Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is definitely one of our favorite holidays of the year. Thanksgiving brings family together, provides a bunch of good food, kicks off the Christmas season, and gives us the chance to all reflect on all of the blessings we have. Here is our top 25 things that we are thankful for in no particular order.

1. An amazing family on both sides of the Simmons-Rampton household that cares for us and helps us realize how blessed we are
2. A house in which to live that President and Sister Simmons have trusted us to care for while the are in Australia
3. Food to eat, and food allergies that we are aware of so that we get the most out of what we eat
4. Health insurance and good health care professionals, who have literally saved our lives this year and many, many ways
5. Music to play and listen to
6. Crafts to create and further develop our creativity and love for our beautiful creations
7. Sunshine. There is nothing better than a sunny day ending with a beautiful sunset
8. The mountains and the beauty that they provide our home. We always look at them and realize that we would struggle to live without them
9. Skiing in those mountains
10. The Beach
11. Humor. We can't imagine a day without laughter
12. Good books
13. Bed
14. Athletics, exercise, and the outdoors. Activity in the fresh air is a sweet natural mood booster
15. Golf
16. Sleeping in
17. Cars that make travel much easier
18. Sufficient monetary means
19. Bode - the dog that makes us laugh
20. Freedoms, opportunities, and liberties that America provides
21. Those who fight to protect those freedoms
22. Friends that lift us up and inspire
23. Each other
24. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and all that it provides
25. Our Heavenly Father

1 comment:

  1. Amen to all of the above! I love "glad" lists - they remind me of how happy you tow make us.