Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I am glad that I decided to do the Thankful Thursday posts because it reminds me to be grateful for many of the things in my life that I take for granted. Today I am thankful for encouraging words. Each morning I find encouragement from God's word. This morning I read in Isaiah 48:17 "I am the Lord your God who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go."
I am thankful for encouraging words from family and friends. Yesterday I was talking to my cousin and she was encouraging me in my creative abilities.
I am thankful for all the kind words you leave in your comments.
I wonder who I can encourage today with my words.

What are you thankful for today?

Rhondi xo





24 comments:

  1. Your gratitude card is lovely..serene and inspiring. I am thankful for my salvation, so rich and free. And for my God and family...whom my soul delights in...

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  2. I am thankful for the smiles you share with all of us via your posts.

    You are already encouraging us.

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  3. Your blog is so beautiful! I love red and white, so the opening picture caught my eye. And anyone who practices gratitude is an encouragement. Today I am thankful for friends, old ones and new ones!

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  4. What a wonderful gratitude card.

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  5. I am thankful for you and get inspiration from your wonderful blog!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  6. Today I'm thankful for the laughs I shared with my brother today when I went to visit him in the hospital. I'm thankful God is working on him and I see that every visit. I'm thankful for my family and friends because without them I would be nothing.

    Joanne

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  7. Hi Rhondi.
    First, I love your back porch with the adorondack chair and black toile pillow! We have the same birds here, plus every spring we have a great crested fly catcher, that spends a couple of weeks here , pounding on our back window!

    Today I am grateful, that my husband is home safe from his two day business trip...It is so quiet here without him.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  8. Thank you for putting me in your sidebar..although I didn't email you, that must have been someone else. I just use the comment section.. better get ready to call it a day. Our evening went by quickly as the men started to cut up the trees the wind took down, while I stayed indoors and did some spinning. Here it is midnight already! goodnight...

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  9. Hi Rhondi!
    I'm thankful for all my blogger friends and the encouragement I get from them!!
    Hugs, Sherry

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  10. Hi Rgindi, you have just reminded me! I did have a varigated Solomens seal...now it has gone! emm.
    I am thankful, to have met such a lovely person as you.
    Carol x

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  11. I have so much to be thankful for.... at this moment I am thankful I am going to have lunch with my aging parents... bless their ole hearts.... I am thankful for each day I get with them
    HUgs
    Linda

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  12. Rhondi that is so lovely. Please may I use the card?
    I'm thankful for the beauty of my garden where everything is beginning to flower and grow. It gives me such pleasure to look around. Didnt the Lord make a beautiful world?

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  13. One of my favorite verses. Thanks for the reminder :-)

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  14. I'm thankful that the rain let up and allowed dh and I to get outside and make the garden even more lovely. I feel we are stewards of this tiny piece of God's earth, and that we should do all we are able to make and keep it lovely. In turn we are visited by all the birds you recently showed, many animals pass through bringing life to the garden, and the flowers, shrubs and gorgeous trees surround us with shade and perfume.

    Life is good.........even with an aching back! Tonight homemade soup, a pizza and a movie sounds perfect.
    Have a great weekend Rhondi.

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  15. Such a beautiful post Rhondi. I love to count my blessings, especially when I find myself forgetting to be mindful. I guess the thing I am most thankful for is having the ability like you to see life through rose colored glasses. A touch from God's grace. I really love this scripture. Blessings, Karen

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  16. Today I am thankful for friends! My long-time friend (for 42 years!)drove 75 miles to spend the day with me today and celebrate my birthday (this Monday)

    Katherine

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  17. I am thankful for my good health this morning. I had tests run that came our great and I am grateful....
    bj

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  18. Jeannehttp://backyardneighbor.typepad.com/May 17, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Hello Rhondi, I am thankful to have the opportunity to visit posts like yours. We all take our blessings for granted. You are my wake uo call today. Thank you!

    Blessings, Jeanne

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  19. I feel thankful that I'm a citizen of and live here in the USA.

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  20. Today I'm thankful for the beauty of God's world outside my windows.

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  21. Oh Rhondi! I love the saying 'I am drinking from the saucer because my cup is running over.' Today I am thankful that I feel less tired and have less pain as each day passes. And, of course, it has all left me with some happy memories of online friends who came to visit.

    Thanks for reminding us each week to express our gratitude.

    Hugs ~
    Heidi

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  22. Your card is beautiful and your sentiments as well as ll those of your readers were wonderful. I am glad the first thing I read on the computer today was your blog.

    :-) Rosie

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  23. Hi Rhondi,
    well you´ve encouraged me today with Your visit at my blog! Thanks for that! It´s always a pleasure when someone takes the time to comment with such sweet words.
    Ps. I´ve added You to my list! DS

    Liisa

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  24. Why Rhondi. . . I'm thankful for YOU! :-)

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Hi
Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi