Thursday, August 09, 2007

Thankful Thursday: Little Things

I haven't done a Thankful Thursday in just forever! I have been trying to cultivate a spirit of gratitude in recent months and today I thought I'd post some of the "little things" for which I'm grateful, that came to mind as I was getting up and around this morning:

~All of my houseplants are currently alive.
~My car passed inspection yesterday.
~My pedicure is still intact.
~There was enough of my favorite cereal for breakfast this morning.
~I went to Target yesterday.
~While there, I ran into a dear friend and got to chat.
~And I ran into someone who wants to be a leader in our Awana club.
~A sweet, fun friend is having my kids over to play today, while I go to a conference.
~All of our appliances are working, and even at this moment are washing our stuff and keeping our food cold.
~I know what I'm going to wear today.
~Despite the 105 degree heat index, I'll need a jacket at the conference.
~We have leftovers.
~We're having them for dinner tonight.
~I got up really early.
~The kids didn't.
~My bed is made and waiting for me to fall back into it tonight.

What "little things" are you thankful for today?

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Denise said...

Welcome back to thankful thursday, I enjoyed your thankful list.

Alycia said...

I'm so thankful to have you joining in again with Thankful Thursday :) I loved reading your list and though I haven't been able to visit my usual blogs, I always swing by your blogs for encouragement and inspiration. Blessings to you Cyndi!

Laurel Wreath said...

My plants are dead =) I love your list, it is the little things that keep us going and make us realize how blessed we are.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

"I got early and the kids didn't"---rofl! So true to be thankful for the quiet mornings!

Loved your list! Enjoy the conference (and wearing a jacket--whee!). :)


Sonya said...

Love your list! The conference looks like fun and I hope you enjoy yourself!

Angie said...

Wonderful reminders of the things we tend to neglect to be thankful for! While reading yours I thought of my iron! I would have a hard time coping w/o it! Thanks for such a thankful sweet list!
Be blessed! :)

Deidre said...

I'm so glad you joined in. Participating in TT has changed me heart each week.

My plants are alive, too, which I haven't always been able to say.

I love the last one - the bed that is waiting for you to fall into - now, that's something to be thankful for! I wish it was that time now!!

Dana said...

I don't even try to have house plants, I'll just kill them - I don't mean too, I just can't keep them alive.

I wish I could get my toe nails to grow long enough to get a pedicure. I have a gift certificate from Christmas and have never used it.

Great list. Thanks for sharing, and welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Great list, and I was smiling from the start. Loved the "All of my houseplants are currently alive!"

Sheri said...

I'm smiling as I read your thankful list. Ah, how we need to be thankful for the little things! Yes, God is God of all! Thanks for the reminder and for sharing.

Linda said...

Everything is that much better when viewed through the prism of a thankful heart. So many of those things you mentioned we take for granted - until they either aren't there or cease working in the orderly manner to which we have become accustomed.
I'm so glad you wrote this today Cyndi.

Kim said...

I love your thankful thursday list.

Thanks for brightening my day.

ColoradoDreaming said...

Great list! Sometimes we forget those details of our lives that if they weren't there we sure would miss them.

MJS4Him said...

I enjoyed your list. a wonderful reminder that little things are blessings, too.

The Preacher's Wife said...

I'm a little late, but I love these Little Thing posts! :)) I particularly love the one about Awana help...that is always a praise moment! :))


Susan said...

I have got to admit, I do take for granted the small things we are allowed.

I am getting hooked on these " THANKFUL THURSDAY" blogs....

southmsmomof4 said...

Enjoyed your list. My plants are alive too (because my husband has a green thumb ;))Be blessed.

eph2810 said...

I am so thankful that you have joined us this past week (sorry I am so late making my rounds)...

Heat index 105 - eh? Well, we hit 110 again today - I am so ready for fall. I am glad that you had someone watching your kiddos while you were at the conference. I am sure you had a great time.

Thanks again for sharing your grateful heart with us this past week.

May our Lord continue to bless everything you do...