Monday, November 1, 2010

2010 Gratitude Challenge: Day 1: ME...

My friend over at Garden of Learning is hosting the 2010 Gratitude Challenge, thirty days of finding all the wonderful things in our lives to be thankful for during the month of November.  I decided to join up~I mean, who can't use a little more gratitude in their life, and I'm no exception.  I have sooo much to be thankful for from the wonderful hub sitting right next to me, to the warm home we have and our incredible children.  But today, I wanna be a "little wee bit selfish" and Thank God for me...I know it sounds silly, but I've not always been the kindest to myself, and as a...DARE I SAY IT~middle aged (I remember WHEN I got THIS realization!!) gal, I still got it going pretty good.  I have reasonable health despite the damage I've done.  I have a sound mind (USUALLY...LOL).  I still have my teeth and hair (waiting on the equine doc to show and...LOL).  Well, just in general, for this first post...selfish as it IS..it's about me.  I am thankful to be ME...No one can be ME, and I can't be you.  You can't be ME either...we were ALL given our own unique set of everything God intended for us~some good and some of it pretty tough.  But overall, life is pretty sweet, and I am soo blessed with myself.  I couldda been Jack the Ripper's wife wondering WHY he didn't come home at night OR Imelda Marcos with soo many shoes that...LOL..(bad humor, I KNOW!) But IT makes up ME...

Anyway, BEING thankful for me in no way diminishes my thankfulness to God for Him...without Him, where would I be or you be or any of us be?

Today is day #1 and there's a bunch of us BEing THANKful over HERE! BE BLESSED!

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I decided to come visit you and see what you were thankful for today. Great job. Glad there is a You to get to know better.

Brenda Emmett said...

I love this! I think too often as women we forget to be thankful for ourselves. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

Pat said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your post and blog. Following now too.

Tikatia said...

I LOVE your sentiment! You're right there are so many THINGS that we are thankful for, and people and circumstances, but often we forget to simply be thankful that we are US. :) Thanks for the reminder

Heidi... said...

This is a beautiful thought! I'm always hard on myself and always telling people how thankful I am for my man and my kids. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for myself too!

Blessings~
~Heidi

All American x5 said...

Love the wee bit of selfishness :)

I may take that idea and run with it later on this month or maybe not???

Thanks for stopping by, I think this is going to be an awesome Month!!!

Lorus! said...

This is a neat way to begin the month! It's nice to be reminded that God made each of us special!

ChristinaB said...

LoL I LOVE your sense of humor! I also think its GREAT to be thankful for who you are, just the way God made you!

hip-chick said...

Oh this is wonderful! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. And, God doesn't make mistakes.