Thursday, January 20, 2011

thankful thursday

When the mind goes blank and subject matter fails to emerge, there is always something for which to be thankful:

Starting with the connections made through this blog. I have to thank my friend Jayne for encouraging me to reach out to other bloggers, and I have been rewarded richly for doing so. Thank you, friends, for visiting, commenting, and befriending. You fill my heart, make me laugh, and inspire me. Love you ALL!!

Today (well, everyday!) I'm thankful for magnifiers. Starting with my glasses, without which I couldn't read anything smaller than a billboard. Well, that's not entirely true, but you get the idea. And now that I've returned to cross stitch I need an additional magnifier to see the canvas and to count the grids. Thank God for those!

And speaking of cross stitch (I know, I know, enough already), last night I finished the duck! All critters are now complete (teddy bear, giraffe, rocking horse, bunny, clown, duck and sailboat--an honorary critter). What remains are the lesser things: a toy, shelf on which the critters sit, a ribbon banner overhead, a pinwheel and a flag. I am beyond excited to have reached this benchmark.

I am thankful for a new vestry, whose first meeting together will be tonight. I feel hopeful that we will get a great deal done this year.

I am thankful for my hubby, who brought me flowers yesterday! I still need to de-clutter the top of one cupboard to get into another and find a vase!

I am thankful for my mind, which in spite of its lapses in memory and occasional cognitive hiccups, keeps me attentive and helps me stay informed.

I am thankful for my four-legged children, who love with abandon.

I am thankful for more than you want to read, but which I hold in my heart with gladness.

And I am thankful to God for the blessing of faith, and its renewal in my life. Can I get an Amen?

Have an amazing day.


Sharon said...

AMEN! And thanks for the inspiration. I haven't had anything to write about for over a month, or really, anything that I think is worth writing about. There is always something to be thankful for, and those things are always worth sharing. Thank you for sharing with us.

The Bug said...

What a great list (not the least of which is flowers from your hubby). Can't wait to see the completed birth announcement :)

I'm glad you're here in blogland - and that you're over there in real life!

Jan said...

Amen, amen! It's always good to be reminded of this, especially with David Steindl-Rast. Maybe it's time for me to re-read his book, "Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer." I, too, am glad you are here.

Terri said...

counting one's blessings is a wonderful way to remember that we all have much to be thankful for. For me, you and my blogging buddies are on my gratitude list.

Jayne said...

Well, I'll return the gratitude by saying if not for you, there would be no Journey Through Grace. :c) So glad that so many others have come to know and love you as I do! Smoochers and warm hugs!

Jules said...

and I am thankful for you, dear Anne

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