Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Letter Game

After visiting Laura's blog, I decided I'd play the The Letter Game. If you want to play too, visit Liz! Liz gave me the letter "S". My task is to list ten things that begin with the letter "S" that I love. My problem? I couldn't stop at 10! Sorry. Anyway, here goes:

1. Simply Jesus!- my One and Only.
2. Snuggling with my honey.
3. Son - my teenage son is my best chum ever!
4. Sisters - sisters by birth or re-birth - I love all my girlfriends
5. Solitude - I need my quiet time.
6. Simple pleasures - a cup of hot chocolate by the fire, curled up with a good book.
7. Sipping tea with a friend.
8. Sundays and Sundae's - the Sabbath is my favourite day and ice-cream is my favourite indulgence - ANYTHING chocolate!
9. Swings - still enjoy a trip to the park and an old fashioned swing.
10. Special days - I like making any day into a celebration.
11. Switzerland - it really is my number one dream holiday.
12. Shape - getting physically fit with my Wii.
13. Savouring chocolate - did anyone say Dark, Orange Chocolate?
14. Singing - always have a tune in my heart and I can make a song out of anything.
15. Seasons - I love the SNOW!
16. Sense of humour - relish in a good laugh.
17. Sharing God stories - especially as I lead the Ladies Bible Study.
18. Sayings - I collect quotes.
19. Second chances - Thank You Lord.
20. Socks - purchasing what I call 'fun socks'.
21. Sound of Music - one of my favourite movies.
22. Sitting on the beach - up north at our trailer in the summer.
23. Surprises - giving and receiving them.
24. Siesta's across the border - love y'all
25. Saving grace - Praise the Lord.
26. Starbucks - Coffee anyone?
27. Strengthening myself in the Lord.
28. Shopping - especially purchasing gifts for other people.
29. Stories - I could spend all day in a bookstore or with my nose buried in a book.
30. Smiles - wish I could see yours!

Now...I'm going to take this one step further. I will now share with you 10 things I don't love!

1. Spotlight - I'm a behind-the-scenes girl.
2. Sin
3. Satan
4. Suffering
5. Standing for long periods of time.
6. Spiders
7. Speaking in front of other people - although God keeps calling me to do this!
8. Sarcasm - if it's not said lovingly in fun.
9. Storms - environmental and personal.
10. Submitting to the rules of this game! (Hahaha - obviously I didn't. I'm living well outside the box!)

Hope you enjoyed!


Yolanda said...


The one that spoke deeply to my heart is #19....SECOND CHANCES!

Love ya,

Runner Mom said...

This is so cool! I love it! THanks for all of the wonderful "S" things!! I'm going to hop over to her blog and check this out!

I want to hear you sing the next time we get together!! I can't carry a tune in a bucket, and I so love to hear others praising God in song! I do make a Joyful "noise" to HIm!! I'm so glad that He loves me just the way I am!!

Love you!

Liz said...

Oh Joy! I am laughing out loud! Ooohh - Just finished a dark orange chocolate bar my hubby gave me for Christmas! mmmm.
And I think I might want to go back and add an addendum to my post...10 things that I don't love! What a great idea! I should have given you R for Rebel! LOL
Love, Liz

Beth E. said...

These are all great! I started to list the #'s of the ones I agreed with, but there were just too many. I definitely love chocolate, though! :o)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

One "S" I love...


One "S" I don't love...

sleepless nights.

I know. Not very creative.


Sita said... forgot...Sita (-;!!!

Joy in The Truth said...

What a fun letter game! :) And I happen to love "S". :)

Thanks for your comment and quotes in my blog post! I love the quotes and will read them again! :)

You and I will have to go stationery shopping together...perhaps the next time we both attend She Speaks at the same time!

Hugs and lots of letters,

Tracy said...

Loved your list! Like Yolanda, #19 leaps off that list for me (though there are many loves and unloves which we share) = )

Thank you so much your kind words and for "S"haring in our "Joy" about the proposal/engagement. = ) We feel so very blessed.

Zoe said...

Loved this post.
Enjoy your Ladies day. Can't wait to hear what you learned.

Anonymous said...

You are one of my favorite writers.. I follow you around the blogging community. Believe me when I say you have great writing ability, loads of wisdom, and always leaving us with things to ponder... thank you..... Sweet blessings to you. kathy

this was a fun writing and I am a dark chocolate/orange type of gal...

Paula (SweetPea) said... did go above and beyond. Shall we say you are a lover of many S's?

I hate that box thing also...we shouldn't put God in a box and I don't think we should put ourselves in one either.

Pat said...

Joy, this is a keeper!
Might I just add a couple that came to my mind as I read??

Surrendered Sisters!!!
Sweet Tea!

Just couldn't help myself :0)
Have a blessed week friend!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Joy...I loved reading about the things you like and the ones you dislike! Makes me feel I know you better! Especially liked the fact that you took time to mention us "Siestas 'across the border'"! :)

God bless ya!


Cheri Bunch said...

What a fun game!

How did your event go?

It is good to be back to bloggy world!

Have an awesome day!

Love you,

Julie Gillies said...

I love how you added the things you DON'T like. I'm right there with you on SPIDERS (lots of large spidies down here in Florida...aaacck!!) and also the sarcasm. Actually, I agree with you on most all of them. Guess we have lots in common!

Have a blessed week.

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

You are just the sweetest thing ever and this list just proves it! =)

ps- I thought that was really cool that the Lord spoke to you as well about this "Not Yet" concept! God is just so awesome!

Renee Swope said...

Love the list of what you love. Like Marilyn said, it makes me feel like I know you better. I love you friend. Your writing always encourages my heart - even a list!!

Thanks for your friendship and prayers. I treasure you!

Kathy S. said...

This proves it! Surely we are kindred sisters!!