100 Things To Be Thankful For


James 1 17

During this season of thanksgiving I thought it would be fun to make a list of some of the things to be thankful for. This list is short – there are countless things to thank God for. I challenge to you add to this list. May you be richly blessed as you give thanks.

  1. A Bed
  2. A Home Cooked Meal
  3. Ability to Choose
  4. Animals
  5. Aquariums
  6. Art
  7. Babies
  8. Baseball Games
  9. Beaches
  10. Bicycles
  11. Books and Libraries
  12. Braces and a pretty smile
  13. Bubble Baths
  14. Candles
  15. Candy
  16. Cards and Letters
  17. Chocolate
  18. Christmas Lights
  19. Christmas Stockings
  20. Christmas Trees
  21. Church
  22. Clothing
  23. Coffee and Tea
  24. Color
  25. Creativity
  26. Curiosity
  27. Cute Shoes
  28. Desserts
  29. Dishwashers
  30. Doctors and Dentists
  31. Education
  32. Family and Friends
  33. Family Traditions
  34. Fireplaces
  35. Fireworks
  36. Five Senses
  37. Good
  38. Fountains
  39. Four Seasons
  40. Forests
  41. Freedom
  42. Fresh Bread
  43. Fresh Water
  44. Gardens
  45. Gentle Rains
  46. Glitter
  47. Good Manners
  48. Google
  49. GPS
  50. Hair stylists
  51. Holidays and Vacation
  52. Hot Showers
  53. Hugs
  54. Imagination
  55. Jesus
  56. Jewelry
  57. Language/Communication
  58. Lipstick
  59. Medicine
  60. Mementos
  61. Memories
  62. Military and First Responders
  63. Movie Theaters
  64. Music
  65. My Home
  66. My Job
  67. Naps
  68. Pajamas
  69. Parks
  70. Pastors
  71. Paved Roads
  72. Pedicures
  73. Pets
  74. Photographs
  75. Prayer
  76. Puzzles
  77. Rainbows
  78. Right to Vote
  79. Salvation
  80. Saturday Mornings
  81. Second Chances
  82. Snow
  83. Spell Check
  84. Spices
  85. Stained Glass Windows
  86. Stop Lights
  87. Sun, Moon and Stars
  88. Sunshine
  89. Teachers
  90. Technology
  91. The Beach
  92. The Bible
  93. The Ocean
  94. The Radio
  95. Theme Parks
  96. Today
  97. Travel
  98. Trees
  99. Wildflowers
  100. Wine

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Leaving a Spiritual Legacy


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2 Timothy 1:5

I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

 

I have some treasures to pass down to my children. There’s my great-grandmother’s Bible that she brought with her from Ireland. I also have a bracelet from another great-grandmother. It has her name engraved on it. I have a few of my own treasures, special Christmas ornaments, jewelry and other collections to pass down. There’s the Bible, with hand-written prayers in it, when I prayed for my babies. With any luck, we can also leave them a financial inheritance. But these objects don’t really matter. The greatest gift I can leave my children is my faith. That is not a one-time gift. The gift of faith is a gift my husband and I give by example every single day. I can take my kids to church, but if I don’t practice my faith, what good is it? I’ve come up with a short list of ways to help leave a spiritual legacy for our children.

  1. Pray for your kids every day. And pray for guidance for yourself too.
  2. Pray for your children’s friends, acquaintances, teachers, coaches and other mentors.
  3. Encourage your kids to invite friends to your church.
  4. Be an active member of your church family.
  5. Talk openly about your faith, and what God has done for you.
  6. Read the Bible as a family, have family devotions.
  7. Pray in front of your kids – not just saying grace at meal times. Let them see you pray.
  8. Let them see you live your faith, like taking a meal to a sick neighbor or participating in mission projects.
  9. Let them see you give your gifts to the church, and teach them to tithe too.
  10. When life lessons come up, discuss with them how to handle them in a godly way, but talk to them on their level.

What would you add to this list?

I also thought this was a good article on leaving a spiritual legacy: http://www.growthtrac.com/5-ways-to-leave-a-spiritual-legacy-for-your-kids/#.Uo3qicSkqDs

Blessings on you and your family.

Scripture: biblegateway.com

Image: google images