1.  I am so grateful for the friends I have made who I don’t see very often, which is quite a few of them these days.  I am even grateful that I don’t see them too often because it makes the time that I do spend with them become more important.
  2. I am thankful for my family, even though I want to kill them all once a day.  Without them I would not be who I am today.
  3. A year ago on Easter my parents and I decided to check out a little church in the Mills because we were hoping against hope that there would be a church in the area to plug in to.  God faithfully provided us with a place that would become our community, and it’s been such a blessing.
  4. As I am currently sick I am grateful that generally I am not.
  5. If music were not a thing, if it didn’t exist… well, let’s not talk crazy.  I’m so glad it is.
  6. Daylight makes everything better.  I’m so happy that it stays lighter later in the day.  The sun really has been missed.
  7. Speaking of sun, I get to go visit my dear friend in Texas and hopefully meet her brand new son in less than 2 weeks!  I know I’ll be complaining about the heat, but I get to see her and I’ve missed her very much!
  8. I am thankful that while I have been sick I have been able to just rest my body.  It shouldn’t seem like a big deal, because generally unemployment suuuuuuucks, but if I couldn’t just snug up in my bed yesterday I would not have made it to church to paint faces of children this morning.
  9. I am thankful that God is still, for some reason I don’t understand, pursuing my heart.  He is relentless in his pursuit, and for some reason wants to make sure I get to be the one that celebrates Christ’s fulfillment of the law and victory over death. He just keeps winning me over.
  10. I am grateful for creativity, and being able to make things with my hands.
  11. Thank God that bugs don’t live inside my room.  Thank you Jesus!
  12. And I am thankful that even when I am running on empty and almost completely dry I can still manage to find things to be thankful for, even with a small list, because it will lead to a bigger one.