Saturday, February 28, 2009

What do you have that causes you to be thankful?

For me- it's a variety of things. They might seem random to you, but I think when you list the things for which you are thankful it causes you to be MORE thankful.
  • My wonderful husband who would do anything for me. This will sound small to you, but his most appreciated help right now comes in the form of getting my vitamin for me at night when I'm too tired (or lazy) to get up from the couch.
  • My house and a roof over my head. I know there are alot of people out there facing foreclosure b/c of their own ignorances or the mortgage companies ignorance. But for many others, it might be because of job loss, outstanding medical bills, etc.
  • My job- Although there are some mornings I'd rather stay in bed, I love my job. I thank the Lord that I'm not teaching still. Teaching is for some, but definitely not for me. I love that I have Christian coworkers- their words of advice mean so much more to me.
  • Our woodburning stove in the den. When was the last time you just sat and stared at a fire? It's so relaxing and mesmerizing. Plus- it keeps me warm :)
  • My birth mother. I have no idea where she is today, I suppose somewhere in South Korea. But I can't imagine the tough decisions she had to face when she found out she was pregnant with me. I thank her for being PRO-LIFE. If not for her, I would not have little baby "E" inside me. I would have also missed out on so many wonderful things I've experienced in my lifetime.
  • The Jayhawks and college basketball.
  • My parents are awesome, there's no other word to describe it. Although they raised each Ensley child similarly, they raised us each as individuals. They were aware and responded accordingly to our individual personalities. It amazes me that they knew what each of us needed and wanted. I hope Chris and I are blessed with the same ability.
  • My in-laws did a great job with my husband. Although the parenting style differes between my parents and his- it's only expected because we are two different individuals.
  • My brothers did a great job of making sure I was never too prissy and girly. Don't take me wrong, I love glitter and all things that shine. But they gave me a chance to learn about all things sports- which made me a very balanced little kid.
  • My sister is 9 years older than me. So when I was 9- she was going off to college. I doubt we had bonded much by that point. But as I got older and was in high school and then college, our relationship really blossomed. My sister and I are two completely different girls. I let everyone know what I am feeling exactly as I am feeling it- sometimes with foot in mouth. My sister knows how to keep her mouth shut, and she thinks about things a little more before she says them. This is just one difference between us, but these aren't the kind of differences that hinder relationships.

There are so many more things I am thankful for, but just wanted to list a few. If you read this- I encourage you to do the same thing.

1 comment:

  1. Carl and I are addicted to fire watching too. Love it! :)


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