A Basket of Thankfulness – Results 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are having a blessed day so far! Do you have any plans for the day?

I’m here today to share with you the list we’ve compiled of things we are thankful for! This year we had 8 contributors to the list, and we compiled a total of… 64 things we are thankful for! 

Thank you all for contributing! I hope this list will bless you and inspire you. Here it is!

1. Holidays
2. Music
3. Listeners
4. Encouragement
5. The Bible
6. Great friends
7. Other bloggers
8. Puppies
9. T.V.
10. A wonderful church/youth group community
11. Fall Colors
12. Books
13. Cameras
14. The Internet/Blogging
15. Warm Sweaters/Sweatshirts
16. My parents
17. My family
18. My dog
19. Nutrition labels
20. Words
21. Love
22. Writing
23. Faith
24. Jesus
25. My laptop
26. Insulin
27. AG Dolls
28. Art
29. Flowers
30. Nature
31. Family
32. Freedom
33. Christian Music
34. God’s/Jesus’ love for us
35. Empty notebooks, waiting to be filled
36. my dolls
37. my dad
38. my mom
39. my house
40. our horses
41. my health
42. doctors
43. the police
44. our veterans
45. fresh water
46. good food
47. being home schooled
48. my pawpaw and mawmaw
49. my aunt’s and uncles
50. cars (not the movie)
51. our president
52. our chickens
53. our 2 cute dogs
54. God’s grace
55. that God forgives us and sustains us
56. for the big green earth
57. trees
58. fresh air
59. my blogging friends
60. my furry family members
61. love from family and friends especially in times of trouble
62. the ability to sing
63. a heart of compassion
64. hugs

 

And here are all the contributors:

Gracie (Me)
Lucy
Hannah
Emmie
Jaylin
Diamond
Maria
Xyra

Thank you so much for contributing and reading!

 

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

 

“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,

and perform your vows to the Most High,

and call upon me in the day of trouble;

I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” -Psalm 50:14-15

 

Gracie Sign Off

Conversing, Compiling, and Comparing – A Back to School Discussion Among the Dolls

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Clara: So, I guess we’re here to talk about… school?

Grace: Uh-huh. *Turns to look at readers*

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Grace: Gracie just came in and told us four dolls that we’re doing a post, so we obliged. It’s a kind of discussion between me and Clara, and then between Julie and Caroline. Each pair has to make a list of five things we’re thankful for coming into the school year. Afterwards we’ll compare lists.

Clara: What?? Thankful for about school? Why not “Five reasons we’re thankful that fall break is going to come.”?

Grace: *giggles* I think it’s supposed to be a bit of a challenge. And besides, didn’t you hear Gracie tell us what we were doing earlier?

Clara: *shrugs* I guess I spaced out at the word, “school.”

Grace: Ok, let’s start then. What about… friends?

Clara: …Huh, you’re right! That’s not so hard, we get to see our friends!

  1. Seeing friends

Clara: Ok, number two…. Um…? I’m stuck.

Grace: Already? How about…

Clara: Oh, wait! Recess!

Grace: Well…

Clara: And lunch!

Grace: But… Ok. Why not?

  1. Seeing friends
  2. Recess
  3. Lunch

Grace: But now lets finish up with some more serious ones.

Clara: Ok…?

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Grace: Like, how about, that we are able to get an education?

Clara: Yeah, that’s good!

  1. Seeing friends
  2. Recess
  3. Lunch
  4. Ability to get an education

Grace: One more!

Clara: All right!

Grace: I think this last one is yours. You haven’t done any serious ones yet.

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Clara: What? Recess and lunch are awesome!

Grace: Ok, yes, they are things to be thankful for, but you know what I mean.

Clara: Hmm, well, *thinks* I’m thankful that we get to have breaks from our work.

Grace: *Shakes head, laughing* I give up. But I also agree, though I think there is definitely more we could have thought of!

  1. Seeing friends
  2. Lunch
  3. Recess
  4. Ability to get an education
  5. Breaks from working

Clara: Yay! We did it!

Grace: I guess it’s Caroline and Julie’s turn now!

 


 

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Julie: Now that Grace and Clara are cleared out, it’s time for us to start. I wonder what took them so long? We all have the same task right?

Caroline: I believe so.

Julie: *Shrugs* Ok. This shouldn’t be too difficult.

Caroline: Yes, but it’s always good to step back and thank God, even for the things that seem mundane.

Julie: *nods* What should be first on the list?

Caroline: I know I always love getting fresh school supplies and books.

  1. New school supplies

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Julie: Yes, and as I think about it. As much as school seems ordinary to us, to many kids in other places around the world it is a huge privilege. So I’m thankful we have the opportunity to get a good education.

  1. New school supplies
  2. Opportunity and privilege for education

Caroline: Yes! And how about seeing friends, old and new.

Julie: I’m thankful for that.

  1. New school supplies
  2. Opportunity and privilege for education
  3. Friends, old and new

Caroline: I have one more, if you don’t mind.

Julie: Of course!

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Caroline: I’m thankful for learning. Even though we don’t always see the impact in a week or a month, you can look back on years and see how much you’ve learned and improved. We can read, write, and do math so much better now than when we started.

  1. New school supplies
  2. Opportunity and privilege for education
  3. Friends, old and new
  4. Learning

Julie: That’s a good thought! And I have one to finish off our list, though I’m sure we could keep going!

Caroline: Yes, it’s hard to only to list five, after you’ve started thinking about it!

Julie: Though we’re listing a lot that’s good about school itself, I’m also grateful for breaks from the business to refresh. Even the Lord rested after creating the world, as an example to us.

  1. New school supplies
  2. Opportunity and privilege for education
  3. Friends, old and new
  4. Learning
  5. Breaks from the business

Caroline: Very good!

Julie: That was actually pretty fun. Let’s go compare with the other girls.

 


 

Clara: You’re done already?

Julie: *nods* We actually wanted to keep going!

Grace: *giggles* Oh dear, I’m not sure I want you to see our list.

Clara: It’s ok, Grace thought of the good ones!

Julie: Let’s compare!

Clara and Grace’s List:

  1. Seeing friends
  2. Lunch
  3. Recess
  4. Ability to get an education
  5. Breaks from working

 

Caroline and Julie’s List:

  1. New school supplies
  2. Opportunity and privilege for education
  3. Friends, old and new
  4. Learning
  5. Breaks from the business

 

Caroline: Very nice!

Clara: I told you, Grace! Breaks are serious!

Julie: *laughs* I think those are all good things to be thankful for!

Caroline: Even thinking of seemingly little things help us to be grateful.

Clara: True. I guess I’m a bit more glad for school. And recess seems sweeter too! *winks*

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Julie: *turns to look at readers* Thank you all for reading! I hope that you appreciated seeing us compile these lists, and that it might have inspired you. Now it’s your turn, what are you all thankful for, coming into the school year? Bye for now, and have a good school year!