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Friend Makin’ Monday: Top 10 of 2010

This week my friend, Becca, at The Texas Darlings is hosting FMM! Thanks for hosting Becca! I love the topic because we all have reasons to be thankful. Be sure to head to Becca’s blog to link up!

Here’s my list of personal reasons to be thankful in 2010…

1) My shrinking body…I am much thinner than I was this time last year.

2) My friend, E, who is an angel on earth proves time and again that there are caring and compassionate people in this world. I’m thankful to have her in my life even if she’s far away now.

3) My relationship with Dad. I am closer to him now than I’ve ever been. He is my champion and my safe place, and I love him. I’m thankful for the rest of my family too…my sister and her family rocks..and my mom is incredible. I am so blessed to have the family I have.

4) I am thankful for music. I have many favorites, but there are songs that stir my soul. One of my favorite quotes is “When words fail, music speaks.” And I think it’s absolutely true.

5) I’m thankful for my blog friends. I’ve been fortunate to meet some lovely ladies..and I’ve even met a couple of them in person. Rhonda is such a caring soul, and Tammy is wonderful too.

I feel so thankful to have met these ladies this year. They are both blessings to me.

6) I’m going to talk about my body again. I’m so thankful that I can swim over a mile without stopping. And I still can’t believe how much I can accomplish on the elliptical machine, treadmill, etc. My body’s balance is so much better, and I feel so light on my feet.

7) DVR is a another reason I’m thankful. On days like today, I need to get lost in mindlessness. And DVR provides that. I’m also just excited that I finally get to catch up on some of my favorite shows.

8) I’m thankful for the improvement in my teeth. They’re almost completely straight, and they’re pretty white. It’s amazing how much more I love to smile. Thank you Invisalign!

9) God loves me. I’ve never been so sure that He is real and that He loves me. I have a long, long way to go in forming the kind of relationship with Him that I should have, but He is refining me. And I’m trying to let Him.

10) I’m thankful that I have a future…I don’t know what it holds yet, but I’m thankful for the opportunity to grow into the person I want to be.

Why are you thankful? Be sure to link to this post on Becca’s blog! Happy Monday Friends!

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    November 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Oh how I LOVE your Top 10!!! Especially how you are allowing God to transform you!! I had a conversation with my son yesterday about how we need to put our faith in God, no matter what the outcome or what situation we are in…you are a perfect example!!!

    Thanks for asking me to host this week- I am super excited to do it!


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    November 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    You nailed it girl! People think that God will come into your life and change you, that is true but you MUST ALLOW HIM to do so. With that knowledge you are sure to receive all of the many blessings He is going to provide you with!

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    Susan Astramskas-Simpson
    November 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Top 10 List…thats a good idea! Please come join my blog that Im starting up again. I would love for you guys to join me.

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    November 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing your list! It is a reminder that we all have a lot to be thankful for, even if we sometimes forget. Good friends are way up there on my list – I'm glad you are one of them!

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    November 8, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Shawn I agree with you.
    Ive started back my blog and would like anyone to come join…

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    November 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Love your Top 10 list! It looks like we have all had a great year!

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    Liz @ Sugarplum Creations
    November 8, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Wow, I love your list! Especially regarding God changing you. I have a long way to go too, but I love the work He is doing in me. And congratulations on the weight loss and overall body health improvement. I'm so happy for you!

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    November 9, 2010 at 3:16 am

    What a great list! I loved hearing about how God is moving in your life in person and here again. He is real, and yes HE DOES LOVE YOU! He loves you so much he sent His only son to die for YOU! He knows every need and care you have. I'm so glad your opening up to Him!

    Joshua 1:9

    Thanks for your kind words my friend! HUGS!

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    November 9, 2010 at 3:37 am

    I too, am thankful for my family. My health is also something I am very grateful for. I don't think I realized all these years that *I* have a pretty big part to play in my health. I guess I should be even MORE grateful that my health is good, even though I didn't do my part with food and fitness until 2008. Getting there! I am thankful for all I am learning, and for my progress. Blogs like this one are wonderful as well!

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    November 9, 2010 at 6:44 am

    These are such wonderful things to be thankful for Kenz!! I really loved reading your list. I'm so thankful that we've became friends through blogging. You are such an inspiration.

    We must meet up for coffee soon!!!

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    November 10, 2010 at 12:58 am

    I love your #9! You should be so proud of your accomplishments! You have been an inspiration to many.

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