Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

50 things to be thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friends. : )

I am thankful for so many things, big and small.
Here's just 50 of them.
  1. Jesus for giving me the gift of salvation
  2. Sharing my life with my husband Ken
  3. The feel of sunshine on my face
  4. The lake I get to walk around on my morning walks
  5. The desire to go on my morning walks
  6. Smelling bread baking
  7. Family
  8. Friends
  9. Blogger Friends 
  10. My Red Corvette
  11. Good Health
  12. My Striiv Pedometer
  13. Ice Cream
  14. A cold glass of milk
  15. Pastor Simpson, my pastor, a man who lives what he preaches
  16. Happy Trails
  17. Sunrises
  18. Libraries
  19. The sound of rain dripping down through the leaves
  20. Sitting on the deck reading
  21. A warm cozy house
  22. Laughter and happiness
  23. The changing of the seasons
  24. Talking with friends
  25. Good hair days
  26. A Meghan hairwash
  27. My computer
  28. Tuesday knitting group
  29. Rainy mornings
  30. Sunny days
  31. Indoor plumbing
  33. My church
  34. The colors of Fall
  35. My clothes line
  36. Springtime 
  37. A good pair of walking shoes
  38. Pizza
  39. Getting thank you cards
  40. For all the people that died so I could live free
  41. A pile of books stacked up to read
  42. My Bible 
  43. Lunch out with friends
  44. Rainbows
  45. My camera
  46. My life long friend Bernice
  47. Having enough food to eat
  48. All the pretty colors our world is made of
  49. An optimistic outlook on life
  50. All the good things yet to come. : )
So that's a quick list of things I'm thankful for.  Thank you all for reading my blog.  : )
I Chronicles 16:8-12
Oh give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name.
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord.
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
Remember His maravelous works 
which He has done....

We are spending our Thanksgiving up at Happy Trails.  A nice quiet dinner and then a walk in the woods.


  1. "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you." The source of all our joy is Jesus' love for us. No wonder you're so grateful!

  2. I enjoyed reading your list, Karen.
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving at Happy Trails.

  3. A super Thanksgiving to you and Ken! You love us more than your red Corvette? Wow. Now that makes me grin.

  4. So much to be thankful for! I love this list. Have a wonderful thanksgiving weekend!

  5. You r on my list of people to be thankful for. I'll tell Meghan that she is on your thankful list. She's on mine too.We had Thanksgivking at her house...our whole gang was there. Thanks for your blog.

  6. That is a great list Karen. It made me feel thankful just reading it. I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving at Happy Trails.


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