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Sunday, January 27, 2008


My thanks to all for thinking of me for the awards and tags. They are always so much fun....

My thanks to sweet JACKIE over at IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING SKY for tagging me for this awesome "15 REASONS IT IS WONDERFUL TO BE ME"
meme. Stop by Jackie's blog and you will be glad you did. She is one of our Canadian neighbors and so sweet.

My thanks to GRAMS at Talk to Grams for this precious SPREAD THE LOVE AROUND Award. I just love it and I want to send it on to ANITA at PRAIRIE DREAMS. She has some great ideas she talks about and her talent with a camera knocks my sox off. Go over and take a peek and tell her I sent you!


1. I am never alone...My Heavenly Father loves me and is beside me, always.

2. HE gifted me with being a female, wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and sent the most beautiful family for me to share. I am fully aware they belong to HIM but I am grateful that HE allowed me to be a part of their lives.

3. HE has gifted me with so many fine, loving, funny, interesting and downright delightful friends. Oh, and I love them all. Friends are such a hugh part of the wonderfulness of being ME.

4. HE spares me any great fears that hinder my life and I am thankful.

5. HE gifted me with a sense of humor and the ability to see the funny side of almost every occasion.

6. HE stood beside me and taught me to give my worries to HIM and to stop trying to solve my problems myself...alone. And, Oh HE is sooo much better at it.

7. HE has gifted me with great health and I am truly thankful.

8. HE has allowed me to grow old, surrounded by people and things I love. I think it's ok to love "things"...there's many different kinds of love and when I say I LOVE a certain black and white enamelware, I don't mean that I worship it.

9. HE has given me a mind of my own. I try to listen to others; in the end, I usually can make up my mind as to "how and why" about things. It's wonderful to be me and know that I can make a decision on my own. Not saying that every decision I make is the right one...far from it! Oh, brother...I've made some TERRIBLE decisions but....I MADE THEM.

10. HE has always listened to my prayers...not always answering them in ways I would like, maybe, but HE answers them in a way that is good for my soul.

11. HE has gifted me with accepting HIS answers to those prayers, even tho sometimes it is hard. I have the sense to know HIS way is right.

12. It is wonderful to be me because HE has always taken the best of care of all my loved ones and their needs, knowing this is what I pray for.

13.. HE has gifted me with a warm, comfortable, loving home, a dependable car, enough money to pay our bills and enough left, SOMETIMES, to "play...and the compassion and desire to help others who have less or are in need.

14. HE has given me the gift of being born in, living in, worshipping in the most wonderful country in the whole wide world.

15. It is wonderful to be me because I am a child of GOD and I know I have HIS forgiveness as a sinner simply because I love and believe in HIM and HIS promises.


I would like anyone that wants to do this great MEME to give it a try. It's fun and it really makes you think about what really makes you glad of who you are.



Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
"CONGRATULATION'S" on your well deserved Award. I enjoyed reading your 15 things why it's great to by you. "THANK YOU" for sharing them with us. I done this last week. I love how you did yours tho, they all had to do with GOD. GOD is with us each and every day and never leaves us. If you have time today, stop by. I am having a Red Carpet Gala to celebrate my Awards that I have received. I have fun doing that. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Anita said...

Congratulations on your award! Couldn't happen to a more deserving person!!
And thank YOU for my award! I'm so excited! What an honor! :)

I love your blessings list... We all have so much to be thankful for, don't we!?

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog! You are such an inspiration! Thank you BJ! Christy :-) <><

Michelle said...

Good morning! Congratulations on your award and sharing 15 things why it's great to be you.. you are truly blesed.


Back Through Time said...

What a wonderful list and congratulations on your award!
Have a cozy Sunday:-)

Marcela said...

Congratulations on your award BJ!!!
I love to know more about you!!!

Susie said...

What an uplifting list of positive thoughts. Your happiness just shines through!

Nan said...

You have definitely been blessed with awards and great gifts from God.

Adrienne said...

I love the things your shared - so true of me, too. Where would we be if it weren't for God's love and grace to each of us. Thank you for sharing each of your blessings. We are so blessed!

Mary said...


Congratulations on the beautiful award. You are certainly deserving.

I enjoyed your 15 things. God is so good.

Have missed you, my friend. Have a great Sunday.

Love and blessings,

Hope said...

What a wonderful post, BJ! Very inspiring! Obviously God has been very good to you! Congrats on your award!

Happy Sunday to you!


Colleen Eskridge said...

Thanks for the visit to my South African blog.I loved reading your many blessings!You are a fortunate woman. Hard to believe that I will be back in the US next the cold and snow. It was about 90 here today...very summer at the moment. Colleen almost formerly South African

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Sweet BJ,

I absolutely loved reading this. Your perspectives were good medicine for me today. Thanks, I needed that :)


The Tattered Nest said...

Congratulations on your award!thanks for stopping by and visiting today! I love your blog....

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations on your awards BJ! What a great meme, being thankful for who you are! You are right, we should all try it:>)

Betty said...

What a great MeMe, BJ, and so appropriate for the Lord's Day. I enjoyed reading it and getting to know you a little better.

Cottage Contessa said...

Great post BJ, it was nice learning more about you! Congratulations on your award sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Jackie said...

BJ, I just loved learning more about you. That tag sure makes you think doesn't it?

Charlotte said...

I love those "Thank You" graphics. Yes, I would say it would be good to be you.