Didn't I leave off at 10?
I believe so.
11. Teaching the teens at church. They never fail to make me laugh. I used to be terrified of kids; teens in particular. But we have such a great group of teens at church. Their sincerity for Christ is always an inspiration.
12. My health. I never take that for granted. I always give God thanks for good health.
13. Music I am not a big music fan; of any genre. But when I get in the mood to listen, I enjoy it very much.
14. The car. You may laugh at this, but I can't overemphasize how nice it is to go grocery shopping in a car instead of a truck. Especially when I have Ellen along.
15. The gift of laughter. The older I get the more I learn how to laugh at myself. I wish I'd learned the knack of not taking myself too seriously back when I was about 12. I think I would have been more outgoing.
16. Living in a land of plenty. There is no other country in the world where food is so plentiful and cheap. It's a privilege we often take for granted.
17. Good teeth. Another one you can laugh at if you want. But I think it's a great blessing to reach age 44 and not have a cavity.
18. The icemaker. It simplifies things in the kitchen for one thing. And for another; all I have to do at meal time is put ice in the glasses and Ellen will hear it and come to the table from where-ever in the house she may be. It's like a dinner bell for her.
19. Electricity. Listen, you may think this is a trivial one, but I know there are places in the world where they don't have any. Back in '07 we went 9 days without it and believe you me, life is so much easier with electricity. As in, hot showers...etc.
20. A husband who knows how to fix things; everything from wells to toilets. He's the man!