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Friday, August 19, 2011

Thanksgiving All Year: 1-10

Two of my dear friends and fellow bloggers have incorporated a practice of giving thanks weekly through 10-item lists on their blogs. (Beth is at 370 and Carrie is currently up to 530!) I love lists, both reading them and making them, so these entries are some of my favorites to read, and I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps of gratitude when I started my blog!

Today I am thankful...

1. For my birthday celebration last Saturday at Lake Tahoe! (Its own post is in the works.)

Celebrating my 30th Birthday at North Tahoe Beach! There are no words to express how much I LOVE these people!!!
L to R: Mom, Dad, Krystal, Mike, Jessie, Rebecca, Erin, Judy, me, Jon, Dana, Ashley, Ben, Alex, Cassidy, & Jake in front
2. For finding a note from Jessie on my car window this morning.

3. For rediscovering the fantastic song Farmer Hoggett sings while randomly watching the second half of "Babe" last night with Jessie, Ben, and TJ. (TOTALLY reminded me of Beth!)
If I had words to make a day for you
I'd sing you a morning golden and true
I would make this day last for all time
Give you a night deep in moonshine
4. For Mimi's Cafe's Trio Appetizer:  spinach artichoke dip, fried zucchini, and chicken tenders that are so good on their own I can't even bring myself to dip them in sauce. It's a running joke in my family that when I'm asked where we should eat, "Mimi's!" is going to be my answer. My parents took me for my birthday last night and we shared this appetizer. Oh. Yum.

5. For the 31 people in our church family who are each praying for 1-6 of the people on our youth group's Santa Cruz trip this weekend BY NAME. Every single youth and shepherd is being prayed for specifically by two people!

6. For Peet's Coffee's Chocolate & Caramel Swirl Blended Freddo. Tried it for the first time yesterday. Best coffee drink I've ever had.

7. For a video message from Krystal of her, Judy, Jake, Tristan, and Maddy rocking out to "Never Gonna Give You Up" and wishing me a Happy Birthday on their way to Santa Cruz yesterday.

8. For unexpected financial provision that will enable me to take the Perspectives class this fall.

9. That God knows what's going to happen and that He works ALL THINGS together for my good and His glory.

10. For being reminded of the blessings God has given me, especially through the people in my life, on a day when I'm feeling blah and discouraged. Lord, please constantly shift my focus back to You and Your goodness.

4 comments:

Carrie said...

Love your list, Kaysi! It's been extremely helpful to me in keeping my perspective where it should be - on the Lord and His faithfulness in all things. I pray it will help you as well! So glad you're joining in (and happy - belated - birthday again!).

Kaysi said...

Thanks Carrie! I can't imagine it NOT helping me in the same way!! Thankful I discovered the idea through you ladies. =)

Beth Stone said...

Well, your list is off to a great start! I'm glad you'll be joining in - it's such a great exercise... And yep, I totally love that song! :o) I started cracking up as soon as I saw "song" and "Farmer Hogget" written in your post... love it. :o) And amen on #9 & 10... so thankful for those things too....

Kaysi said...

Hahaha so glad you enjoyed that Beth!! =)