Thanksgiving All November: List

Written by Julie

On November 30, 2020

Day 1: I’m thankful for the good time I had at small group. The food was great, laughs were abundant, the Bible study and discussion was inspiring and challenging, the children were adorable and funny. . . Yeah, it was good. šŸ˜Š

Day 2: I’m thankful that our McDonald’s ice-cream machine finally works, and I got a caramel sundae for the first time in forever. šŸ˜„

Day 3: I’m thankful to know that God totally understands me and my feelings/thoughts–even when I don’t. Even when I don’t make sense to myself, God “gets it”!

Day 4: 1] I’m thankful that my God is more powerful–more powerful than the devil, more powerful than sin, more powerful than the issues of life, sorrow, disease, death–than anything! 2] I’m thankful for the power of prayer–the ability/opportunity to pray–and for all the times people have prayed for me.

Day 5: I’m thankful for this:

Paul wasn’t asking in prayer that the Ephesian believers would receive their abundant inheritance of spiritual riches, blessings, power, and authority, but that they would realize it was theirs. As Christians, they already possessed these things, just as we do…

Priscilla Shirer, “The Armor of God” devotional plan (underlining added)

Day 6: I’m thankful for “Frothy Friday”–a recently-begun family tradition; Dad makes us three children “frothy coffee,” which is basically frothed milk and sugar with espresso. This is definitely one way I like coffee. šŸ˜

Day 7: 1] I’m thankful for the good time I had Friday night, which was a youth meeting; the ride to and from there, the talks, the stories that were shared, the food (and s’mores!), the games of Spike-ball, the gorgeous stars–it was all great. 2] I’m thankful that I got to stay in bed longer than usual! šŸ˜„

Day 8: 1] I’m thankful that Jesus died to save me, and not just me but the entire human race–even though a lot of them won’t ever accept Him as Savior. I’m thankful that He’d do it all over again if He had to, even if it was just for one soul. I’m thankful that He didn’t stay dead, but rose again! 2] I’m thankful for all the good cooks in my church, and for this thing we call “fellowship lunch” (both the fellowship and the food šŸ˜Š). 3] I’m thankful for all the adorable little children and babies in church, for my little friend who hangs around me and likes to snuggle, for mah li’l chubs who fell asleep on me today. šŸ„°

Day 9: I’m thankful for God’s forgiveness that’s offered to everyone–to the Pharisees, the Romans, the thieves on the crosses, everyone who’s rejected Him or never even heard of Him, everyone who’s accepted Him as Savior. . . and me. He offers forgiveness (and love!) without conditions, discrimination, or restrictions.

Day 10: I’m thankful for the good time I (and my family) had hanging out last evening (Monday night) with friends from church. Nice weather, laughter, cuteness, food, music, talking about books/stories, cramming three girls across a bed and covering up with blankets. . . Good times. šŸ˜Š

Day 11: 1] I’m thankful for all kinds of notebooks. There’s something about opening one up and beginning to write–it gives me a thrill (must be the writer in me)! I have this cool leather-bound one, that my cousin gave me, and I love undoing the wrap-around string and breathing in the smell of leather and paper. 2] Speaking of cousins. . . I’m thankful for them and for other relatives and for church family and for friends; for all the memories, laughs, hours spent with each other, cards and notes and gifts and treats, prayers, encouragement and challenges and inspiration, and–most of all–love.

Day 12: 1] I’m thankful for the gorgeous frost–not the cold, but the beauty. šŸ™‚ 2) I’m thankful for wings, mac ‘n’ cheese, chocolate cake–okay, food in general. šŸ˜„ 3] I’m thankful for warm houses to come into after being out in the cold.

Day 13: I’m thankful for fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate-chip cookies (that I didn’t have to make! šŸ˜).

Day 14: 1] I’m thankful for clean hair; it’s a bit of a process for me to wash my long, thick hair, but man, does it feel good when it’s all said and done. šŸ˜ 2] I’m thankful for youth gatherings, and the fun we have just being together; I’m also thankful for my church family.

Day 15: I’m thankful for the nap I took today; it’s been quite awhile since I’ve taken one, but I needed it (and it felt good šŸ˜).

Day 16: I’m thankful for “Thanksgiving songs.” (There really aren’t a lot of them {at least, not official ones}, so I decided to make a playlist of ones that could work! A lot of them talk about blessings and praising God, instead of the holiday of Thanksgiving {with all the food and get-togethers, etc.}–but isn’t that what Thanksgiving is {supposed to be} about? Anyways. . .)

Day 17: 1] I’m thankful that Mom and I found some new glasses frames for me that we both liked. (I need new ones, since the ones I have now were broken while playing volleyball {yes, the ball hit me in the face; no, it didn’t really hurt or do much damage, thankfully!}.) 2] I’m thankful for Dairy Queen’s chicken strips, fries, and ice cream. šŸ˜

Day 18: I’m thankful that God’s making masterpieces out of all those who believe in Him; they’re all different, but they’re all stunning. šŸ„°

Day 19: 1] I’m thankful for lists and the feeling of being organized (at least in some areas šŸ˜). 2] I’m thankful for being able (and having the shtuff) to make nice homemade cards–and that it’s (fairly) fun!

Day 20: 1] I’m thankful for stories, for the “magic” and power of words, for an imagination, for the ability to read. 2] I’m thankful for the good time I had at youth, for the (way-too-much) yummy food we had, for the laughs, for the beautiful (though chilly) night, etc.

Day 21: I’m thankful for coffee (with sugar) and sweets. šŸ˜

Day 22: I’m thankful for the beauty of snow (just not the coldness and wetness and slushiness).

Day 23: 1] I’m thankful for compliments and the nice things people say. 2] I’m thankful for “framily.”

Day 24: I’m thankful for the good time I had with my youth group (helping out at a food bank), for all the laughs and food and rounds of Scum and Black 7, and that I didn’t get carsick even though I was in a moving vehicle for what seemed like forever and was eating and looking down. (I get carsick fairly easily, especially when I’m looking down; so I’m surprised–and grateful!–I didn’t.)

Day 25: 1] I’m thankful for finally getting my new glasses! 2] I’m thankful for money of my own (that I can splurge on candy šŸ˜„šŸ¤Ŗ). 3] I’m thankful for all the cute things you can find at Walmart.

Day 26: 1] I’m thankful for getting to stay in bed longer than usual today. 2] I’m thankful for cute little children, especially the ones that aren’t shy and will wave and smile at you. 3] I’m thankful for the technology that makes communication easier/faster, and thankful that I have plenty of friends to talk to.

Day 27: 1] I’m thankful for the sleepover and for the really good sleep I had at my cousin’s (I usually don’t sleep well at other places, so it was nice šŸ™‚). 2] I’m thankful for sweet coffee drinks (and for a cousin who so nicely paid for it because I hadn’t brought any money). 3] I’m thankful for family get-togethers and good food. šŸ˜

Day 28: 1] I’m thankful for pictures. 2] I’m thankful for coloring–the pictures, the pencils and markers and crayons and whatever else you use for coloring, the way it soothes, etc.

Day 29: 1] I’m thankful for naps. (That sounds like such an old-people thing to say. But it’s true, so I guess I’m old. šŸ˜„) 2] I’m thankful for the ability to sing, for the symphony of voices swelling around me when we sing as a congregation, for the messages and feelings songs convey, for songs and music in general.

Day 30: 1] I’m thankful for finally talking again with a friend (through text, yes, but at least we’re talking). 2] I’m thankful for the great month I’ve had and for all the wonderful blessings God has granted to me. šŸ˜Š

And there ya have it, folks! A glimpse at my life and things I enjoy/like, and just a few blessings I experienced in November. Did you enjoy this; do you want me to do something like it again? What are some things you were thankful for this month?

		
Julie

Julie

Hi, I'm Julie, a 16-year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a junior in high school (Abeka Academy) and have been blogging for two years. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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Matt
Matt
10 months ago

It blesses me to read through these!

Brenna
Brenna
10 months ago

Great parents, family, God’s grace and mercy, His forgiveness, my church and youth group, the opportunity to have an education, food, and God’s daily blessings I hardly think about. I am SO blessed! Also, glad about God coming to take my place so that I could be secure in Him and live with Him forever! Hallelujah! šŸ˜€ šŸ¤—