Much to be thankful for……

I love the attitude of being Thankful. That attitude can transform your life. My husband has ALWAYS demonstrated this is such a practical ongoing manner. I certainly have learned a lot from him in this area. I have been wanting to participate in both of these memes for awhile, but never seem to get to it when Thursdays roll around. This week I am determined…..since there is much to be thankful for!

  • I am thankful for our dog Nina. I never thought I would say that. Let’s say I was far from a dog lover when we got her 5 years ago. But now our 8 year old chocolate lab is part of the family!
  • I am thankful for our van, we got it last summer. Wow what a blessing it has been. My kids are 11 and 13 and this is our first van.
  • I am thankful for the beauty in the changing seasons! Not to bust on Florida…..but I could never live there, I need my seasons. I love the snow in the winter, the color of the fall leaves in the crisp air, the spring flowers, and even the heat of summer!
  • I am thankful for being 44…….yes I am old I know. But there is joy in watching your children grow up. There is peace in working through the ups and downs of almost 20 years of a Godly marriage. There is wisdom in seeing God’s amazing faithfulness through the years. So I am thankful for being a women in her 40’s……just wish my back didn’t ache so much!! 🙂
  • I am thankful for God’s amazing grace in my life over the years. I truly once was lost but now am found….and that is something to rejoice over!
  • I am thankful for the yummy farm produce that is so abundant in our area. Corn on the cob, watermelon and peaches were constant favorites this summer.
  • I am thankful for frozen pizza on Friday nights at our house. It’s one of those little things in life that makes a big difference.
  • And I must mention on this date 9/11. I am thankful for those who faithfully serve our country and give of themselves. Thank you to each one of you!!
  • Oh and I of course I am thankful for Jesus and dark chocolate. 🙂
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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Denise says:

    Thanks for counting your blessings sweetie.

  2. Serendipity says:

    What a lovely thankful post! I too am thankful for my dog 🙂

    Happy TT and God bless!

  3. Tracey says:

    Amen….Great list!
    Blessings…

  4. Debra says:

    What a beautiful thankful heart you have! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. Melanie says:

    Hi, Sandy! So glad you joined us this week for Thankful Thursday… it’s one of my favorite days and one that I really need alot of weeks. A special time to sit down and type out my thankfulness is such a great way to make a long week so much better!

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  6. pam says:

    This is a beautiful list, Sandy. I really enjoyed your perspective . . . and 44 is not old at all!

    I also feel the same way about our dog, Shelby, and I wasn’t all that keen on her joining us in the first place. She’s got a place in my heart now.

    Have a thanks-filled day!

  7. Thank you for this sweet TT post. God bless you dear.

  8. Mary says:

    Thanks for sharing today. I love the different seasons also. They each are beautiful in their own way. We used to have pizza and a movie on Friday nights with our family. Precious memories. Have a great weekend.

  9. Terri says:

    His mercies are new every morning!

  10. Nancy Hendricks says:

    Do I have a great daughter, or what? I am so happy that you have a grateful heart. It is God’s gift to us, and it is up to us to stop and think just how many things in our life bring us joy. Sammie Sue, I am so thankful for YOU! I love you, MOM

  11. Faith says:

    Awesome list!
    and hey…being in your 40’s isn’t old unless you don’t plan on living very long!
    I plan on living to age 102 so I told my daughters I am just about at mid-life (i’m 48). I LOVE my 40’s for all the reasons you do…..isn’t it great to see our children grow in Him and our marriages thrive even through the ups and downs??
    Have a blessed weekend!!

  12. I am giving you an award. You might have gotten it from someone else already but I still want to present one to you, because I truly love your blog:

    http://www.lizas-eyeview.com/2008/09/i-love-your-blog-award-someone-loves-my.html

  13. Amen.. I NEEDED to read your blog this morning!!!

  14. Great list!

    And even though I love living in Florida – I wish we had more visible seasons. I guess since I’ve lived here all my life, I don’t know what I’m missing until I head up north to visit family.

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