2016 sure is flying by, and as I sit here realizing how many things I have left to do and looking forward to all that 2017 has to bring, definitely has me realizing how truly blessed I am. Then thinking of being blessed, reminds me of my little contest I had going on last month. November is, of course, Thanksgiving month so I hosted a 30 Day Thankful Challenge. This challenge is where every day of November you write down what you are most thankful for, and sometimes that’s hard to do! I realized towards the end that I kept forgetting days and how sad that we go through our days not even realizing that we don’t stop to thank God for all he’s given us that day or even thank Him for waking us up! That is a HUGE wake-up call to me and I’ve decided that next year, I’ll be better about that. With all of that being said, my winner was Marcie Boaz! Here is what she was thankful for and trust me, you’ll know why:
Here is my thankful post for the past 30 days : Day 1: I’m thankful for my God for without Him I would be nothing. Day 2: I’m thankful for my husband and my best friend. He is truly a blessing to me. Day 3: I’m thankful for my bonus daughter Kari and the relationship we have developed this past year. Day 4: I’m thankful for my bonus daughter Krysten she has thought me so much over the years and I’m thankful for the relationship we have. Day 5: I’m thankful for my daughter Harley. She is my biggest helper and has the kindest soul. Day 6: I’m thankful for my daughter Emily. She is so independent and smart and consistently keeps me on my toes. Day 7: I’m thankful for my son, my little momma’s boy David. He is pure sunshine & joy. Day 8: I’m thankful for my parents who raised me in a Godly home. Day 9: I’m thankful for my parent-in-laws that helped raise the man of my dreams. Day 10: I’m thankful for my 5 brothers they helped shape me into the woman I am today. Day 11: I’m thankful for my bro & sis in laws. I truly enjoy being around all of them. Day 12: I’m thankful for my best friend for the past 20 years Mindy who is more like a sister. Day 13: I’m thankful to be an Aunt to the most AWESOME nieces and nephews in the world. I know I have the best hands down!!! Day 14: I’m thankful for my job. I am blessed to be able to provide for my family doing something I love. Day 15: I’m thankful for my cousins they were my first friends and I still cherish them all. Day 16: I’m thankful for all my Aunts and Uncles. I love you all. Day 17: I’m thankful for the blessing of health for me and my family. Day 18: I’m thankful for Facebook that it allows me to stay connected with my family and friends. Day 19: I’m thankful for friends I’ve made through out my life that have feed into my life to make it more beautiful. Day 20: I’m thankful for a beautiful new home to entertain my family and friends in. Day 21: I’m thankful for a nice reliable vehicle that gets me and my family to where we need to be safely. Day 22: I’m thankful for a church to call own. Day 23: I’m thankful for friendly neighbors. Day 24: I’m thankful for my friends Austin & Stephanie and their babies that I have adopted as my family. Day 25: I’m thankful for my moms in prayer group I get to meet with weekly to pray over our schools and community. Day 26: I’m thankful for Christian based rehab centers that help to get guys clean and to develop a relationship with Jesus. Day 27: I’m thankful to live in the USA we may have our issues but we are still the great country on earth. Day 28: I’m thankful for praying grandparents! Day 29: I’m thankful for Holidays where we can slow down and spend time with family. Day 30: I’m thankful for this life God has blessed me with. Every good and perfect gift has come from Him and I’m thankful He saw fit to bless me with it all!
How awesome was this Thankful Challenge winner’s list!? Everyday, I challenge you to wake up and just thank God for ONE thing, just one. During the day you’ll feel so much better and start noticing all the blessings in your life. Maybe it’s your job, family, transportation, your spouse, or just the fact that your breathing; you have something to be thankful for every single day!
Until next time,