I'm bound and determined to finish...
Day 22 - I'm thankful for lifetime friends, Erin and Brianne. Seriously, the friends I remember forever, first ones. We might not be "best friends" or see each other all the time, or know everything about each other, but they've always been there, and I hope always will be. Brianne has the kindest heart around, she'd do anything for anyone, and she's done much for me. Erin is so easy to talk to, always makes me feel like she's glad to see me, and just has a warm, fun personality. These girls, and the rest of their family mean so much to me!!
Day 23 - I'm thankful for spray tans. Yes, shallow, and yes, I'm really thankful. I've been in a tanning bed once, complete horror. I mean that's just gross and confining, and weird. So, let's go much less weird by spray tanning, right :-) But for a lily white girl, it makes me feel like a sun goddess, love it!!
Day 24 - Thanksgiving!!! My favorite holiday of the year. I'm thankful for a day that's all about being thankful, family, and food. Throw in a little football, and PERFECTION!!!!
Day 25 - I'm thankful for my friend Brandi. You have friends you are attracted to because you are oppisites and those that you connect with because you are a lot alike. Brandi and I think a lot alike. When I first met her I told my mom that's who I wanted to be when I grew up. She has a great marriage, great kids, a fun job, a cool side job, and she runs. Since meeting her, I have started the running part! She does all that and still does community projects and stays involved with extended family and church. Just thinking about it makes me tired. But she does inspire me in so many ways, and she's a great sounding board. We got to know each other better on a mission trip to Honduras (see, I told you she does everything), and have been good friends ever since. I'm so thankful God put her in my life (and in my Sunday school class so that I'm not the only one talking!)
Day 26 - I'm thankful for a family named the Osteens. All of them. They all bless me in different ways. They all make me smile, and the all bring joy in my life!
Day 27 - I'm thankful for my health. I've struggled with a foot injury lately and it's so frustrating. Then I think about those with health struggles far more severe or painful, and I'm reminded what a blessing good health is.
Day 28 - I'm thankful for my nephew, Will. He's definitely been a great add for my family this year. He can always bring a smile to my face, and he's given me my first overnight baby babysitting job!
Day 29 - I'm thankful for sports. I think they teach so much and bring joy to so many, those playing and watching. I'm thankful for coaches I had in my past who pushed me to be better. I just can't tell you the joy I have watching people, especially kids, be great at something, and be able to show off those abilities. Sports teach teamwork and mental toughness. There's just something about them...
Day 30 - I'm thankful for this exercise and being able to focus on my blessings. As you can see family and friends are incredibly important to me. Once I call you a friend, I want to keep you. Again, it all comes back to God, and who and what he has put in my life and allowed me to do. As Dave Ramsey says, I'm doing better than I deserve!