Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Twenty Five

So it is the eve of my 25th birthday and I thought in celebration I would write down 25 things I am grateful for. Enjoy!
1) I am thankful for the missionaries who brought the gospel into my parents lives. I love the gospel so much! Because of those missionaries I(and countless other people)have the gospel as part of their lives.
2) I am thankful that I live in a country with so many freedoms. I am particullarly thankful to live in a country that allows me to obtain an education and allows me to finance one.
3) I am thankful that I have had so many life experiences. These include living with crazy roommates, having a big family, and living in the country.
4) I am thankful that I have developed a love of reading. Alliteracy is a really big problem in this country. Luckily for me, I have had people influence me in my life and teach me how to love reading.
5) I am so thankful for the internet. I can google anything in the world I want to know! I don't know what people did without it!
6) I am thankful for airplanes. This makes visiting my family back home in TN so much easier. I love them and miss them.
7) I am so thankful for my neices and nephews. They are much younger than me and still manage to teach me some of the greatest lessons I will ever be able to learn. I miss being around them so much!
8) I am thankful that I am a dreamer. I love to dream. A good dream can make even the gloomiest day seem a little better. I believe in dreaming big!
9) I am thankful for a place to live. I often complain about it being a mess, but at least it is a roof over my head.
10) I am thankful that I am able to talk to a member of my family every day. As mentioned earlier I really do love them. They are a big part of my life.
11) I am thankful for good advice. I don't always want advice at the moment but I will still listen. I like being able to make more educated decisions.
12) I am thankful for heartbreaks. I know this is odd but I know that I will appreciate true love even more when it finds me because I have experienced a broken heart.
13) I am thankful that I have a job especially when the economy is so bad.
14) I am thankful for the news. I really love watching national news. I especially love reading about Pakistan.
15) I am thankful for teachers that are passionate about the subject they teach. Their excitement about the subject is often contagious.
16) I am thankful for good food. I love to eat. Ice cream and smores make me so happy!
17) I am thankful for prayer. I really do know that Heavenly Father hears my prayers. He answers them as well. It is nice having a friend that understands met hat I can talk to any time of day.
18) I am thankful that my body functions well. Not everyone is blessed with a body who functions as well as mine. Some people loose their senses while others loose the ability to use extremities.
19) I am thankful for love. I am thankful that I know that I am loved and that I have the ability to love other people.
20) I am thankful for good friends. There are few things as valuable as a friend who will listen to you complain and cry and still want to be your friend.
21) I am thankful for the small conviences that I often take for granted. Rather this be a razor or toothbrush. Could you imagine our world without them?
22) I am thankful for good media. I like to be able to relax infront of the tv every now and then. I really like sitting back and watching The Office!
23) I am thankful that I have a car. Not everyone on campus is this blessed. Having a car really does make my life easier.
24) I am thankful for good jokes. I really do love to laugh. Laughing rejuvenates the soul.
25) I am thankful for another birthday! I am glad I made it to be a quater of a century old!


Sandra said...

I'm glad you made it to a quarter of a century. Let's make it at least 3 more! That'd be awesome. Thanks for sharing what you are thankful for. I really appreciate it. We all need these little reminders in our lives to remember how blessed we are. I love you and I'm so happy to have you as part of my life!

Renee and Jake said...

I enjoyed reading this one. I like ow it was sentences and not just a list. Happy Birthday Boo......

Michael and Amy said...

Hope you had a good day! I have something for you when we get to Idaho. We leave on Tuesday but won't be there until late on Wednesday. So hopefully we can see you sometime on Thursday. It will be so nice to have you there. I am not enjoying doing this moving thing again. It is so not fun!!

Kara said...

we are coming out soon too. we are glad to see you when we get there.