Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ten Things of Thankful/50 Happy Things

Last week, Lizzi invited us to combine our Ten Things of Thankful post with participation in Dawn's 50 Happy Things challenge.  I had already written my TToT post for last week, so figured I would join in this week instead.  If I understand the rules correctly, we were to set our timer for 15 minutes and just start listing things for which we are thankful.  I spent about half that time brainstorming the following list.  I didn't try to prioritize. I didn't try to remember anything in particular; I just sat in my bed, looked out the window, enjoyed some mango/apricot juice, listened to the rain, and typed, There are more than 50 items listed, and thousands more I didn't mention:

rain
oranges
bunnies
warm blankets
comfy bed
birds
garden
electricity
family
grandchildren
children
John
Jesus Christ
faith
temples
scriptures
books
computer
blogging
grandparents
family history
photos
camera
smooth-writing pens
paper
dogs
fish
music
piano
violin
memories
emotions
road trips
Christmas
a house
raspberries
artichokes
chocolate
hazelnuts
health
running
shoes
medical care
humor
church
Disneyland
movies
sewing machine
satisfaction of a job well-done
waterfalls
hiking
National Parks
ocean
snow
mountains
trees
flowers
green
work
home improvement projects
service
charity
sing-alongs (Raindrops on Roses, and Whiskers on Kittens . . )
date nights
harmony--in music and in relationships
parents
friends

There are so many happy things in the world, and so much to be thankful for, and so much good to be found.  May we take everything positive from 2016 and carry it on into 2017.  Happy New Year!






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8 comments:

  1. A wonderful list, and the fact that you could do it so quickly shows how easily your blessings come to mind. Thankfulness grows and grows, and surely will follow you into 2017! Thank you for your inspiring Christmas series too... a true celebration of the season!

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  2. What a joyful list, and so wonderful that you could look out the window and bring these blessing forth! Thanks so much for joining my 3rd #BloggersUnite for #50HappyThings! One of my favorite parts of this is reading each list and watching all of the good things multiply. There are so many awesome things on every list & in coming together we add to the good out there, vs the negativity that abounds. Thanks for joining that wonderful energy, Kristi and a very Happy New Year!

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  3. I agree: take everything positive into 2017 and leave the rest behind. Happy New Year!

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  4. Smooth-writing pens are, indeed, something for which to be thankful! So many just don't do the job well.
    Happy New Year, my friend!

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  5. I smiled from, like, the second item. What a good idea (for a post) but the spirit behind (or would that be 'above') the keyboard definitely comes through...
    very cool

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  6. A wonderful list of lovely things (although your number one is not on my list....) and a good thing to keep reminding ourselfs often off all these blessings.
    Thanks for sharing and may you and John have a wonderful year with your children, family and friends.
    Big Dutch Hug from Henk and me .

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  7. What a great idea and I love your list.

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  8. A good pen is a thing of beauty. Absolutely. I love your list - so many things on there that I also love and am thankful for in life. Definitely happy.
    I wish you and your family more wonderful in 2017!

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