Expressions of Thankfulness

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Photo taken by BJ at our home on Lake Ann Camp. Edited by AJ.

I love the season of autumn or fall. I love the colors, crisp air and warm, sunny afternoons. It is now November, just a few short days before Thanksgiving in the United States. Although it looks a lot like Christmas outside with all the fluffy white stuff, inside our home it still looks like fall.

I love November and the many things that come with this month of thankfulness. I am personally thankful my husband (or myself!) does not follow “No Shave November” each year. I’m not a fan of his super furry face; however, I am a fan of Facebook in November. I love the number of posts each day that are filled with positive words of thankfulness. So today, on this 11th month, I would like to share 11 things I am thankful for in no particular order. I hope it will cause you to think about those things for which you are truly thankful and why.

BJ, Celina and AJ

BJ, Celina and AJ

#1 Purpose. Living with purpose beyond this temporary moment is an amazing way to walk through life.

#2 Jesus. He is the reason I have purpose in this life and hope for the next.

#3 Childhood. The years that shaped me, the people that influenced me, the experiences that impacted me – all part of making me who I am today.

#4 Parents. I am blessed by the influence and continued encouragement I receive from all my parents.

#5 In-Laws. All of them (and there are many!). They love me as if I’m their own. My parent-in-laws raised an incredible son who I am blessed to call my husband.

#6 Bethany Joy. My daughter who brings joy and excitement to our family. She teaches me to pause and truly listen.

#7 AJ. His loyalty and determination challenge me regularly. And he holds his own amongst all his female siblings.

#8 Tatiana. The beautiful addition to our family who is teaching me to communicate more clearly than I ever have. Valuable lesson for me.

Celina loves the leaves.

Celina loves the leaves.

#9 Celina. My youngest child who is filled with grace and love. She teaches me to let go of my ever-so-serious side and see the world through the eyes of wonder and awe.

#10 Joe. I feel so incredibly blessed to be married to a man who loves me and encourages me to pursue my passions. I love dreaming and working toward those dreams with this awesome man.

#11 USANA. This home-based business has provided financial stability for our family. It allows me the freedom to travel, give time to our ministries and be a stay-at-home mom.

What are you thankful for? Will you please share in the comments below so I may enjoy and learn from your thankfulness too? November or not — it is always a good time to be thankful.

AJ, BJ and Celina

AJ, BJ and Celina

Be Extraordinary!

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2 comments on “Expressions of Thankfulness

  1. Naomi Haynes says:

    I’m thankful for family, friends, and health. Looking forward to celebrating my mom’s 94th birthday with her on Sunday, December 1. So grateful she is healthy and still able to live in her home on the lake which she loves. Thankful for family and her church friends who support her in that.

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