December 21, 2010

The Spirit of Thankfulness Continues

I'm baaaaack! After eight days of coping with a stupid, stupid cold during the busiest month of the year, I'm back on track with much to catch up on in the way of thankfulness leading up to Christmas. From the trivial to the meaningful, here we go:

  • I am thankful for over-the-counter cold medicine. It might not provide a cure, but at least it helps get some relief and the sleep you need until you can feel better. (And I'm thankful to finally be feeling better.)
  • I am thankful for the sleep timer on my TV. 
  • I am thankful for my two cats who think it's their job to keep me warm while I sleep. Or maybe they think it's my job to keep them warm. Whichever it is, it works...although sometimes too well.
  • I am thankful for the countless hours that others put into preparing for Christmas programs so the rest of us can enjoy them..
  • I am thankful for coworkers who make my job such a joy.
  • I am thankful for friends and family who mean more and more with each passing year.
  • I am thankful that my sister and nephews will be here to spend Christmas with our family.
  • I am thankful my family decided to draw names this year so we can spend more time focusing on our time together.
  • I am thankful for my niece and her family who moved back home this year. It's wonderful to see her do such a great job of being a mom.
  • I am thankful for our first Christmas with my grandniece, who at 9-1/2 months should be a lot of fun to watch Christmas day. Heck, she's a lot of fun to watch any day.
  • I am thankful for this time of year when we stop to remember the greatest gift of all, the gift of a Savior.

I don't say it often enough, but I am thankful for each one of you. You encourage me, you challenge me, and you enrich my life. Thanks for being a part of Single and Sane.

Until next time,

I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 1:3-6 (NIV)


  1. I'm glad you're feeling a little better!

    Have a great Christmas with your family

  2. Well there you are! I wondered where you'd run off to. I'm only sorry that it was a nasty cold that took you away instead of fun. Sounds as if you have a wonderful family Christmas shaping up there!

  3. i'm thankful that your terrible, awful, no-good
    cold is over! have a splendiferous Christmas! :)

    candy cane still coming . . .

  4. Thank you for such a lovely post Margaret!

    Blessings to you and your family during this season and in the New Year!

    (Cats are always a divine comfort ;-) )

    Hope you are feeling totally better soon.

  5. Oh gosh it seems like the cold has been infecting everyone. I'm glad you are feeling better. What a great list of thankful things! I needed to read this.

    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  6. There really is so much to be thankful for isn't there? Merry Christmas!