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

Author Unknown

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Chapter 4, Page 11, Book 21

Gratitude changes everything.

Author Unknown

April 11th -thankful Sunday

Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy.

Jefferson Bethke

I hope you dont get tired of seeing my Thankful posts every Sunday, because I never get tired of giving thanks for what I have.  It seems the more thanks I give the more I have to be thankful for.  My life is so very full of many blessings.  Every day may not be a good one, but there is some good to be found in every day.

This week we were blessed to have sunshine and warm weather with temps way above normal, but we are to cool off today and be back in the 60’s which is more normal for us this time of year. Still it was so nice to have summer like weather and the grass has turned green and there are small leaves out on the trees and many of them are blooming too.  Spring is my favorite season of the year.  

I’m thankful to be able to get out and about enjoying the nice weather.  I had my regular check up at the doctors office on Thursday.  He still thinks I’m on the right track, even though I gained 5 pounds back.  I knew all the Easter treats I’ve been eating had put some pounds back on and the lazy days spent reading didn’t give me much exercise, But I am thankful for all of them and certainly did enjoy them.  Now I have to get some more exercise and with the nicer weather, that should be much easier to do. And I’m thankful for a good check up that shows I’m keeping healthy.  The doctor even said that the reading I’m doing is good for me, keeping my mind active is important too.

Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely not one gets this far alone.

Stephen King

I’m thankful that DD and her son were able to come over yesterday and help me with some yard work.  I love the tree I have here in the yard, but it sure is messy. Every time the wind blows, I have more sticks and branches in the yard.  It really needs a good trimming.  All the work picking them up before it’s time for me to mow the yard is back breaking for me, so DD and her son came to help me out.  They got most of it all cleaned up as well as some of the remaining leaves still hanging around since the fall.  Now when mowing season comes along, I’ll be able to get that done.  

I’m thankful that once again all my family are healthy and safe.  More and more have been vaccinated and that includes some that are now in colleges as they’ve started vaccinations on college campuses so the virus won’t spread over the summer and students should be safe going back to school in the fall.  Two of my grandsons work for Starbucks and they are also making sure their employees get vaccinated.  They deal with the public every day. 

Every day seems to bring something new to be thankful for and my list could go on and one, but these are highlights from the week.  I hope you all have had a safe and healthy week too.

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.  It will change your life mightily.

Gerald Good 


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There is always something to be thankful for !

Martha said...

So much to be thankful for Ma! I never get tired of seeing your Sunday thankful posts, they are my favorite of the week. Sound like spring is finally in full force there - enjoy!

Mevely317 said...

Like Martha said, no. I never tire of reading your thankful posts.
I'm reading a wonderful book (1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp) where she talks about something called eucharisteo, meaning 'to give thanks.' Our ladies Bible group did this study a while back. At first, I wasn't sure I'd like it, but she's sure opened my eyes to the gifts all around us.

I really like your doctor's attitude!

jack69 said...

It is good to read your thankful Sunday blog. Those things, health and family are our Thankfulness also. Life is better when we are thankful.
Sending love from a VERY rainy Florida!
Sherry & jack sending thanks for being here.