Thankful in a Thousand Ways

by Michelle Acker on November 25, 2010

in Learning the Art of Living

I thought Thanksgiving Day would be an appropriate time to launch the new-and-improved version of my little blog, so here it is! What do you think? I’m working daily to be more intentional in all I am, from thoughts to words to the things I do. Big or small, I’m trying to take every moment, and make it count, to not just let the days slip slide away into a blur of ‘where-did-the-time-go?’ memories.

I chose Thanksgiving Day to begin again, because I want to be thankful in all I do.  I have been abundantly blessed, and I want to give thanks for everything I’ve been given. To do so, I am joining with Ann Voskamp’s Gratitude Community in counting thankfulness for one thousand things and beyond.

Just the beginning of my counting of thanks:

1. A beautiful life, blessed beyond measure

2. A husband, strong and sure, to love and be loved by

3. A long legged boy, who grows so fast, and keeps me wondering, ‘How was it only yesterday when you slept above my heart, wrapped in my arms?’

4. A littler boy, also growing fast, always ready with a laugh, a joke, an a smile to melt my heart

5. Family by blood, and family through marriage, each one a blessing

6. Parents living near, a most wonderful gift

7. A mother-in-law who is a sweet 2nd mom

8. A house to call our own and keep us safe and warm

9. Friends nearby to share laughter and struggles

10. Business to keep us working and fed, and blessed far beyond basic needs

What blessings are you thankful for today?


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen November 25, 2010 at 9:47 AM

I love the new blog Michelle, you did a wonderful job with it.

I am thankful for everyone and everything in my life. I am especially thankful for every day that I have here and every day that I share with the people I love.

Michelle November 25, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Thanks, K!

What a beautiful way to say what you are thankful for! Well said!

Michelle November 25, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Thanks, K!

What a beautiful way to say what you are thankful for! I completely agree with you. Well said!

meganfinley November 25, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Ooh, I just love that new blog smell! 😉

Michelle November 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Thanks, Megan!! 🙂

Lori November 25, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Love the new blog and website!

Stacy @ Delighting in the Days November 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Beautiful new website! Love the name: Intentional Me. So good!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

SomeGirl November 26, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Simply BEAUTIFUL!! I’m SO excited to follow your journey and be intentional with you!! 🙂

Michelle November 26, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Thanks, Lori!

Michelle November 26, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Thanks, Stacy & SomeGirl!

maria andros December 7, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Thanks for the post, keep posting stuff

Maggie Araque December 13, 2010 at 1:15 PM

This weblog seems to recieve a large ammount of visitors. How do you advertise it? It gives a nice individual spin on things. I guess having something real or substantial to talk about is the most important factor.

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