Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Go ahead...Make your own list!

I am thankful today. It’s not the fourth Thursday in November. No near death experiences that have made me grateful to be alive. I am just thankful.

So today, on the old blog, I am going to make a gratitude list. Hopefully you will get nudged in your heart and make your own. It opens up sunshine in dark skies and gives perspective when you can’t see farther than your own nose.

Here goes:

John’s peace – My husband’s temperament and trust in God come together to form this wonderful rock for me to lean on when my emotional mind twirls in circles.

Noah’s joy – His laughter is the best sound. The best.

Scooby’s loyalty – He likes me, he really likes me! :0)

Summer – the warmth, the sun, the chance to have the windows open all day.

Phil, Lory and Hunter – I get to live near some family. I am blessed.

Perry and fam and Karen and fam – my other sibs are just a call away.

Sarah, my stepdaughter – just cause she is who she is.

JoJo and Nanny – the most consistent givers I have ever met!

My writing friends who guide me, cheer for me and encourage me to write for an
Audience of One.

New friends – Denver friends!

Old friends – San Diego friends.

Lory and the Monday night Beth Moore Bible study – I have learned so much the last 10 weeks or so on how to guard my heart and keep it healthy for God.

Jubilee Fellowship Church and Pastor John Leech – I am so blessed to go to a church that serves up a banquet of spiritual food every week.

Moments of total joy this summer while hanging out with Noah.

Moments that taught me patience and perseverance this summer while
hanging out with Noah.

Good health. YES!

A car that runs.

A big wonderful bathtub.

My laptop.

Creativity and writing.

An agent who is pulling for me!

The joy of just being me.

And of course, not to sound too Sunday School-ish – Jesus! I cannot imagine a life without my Best Friend, my Lord, my Savior, the One who guides, my Rock, my Deliverer, my Redeemer, God of all Grace!

So there you have it! I am thankful.

Did you feel a nudge?

Go ahead and jot down a list and watch your heart grow two sizes bigger.


Danica/Dream said...

I love this... where are you?

Robbie Iobst said...

Danica, I am at Panera writing and being thankful! And I am thankful for you! I am about to leave. Where are you? I like this game. :0)

cj marley said...

I bet you are not sorry that it is almost time for school to start. :O)

Robbie Iobst said...

CJ -
12 days, 17 hours and 49 minutes. But who's counting?

Megan DiMaria said...

I'm thankful you wandered into Words For The Journy. You're a delight, Robbie.

And today I'm especially thankful because my ARCs for Out of Her Hands arrived at my doorstep!! Oh, joy!

A prisoner of hope,

Julie said...

I am thankful that I get to read this blog.

Kay Day said...

I am thankful. Today I shall be thankful.

Thank you.

Robbie Iobst said...

Megan, Congratulations! I rejoice with you!!

Julie, I like your blog too!

Kay, I am thankful for our friendship!

Jan Parrish said...

What a wonderful list. It just has me smiling. How wonderfully encouraging.

Robbie Iobst said...

Jan, Thank you and congrats on your first writing check - first of many! :0)

sbiobst said...

I am thankful to be a part of this list. Thank you so much Robbie!