Happy Thanksgiving

While the USAmerica version of Thanksgiving is not uiversal. Giving thanks should be. This day before Thanskgiving Day 2007, I am thankful for lots of things. Here’s a list offered in alphabetical order. Some with comments…some without.

  • Celebrations. I love celebrations of all kinds.
  • Children. I have two adult children they are the joy of my life.
  • Companionship. I have one wife and we have been together for over 40 years. Today, I love her more that I did yesterday and less than I will tomorrow.
  • Contentment. I am learning to be content in the Winter of my life.
  • Devotion.
  • Diet Dr. Pepper. Now, I have to drink it Caffeine free. 🙂
  • Family.
  • Freedom.
  • Fulfilling work. I love writing and teaching and pastoring from time to time.
  • Grace and Faith
  • Hope
  • Hugs and personal touch. Hugs are the greatest.
  • Love and adoration
  • Mothers and Fathers. I lost both my mother and father during this time of year. Life has always been a bit sadder without them.
  • Music. I love to listen and sing but don’t do as much of the latter as I used to do.
  • Natural beauty
  • Passion
  • Peace and relaxation
  • Peaceful naps. This one I really love.
  • Precious memories. It is wonderful to be able to remember things that have shaped and influenced your life.
  • Quietness
  • Romance. One is never too old. An older friend of min at 88 years of age who lost his wife two years ago has just remarried. He’s my hero.
  • Showers. Warm water that makes me clean.
  • Sunrises and sunsets
  • Time on earth. I been here 65 years and am thankful for every day of it.
  • Unconditional love. From God and others made in his image and celebrating their new humanity in Jesus.
  • Warmth of friends. As long as we meet inside. 🙂
  • Wisdom I find in God’s Story. The more I am exposed to it the better I love life.

What are you thankful for?

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Sara Fisher November 21, 2007 at 11:41 am

Happy Thanksgiving Winn!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
I am also thankful for lots of things and here are a few of them:
My children(6 & 11) They allow me to smile daily and remember my youthful innocence.
My husband who gave them to me.
Surviving Cancer to be here and be thankful.
God- for allowing me to survive.
Publishers who allow me to enjoy my work and bring home paychecks!
Budlight for the bad days.
Hot Wings to go with the budlight.
Butterfly kisses.
Country Music that makes me sing and cry.
The US of A!
I could go on for a while but I will stop here and count up all my blessings.
Many more blessings of Thanksgiving to you and yours Winn.


Rose November 25, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Uhm I didn’t see
Faith Community under “F”
or Doctoral Student Supervision under “D”


drwinn November 26, 2007 at 11:27 am

BTW: Here are two more things that I am thankful for:

My Faith Community, Vineyard Community Church, Shoreline, WA and
Supervision of Doctoral Students.

There you go Rose, thanks for the pastoral reminder. 🙂



drwinn November 26, 2007 at 11:28 am


Thanks for all your help that you provided during the publication of my book God’s EPIC Adventue.



Melody November 29, 2007 at 9:39 am

I’m thankful for having an uncle that helped me understand more about the Story of God.

I’ll always be grateful to you for taking the time to help us during one of the hardest times of our lives.



drwinn December 6, 2007 at 6:40 pm


I’m happy to be your uncle. It was my pleasure.



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