Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thanks!

I enjoyed my birthday very much. Aging is actually fun. The older you get the more people make a fuss over you! I'm thankful for the fuss my husband, children, friends and students have made over me this birthday. I feel like a queen! (I'll post a picture of me with my crown on later!)

In the mean time, this birthday has caused me to reflect on a lot of things I have to be thankful for. There are soooo many! I am very blessed. I've been thinking over them this week and that led me to think of you. So I'd like to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell me what you are thankful for. But let's put a few ground rules down. All of us are thankful for our families, so we'll automatically include that one. Also think past the other generalities of life--the big blessings we all enjoy. Instead be very specific. Right now . . . in this very moment . . . what is there in front of you that suddenly you realize you are thankful for? Something you've never thought about before as something to be grateful for.
I'll start it out with paper. I love paper. A clean sheet of paper at first intimidates and then invites me to think. I'm grateful for paper (and of course pens!). Now it's your turn. . .

10 comments:

connie said...

Hmmmm...there are so many things to be grateful for! I am thankful that I have a window in front of my desk. It allows me to see the ever changing weather and right now the sky is an azure blue! Happy Birthday!

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Oh yes! Windows and blue sky. And thank you for the birthday wish! It was wonderful.

Valencia said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a fun one. Thank you again for your kindness-I'll always be grateful for your hospitality when Ethan was there and you all picked him up from EFY and got him to the airport. That was awesome. Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Valencia :)

Anissa said...

I am thankful for the moving company (Suddath) that brought us to CA. I can't ever imagine moving with four kids without them :)

Laresa said...

I am grateful for music. All kinds of music. It helps me change my mood and release energy. Music can mean so many things. But I have never thought how grateful I was for music. Thanks.

Talena said...

I am thankful for my running shoes. I love them, I feel so good in them. I love the feeling after I have worn them after a good run.Thanks Mom you helped contribute to the purchase of my running shoes for my birthday! It was so fun to be with you on your birthday!

Michelle said...

Im thankful for the Gospel. Im thankful for your daughter Laresa! She's a great friend!

Barb Elder said...

I am grateful that I have children. Without children I wouldn't understand how much our Heavenly Father loves us. I have come to understand God's love for his children through the children God has given me.

anna jo said...

I am thankful for snowstorm after snowstorm after snowstorm--for the water it brings. oh, and for the skiing.

{I'm so glad kirsha tipped me off about your blog... you are the greatest. can't wait to see what the johnsons are up to these days.}

Wendi said...

Okay, so I'll be redundant--I'm thankful for your blog and blogging in general! :D