Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I want to play! I have had some "down time" this evening to click around on some of my favorite blogs, and came to Iris's and read her "Thankful Thursday" list. I just love this, and I love reading what others are thankful for. I truly think thankfulness is contagious, because after reading two or three I began to nod my head more and more, being both thankful on behalf of the person who wrote the post, as well as sensing a growing thankfulness for so much in my own life. Isn't this the way it's supposed to be? That must be partly why we are instructed so often in the Bible to be thankful. It has such a tendency to permeate our circumstances as well as the hearts of others.

So, here's what I'm thankful for this week:
  • My loving husband, who God has used to bless my life on every level, on Valentine's Day and everyday.
  • My hard-working kids who have done whatever they were asked to do for school this week, with excellence and diligence.
  • A fresh coat of paint on much of our downstairs. Oh how it soothes me to see it looking so beautiful!
  • My weenie dog, Zacchaeus, who I received for a Valentines Day present 7 years ago. We've had an "anniversary" of sorts this week. He makes me smile everyday.
  • An increasingly "uncluttered" mind, thanks to a recent re-alignment of my priorities.
  • Wise friends who God uses to speak truth into my life and encourage me toward excellence.
  • My electric blanket. So cozy.
  • House chores which remind me that we have an active family, dirty dishes which remind me that we have food, and laundry which reminds me that we have clothes.

Visit Iris at Sting My Heart to read more Thankful Thursday participants. It's contagious...You will be blessed!


Denise said...

I enjoyed your post, sweet blessings to you.

eph2810 said...

Oh, I am so glad that you shared with us. Yes, I agree - Thankfulness lists can be contagious. I guess that is why I love posting them. Although sometimes I repeat myself - but I think that is okay...
I am too glad for dirty dishes and laundry for the same reasons you are...

Thank you again for writing a Thankful post...BTW - I just did a quick search on thanks in the Bible - 110 results :)

Blessings on the rest of your evening and always, Cyndi.

tatnlace said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the little twist of being thankful for dirty dishes because that means we have food. Blessings.

Chris said...

These were just great!

Anonymous said...

Great list! I, too, am thankful for many of the same things: my wonderful hubby, beautiful daughter and electric blanket (have you tried putting it under your bottom sheet? It's fantasic! Heat rises, and it keeps you warm all night. Also, since I fold it in half the long way, the hubby doesn't get any of it, since he thinks it's too warm!)

Here from Splatter's place to see her design. I like it. I like your blog. I'm bookmarking you under my "joyful blogs" tab to come back and visit again. I love reading Christian mom blogs!

Oh, and my T13 is up - it's a rant about our snowstorm.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Great list. I absolutely LOVE Thankful Thursdays. I look forward to it every week. Even on days where I am sick and don't get to read until Friday (like yesterday and today!) I love having it in my life.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful when we remember that all our house chores are there because of the many blessings we have. Thanks for the reminder!

Kathleen Marie said...

This is awesome...what a great list. My sister Kelly just got one of those cute little pups too. Enjoy!

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh I am so glad you participated, I look forward to this each week. I am a day late, but I want to thank you for your prayers this week.

Have a great weekend.

Liza's Eyeview said...

Yes, thankfulnees is contagious. This is my 3rd week of joining and it's such a blessing. \

wow, electric blanket :) - yes, that's something to be thankful for - sounds real cozy :)