Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's Great To Be Me!!



Sharon At Rose of Sharon Tagged me with a meme. Please read below the explanation for the beginning of the meme originated by Jan at Bold and Free.


Today is one of those days I need to be encouraged. As I discussed in the last post, sometimes I like to say, “It’s great to be me.” Not because I’m so full of myself, but because I’m trying to take my mind off the chaos that is going on in my life and focus on the positive.Like today, I don’t want to dwell on the stuff that’s broken in the house, the rash on my back, the fact I may not be able to get a dog due to my allergies, the wrong person being elected president or that winter seems to drag on and on… Instead, I am going to focus on the positive, the reasons why “It’s great to be me.” I started this a few years ago and every time I said, “It’s great to be me,” it reminded me to count my blessings so I am going to list all the reasons I can think of why it’s great to be me at this very moment. This is an official Bold and Free Meme. "

Below is my list of reasons why "It's Great to be Me!"

1. It's great to be me because I am a Christian saved by grace and my eternal life is secure.

2. It's great to be me because I am married to my best friend forever.

3. It's great to be me because I have two (2) wonderful, beautiful daughters.

4. It's great to be me because I have two (2) wonderful, hard working sons- in- law.

5. It's great to be me because I have three (3) wonderful, beautiful grand daughters.

6. It's great to be me because I have four (4) wonderful, Handsome grand sons.

7. It's great to be me because I have my health and I can walk, talk, listen, and communicate with all those around me.

8. It's great to be me because I know that God is in control, and he will put the correct person in the presidential office in order to fulfill his purpose.

9. It's great to be me because I have so many freedoms in this wonderful country of America!

10. It's great to be me because I have a comfortable home to live in and wonderful books to read!

11. It's great to be me because I can know that God will answer my prayers.. and give me what I need (rather than what I want)!

12. It's great to be me because I am free to read my Bible and apply it to my life in order to be a better witness for God.

13. It's great to be me because I have enough knitting books to keep me busy and out of trouble until the cow's come home!!!

14. It's great to be me because I have a telephone so I can call and talk to my daughter's as often and for as long as we like!

15. It's great to be me because my husband likes to cook also... so he helps in the kitchen and cooks dinner many evenings!

16. It's great to be me because God made me and threw away the mold.

I will now pass the meme on to two of my favorite bloggers that I love to visit every day..

Karen at Karen's korner and
Cathy at Melodies and Hymnsongs.


Love to all of you! Mimi


19 comments:

Cathy said...

Thank you sweet Mimi. Your list is wonderful. :)

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Mimi,
"THANK YOU" for tagging me with this Meme. You have a wonderful list of why it's good to be you. Is there a certain number that we have to list? I don't know if I can think of 16 things or not. LOL. If I don't do this Meme tomorrow, I will do it the first of next week. I hope that will be alright with you. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Maxine said...

Aww. It's great to know you too!

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

hi mimi! i am just dropping by to greet you.. and say indeed: no one is like you. so it's great to have you around..

tongue in cheek said...

Happiness to you, happiness to praising your name, praising the gift that you are and the blessings you have!Beautiful post!

Mimi said...

Cathy,
thanks for doing the meme... I am not very good with these things...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Karen H.
thanks for doing the meme... you can list as many or as few as you like...but it's funny... once you start you think of more that you thought you would...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Maxine,
thanks for being my blog friend!!
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Hailey,

Thanks for stopping by and it is really great to have you around too
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

Sharon said...

Oh Mimi, I am so glad you played! It is so neat to read about all your wonderful blessings! The Lord truly has blessed you. After I did it, it made me feel so blessed and thankful to the Lord. We really do need to do what that old song says, Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done!

Hugs, Sharon

Sharon said...

Mimi,

I didn't change anything on my blog to make it load faster. I didn't realize it took time for mine to open, I wonder why. Maybe I have too many posts on the opening page, maybe I should have it only show a few posts.

Thanks for letting me know!

:0) Sharon

Sharon said...

Dear sweet Mimi ~ don't be silly! I am glad you pointed it out! I have gone on other blogs that take FOREVER to get into and I often wonder why. I actually wondered if mine could be hard to get into. I hope it didn't sound like I was being mean! I was just saying that you noticed something and I was wondering if it was a problem with everyone and if so I was going to try to do something about it! I'm sorry if I made you feel bad. No, not boo to you! I thank you!

Your friend, Sharon
P.S. I left a copy of this same note on my blog too.

Sharon said...

Mimi,

I just edited my post so your name is not on it. I sure did not mean to sound like I was "telling" on you or complaining about you. I sure hope that didn't upset you, I would never want to hurt you!

Fondly, Sharon

Sharon said...

Mimi,

I just edited my post so your name is not on it. I sure did not mean to sound like I was "telling" on you or complaining about you. I sure hope that didn't upset you, I would never want to hurt you!

Fondly, Sharon

Me said...

What a delightful post - I could feel your joy. It made me smile.

Sarah said...

I've seen this on a couple of blogs. It's a lovely thing to do. I love #16 It's great to be me because God made me and threw away the mold. Our Pastor is always saying that, it's a great reminder of how our Lord God made us all beautiful and special individuals; and how much He loves us.

Hugs!

SweetAnnee said...

isn't it great to be us???
I love this MEME
and I love reading others too!!
fondly, deena

Saija said...

that's a great list and a good lesson for us all - to turn the negatives into praise of the God who we serve!

Adrienne said...

I like this idea! I think we all need to remember why it's great to be 'me' - we have so much to be thankful for. Unique things. Special things. Because we are unique and special. Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm going to try remember this. ~Adrienne~

Beverly said...

What an interesting meme! I so enjoyed reading your list. What a wonderful God we serve! He showers us with so many blessings.

Jan Parrish said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I love the theme and you did a great job with the meme.

Pam said...

Amen! What a blessing. We all need to stop and reflect onthe positives more often than we do, don't you think?

I too am concerned about the vote in Nov! That is definitely on my prayer list daily!