10,000 Reasons for My Heart to Sing


June 12, 2012 by Beth Hess

“For all your goodness I will keep on singing … 10,000 reasons for my heart to find” 

#628-#760 on my Happy List (See all at http://ifoundbeauty.wordpress.com/beths-1000/)

  • 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman
  • Memorial Day tributes
  • Red, White & Blue all around town
  • Flyovers
  • “Start your engines”
  • A yard of bricks
  • 11 Rows of 3
  • Indy cars on the last Sunday in May
  • Jim Nabors: Back Home Again in Indiana
  • Andrettis
  • Squeaky flip-flops
  • Remembering 2 cars working together are always faster than 1 alone
  • Well-oiled pit crews at work
  • Sun showers
  • A quick cooling rain at the beach
  • Mini golf, than ice cream in a beach town — a perfect nightcap
  • Aloe
  • The calmness of a professional in a high-stress situation
  • Soldier Homecoming videos
  • Homemade chicken salad
  • Lunch on the beach
  • Pageantry & Tradition
  • Little girl bathing suits
  • Inflatable pools in the front yard
  • The continuous shot feature on my camera
  • Taking off the training wheels
  • A husband who supports my quiet times
  • Charge, by Brendon Burchard
  • A hole-in-one! (even if it’s just mini golf)
  • Christian enjoying Grandma’s house
  • Thinking about special visits to my own grandparents’ houses
  • Kids at the beach
  • A good surfer’s day
  • A flock of hunting pelicans
  • Hydrangea in bloom
  • Hibiscus flowers
  • The old days of listening to the Indy 500 on the radio in our backyard
  • Squealing girls (for a little while)
  • Being Aunt Beth
  • Lip balm after a day in the sun
  • My blog readers
  • Signs of spring turning to summer all over my yard
  • A 2-year-old spotting a gecko
  • Coloring books
  • Grand slams that win games
  • Gracious winners
  • Exploring new places with my camera
  • Having a friend sleep over
  • Extra innings
  • When things cost less than you budgeted
  • Hotel deals on Priceline
  • College sports
  • Freshly vacuumed carpet
  • Clean sheets
  • A thrown-together dinner that turns out yummy
  • A formal invitation to a military retirement celebration
  • Being confirmed for a Pentagon escort
  • A bird’s nest on our porch
  • Watching mama & daddy bird protect the nest
  • Baseball uniforms dirtied by hard play
  • Frisco eating with her paws
  • A free T-shirt
  • Being a pint low on O- to save someone else
  • Sitting under a ceiling fan
  • Putting lotion on my feet at the end of the day
  • Potluck dinners
  • Best Ball golf tournaments
  • Driving a golf cart
  • Caprese salad
  • Deviled eggs
  • Manna Church
  • Glee
  • Deuteronomy 2:3
  • Dental Floss
  • Turtles in a pond
  • Small Group kick-off night
  • The opportunity to tell someone what you admire about her
  • Finding nail clippers when you need them
  • The beauty of a golf course
  • Swans
  • Guacamole in single-serving packages
  • The moment when a big project goes from Hot Mess to Making Progress
  • Looking at old photos
  • Yearbooks
  • The bonfire solution for getting rid of trash
  • Magazines
  • “Mom, feel my muscles”
  • “Mom, let’s cuddle”
  • Putting down food that doesn’t taste good
  • Music boxes
  • Christian’s made-up games
  • Laughing until your stomach muscles hurt
  • Coconut Lime Verbena scented lotion
  • Sleeping dogs
  • Boxes labeled “Keepsakes”
  • Opening Keepsake boxes from time to time
  • Saying “no” to Cracker Barrel Biscuits
  • Baseball hats on bad-hair days
  • Non-sweating drink cups
  • Home Alone – no matter how many times you’ve seen it
  • Locating long-forgotten books
  • Notes delivered via paper airplane
  • Playoff Beards
  • Zambonis
  • Jumbotrons
  • The Stanley Cup
  • The hockey tradition of shaking hands at the end of a series
  • The expectation of an amazing summer
  • The moment you notice a headache is gone
  • Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy
  • Music Countdown specials
  • Award Shows
  • Women’s Power Networking
  • Hanging out with other life coaches
  • Fuzzy furred goslings
  • Thank you notes in a child’s handwriting
  • MOM: Manager of Miracles
  • A patch of blue in a stormy sky
  • Organizing my office supplies
  • Diner’s, Drive-ins, and Dives on the Food Network
  • Cheesy competition TV shows … any and all of them
  • A DVR to record the cheesy competition TV shows my husband does not enjoy (which is also any and all of them)
  • A free air-conditioner when ours broke
  • Finding old writings and projects
  • Life Lessons from Baseball
  • Weather radar maps
  • The Amplified Bible
  • Old-fashioned hour glasses
  • Online sermons 
  • Singing in the car
  • Little voices singing big worship songs
  • Having an answer to the every day inquiry of “What’s for Dinner?” 
  • Stepping out on a limb and finding it holds
  • Learning Evalene will have her WHOLE family in town for her 75th Birthday

One thought on “10,000 Reasons for My Heart to Sing

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