It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chapter 11, Page 13, Book 08

T hanks for time to be together,
turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
H for harvest stored away,
home, and hearth, and holiday.
A for autumn's frosty art,
and abundance in the heart.
N for neighbors, and November,
nice things, new things to remember
K for kitchen, kettles' croon,
kith and kin expected soon.
S for sizzles, sights, and sounds,
and something special that about.
That spells THANKS for joy in living
and a jolly good Thanksgiving.
Aileen Fisher, All in a Word

Do you remember the last time you were literally overcome with gratitude?
Stop for a moment, and think back. How long has it been? What were you doing? What happened that caused you to feel so overwhelmingly grateful?
For most of us, such profound experiences of gratitude are rare. They usually come when someone does us a great favor, extends to us an unexpected and undeserved kindness, or forgives a great debt. Though they may not happen often, such experiences leave an indelible mark on our hearts. For a little while we become like children again – filled with wonder and awe and fresh excitement for life. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could live in such a thankful state of grace all the time?


I’ve noticed that a lot of people are starting to list what they are thankful for on Thursdays calling it Thankful Thursday. I think it is a great thing to do. Very often when we take time to count our blessings we find that life is better than we thought.

I’m always thankful for Thursdays because it means tomorrow is FRIDAY. The end of another week is almost here. I’m grateful that the good Lord helped me to make it through another work week. Some days are better than others, but I do try to be thankful for them all.


Don't forget to be thankful for life's simple joys.
You never know when things will get better or worse.
Either way, appreciate what you have now

‘On Ya’ –ma

Gratitude is a seasoning for all seasons


Bookncoffee said...

hmmmmm....I was last thankful yesterday when people helped me get boxes of info up to my meetings and then again afterwards. I was very happy to have the help. And I certainly remember being thankful about it. Then I didn't have to make about 5 trips up and down the stairs with boxes and presentation equipment heavier than I needed to be carrying with my knees. lol.

Jeannette said...

I try to be thankful every day and not just on Thursdays. The last time I felt that way was when someone from the internet sent me, totally unexpectedly, some plants for my garden. So exciting to get a parcel.

Jan said...

Thankyou for reminding me ,I have such a long list of things I am grateful for , Jan xx

Cindi said...

Today I'm thankful for my coffee, tomorrow, your entries...hope your day is good!

Linda said...

I loved the "thanks" poem today! I was last totally overcome with gratitude when I recieved a little extra bonus and was able to pay john and josh's semesters at college off without added pressure! Linda

Kathy said...

I have so much to be thankful for. My health for one and the health of my husband. Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for the little things every day.

Ally Lifewithally said...

We have such a lot to be grateful for ~ I am grateful I have my family around me ~ Ally x

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for today being Thursday too. Have a great day.

Joan said...

I feel Stuart and I have so much to be thankful for with all Stu's health problems I do give thanks. LOve Joan.

Kath said...

I am thankful and grateful for small mercy's every day of my life and thank the Lord for them too.One of them being here today to be able to continue reading your wonderful postings even if J/Land is no more at least we all still have one another on blogger.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Hollie said...

Yes, when we really stop & think we are so blessed! Thanks for reminding us to be more thankful for what we have....

betty said...

ugh! just typed a big comment and Blogger wouldn't take it; just wanted to say thanks for doing a Thankful Thursday entry; although you know we can/should be thankful each day of the week, I think its nice to publicly proclaim and write one day a week about my grateful thanks to a loving God who gies me so much to live for (and I know you feel the same way)

great entry; I enjoyed the THANKS poem :)


Alice said...

Yes, there's always something to be thankful for. Today it's my grandson's surgery over and done and I feel he will be ok :).....

Janie said...

We all have a lot to be thankful for that we take for granted each day. Praying the Lord will draw those feelings closer. Praise God for His love! Hope you have a wonderful day tommorrow. God Bless, Janie