Monday, December 08, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday!!

Here is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in your life. If you would like to take part great. If not that is OK too. If you would like to share your blessing, just leave it in the comments. If you want to use the picture above and list a blessing on your own site, then leave a URL to your site in the comments. There is no pressure here. I just know that I am incredibly blessed and I would like to share that and give thanks to Him who all blessing come from. This is a way that we can encourage one another. I know that I am often encouraged when someone shares a blessing with me. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

Today, I have several blessings I want to share. First of all, my dear sweet Michael has been sick. He is doing much better and will attempt going to work this afternoon. He is still coughing hard, but he is getting the stuff out of him. He has been a real trooper through out the entire ordeal.

There is also the blessing of weight loss. This is a hard time of year to stick to an eating plan. The Lord has really been helping me make wise choices. I started trying to lose weight back in June. So far, I have lost 30.8 pounds. This morning when I weighed in, I had lost another 1.6 pounds and for this time of year that is wonderful. Thank you God!!!!

I am thankful that I was able to get my Christmas tree up. I love the smell it makes in the house. I love to see the lights and ponder all the different memories it brings. I turn the lights on in the morning, and unless I leave the house, they stay on until I go to bed. :)

I am also thankful that God has blessed me with another year. Tomorrow, I turn 50! That is so hard to believe. I am sure that I LOOK 50, but I keep wondering when I grow up to 50 on the inside. :)

What blessings do you have to share today?


Phase II said...

Have a Happy Birthday!!

The Stricklands said...

Happy birthday tomorrow Marci! I will have my 50th next month (and our 30th anniversary!). In a way it is kind of exciting to start a new decade. Have a blessed day.

Lynn Bartlett said...

Happy birthday tomorrow, Marci! I beat you to 50, and can say it doesn't feel much different from 40. You are a very special lady, and hope you have a wonderful day.

Peggy said...

Have a very blessed birthday Marci!!

The Sisters said...

Happy Birthday Marci!!

~Hope you have a great day! (;

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday~ and WTG on your weight loss. I am trying to do that to but My thyroid levels have been off so I lose weight slower but I'm not giving up. The holidays will be tough! Hang in there.
Big birthday hugs (((((Marci)))))

Tipper said...

This week I'm thankful for a loving husband and 2 wacky daughters!

Happy Birthday to you!!