Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Growing List

It's Thanksgiving Week.  Every day this week I would like to focus on posting my thanksgiving list.  In one of my classes, I asked my students to write a paragraph about what they are thankful for.  Starting with an outline, I modeled writing the paragraph for them.

        This Thanksgiving season, I am thankful that I am fortunate to live in a comfortable home.    My shelter is warm, inviting and large enough to accomodate guests who I invited to stay with me.  Living in a safe neighborhood, I feel secure when I am home in my sweet little cottage.  When I look around my house, I remember the people in Haiti and Central Java who have no homes because their abodes have been completely destroyed by earthquakes and volcano eruptions.  In my safe, secure shelter, I have hot water and heat all the time.  Certainly, I am blessed!  Every day of the year, I thank God for my safe and pleasant home.

Yes, I am thankful for my home!

4 comments:

Brenda said...

I agree 100%. We have so much to be thankful for here its easy to take it for granted. I think its great we have this time of year to reflect on things we are thankful for.

Faith said...

I totally agree....I am so thankful for my house, my heat and hot water...all things I often take for granted. we are blessed in this country, poor economy or not....compared to soooo many others....
Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING...I couldn't find your FFF....

ellen b. said...

Wonderful example of a great paragraph and of course a great list of things to be thankful for...

Bethany Hissong said...

It's easy to get caught up in the whole decorating thing and forget that we are so lucky to just have a warm, safe place to lay our heads every night. I thank God for this every night when I pray with my kids!