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

Author Unknown

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 18, Book 21




Gratitude unlocks the fulness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie

July 17th - Thankful Sunday 



When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

Willie Nelson 

This is my day to reflect on the many blessings that came my way this week, of which I have many.  

I’m thankful for my short vacation, it was good to get away from home for awhile and see something new.  Sadly it rained most every day but I’m thankful my daughter had a porch to sit on and out of the  rain, none of our storms brought any damage with them.  With so many weather distracters going on around the country, all we got was rain and nothing bad.

I’m thankful for my home to come back to.  It’s where I’m most comfortable in the world.  I call it my happy place, because it is cozy and comfy.  No matter what the weather, I’m safe there and it’s a peaceful place to be.

I’m thankful that many are now able to vacation more than ever.  But with the variant now causing lots of problems, we still have to be careful.  The only way we’re going to beat this virus is for every one to be fully vaccinated and we’re not there yet, But we who are vaccinated can go most any place safely.

I’m thankful that once again my family is all safe, healthy and happy.  It’s something I pray for them daily and I’m thankful for answered prayers.   I’m thankful to be back in our church onee more, I even got brave enough to go last week without wearing a mask for the first time.  Not many wear them now if they’ve had the vaccination.  I still keep a safe distance and wash my hands often.

I’m thankful for hand sanitizer when soap and water are not handy.  It kills the germs and makes us safer.

I can’t say thank you enough it seems.  the more I have to be thankful for the more things I see to make me thankful.  The list goes on and on. 

I hope you too can count your blessings and not your problems. 

I hope you all have a restful and relaxing Sunday!



Feeling gratitude and not expressing its like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

5 comments:

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

We always have something to be thankful for!

jack69 said...

SWEET for today. It is easy to enjoy and like THANKFUL people in our busy 'ME' world.
Love from down here
Sherry & jack

Martha said...

I always enjoy your Sunday thankful posts Ma. Have a beautiful Day! :)

Mevely317 said...

This is like what someone said (can't remember who) - if the only prayer you pray is "thank you", that's enough.
I, too, attended church this morning without MY mask. I'm not gonna deny, it felt weird -- but I need to step out on faith.
Happy Sunday!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Being thankful is a good thing and I am