Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thursday, the day when I take a few minutes and write down a few things I am thankful for. 
As I was thinking about what to write today  an old song by Bing Crosby came to mind:
"When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep counting my blessings."

So as I count my blessings today, I am thankful for

the wonderful blog posts about our grandkids that their mom in Texas writes

the daily phone call from our daughter as she is on her way home from work each day

the adorable photo of our newest grandson in Boston that his mom sent us today

the used Lexus R300 in mint condition that were able to pay cash for to replace the car that was totaled

our oven only needed a minor repair

our weedeater broke and I found one the next day at Goodwill for only $5

my husband's cold is FINALLY going away.

spring weather this past weekend

food, clothing, shelter, which I just take for granted.
These are # 861 -869 in my quest toward One Thousand Gifts.


I love this painitng of a little girl giving thanks before she eats her meal.  I feel like that little girl giving thanks to God for all the things he has blessed me with.  I wonder... if someone doesn't believe in God, then if they are thankful for something, who are they thankful to?  You can't just say "thank you" to no one.....just a thought...
So I ask you the same question I ask every Thursday. What are you thankful  for today?
Rhondi xo
To join in today please use the thankful Thursday button, and then publish your post.   Then sign in with mr linky.  Please leave me a comment telling me you are participating.  Thanks for joining us today!

26 comments:

  1. I am Thankful for impending Sring, warm sunshine, doors opening.

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  2. Hello! I am new to your blog and just loving it. I am not prepared to do Thankful Thursday this week but I think that it is such a great idea! Your quilts on your side bar are beautiful. Did you make those?

    ~Liz

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  3. Lovely post Rhondi. I'm having a thankful day too. I love the picture of the little girl.

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  4. Thank you for a great post! Love the photo also of the little girl. Great reminder for us all to thank the Lord for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us.

    I am especially thankful that I can communicate with my hubby even though he is halfway around the world. I can even hear his voice through my computer. Wonderful.

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  5. What precious and wonderful family things to be thankful for. And I'm so glad for your replacement car and simple oven fix. I'm with you, wanting to remember Who I am thankful to too.
    Appreciate you hosting.

    Sincerely,
    Stepheny

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  6. I love Bing and that song too.

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  7. I'm in and wondering if people who don't believe in God ARE thankful??? xo,

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  8. I was out of coffee for two mornings this week because I kept forgetting to stop at the store. So this morning I was thankful for a bag of whole bean coffee to grind, my red coffee pot, because not only does it makes coffee but it cheers me up in the morning. And most of all for a streaming cup of good black coffee. It's amazing how we take a cup of coffee for granted most mornings.

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  9. I posted a link but I don't think it is working . I don't know how to remove it. Do you do that or can I do it? Thanks Stella

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  10. What a sweet painting, Rhondi.
    Today I'm thankful to be moving about without such a sore back!
    I hope I'll be able to join your tea party every once in a while - would that be okay? I won't be able to attend every week, but I'll be a very regular drop in if that's alright.

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  11. Hello Dear Lady, I hope your card came. I posted a Thankful Thursday post today. I am so thankful to you, for always reminding us to be thankful.
    Karen

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  12. You do indeed have many blessing. What a thrill to count them and remember them. Hugs, Marty

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  13. I just visited your blog today -- I adore this post and how you recognize the things you are thankful for. You asked what we are most thankful for today -- hands down, I would have to say my freedom. How blessed we are to live in this country.

    God bless,
    Rosalyn-Sue

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  14. Thank you for linking to all of these wonderful reasons to give thanks.

    I have so much to be thankful for, yet I need to be reminded.

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  15. hello!
    i was touched by your list...
    it is indeed the smallest of things...we should remember to give thanks for!

    wonderful recall of mr B :)

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  16. Thankful for knowing there are wonderful people like you in this world.
    ♥, Susan

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  17. This is a wonderful idea! God deserves all the praise we can possibly give...Thanks for doing this project! http://ofgraceandpearls.blogspot.com/2010/02/thankful-thursday.html

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  18. Beautiful Thankful Thursday post. I am thankful that God is sending my first grandbaby in September.
    God bless you, Rhondi.
    Bren

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  19. So much to be thankful for indeed! Today I am thankful that the snow went right away when the sun came out. Wish I could figure out how to put up the cute additions that you have on the side of your page. I tried once but it didn't work.

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  20. Rhondi, you do have alot to be thankful for :)!

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  21. I loved your post...especially the one about your daughter calling each day.. just love those children...!!!!

    I am very impressed that you designed those beautiful quilts -wow - I hope one day I have the ability to pull something like that off!!

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  22. Hey sweet Rhondi! Can I change my link to this week's? It's okay if not; I'll just chime in again again next week. Either way I'm still thankful :). Hope you have a great day!

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  23. Hi Rhondi!

    Glad your husband is feeling better! There's so much to be thankful for!

    Manuela

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  24. Hi Rhondi- what a lovely post! I'm grateful for the kindness and generosity of others! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your nice comments! I have enjoyed reading yours as well- I look forward to reading more!

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  25. Thanks for posting Thankful Thursday again this week. It's a nice reminder to count our blessings and be happy. I'm glad that your husband is feeling better, too. Have a great day.

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  26. HI Rhondi! Oh, I love your thankful list! I'm very thankful today myself!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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Rhondi