Sunday, November 23, 2008

the thankful list

Here are some things I'm thankful for:
1. forgiveness
2. Randy, Wyatt, Paul, Digger the dog and Callie the cat and other family
3. lawnmowing season is over
4. hot cocoa with whipped cream
5. good books
6. Mannheim Steamroller's CD - A Candelight Christmas
7. sleeping in
8. Starbuck's cranberry bliss bars
9. leather boots
10. snow
11. weddings
12. going home
12. encouragement
13. The Bible
14. my brother Chris and his pictures for these posts
15. long walks
16. happy endings
17. letters

After 145 posts on this crazy blog, I feel a bit uninspired (but still thankful)!

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
-Lin Yutang

Be content with what you have for He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor will I ever forsake you." Hebrews 13:5


  1. Hi Laura,
    I've enjoyed reading through some of your posts here. I noticed that you have interest in history and it seems particularly American history. Something I've always been interested in, too.
    And then I see you have "Follow the River" on your book favorites. My all-time favorite. I read this when I was in high school and I could not put it down! Since then I have read it many times and seen the movie (not as good as the book).
    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Lisa,
    Thank you for stopping by! I enjoyed your comments so much! Yes, "Follow the River" is an incredible book. My husband gave me the movie last Christmas and you are right - it is not as good as the novel. Although I could never claim to be the writer James Thom is, you might like my book about a frontiersman's daughter due to be released next summer. By the way, I wrote Mr. Thom not long ago and told him how much his writing has impacted me (particularly "FTR") and he was very gracious in his reply. I also loved his "Long Knife" about George Rogers Clark.
    Anyway, thank you again and hope you have a holiday filled with blessings!