Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Feeling Thankful . . .



Are you thankful?  Every day?  I know I am!  For so many things, large and small.  When we observe life with what I like to call a "Gratitude Attitude", all the negatives and disappointments can't help but take a back seat, and that's exactly where they belong.

I have several blogging friends who routinely post the events in their lives for which they are thankful.  I always find these inspirational as they vary from the profound to the down-to-earth ordinary.  I never fail to be moved and motivated.  I never fail to find myself giving thanks to the Lord for them and for their gifts of observation - when the ordinary becomes extraordinary . . . miraculous.

So, I thought, why not share my own for this week?

Lord, I am thankful for:


  • Being able to attend husband Danny's high school reunion in Brunswick, Georgia, and staying on the pristine Jekyll beach.
  • My daughter, getting a promotion at work.
  • My son, finding a meaningful, loving relationship.
  • The responsibility I see step-son, Giovanni, taking on willingly and in love.
  • My dad, who had to visit the hospital this week, but is now home safe, healthy, and sound.
  • My mom, who cares for my dad unceasingly, and has the strength and the love to stay focused and able.
  • Inheriting an extra child car seat so I can transport my granddaughter, Virginia, without a hassle.
  • Feeling the warmth of Virginia's hand clasped in mine as she snuggles on the couch with me.
  • Appreciating the intricacies of patterns on the seemingly unimportant rocks and pebbles because Virginia notices and considers them all important.
  • Danny scrubbing the pots/pans tonight because I had laundry to take off the line.
  • Good weather so I could hang the clothes out.
  • The prayer chain which keeps me up to date with those in need.
  • My blogging friends who always visit, always comment, ever understand . . . What did I ever do to deserve you?
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for every blessing you have given to me.  I pray you grace my friends with that very same love.  Amen!

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    1. Thank you, Kimly . . . how sweet you are! :)

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  2. I love you Martha. You're a blessing and a gift.

    God is so generous, loving and full of mercy. I'm truly grateful for that. And for all the blessings ~ minute or great, most of which are in disguise :P

    Lots of love and prayers always!

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    1. Love you, too, Melissa!
      Yes, our God is so awesome and loving and kind, always! We can never be grateful enough for that. :)
      Sharing with you that love and the prayers.

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  3. I am thankful for the earth and it wonders as we travel I am amazed at what the world holds if we open our eyes and hearts !!

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  4. We all have good and bad things happening in our lives and we should be thankful for all. Usually, the bad leads to something more and is a learning curve for us...or at least, it is for me. I'm thankful for ALL of it. It all has a purpose ♥♥♥

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    1. Mary, I, too, have learned so much from what were bad/sad experiences. I all has a purpose under God. Of that, we can be certain and in this knowledge, can have peace. :)
      Blessings, my friend!

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  5. Such a beautiful post Martha...loved your list of thank yous <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Me! Glad you liked the thank your.
      Blessings always!

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  6. Aww Martha, I think I'm going to have to reverse your question... What did I ever do to deserve someone as kind as you???

    Lovely gratitude list, Martha. God bless you always! ❤❤❤ :-)

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    1. Oh, Irene, you are too sweet! Glad you enjoyed the post, my dear.
      Have a lovely weekend and may God continue to fill your life with thankfulness and blessings!

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