47 Reasons I Feel Blessed On My Birthday

Today is my birthday!  Several friends asked me last week what I was going to do for my birthday.  I told them you reach a certain age when the birthday didn’t mean as much as it used to mean. It was going to be a regular Monday after all with a blog post which I would probably procrastinate in doing which is exactly what I ended up doing.

However, over the course of the day, as phone calls and messages popped up, I sure felt like I wanted to say how grateful I am for all of the things in my life.  47 reasons I am grateful today sounded like a good idea!

  1. I am alive.

  2. My husband loves me.

  3. I was born in a free, democratic country.

  4. I truly have some really amazing friends.

  5. I get to say the name of Jesus without being put in jail.

  6. I got to eat huckleberry mocha cheesecake for dessert on my birthday!

  7. I am blessed to not be the smartest person in the room but to not be the dumbest either, usually.

  8. I am thankful God has blessed me with children.

  9. I am thankful for a roof over my head.

  10. I am thankful I have never gone hungry.

  11. I am thankful I live in a country where you can dream a dream and have the ability to achieve it.

  12. I am thankful I have a job.

  13. I am thankful I have a body that is functioning and able.

  14. I am thankful I can see.

  15. I am thankful I live in a state where I can buy a Montana Mocha which is a huckleberry mocha.  Yum!

  16. I get to read my Bible.

  17. I have a car.

  18. I just got to drive my car back into my garage yesterday after almost 9 months of a home remodel which displaced lots of items into my car spot.

  19. It snowed today!  Another reason I am glad to be back in the garage.

  20. My dog greeted me today at the door like I was the best thing since steak on a stick.

  21. My daughter, Lauren, told me there are no words to express how much she loves me today.

  22. My son, Nathan, told me he was thankful for all of the things I do for our family.

  23. I danced in my Oula class today.  Not well, but I danced nonetheless.

  24. I had a generous friend set up something for me today that I am busting at the seams to tell, but I can’t yet.  I will soon though so stay tuned!

  25. I didn’t have to make dinner, but instead got to pick where I wanted to go out to eat tonight.

  26. My family is healthy and well.

  27. I had a sweet talk with my mother-in-law today.

  28. I am thankful for my husband who I still really like and want to spend time with.  Hubba Hubba

  29. I have many coats to choose from to wear in these Montana winters.

  30. I LOVE my heating pad!  What would I do without my heating pad to keep me warm?

  31. I am excited to spend some of my birthday money on some fun things as well as things that I need.

  32. I have a heart which overflows with joy to the point I get a catch in my heart at how much I love my kids.

  33. I am thankful for space heaters and wool socks.  Being warm is good.

  34. I am grateful to have a healthy relationship with my family.

  35. I am thankful for my church and my church family.  Talk about amazing people.

  36. I am thankful my church speaks biblical truth and not fluff.

  37. I am glad that God is always with me.  He will never leave me or forsake me.

  38. I am thankful for accountability partners who encourage me and push me to be better, always better.

  39. I like that I can sleep, and I don’t suffer from perpetual insomnia.

  40. I once was lost, but now I am found.

  41. I am thankful that Jesus washed me white as snow.

  42. I am grateful that we have heat in our house, running water, and indoor plumbing.

  43. I am thankful I can walk.

  44. I am glad I have toes that are long enough to do what my family calls “cat toes” as well as turn off the faucet in the bathtub.

  45. I love having ideas.  I always have an idea or two.

  46. I love that my brother was the first person to text me for my birthday, and he has been for as many years as I can remember.

  47. I am thankful that I get to write this blog every week.  God has truly used it to touch so many lives which is crazy cool to be a part of what He is doing.  He is good.

“Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.” 

John 1:16, NIV