Tuesday, November 4, 2008


XBOX Wife Ten Things Tuesday

Good morning, my fellow Americans!  And good morning, or afternoon, or evening, to my foreign friends as well!

Today is an important day for all of us here in the United States as we elect a new president, as well as many other government offices.  In light of this, my list is all about America.
  1. I am thankful for my right to vote.  It really wasn't so long ago in the grand scheme of things that women did not have that right.
  2. I am thankful for our military.  They have made such a huge commitment to protect our freedoms and to keep us safe.  I will never cease to be amazed and honored by their willingness to sacrifice for our country.
  3. I am thankful for checks and balances.  It would not be fun to have one single person in control of everything!
  4. I am thankful that our pledge of allegiance still says "one nation under God".  I pray that it will always have that promise.
  5. I am thankful for our forefathers.  It wasn't easy for them to set up this new country, but they stood firm for what they believed, and we still have our freedom because of it.
  6. I am thankful for all of the "ideals" ~ baseball, apple pie, and such!
  7. I am thankful for the monuments, the anthem, the flag, the symbols ~ all of them are powerful reminders of our freedom and our history.
  8. I am thankful for the basic freedoms we take for granted ~ like having heat whenever we decide we need it!  Our dear friends did not have heat for a couple of weeks when the weather turned colder because the government had not deemed it time to turn it on in their apartment building.  I am so very thankful for our basic rights and freedoms.
  9. I am thankful for our leaders.  I do not always agree with everything various leaders have done or will do, and my beliefs do not always align with theirs, but I do think that we are called to respect our leaders in that they are serving our country, our state, our city...  I also believe it is our duty to pray for them ~ to pray that they will make the best decisions and that they will never lose sight that we are one nation under GOD.
  10. I am thankful that ultimately, I am not a citizen of this earth but a citizen of God's Kingdom!
Thanks to everyone for dropping by ~ if you're here for the first time, WELCOME!!! I hope you'll join in and express what is blessing you today! If you do, be sure and put (first time) by your name so others will know to give you an extra big hello! You can also find the code for the graphic, the guidelines, and the inspiration behind "Ten Things Tuesday" in the sidebar.

And to my old friends...you're awesome!  Thanks for blessing me each week!  

Ten Things Tuesday Participants
1. Jan Fleming
2. LInda
3. HisFireFly
4. Mrs. Greer
5. Melissa
6. Jessica First Time
7. aloted
8. Loving Mom 2 Boys
9. Sharon
10. Jayne
11. Rosheeda
12. Andrea - Life As I Know It
13. Courtney Kay!
14. Kipi
15. mzzterry
16. Joy
17. Dyane

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Nieman Family said...

I found this just a couple of weeks ago and if I recall you were having computer problems so here I am.

HisFireFly said...

My list is up! Let our praises ring out to Him Who is worthy!

Mrs. Greer said...

My list is up also! Loved your list today!

mholgate said...

Great list, as always! Have a great day! : )

aloted said...

so who did you vote for? :)

Liz said...

Thanks for hosting this - I needed this this week!!

Jayne said...

Great list. Thank you!

Rosheeda said...

Great list, Jill!

I've missed you,girl!

Andrea P. said...

My list is up - I look forward to Tuesdays now because of this. Thanks for sponsoring this!!

kipi said...

A wonderful list, Jill. Thanks for motivating and inspiring us!

Mzzterry said...

Love your list! I am in California but I wanted to participate anyway! I am thankful to be able to!

Dyane said...

A day late, but I wanted to wait for the election to be OVER!

Nicole said...

Great idea. It's good to take a moment, and think about all the things wonderful in our lives.

It reminds me to be grateful, and not let 'the little stuff' get to me.