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I Am Thankful

September 15th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

For the past several weeks, I have had an overwhelming sense of thankfulness. I am so blessed that it is hard to put it into words.

Here are some random things for which I am thankful:
* My healthy family
* The opportunity to run a marathon - not everyone has the health to even attempt one
* An emergency fund and the peace it brings to my family
* Great friends - I have met so many cool people through this crusade to help others with their personal finances
* HOPE
* Opportunity
* My friend who was diagnosed with cancer has been given a clean bill of health
* Being able to participate in life-changing work and the FLE, FFE, IWBNIN, Money Help, and other resources that help make the life-change possible.
* Volunteers who help me with this crusade. There are literally dozens of people who make this thing work.
* NewSpring Church
* Two paid-for cars that run well.
* A wife who participates in the budgeting process.

As I look at this list, I realize that many of them are interconnected. Many of them could not exist alone. But I can tell you this, as I wrote this list, my heart overflows with thankfulness, and I am overwhelmed. I simply can not believe I get to do this stuff for a living.

If you were to take three minutes to write down what you are thankful for, what would you write?

2 Responses to “I Am Thankful”

  1. nance Says:

    I'm thankful for my family
    I'm thankful that the hurricane didn't hit my family in Corpus Christi and that my nephew and family in Houston are okay.
    I'm thankful we are all in good health
    I'm thankful that we have a paid-for home, and savings
    I'm thankful that I don't need to use the money in my mutual funds that are tanking!
    I'm thankful for two vehicles that are paid for and in good condition.
    I'm thankful that there are two more babies that will be born into the extended family around Christmas.
    I'm thankful for good friends.
    I'm thankful that no matter what happens with the stock market, and banks, we will be okay.

  2. fern Says:

    My mother's love
    My father's love
    My good financial health
    My late grandparents' love and guidance
    I have a good job that i enjoy
    My friends
    The beauty of nature
    My health, strength and independence
    My ability to determine the course of my life

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