thank you Relyn-and the feeling is mutual! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family! xx

smith kaich jones said...

Happy wonderful Thanksgiving!! I love your big things - indoor plumbing for sure! We forget so many things so easily, but my mom reminisced today, and I was reminded. :)

xoxo
Debi

susanna said...

Yes! This is a good list, Relyn. Just one question: What is a voedodeeohdoe? I have a feeling that I may smack my forehead and groan "D'oh!" when you tell me... ;p

patty said...

love this shot-and yes! it seems you are a very blessed woman!

Jaime said...

voedodeehdoe...hee hee!!!!!!

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