Thanksgiving Thankful Game… Obviously (Part 23).

Even though my Thankful Game was established during the summer of ’97 in Ireland, it’s perfectly suited for Thanksgiving and is my own little way of celebrating thanks all year round.  But today, let’s take a moment to be extra thankful.  Please join me in your responses!

I’m thankful for ear muffs.

And I’m thankful for my ability to hear.

I’m thankful for the smell of coffee (even though I couldn’t stand it during my first trimester).

And I’m thankful for spare batteries.

I’m thankful for ovens.

And I’m thankful for recipes.

I’m thankful for the written language, our alphabet and our ability to communicate through its use.

And I’m thankful for books.

I’m thankful that I can take pictures like this while on my laptop:

And I’m thankful for the top half of a muffin.

I’m thankful for nonstick cooking spray.

And I’m thankful for freezers.

I’m thankful for chapstick.

And I’m thankful for blenders.

I’m thankful for when a tree’s leaves have changed and it looks like a bright red tree.

And I’m thankful for evergreens.

I’m thankful for blankets.

And I’m thankful for adorable socks.

I’m thankful for baby wipes.

And I’m thankful that my mother-in-law loaded us up with diapers during our family baby shower.

I’m thankful for room temperature fruit.

And I’m thankful that I’ve been recovering well from Bennett’s delivery.

I’m thankful for quiet time.

And I’m thankful for congregational singing.

I’m thankful for thrift stores.

And I’m thankful that I have siblings.

I’m thankful for stringed instruments.

And I’m thankful for the times when Brian and I get to have each other’s undivided attention on a road trip.

I’m thankful that I don’t get as many hair splinters in my feet now that I’m on maternity leave.  (But, strangely enough, I still get some.)

And I’m thankful that my legs are recognizable again.  The unsightly, bulging pregnancy veins have taken a hike!  Wahoo!

I’m thankful for the raspberries that Bennett blows along with his grunting, his squeaking and his many, many facial expressions.

And I’m thankful for all the times that Brian takes a turn changing the diapers.


  1. November 22, 2012

    I’m thankful for all of these things, too! Because they bring you thankfulness. 🙂

  2. November 22, 2012

    I’m thankful for your family and the difference they’ve made in my life!

  3. November 22, 2012

    I’m thankful for my mom.
    I’m thankful for my aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    I’m thankful for Rocky and Dirty Bird.
    I’m thankful for being able to access and afford GREAT medical care for my mom and me.
    I’m thankful for my nose; it’s the only thing that is small and cute about me.
    I”m thankful for being able to smell the delicious aromas coming from the kitchen.
    I’m thankful for being able to cook and bake; I can’t wait to try those caramel apple pie cupcakes.
    I’m thankful for my job; it allows me to be able to do many things, like go home AND get my hair done!
    I’m thankful for my friends, new and old.
    I’m thankful Christmas is coming soon!
    Hmmmm, there’s so much more, but this is your blog Suzy, so I’ll stop and NOT take over. 🙂

  4. November 22, 2012
    Carol C

    I’m thankful for sunshine and summer.
    I’m thankful for fireplaces, hot chocolate and sweaters during the cold months.
    I’m thankful that good things come to those who wait (though patience is NOT one of my virtues).
    I’m thankful for my wonderful husband (who was so worth the wait)
    I’m thankful for the furry members of our family.
    I’m thankful that I still have my mom even if she does drive me crazy sometimes.
    I’m thankful that bubble gum machines still exist (especially when I have a loose quarter in my purse).
    I’m thankful for movies and books that can transport me to another place.
    I’m thankful for girlfriends you can tell anything.
    I’m thankful that God loves me no matter what.
    I’m thankful for the tradition of ornaments on trees – and the memories associated with each one as I noisily unpack it from tissue paper.
    I’m thankful for laughter…especially the type that goes on and on until I am holding my sides.
    I’m thankful for the little grunting, piggy noises that my newborn great nephew makes. (Maybe he and Bennett could do a duet!)
    I’m thankful for sea glass colors — and how they soothe my soul.
    I’m thankful for fuzzy slippers.
    I’m thankful that I have way too many blessings to count!!!

  5. November 23, 2012

    I’m thankful for a roof over my head
    I’m thankful for being able to be alone when i want to
    i’m thankful for my apartment full of craft supplies

  6. November 23, 2012

    I’m thankful for family and friends who care
    I’m thankful our dog, Cleo, is still alive at 14
    I’m thankful for my grand-dogs and hope they all make at least 14 as well
    I’m thankful for audiobooks. My commute is made easier because of them
    I’m thankful I am able to work a full-time job at 70
    Like others, I’m thankful I have too many things to
    be thankful for to list them all here

  7. November 24, 2012

    I’m thankful for Gods wisdom when trying to make decisions.
    I’m thankful for both kids actually sleeping all the way home in the car last night.
    I’m thankful for weekend walk-in hours at our pediatrician.
    I’m thankful for our body’s ability to heal.
    I’m thankful for days off of work.
    I’m thankful for cell phones.
    I’m thankful for 7 HOURS of sleep in a row last night!

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