You had the assignment in every grade growing up; now you're an adult and you still make these lists. Here is mine for 2010.
I am thankful for...
...Romans 5:8, which says "while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
...my wife Beth who never ceases to amaze me and puts up with me.
...my children, Elijah and Mylie, that I love more and more with each passing day.
...my job, let me never take it for granted.
...good friends and their company.
...Josh Collier, who is always there when I need him, even if he doesn't know that I need him.
...my parents and how they raised me.
...the ability to enjoy what I like, which truly is a gift from God.
...people who take the time to listen to me.
...people who share their experience and wisdom.
...throwback Pepsi made with real sugar, that stuff is outstanding.
...that God has ordained my life with purpose.
...air conditioning and furnaces.
...clean water and good food.
Obviously, this isn't the end of the list; it's just the beginning. We have so much to be thankful for that it's hard to write it all down. But at the end of the day, nothing else matters except what we do with this life that God has given us. As my first entry says, Christ died while we were still sinners. We didn't have to prove ourselves to Him; He chose to carry the cross because He loved us. Above all, I am thankful for that.