Monday, September 15, 2008 ten

In the true spirit of my dw friend Shell, I have decided to share a list of things that I am grateful for this Monday.

1. IGF my wonderful dh to whom I have been married for 23 years as of yesterday. It is amazing how time flies, but it's a good life...ain't so?

2. IGF my one and only ds. He is 16 as of the end of August. At 6'2" my guy is one handsome dude with lotsa muscles...but so much more importantly he is an amazing guy on the inside. He is in 11th grade but by the end of the year he will have 30 college credits under his belt. He is currently studying theology and is a writer. The Lord has great plans for this one and I am so happy that my ds knows and loves Him.

3. IGF my dad, who I miss like crazy and my sweet mom who is living nearby.

4. IGF extended family and friends. Isn't it awesome to have a great support system and lots of love surrounding our lives?

5. IGF the retreat and my pink sisters...we are going to have a blast this weekend.

6. IGF the opportunity to display my products for the Business Recognition Award contest. I am so excited to share my ideas with everyone and get some feedback. Hope you all like it! I think you will.

7. IGF my pups who bring such joy to my life.

8. IGF my home, my health, my family's health. For plenty of food, clothes, whatever we need in this wonderful country. What wonderful freedoms we have here too!

9. IGF my dh's job. God is good!

10. IGF...and this actually SHOULD be number one...God's amazing love and that He has provided me a way to spend eternity with Him through Jesus. For being a "new" creature in Him...and oh, how I need that every single day as I keep messing up!

Now, I challenge you all (except Shell...dw). Can you list 10 things you give thanks for today?


Lisa said...


Those are some very heartwarming IGF's. I am so looking forward to meeting you later this week. Have a wonderful day.


Carolee Crafts said...

A lovely idea for a new week, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

I will have to put my thinking cap on for my IGF top 10. Hope you have a nice Monday girlfriend!
Pink Hugs,

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carolyn!

Awww...your list of things that you are grateful for are so sweet. Family is definitely at the top of my list. Sounds like you have a beautiful and loving family. So happy God has blessed you in so many ways. And I wish you many,many,more years of happiness.
Enjoy your day and week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Susan said...

Being alive, healthy...not wealthy...but maybe wiser...having choices...eyesight...a car that runs and has a full tank of gas...
;-) being able to teach...kitties and people on my list :-)
Susan *dutchrose*

Cottage Flair said...

That is an inspiring post. Thank you for sharing.

Patricia said...

Wow! now that's thougt provoking, but yes I can come up with at least 10. Can't wait to meet you in person,

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

oooh I could just copy your list almost word for word !!!
We are so blessed indeed.

Looking forward to meeting you in Virginia.


Shell said...

IGF you and that I can meet you in person and give you a big hug! Can't wait till Thursday.
Shell dw

gail said...

What a great post, and great idea. I am so grateful for sooo many things right now. Life is good. Even after a pretty big time of storms for me. I cant wait to see you....luv, gail

Shabby Shan said...

It sounds like the Good Lord has truly blessed you. Thank you for reminding me how much I have to be gratefull for.

Have fun at the retreat!

Carrie Gonzalez said...

What a wonderful reminder to us all to find things in our lives to be thankful for each day. I enjoyed reading your list and am inspired to make one of my own!

Sharon said...

A very nice list indeed~ you do have a good life.

cathy said...

What a wonderful list Carolyn! You have a wonderful life. I'm looking forward to meeting you at the end of the week :)

Susie said...

Hi Carolyn! Very thought provoking Show and Tell. Yes, gratitude is so uplifting, isn't it? See you soon.
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Inka Thomas said...

Carolyn, Wow what a great post. I can't wait to mee you my SS in person.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carolyn,

That was a great post on IGFs. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week ahead!

Pei Li

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