1.10.2013

29 Items of Thankfulness!

Here it is, day is my 29th birthday. I certainly don't feel it, and maybe sometimes I don't act it BUT I certainly hope I don't look 29 or even older. For the start of my last year of my 20s (big gulp!), I wanted  to share 29 thanks I am thankful for in my life, one for each year of my birth. 

1. I'm thankful for a wonderful and loving God who knew me even before He created me Jeremiah 1:5
2. I'm thankful that Jesus is the risen Lord and Savior and because of his death, I was given the chance to have a personal relationship with God
3. I'm thankful for the awesome and handsome husband of mine - he is my partner in life and makes every day an adventure
4. I'm thankful for my sweet parents who have provided me so much in life
5. I'm thankful for my siblings, Erica and Ben, that make life richer
6. Of course, I'm thankful for my two sweet puppies, Kip and Kimbia, who make every day a lot more fun and interesting
7. I'm thankful to my wonderful cousin, Montana, who I have a super close relationship and who challenges me
8. I'm thankful for my extended family with whom I converse with on a regular basis, they love and support me every day
9. I'm thankful for my running partner of 1 year, it has been wonderful having a consistent exercise buddy and I'm thankful for our friendship which has been growing thanks to running
10. I'm thankful for the gift of exercise, and the chance to run each day
11. I'm thankful for the education I have been able to receive and the opportunities it has provided
12. I'm thankful for the food I am able to eat each day and not have to wonder when my next meal will be or where it will come from
13. I'm thankful for the wonderful friendships God has brought into my life especially through blogging  - Katie, Jamie and Kasey
14. I'm thankful for the childhood I had, growing up and moving around every three years, it was a little sad at times but it was exciting and as a result I can adapt quickly in a new environment and change is less scary
15. I'm thankful for the job I held for almost 7 years, just a week shy of it, and even though it ended recently and I am currently still looking for my new employment, I am still thankful.
16. I'm thankful for the friendships near and far. Far being scattered throughout the world due to going to high school in Tokyo. What an international community of friends I have never and far!
17. I'm thankful for coffee, plain and simple.
18. I'm thankful for the cooking and baking skills my mom taught me growing up, without it, I wouldn't be sharing as many delectable treats with you all
19. I'm thankful to be able to own a car, to have transportation whenever I need it
20. I'm thankful to Sean's parents for the way they raised him up, for the strong morals they taught him and for their love and support and accepting me into their family
21. I'm thankful for the Bible so I can learn more about God and what He asks of me
22. I'm thankful for the job interviews God has provided me in the recent months
23. I'm thankful for how God has protected and provided for me every day of my life
24. I'm thankful for opportunities I have been provided in my life
25. I haven't mentioned it yet on my bog, but I played the flute starting in 5th grade, music was a large part of my schooling and I loved playing it
26. I'm thankful for the traveling I have been in my life, Australia, throughout Asia, Europe and in the United States.
27. I'm thankful for freedoms we have in this country - the freedom to pray and worship in open spaces whenever I want
28. I'm thankful for the church that Sean and I attend, the messages we hear each week and the growth it is providing
29. Lastly, I'm thankful for each and everyone of you who come to my blog whenever you do and provide some joy to my daily life with your sweet comments.


p.s. happy birthday to my birthday twin, Alexa of The Short and Sweet Of It!

43 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy birthday! What a beautiful post! Have a wonderful day:)

Sophie @TheForge said...

Happy Birthday my fellow capricorn ;) My 28th is coming up on the 17th and it sure feels strange to get so close to 30. I feel like I still have so much maturing/growing up to do. On the other hand it makes me realize that being 30 (or close) sure doesn't mean I'm old.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Kayla Peveler said...

Happy birthday gorgeous!! :) love this post. God is so good!

Joanna said...

Happy 29th birthday! Wishing you many more blessings this year. It's so refreshing to see how appreciative and thankful you are because so many times, people our age get so depressed on birthdays. I love this post idea.

Thanks for your encouragement on my resolutions. I would definitely love some motivation and beginner tips on how you stay disciplined with running. Even though I used to run quite a bit, I feel like I am starting all over again.

Amanda said...

Love the post! There are so many things to be thankful for. Happy birthday!

BeckyJo606 said...

Happy Birthday Meg! I love that you chose to share so many things you are thankful for on your birthday--such a sweet idea! I hope your day is amazing! :)

The Heights Life! said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you have a great day and a fabulous year!!!!! Love your post, you're making 29 sound awesome!! XOXO

Rachael@HomeSweetHarbor said...

Great post!! This is such a great attitude to have. Happy happy birthday, Meg!

Alexa said...

Yay Meg! Happy 29th birthday! Such a sweet post and thanks for the shout out, birthday twin! :)

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Awww.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! This is the sweetest birthday post! I loved reading about all of your thankfuls!I hope you have the best birthday and may 29 be your best year ever!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

YEA! Love your list! Happy Birthday friend!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Meg!

Kristin @ w/milk and sugar said...

Happy Birthday dear Meg! What a wonderful list!

Bailey from Baileys College Life said...

Happy birthday Meg!

Mree said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Sarah and Stewart said...

Happy birthday! That is a lovely list. :-)

Valerie Price said...

Happy Birthday! Love your list of thankfulness!

Justin and Marcie said...

This is great!! It definitely helps new followers like myself get to know you a bit better. That's prety incredible that you went to school in Tokyo. Happy Birthday!!! I'll be out of my 20's officially in April and I'm DREADING it!!!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Happy Birthday Meg! This is such a great post, you are an inspiration! Hope your day is wonderful sweet girl! Xoxo

Heather said...

Happy birthday! I'm in the last year of my 20s right now, too!

Makaila said...

happy birthday darling!! Have a FABULOUS day!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Happy birthday!

Alex said...

Happy, happy birthday dear. I hope it's been the greatest day :)

CoastWithMe said...

Aww happy 29th Birthday girl! What a sweet post! Hope this year is filled with many blessings! Enjoy it to the fullest:)!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! (My birthday was on Jan 6th...our b-days are only a few days apart!)

Susan said...

Happy Birthday dear Meg! I hope you enjoy your day and all of the blessings in the year to come too!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a fantastic day!! :)

Joy said...

What a wonderful birthday post! We all have soooo much to be thankful for! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope it's being enjoyed to the fullest!!

Lisa said...

Happy happy birthday!! So much to be thankful for - what a great list!

Amanda said...

I love that you put together a list of 29 items you are thankful for, amazing idea!
Happy birthday girl!

Stephanie said...

Happy 29th Birthday Meg!

still being [molly] said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEG!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I adore this post. Glad to find someone on blogger who loves God :)

Liesl said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Meg!!! I hope it will bring you fun-filled adventures! Also, love how you put together 29 things for which you are thankful...love it! :)

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Ahh, happy birthday Meg! You have so much to be thankful for - love this sweet list :)

trishie said...

Happy Birthday Meg! Have a wonderful day of celebrations.

helen said...

happy birthday, lovely lady! i love your tankful heart! praise be to our gracious Lord, who gives us so much to be thankful for :) hope you're celebrating wonderfully!

Jessica said...

Happiest birthday to you, Meg!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday! I love your list of thankfulnes, very well rounded and focused on the Lord. And I used to play the flute too, it was a huge part of my life.

Erica said...

What a sweet idea!
Happy belated birthday! :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Love this post! Happiest 29th birthday to you - hope this year is a wonderful one!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day!

Kasey Lynne said...

I'm thankful for YOU my dear friend!
God definitely blessed me with a great friend like you!