- For traveling mercies! No, I’m not in Nigeria but on Monday afternoon I decided to make the four-hour round trip drive to the USA. Alone. It was a bright day when I left but making the drive back at 10pm in the dark, and dealing with what they call highway hypnosis was not funny! God spared my life and I’m truly thankful.
- Related to the first is not having to pay at the border! I could lie and say I charmed the border guard but I have a theory that men like him are generally easygoing and let people through! If only there was a way to see the face of the border guard before choosing which line to get into; I think I’m very good at gauging which ones will let you through!
- Money only has value when you spend it, and I keep reminding myself of that as my account dwindles, due in this case to wedding-related expenses! I’m thankful for the job that makes it possible to spend.
- I hosted a surprise bridal shower for my sister this past Sunday and it was a success! My sis prides herself on being very observant but she had no clue this was going to happen. It was a great time and I’m glad she was surprised. I’m especially thankful for my friends who attended and humbled me by their generosity to my sis.
- I’m thankful that I followed my intuition and reached out to my brother, the one that I have a difficult relationship with. Although things may not change in the long-term as a result of this, I am hopeful (and that’s new!).
What are you thankful for?
I can’t believe the last day of February is less than a week away! I don’t know where this year is going but I really don’t want to be left behind…I feel like I’m already out of time to do things.
I’m thankful for:
- Life. I attended the funeral of a family friend a week and a half ago and it’s still unbelievable that he’s gone. We make these wonderful long-range plans, not knowing how many days we have left on earth. Thinking about this is sobering.
- The health of my family, despite a small scare recently.
- My job. The future is a bit uncertain at my job, and unexpected layoffs this year have led me to realize that things can change more quickly than I think. I’m thankful that I am still employed.
- A comfortable shelter to protect me from this terribly cold winter.
- The means to fulfil my needs and some wants.
- Netflix (aka the official time waster!).
What are you thankful for?
It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and I have plenty to be thankful for!
- I’m thankful for the long weekend, which means spending more time with my family, especially my dad, who is in town.
- I thank God for my mother, her boundless energy and enthusiasm for life. I also thank God for preserving her health and for allowing that smile to be on her face even after a tiring week. I am blessed that she hugs me and tells me she loves me every time I see her.
- I’m thankful for my sister and how loyal she is: she always has my back when it’s me against someone else, no matter what (I can’t say the opposite is true!). I also thank God for her generosity, especially with her time and her willingness to help me when I’m in dire straits.
- I thank God for friends who listen to me talk about those things that touch my heart the most. I am constantly blessed by their advice and support.
- I’m thankful for healing after I broke a glass that cut deep into my knuckle of my right index finger. The cut was very deep and those first few days made me think I might need stitches but healing has come and I have a scar to remember the incident by.
- I’m thankful for my single status because the bible says to give thanks in all things. (It’s not always easy though!)
- I’m thankful for all the tangible blessings in my life, especially my car and my house. One person does not need so much so I do appreciate it.
- I thank God for health insurance that covers most of the cost of my visits to the dentist so I can go regularly and keep on top of my dental health.
- I’m thankful that I found a new doctor, even though I have yet to meet him. He comes highly recommended, so I’m glad he decided to take me on. I can’t wait to be thankful for the work this doctor will do to relieve me of the back pain I’ve been dealing with.
- I’m thankful that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! Now I just have to take action, believing that to be true.
- I’m thankful for the beauty of autumn/fall here. We have four distinct seasons where I live and fall is by far the prettiest—those colourful leaves on the trees get me every year!
- I’m thankful for the lessons that the 2012 Nigerian Blog Awards have taught me so far…lessons like “Ask for help!” and “Schedule 500% more time for things than you think you need!” immediately come to mind. (By the way, won’t you “Like” our Facebook page while you’re reading this?)
- I’m thankful for my cousin’s blossoming relationship with a man of God.
- I’m thankful for my sister’s special man and how lovely he and his family are. They will make fantastic inlaws!
- I’m thankful for my job and salary, which allow me to take care of needs and wants. Speaking of wants, a new phone and an iPad are on the list but I’ve been managing this since April so I think a new phone is almost a need:
- I’m thankful for my brothers, especially when we get along with each other. ;)
- I’m thankful for the many inspiring online entrepreneurs.
- I’m thankful for the delicious turkey dinner we will enjoy later today.
What are you thankful for?