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Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Thankful Meme (A Sunday Blessing)

I have been planning this all week!

All right, all you readers with blogs of your own. I am tagging you and starting this meme, called
"!0 Things I'm Thankful For This Year" Now I don't know why they call it a "Meme," but there was one going around last summer and, though I didn't get tagged, they called it a "meme." So it's a "meme."

I think it is important to remember the good stuff, since the bad stuff seems to weigh us down so much.

So get on those blogs and tell the world why you're thankful this year! And TAG your friends who read your blog. In the end, we'll have HUNDREDS of things to rejoice about, instead of being sad or upset.

10 things I'm thankful for this yea, in no particular order:

1. That I don't have cancer
2. That after going gluten free, I feel better than I've felt in seven years.
3. That I have my Dad. He is 84. (I'm sad today because Martha Stewart's Mother died. They were real close.)
4. That I have my Jeffrey, the best kid in the world.
5. That Tinkyada makes pasta. And Kinnickinick makes cookies like Oreos. And Trader Joe's makes Ginger Snaps. AND THAT JIMMY JOHNSON WON THE NEXTEL CUP FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW! (OK, I just added that!)
6. That we had a wonderful time on our family cruise in July.
7. That I have new babies in my life -- Hendley, Addison, and soon, Tyler.
8. That people actually think my blog is funny. And some people said it helps them. And that I've made friends like Kate, and Carrie, and Steve, and Ginger of the North, and Aleksandra, and Carol, and Cassandra from it. Oh, and The Gluti Girls and Lori in Atlanta.
9. and 10. That I've got Randy. I'm so thankful for him, he's worth two spaces!

Now you do it! Remember why you're thankful this year! if you don't have a blog, post it in the comments. If you don't post in the comments, write it on a piece of paper and stick it to your refigerator!

Much love to you all!

A post-scipt: As soon as I posted this and re=read it, I realized that I could keep adding to it for hours and hours. I am blessed with many, many wonderful friends. I didn't mention OLD friends by name, only new GF blogger friends. It was a sin of omission, I promise you. I could easily start with the wonderful friends with names that begin with the letter J.


Jessica said...

10. That I have the chance to work on a Ph.D.
9. That I have a good friend at school – and several out on the other side – with whom to laugh about the things you have to endure to get a Ph.D.
8. That Blue Bell makes peppermint ice cream.
7. That USA plays reruns of Law & Order: SVU.
6. That I have an iPod to entertain me on the bus and give me a reason to go to the gym.
5. That my bird sings and makes all kinds of cheerful noises to brighten up the house.
4. That my brother and sister call me and tell me about cool or challenging things in their lives.
3. That I have Nick, Faith, Kim, Joel, Tim, Drew and Isaac to have dinner and Bible study with every week.
2. That I get to visit my family for the first time in a year exactly a month from today.
1. That God is faithful.

The Bouceks said...

Gonna have to think on this one for a few days...hard to narrow it down to ten!

Love your list! And love YOU!

Gluti Girl said...

That is the spirit! I am thankful I found your blog!

Carrie said...

This is beautiful idea ginger and I'll definitely be posting my own very soon!! Great idea! This IS the time of year to be thankful!! I'm thankful for you too and you are funny and I learn a lot from your blog!! Keep writing girl!!

Cassandra said...

Aaaah, You're thankful for me!?! That makes me feel so good.
Even though both kids have pneumonia, hubby and I both have bronchitis, and I don't get to go have T-Day with my family, I'm thankful that it's not any worse than it is. :) And I'm thankful for all my friends out there, too, including you. :)

a kelly said...

I am honored to be on your list...that is so sweet and wonderful...the blog world is an amazing place, isn't it??!!
I posted my list!!
10 things I am grateful for.
Happy Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope it is a really great day for you in every way: food, fun, family, friends...(there's a lot of "f" words on my post...all NICE ones...haha!!

a kelly said...

...I always forget to sign my full name so you know it's me...well you know it's me...a kelly!
(gluten free in Canada wishing I was gluten free in Florida right now)