Thursday, January 31, 2013

Backwards Day

     Have you ever done something backwards? Have you ever been thankful that something could be done backwards? Can you imagine what it would be like if you couldn't go backwards, like when your driving? Let's be thankful for the ability to do things backwards when needed.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yodel For Your Neighbor Day

     Now I know that not everyone enjoys yodeling, but I do, And I don't know that I have ever yodeled for a neighbor for I don't yodel very well but I enjoy listening to someone who can do it well. Thank you Lord for the human voice and its ability for yodeling.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Puzzle Day

     There are many types of puzzles a person can enjoy. There are crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, word search puzzles, logic problems, suduku, math logic, cryptograms, etc. At one time or another, I have enjoyed doing all of these, as long as they are not to hard..... Today is the day to be thankful for puzzles and the stimulation they can provide for the brain – yes I have one....

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

     Here's a fun one to be thankful for – bubble wrap. Of course it has a use in protecting things from breaking or filling in spaces but we all know it has a wonderful use. At our house everybody loves to pop it. Well, almost all at our house enjoy bubble wrap popping, the dog is scared of it and runs off to hide.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chocolate Cake Day

     While this particular cake is not my favorite, today is the day of a cake that is many a person's favorite – chocolate. Of course, if there is a thick layer of vanilla frosting on the cake..... What a special treat. Let's be thankful for cake today.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Peanut Brittle Day

     Growing up, my family would always spend Christmas Day at my grandparents house on My mom's side. Along with all the goodies my grandma would make, was this brown candy – Peanut Brittle. Today is its day. I can't remember much more about it than that but it is something to be thankful for.

Friday, January 25, 2013


     In – out. Up – down. Left – right. Hot – cold. Over – under. Sweet – sour. Night – day. ... Today is the day for opposites. Have you ever thought of being thankful for opposites? Think about yourself, think about those who are opposite you in what ever way. Are you ever thankful they are?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Peanut Butter Day

     Cake and Ice cream, Candy, Spreads, Cookies, Donuts, Pastries, Dips, sandwiches, mouse bait, the list goes on.

      Today is Peanut Butter Day and at our house we go through lots of peanut butter. What a great treat it makes and what great treats are made of it. Are you thankful for peanut butter?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pie day

     3.141.... Oh, Wait wrong kind of pie. Today is pie day. While not every pie is my favorite and I have to admit that there are some pies I do not like, I do like pie. I probably would have to say my grandma's homemade apple pie with lots of cinnamon was my favorite. Around our house, French silk pie is a favorite. What's your favorite pie? Are you thankful for such wonderful treats?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Celebration of Life Day

     "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10 (NASB)

      Today is celebration of life day, a day to celebrate life, to celebrate being alive. Life is amazing and wonderful if we live it the way we were created. Life is special no matter if your still in the womb or have reached 100 or more.

      Thank you God for life.

Monday, January 21, 2013


     Today is National Hugging Day. Are you thankful for hugs? I love giving my wife and kids a hug and I enjoy receiving hugs from them. Let's take time today to give someone a hug and say thank you as they hug you back. Here's a hug (O) to start you off.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Camcorder Day

     It's Camcorder Day. I've never owned one of these gadgets but I've been around them. They can still be bought by I still have no desire to get one. We do have something that works in limited way like a camcorder and that's our digital camera. With it we can not only take pictures but we can record ”movies” of the kids doings to remember years later or to share with friends and family. Who knows, maybe someday I'll end up with one. In the mean time, let's be thankful for the technology that allows for the recording of “movies” to be remembered.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Popcorn Day

     Some like it plain. Some like it covered in butter and salt. Some like it covered with caramel. Some like it covered with cheese. Some like to eat it while watching a movie or playing a game. Some like Popcorn.

      Today is popcorn day and a day to be thankful for this wonderful snack.

Friday, January 18, 2013


     He was named after a a teddy bear. The teddy bear was named after a Canadian black bear living at the London Zoo and a swan. The bear was named Winnie after the town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.. There's more to the story if you want to check it out on Wikipedia and You may have already figured it out but I'm talking about Winnie-the-pooh, the creation of A.A. Milne. His stories have been loved by millions of children and adults a like and today is his day.

      Thank you for Winnie-the-pooh and the many other delightful characters that have brought a smile to so many.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Get To Know Your Costumers Day

     It's been over 20 years since I worked at McDonald's. Something I used to do there that is rather difficult to do at my current job is getting to know your costumers, in person. Customers are important to any business and while not every customer may be one to get to know, I'm thankful for them – are you?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Religious Freedom Day

     There are some freedoms we have that we tend to take for granted. Are religious freedom is one of them. Here in America we, at least for the time being, still have the freedom to openly worship the One True God and His Son Jesus Christ. For those of us that have that freedom, are you thankful?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Humanitarian Day

     Someone who is concerned for or helps to improve the welfare and happiness of people may be called a humanitarian. Today is a day to recognize those people.

      We know from scripture that God is concerned about our well being and He does look after us but not all people are. Lets be thankful for those who are.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Clean Off Your Desk Day

     It's there somewhere, buried under a pile of papers, books, dirty dishes, tools, DVD's, medicines, candy, garbage, catalogs and what ever else piles up on it. Today is clean off your desk day and maybe I should do that, or than again....... Maybe I'll just be thankful I have a nice desk to collect all this stuff.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Rubber Duckie Day

     It's Rubber Duckie Day. Time to remember Ernie from Sesame Street singing his rubber duckie song. Time to remember all those yellow rubber duckies for my brother-in-law. Time to remember those bath tub toys that were played with as a kid. Time to Thank God for all that bath time fun.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Work Harder Day

     Who's thankful for working harder? Today is Work Harder Day, a day for working harder. I know too many people who think they work or are worked too hard, who would rather not even be at work and if the opportunity arises, they're gone. While I can't say I always enjoy them, I do like a hard days work.

      Let's be thankful that we can have hard days of work, for the chance to work hard.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Milk Day

     What crawls around on all fours and goes moo, a crazy dad giving rides on his back or a cow?

      Today is milk day and while there are people who can't have milk or milk products, there is much to be thankful for when it comes to milk. Yogurt, cheese, ice cream, are just a few things beyond the cold glass full along side some fresh made cookies. Yes, I'm thankful for milk. Are you?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Peculiar People Day

     Have you ever been thankful for people who are just a little odd? Today is Peculiar People Day. I don't know that I have ever been called peculiar, but I know I have been called weird and strange and crazy and odd, etc. Of course I use to say I'm normal and everybody else is, well, you get the idea.

     I'm thankful that people are different and yes, sometimes a little peculiar. For the variety makes life enjoyable. Would you be thankful to God for such people? Or would you find that a bit peculiar?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Static Electricity Day

     It's a lot of fun. Drag your feet around on a carpet and then walk up to someone and ZAP! Static Electricity can be a lot of fun, it can smart a bit when your not ready for it and it can cause some major issues if you fail to ground yourself out before working around sensitive computer boards or flammable liquids.
     Electricity is such a valuable resource that we often take it for granted – until it's gone. Let's say thank You To God for His provision of electricity for us to use – and have fun with – ZAP!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Midwife's Day

     In the book of Exodus we are told they feared God. They were the midwives. 

     Today is Midwife's Day and I can say I am thankful for midwives, one in particular as we have used her for our last three births and what a wonderful experience it has been to have our last three children at home.

      So, I would like to say thank you for midwives and the work they do.

Monday, January 7, 2013

I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day

      We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. - 1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NASB)

      Today is I'm Not Going To Take It Any More Day. How many of us have ever come to the point where we've said that or something like it. Well I'm sure there are many times when we “shouldn't take it any more” we need to exercise patience.

      Can you imagine what life would be like if God were to say I'm not going to take it any more? He has promised a day when He won't take it any more but for now, we can be thankful that He is patient with us, and does “take it,” allowing us time to grow, to get it right.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cuddle Day

      It's Cuddle Up Day time to cuddle up with a good book and ignore the world. Actually, when I think of cuddling, I think of being able to cuddle up with the ones I love. Of course, to be able to do that we need loved ones around and the arms to wrap around them.

      Today is a great day to thank God for those whom He has given you to cuddle up to.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bean Day

     I don't know about you but I like beans and today is of all days, bean day. Some of my favorites are baked beans, calico beans and a green bean casserole. There are time when I think I could eat beans everyday at every meal but.......

      I also know of people who like things like coffee beans and coco beans and the products that can be made from them.

      Let's be thankful for beans and the wide variety of beans God has given us to enjoy.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Trivia Day

     I can remember a time when I wanted a game called Trivial Pursuit. I do not know what ever happened to that game but it was full of trivial questions, question that really didn't matter. I still have at least three trivia type games in the house somewhere. Today is Trivia day.

     We may think of trivia as being unimportant and there is much in our lives that may be considered trivial like the color of socks we wear but I wonder if any part of our lives is trivial to God. We may think that what we eat is trivial to God when there are big things to consider like countries going to war but God cares for each and everyone of us and I can't say that any part of our lives are trivial to God.

      Let's be thankful for a God who cares for even the trivial things in our lives.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Drinking Straws

      It's Drinking Straw Day, the day for the slender, hollow, sometimes bendable, plastic tube for blowing bubbles in your milk. Well, maybe not, but my youngest kids like to do it. I've even known of kids using straws to shoot spit balls or at least the straws wrapper at someone.

     Straws, as much fun as they can provide, are usually meant for drinking and while modern straws were patented in 1888 by Marvin C. Stone and were at first made of paper, they have been around for thousands of years. 

      Let's take time today to be thankful for drinking straws and their ease of use.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Buffet Day

      Today is National Buffet Day. When it comes to eating, buffet make for a nice option when you like to eat a wide variety. Over the years I've enjoyed a variety of buffets from a variety of places.

     As we enjoy the foods from a buffet, how often do we think of those who have but one choice of food if any. Do we ever wish “Why can't I only eat a blah tasting mush for every meal.”

     Let's use today as a reminder to be thankful for the variety of foods we can eat everyday.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


      It's New Years Day today and that gives us reason to be thankful. Often times, the focus of New Years Day is on moving forward with fresh new goals and resolutions for the year to come, goals and resolutions that often don't make it pass the first month, sometimes the first day. 

      While goals and resolutions are important as we look forward to the new year. We need to remember to be thankful that we have new year, that we have a chance to start over. As the angelic choir sang in the Veggie Tales version of Jonah, “God is a God of second chances.” Let's be thankful for those second chances, for those new beginnings.