Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Thankfulness again-smiling in the heart

OK......as I was having devotions this morning I started thinking of some things that make me thankful or bring a smile to my heart. Here are some of them and I CHALLENGE YOU WHO READ THIS TO MAKE A COMMENT HERE AND ADD A LIST OF THANKFUL THINGS ON YOUR BLOGS. (If you don't comment then you are toooo sad :-) ).

the softness of old worn sheets
cool fall morning air
old orange auction candle
boxes full of surprises found at auctions
dancing babies
squeals of delight
the aroma of hot maple syrup
warm colors for the fall
laughing with friends
delighting in the Lord
crisp Macintosh apples
Greatgrandma's humor
preparations for the Christmas concert (starting now)
the wonder and expectation of holidays
old wooden candle stick holders
the business of fall spiders
the antics of squirrels in the fall
the flashes of red from Cardinals (birds)
budding of the camellias
warm cocoa at bedtime
staying up to midnight to decorate ;-)
pulling out old tablecloths or candles and seeing them as warm memories
the kir- plunking of acorns falling on the patio furniture
cream cheese with orange marmalade on toast
glass table tops
fake feathery birds
soft warm sunshine
being surprised by a God-wink
the warmth of old wood floors
childhood books
cinnamon sprinkled lavishly in coffee
the little yellow butterflies in fall who fly at me while watering the vinka plants
the smell of bacon cooking in a casserole (yesterday '-)
the fun of finding things to give thanks for!


  1. Yea! Looks like I'm the first to comment! I really like all of your answers and will start a list of mine to post soon!


  2. I love this idea! I am thankful for so much! I too love the fall spiders! The ones that make big webs kind of out in the open and their markings are truly beautiful. Those are the only kind of spiders I like though! Thank you for stopping by my blog and your get well wishes! I will make a thankful blog soon, but for now I need to get ready for work! Have a great day! :0) Sharon

  3. short list here... I'll work on a longer one and post on my blog...
    the dew in the mornings.
    the sound of the frogs croking
    and the birds chirping
    the leaves we have to rake
    the grass we have to mow
    my two daughters
    my 7 grand children
    my church
    my blogging friends
    my church family
    wow this is easy..... I will definitely have to work up a list for my blog....
    thanks Nannykim for making me think of all I truly have to be thankful for.....

  4. I am thankful for Jesus Christ and His sacrifice He made on my behalf!
    I am thankful for God's Providence and Sovereignty in my life.
    I am thankful for my husband and daughter and three little ones in Heaven.
    I am thankful for my church family.
    I am thankful for the wonderful Christian ladies that I have met through blogger!
    I am thankful for each breath that I have to spread the Gospel.
    I am thankful for cool dry days in South Louisiana, even if they are far and few between!
    I am thankful for Christian fellowship.
    I am just thankful!
    God Bless
    Crystal <>< (SAHM)

  5. Hi Kim! (This is Lisa - I've created a blog, and it's all your fault!!)

    I like your list, I especially like the idea of a "God wink"! I've posted my own list as my first blog entry!

    Happy Tuesday!


  6. I got the sign off of google images! I sure wish it were mine! HA HA HA

    God Bless
    Crystal <>< (SAHM)

  7. Durn! That's a good list! Hmmm...

    Dark, billowy clouds scudding along the mountaintops.
    Rhianwen’s laughter.
    Rhianwen’s dancing!
    Keeping my current employment by not spending too much time posting to this blog!

  8. I love the way a raw egg looks in a blue bowl, rainbow of colors ( author unknow)

    I feel so blessed and for me to be wanted to redo my kitchen is real sad I need to be so much more thank-ful. I am thank-ful my grandchildren live close to me.

  9. What a wonderful idea! I've posted my list. :)
    Mrs. C

  10. edit to add
    I am thankful I can open my bible anytime I want and not be shot.
    I am thank-ful I have a faitful husband
    that I have a job
    and a home
    and that I am healthy
    and for all the friends I have made blogging!

  11. I am thankful for the word of God in many different translations to fit my mood.

  12. What a great post and idea. I am working on my list of things to be thankful for and look forward to posting this on my blog.
    Thanks for visiting and encouraging us to be thankful.

  13. Being alone sometimes
    Knowing people care
    Cozy spots that the cat finds
    Innovative babies
    Sinking into bed after a long day

    I might post one on my blog, but for now, figured I'd do it here!

    Love you!...I'm very thankful for my crazy refreshing mom.

  14. I'm thankful for...
    Grits and Sweet Tea (now that it is no longer available to us)
    Positive reinforcements
    Christopher Davies!!!
    Most important: Family, Friends, and God's gracious love and forgiveness.

  15. I am thankful for a wonderful wife who has made our house a home, and who has shown me God's love for more than 30 years :)

  16. Ohhhhh, I love this! I used to do this all the time, but it's been awhile!

    By the way, thanks so much for visiting my blog Friday.

  17. Oh Kimmy! I am so thankful to know you! I am so thankful to see your picture at the beginning of your blog! I see your childhood face there! I loved seeing old Heidi again. Remember watching the old black and white movie of the story with Shirley Temple? I'm also so thankful to be living in this time of computers to be able to communicate so clearly and quickly. How lucky we are to be able to reach out to so many people!
    Your old friend from Bugbee Lane in the 1950's Di

  18. After Open House and a way too long work day, I think this is a great assignment! Here goes:

    I am thankful for soft lighting and piano music.

    I am thankful for my Savior, whose grace is sufficient every day.

    I am thankful for my husband, who daily wins my admiration and respect.

    I am thankful for my electric tea kettle and warm cups of tea.

    I am thankful for all my bloggy friends with great ideas that inspire.

    I am thankful for good books.

  19. What a wonderful list! There is so much to be thankful for!


  20. Hi Kim,
    I am so thankful for my family, the little things mean the most.

    Wake me up kisses from my 3 year old, The "3 child tuck in" ritual we do EVERY night, a great piece with toast with lots of butter, a memory of a treasured love one gone too soon, and so many more!

    Thanks for reminding me, its been a LONG day! I will add more on my blog, dear one.

  21. That is a wonderful list you made! Well except for the spiders....I don't think I can be thankful for spiders. (o;

  22. fake feathered birds?!? Egads!! The poor wittle things. *wink* Come to think of it I need one for my nest.

    You've been Tagged for the desktop Meme. Please see my post entitled MeMe Tagged!! (as always, playing is totally optional)

    Hm? Thankful Things list. Yours is really good. I might give it a shot. Thanks!

  23. Kim - I'm thankful for you, and for your prayers. I'm thankful for the growth in my head, which seems to have brought out the best of people who are offering up prayers for me. I'm thankful for my husband, who is an angel without wings, for my children who love our Lord, for my grandchildren and foster grands who fill my life with joy and challenges. I'm thankful for those in my life who don't have a clue about God, but use His name in various ways - it gives me the opportunity to pray for them! I'm thankful for my church family and my priest - for finding "home" at the ripe old age of 53 and clinging fast to it. I'm thankful for love (the giving and receiving of it). Your cousin, Cindy.

  24. I've made my list too! Thanks for the challenge and for stopping by for a visit on my site.


  25. hot tea (black currant being the favorite at the moment) with lots of cream and sugar

    meandering around the local farmer's market with my Sweet Precious gnawing on a corn cob

    long, early morning walks

    healthy baby reports from the doc

    a full tank of gas that I didn't pump

    Dave Barry articles

    perusing long lost photo albums

    pretty postage stamps

    a rainy day with Anne of Green Gables

    1-year-old kisses

    falling asleep on my husband's shoulder

    my dog's unwavering loyalty

    quaint cafes

    almost everything about autumn (even the spiders, if they don't get too close)