Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Once again, I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to be intentionally thankful.  A couple of weeks ago, I was a little reluctant to click on publish because my Thankful Thursday post didn’t focus on anything particularly deep or profound.  But I was reminded of 1st Thessalonians 5:18: give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  He’s not telling me to give thanks for just the spiritually significant events in my life … He’s instructing me to give thanks for everything … even the insignificant things.  I’ve found that when I have an attitude of gratitude, I see God working and feel His presence in a way that I don’t think I would otherwise.

A few things I’m thankful for today:
  • co-workers who are patient and helpful as I learn some new duties
  • my sweet hubby who never complains when I try a new recipe … even when that recipe isn’t one worth keeping
  • clean sheets on the bed
  • warm breezes blowing through open windows
  • opportunities to serve at church … officially and unofficially
  • God’s grace


  1. I try to remember that last one every day. Lovely blog background btw...have a nice day!

  2. Warm breezes! yeah! have a good day!

  3. What a great thankful list! Enjoy the day!

  4. I love the smell of clean sheet and the breeze blowing through windows! Thanks for the reminder and have a great day!

  5. amen for God's grace! always good to give thank in everything indeed! Like you mention, even the simplest things we take for granted, clean sheets, gentle warm breezes, are gifts indeed from God!!

    enjoy the day!


  6. We can never be thankful enough and I love being reminded to be intentionally thankful. Great post!

  7. Hello...I popped over to your blog from Life's Blessings and I am so glad I did. I am always happy to find another happy Christian woman enjoying the joys of Grandmahood. A blessing not quite like any other for sure. I enjoyed your list of thankfulness today. And your right...thankful for EVERYTHING...I have found that so many times it is the little daily things that we sometimes take from granted that really bless us the most. A thankful heart really IS a happy heart. Blesssings to you, Debbie

  8. Great post!

    We get so lost in looking for amazing - instead of finding the joy in the simple, quiet everyday pleasures. Awesome reminder!


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