1. Freedom. I might complain about the government and the state of the union but there is no other place that I can openly profess my faith, read my Bible, go to the church and send my kids to free public school than right here in the US. And I can complain because I vote!
2. Dirty underwear and socks on the floor, band aids that once covered the slightest scrape now stuck to the floor, stickers stuck to my shirts only to be washed and end up on every single piece of laundry in the machine (I mean really, how does a Princess sticker the size of a quarter cover an entire load of laundry when accidentally tossed in with the wash??), hall lights being left on, half full cups of wasted milk, the toilet unflushed after a certain boy uses it (no, not the hubs, he actually knows how to use that little handle on the throne!) and last but not least the arguing over petty things like who got jelly on the counter. For one day in the too soon future I will only wish I could scrape a used bandaid that once soothed an overly dramatic 6 year old's boo boo off the floor.
3. Trees. I like to breathe.
4. Coffee. Without it, my mornings would be very different!
5. The farm. It has all the natural resources we need; wood for the stove, soil for our garden, streams and ponds for the cattle, plenty of acres to ride our four wheelers and privacy from the rest of the world.
6. My health. I don't eat as healthy as I should nor do I exercise regularly so obviously I take this for granted. I know it offers a freedom I might not have when I get to a certain age. I really should try harder to maintain it.
7. Last but certainly not least: my faith. Without it I would be like a lost sheep in this life. The most important thing I am thankful for is a savior who was willing to go to the cross and pay my debt. I'm so unworthy!
So there you have it. I'm sure I'm leaving something out. There I go taking something for granted again! Hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving yesterday. I know I did.