Are you ready for a Throw Down?

I must admit I have been feeling a bit overwhelming with all the changes in my life.  I know I have melancholy tendencies, and can be a cup’s half empty kind of a gal.  Thank God, I am married to a cup’s half full kind of a guy.  God definitely has a plan.

I read this article today by Jen, and I said, “Wow, this drama sounds like me.”.  Having recently played guest to friends who are inspiring, positive people, it got me thinking how much I have to be grateful for, so I have a challenge for you all.  Please post in the comment section at least ten things or people you are grateful for. As Bobby Flay says, “Are you ready for a throw down?”

Here’s my list:

1. My relationship with God and Jesus.

2. My wonderful, patient, positive, and drama free knight in shining armor.

3.  My two beautiful and high drama princesses.

4. Good coffee with cream and a conversation with God and Jesus before my girls get up.

5. Naptime.

6. Good beer and conversation with my husband on the patio in the evening.

7. Friends, old and new, one is silver and the othr gold.

8. Good health 

9. Air Conditioning.

10.Being a Catholic, did you see # 1 and #6? As Ben Franklin said, “beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”.

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About Mary @ a simple twist of faith

I am: a rookie at blogging, just started my blog in May 2010 when I became a full-time Mom. a child of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a listener of the Holy Spirit, and a Catholic. Pro-Life, , Pro-Woman and an adoption advocate wife to a wonderful husband for 12 years proud and grateful mother to two beautiful daughters ages 5 and 3. a coffee drinking fool, so I can keep up with my little girls a home schooling novice using my kindergartener as a guinea pig a runner, it keeps me sane and in my size 8 pants an avid reader , now of Beatrix Potter's books a former workaholic & fashion follower a lover of chocolate, and wine, and the finer things in life, although I cannot afford them anymore!
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7 Responses to Are you ready for a Throw Down?

  1. privitera says:

    1. That Jesus died so we may live even though most of us, in my opinion, are not worthy of such great love.
    2. A wonderful son and two beautiful nieces.
    3. A husband that keeps me on my toes and is always acting younger that our 10 year old LOL.
    4. Work. When so many need it.
    5. A wonderful sister in law that shows me what being a true christian is and also how to be a strong woman, wife and mother.
    6. Great parents.
    7. Sunny days
    8. Coffee
    9. All military personell
    10. Chocolate

  2. O'Neill says:

    1 Faith
    2.husband, my best friend
    3.my 4 wonderful daughters
    4.parents, in laws and siblings
    5, friends
    6. opotunity to travel and learn foreigner languages
    7. living in a free country with a lot of oportunities
    8. my husband’s good job which alloweds me to stay home and raise my kids
    9. every morning cappucino
    10. Skype. I can see and talk to my family on the other side of the ocean
    Bozena

  3. tricia says:

    1. all three of my active boys
    2. Bozena and coffee. The best coffee ever last week ( I waited a year for that coffee)
    3. my iron (I love to iron…okay)
    4. my city boys in a small Midwestern town
    5. swim lessons, water, hot hot summer days
    6. good tweezers (I’m Italian)
    7. Mary’s Blog
    8. bing…again Italian
    9. cute boots
    10. confidence
    11. being happy and silly about life
    opps you said 10 didn’t you?

  4. Tish says:

    I read this a couple days ago, but didn’t respond right away. I’ve been thinking.

    1. My relationship with a loving God who wants me to experience an abundant life.
    2. My DH–my best friend, my love, the one I’ll love for always.
    3. Our three children–what joy they continue to give us.
    4. My parents and siblings–I was raised in a love-filled home that gave me a great model for how I wanted my own home to be.
    5. Our five grandchildren–A new kind of joy! They are delightful and it’s true what they say about being a grandparent–all the good and none of the trials of parenting.
    6. My friends. I have friends all over. From my childhood, from college, from those early married days, from the 20 or so places we’ve lived, and from Blog land. I enjoy getting to know and learning from my friends and am glad to count you among them.
    7. Well written books–I love a good story and I love learning new things. I always have 4 or 5 books that I’m reading.
    8. Travel. I love going new places and seeing new things. I especially enjoy natural wonders and think that National Parks are awesome. DH is my favorite travel companion.
    9. Music. I don’t have much artistic talent, but God gave me a voice and I love to sing. I always have music on. I like the choral/vocal music best–the classics, 60s songs, great church anthems, show tunes, folk music, and even country music. I also play the piano. I should be better than I am because I took lessons for 12 years, but I most enjoy playing for myself. I often play for an hour a day.
    10. And, very surprising to me, after a lot of thought, I’d add exercise as #10. I now miss it when I don’t get out and do something active every day. I most enjoy running or walking outdoors, by myself, maybe listening to music, but always thinking, praying, or noticing all the beauty of God’s earth around me.

    Thanks for asking–I enjoyed thinking about my answers.

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