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

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

A Basket of Thankfulness – Results!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Everyone!! I hope you are all having a blessed day so far.

I Love Thanksgiving, and I’m excited to share the RESULTS of the Basket of Thankfulness activity with you!!

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This year, the TOTAL number of things we came up with to be thankful for is…

 

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150 Things we are Thankful For!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Can you believe it!? I loved getting in all of your amazing comments saying the things you are thankful for. Last Year we got about 55 things. So this year the number almost tripled! Thank you so much to everyone who participated and shared!

 

And NOW for the great big Basket of Thankfulness list!!

Please note that I took out repeats, so if you don’t see the exact thing you said, it should be somewhere else on the list.

After the list, I’ll share all of the contributors! Here we go!

 

  1. The Gospel!
  2. Light
  3. Creativity
  4. People being unique
  5. Our freedoms
  6. The moon
  7. The total solar eclipse
  8. Smiling and others smiling back
  9. Jesus
  10. The sky
  11. Art
  12. Eyes
  13. People
  14. Water
  15. Purpose
  16. Cold weather
  17. Road trips
  18. My family
  19. Laughter
  20. Books
  21. My home
  22. The Bible
  23. Nature/the outdoors
  24. DSLR cameras
  25. Musical instruments
  26. Southern Gospel music
  27. Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for us
  28. A hot shower at the end of the day
  29. Encouraging music
  30. Constant encouragement from friends
  31. Flakes of snow falling from the sky
  32. Having the freedom to read God’s Word and pray to Him in our country
  33. For living in the United States
  34. For having a wonderfully cute dog
  35. Chocolate!
  36. A hot cup of tea
  37. For having the ability to write for God’s Glory
  38. For God blessing me with a magazine ministry
  39. For computers and technology
  40. Gel pens!
  41. The Internet
  42. Tripods
  43. Happy memories
  44. My church
  45. God
  46. Pets
  47. Art supplies
  48. My sewing machine
  49. My dolls
  50. Good teachers
  51. My parents
  52. My brother
  53. My aunt and uncle
  54. Hashem and everything he has provided for me
  55. Writing
  56. Friends
  57. The AMAZING blogging community
  58. Food
  59. Thanksgiving
  60. Christmas
  61. Winter
  62. Salvation that comes to me through the Holy Spirit
  63. Good works that, through God’s grace, I am able to do
  64. Strength that God gives me to get through each day
  65. Each day that God gives us to live, laugh, and spread His love to those around us
  66. Cinnamon rolls
  67. Courage to live God’s word fully
  68. Modern technology so that I can “know” people that I have never met
  69. Beautiful sunsets that we enjoyed this year
  70. Warm weather and swimming!
  71. The Holy Spirit
  72. Macaroni and Cheese
  73. Horses
  74. Cartoons
  75. Crafts
  76. Hobby Lobby
  77. Purple
  78. Sleep
  79. Socks
  80. Butterflies
  81. Songs
  82. Dodgeball
  83. Toys
  84. Playing with my brother
  85. Jeans
  86. Bikes
  87. TobyMac
  88. Owl City
  89. Color
  90. Bunnies
  91. A beautiful place to live
  92. Our farm
  93. Safety
  94. The amazing human body
  95. The ability to access education easily
  96. Health
  97. Warmth
  98. Blankets
  99. Pen pals
  100. Internet so friends could stay in touch
  101. My Saviour
  102. Doctors
  103. The police
  104. Our veterans
  105. Fresh water
  106. Being homeschooled
  107. Friends
  108. My pawpaw and mawmaw
  109. Cars(not the movie)
  110. TV
  111. Our president
  112. Our chickens
  113. Gods grace
  114. That God forgives us and sustains us
  115. For the big green earth
  116. Trees
  117. Fresh air
  118. My sewing machine
  119. I can walk
  120. I can talk
  121. I can sing
  122. I can help my mom to take care of my siblings
  123. Donkeys
  124. Different seasons
  125. Tastebuds
  126. Baseball
  127. Animals
  128. Being able to worship God freely
  129. The book that God helped me write published
  130. YouTube followers
  131. Being able to make people laugh
  132. The people who have inspired/encouraged/blessed me
  133. All the people who have invested so much into my life
  134. Being born in the USA
  135. Our Founding Fathers
  136. PureFlix (Christian movies)
  137. The Calling that God has put on my life!
  138. Peanut butter
  139. Frozen yogurt
  140. Whoppers
  141. Pizza
  142. Clothes
  143. Forgiveness
  144. Candy
  145. Plants
  146. My teacher
  147. My great aunt
  148. Being alive!
  149. Summer
  150. Cats

 

I hope that you enjoyed reading (or skimming!) through this list, and that it encouraged you this Thanksgiving. I hope that it gets you thinking, and that you will remember how much there is to be thankful for.

 

Before I name the contributors, I also want to give a shout-out to Rita from New York North Fine Art. Rita came up with a plan to give to others and to stop world hunger. You can check out her video about the idea here or on her blog!

 

Here are all of the contributors!!

Lizzy

Sara

Clara

Sassafras

Olivia Bell (aka Livy)

Rebcake

vanamangirls

Cherry Cola22

Diamond

kingofthecowboys1943

Hannah

agdolldreams

blackiesunshine

Allison

Laura

Melissa

Mary E.

Megan (A Barefoot Gal)

Bella

The Chloe Blog

AAG

Evy

Thank you all for contributing, and thank you also to anyone reading!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

~Psalm 136:1

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

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A Basket of Thankfulness – Results

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I received a lot of comments on my Basket of Thankfulness activity! Thank you for all your contributions!

Today I’m going to present to you the great big list we came up with!

I’ll number everything, so we can see the number of things we came up with in all, and I will put the names of the contributor over the things they said.

Let’s begin!

 

(Kiki)

  1. My parents.
  2. My dog.
  3. My health.
  4. My house.
  5. My clothes.
  6. My shoes.
  7. Food.
  8. Yahweh taking care of us.
  9. My bed.
  10. That my body works the way it should.
  11. My dolls.
  12. My brother.
  13. My parents cars.
  14. Electricity.
  15. Air conditioner
  16. How much my blog has grown

(Light4theLord)

17. Dolls- I’m so thankful to have four of them!

18. Cameras- I can use my talent for God’s glory!
19. Provision- God provides WAAAY more than we need!
20. A warm, clean home
21. Food every day- many kids go to sleep hungry across the world
22. Family- what would I do without mine?
23. Friends- both ones that I get to see frequently, those across the nation, and those in the blogging community!

(Tenley)

24. The fact that I was raised in a family that taught me to cherish God’s word. ❤

(Christian Homeschooler)

25. My amazing family

26. Skype

27. My camera

28. God’s amazing creation.

(Scarlett)

29. That God has saved me and blessed me in so many ways

30. My family

31. My friends

32. Being able to live in a free country

33. My dog

34. Being able to go to school every day

35. The roof I live under

36. The food I way everyday

(Madison)

37. God’s Word
38. Being able to live in a free country
39. My health
40. My family and friends (in real life and online)
41. My many blessings (including but not limited to dolls, talents, my blog😉 )

(Hannah)

42. My camera,
43. My dolls,
44. That I have been saved,
45. My friends,
46. My family,
47. My pets,
48. Being homeschooled,
49. My blog.

(Celeste)

50. My family

51. My home

52. My car

53. My dolls

54. Everything I own

55. My doll clothes/accessories business

56. My community

(Maker Camps)

57. My family

58. Being able to create

59. Music

60. A piano

61. Time with my family

62. Safety

(AAG)

63. My Family
64. Music
65. My dolls
66. Jesus
67. Food
68. Shelter
69. My Bed
70. My iPad
71. My awesome grandparents
72. My wonderful cousins
73. Being saved

(Gracie [Myself :-);These are the things I wrote in the post introducing this activity])

74. Jesus

75. Blogging

76. Work

77. Rest

78. Kindness

 

 

Wow! Wowowow! We thought of Seventy-eight things to be thankful for together! That’s a lot! (And if you count repeated things only once, then we have approximately Fifty-Five things)

Thank you again to everyone who contributed! I hope that this big, overflowing basket of thankfulness encouraged you today!

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Psalm 100:4 – Enter his [the Lord’s] gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

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P.S. I had forgotten to include a coupon code in my review of Typewriter Series typewriter quotes! I updated the post, and you can Check it out here!