Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thursday and already 2009 is one week old! I am just now getting into a routine after all the travelling we did in December, so I am doing Thankful Thursday again.

I am re-reading a delightful book called Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It really fits in to my aspiration for 2009 to "Rest and Be Thankful"

We are having lots of birds visiting our bird bath lately. If you click on the photos it will enlarge them for you.

Every morning when we wake up we are given a wonderful gift-another day of life. So I'm going to make the most of it today.

I am thankful for today-a blank piece of paper waiting to be written on. I wonder what how the story will play out. I have some plans of what I hope to accomplish, but sometimes plans have a way of getting interrupted don't they?

I am thankful for a day in which I get to choose what I'm going to do today. That is a luxury for most people. I don't have to go to a job I don't like, or interact with people who are negative. I am very blessed and I am thankful.
What are you thankful for today?

Rhondi xo
Since it's been a month since I posted Thankful Thursday I'm not sure who still wants to post Thankful Thursday also. If you let me know I will link to you.
These friends are helping to spread gratitude and thankfulness in blogland today:


  1. Hi Rhondi! I tried to leave a comment yesterday and couldn't. It seems to be ok today. I loved your post yesterday, especially your tea set. I just love blue and white china. I agree that everyone does need their own special spot and today, I am thankful to be able to read your thankful list and to be able to leave a comment!

  2. Happy Thankful Thurday, Rhondi!

    I agree... it's important to celebrate every minute. THIS is the day that the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in IT. :-)

    I made sure and got my post up today. :-)



  3. Hi Rhondi
    What a nice "special spot" you have! I read my Sarah Ban Breathnach book year round & love it! Enjoy your day.

  4. Great thoughts and things to be thankful for. I have posted my thankfulness today!


  5. Hi Rhondi! My 1st visit to your blog and I will come again soon to read more. Love the idea of Thankful Thursday because it is a great way to start your day, thinking of all the things you are grateful for and sharing them with all these wonderful blogger friends! I will write my post later today. It will be PRETTY long :-)
    LUV Simple Abundance. It is my bible. It is dog eared and full of underlining, highlighting and notes. Do you know she wrote it by hand while lying in her bed? Awesome.

    See ya soon!


  6. Lovely post today Rhondi. I tried to leave a comment yesterday about your special spot, but wasn't able too. Anyway, I love your wicker chaise, it's the perfect spot!

  7. A lovely list of blessings, Rhondi. You're right - so many people are yoked to jobs that they have to do just to survive. It really is something to be grateful for - doing what you love!

  8. So true and I enjoyed your bird photos ~ especially the bluebirds. Love them. Your yard looks very bird friendly.

    Have a great day.

  9. Hi Rhondi!
    I too, am (re)reading Simple Abundance this year. I received a great tip from Donna at regarding this book. She suggests reading the Joyful Simplicities at the end of each chapter before starting on that month. In other words, the Joyful Simplicities for January comes at the end of the month, but it makes much more sense to read it at the beginning of January as it gives you ideas of things to do during that month. Check it out to see what I mean. Oh, and also, I just posted my very first "Thankful Thursday." I hope you will add me to your list.

  10. Hi Rhondi,
    What a lovely blog you have and bluebirds at your bird bath too> How lucky you are. We just moved into our home in August and we saw a few bluebirds. Hope they come back in the spring.
    Love the blue china in your header. It looks antique.

  11. Oh my goodness, I am amazed I think I have found my soul sister. We are so much alike it's unbelievable. Everytime I log into your blog, Its me! from our interest to the colors in our house,to the books we are both reading at the sametime.I'm an avid quilter,a grandmother of three, an artist,a christian,we even have the same dishes...should I go on.Its as if I am blogging, when I read yours.This is great!!!

  12. Elaine, That is so amazing that ww have so much in common. You should start a blog. It's so much fun and you meet such wonderful people, like you for example.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  13. Beautiful! I'd like to join in too! :-)

  14. Great to read your uplifting poat! Thanks!

  15. I've visited many times but I so rarely get the time to have a REALLY good look around blogland. I must say, it's worth it to find entries like yours. It almost feels like chatting over the garden gence!
    love, Angie, xx

  16. Loved your post...thanks for reminding us to enjoy the day!

  17. Hi Rhondi,
    What a lovely post. I have that book also, and like to pull it out every so often to read.

    Love the photos.

    Enjoy your day!

  18. All good things. Frequent reminders to be thankful are sometimes needful. I appreciate your gentle promptings.

    Won't join you today, but will plan on doing so in the future to cultivate that 'attitude of gratitude' that I want my children to I must model it.

    Blessings on your day!

  19. reading my comment, it sounds like I won't join you in a thankful spirit today. But I am, honest! I'm thankful the creek is still inside its banks, despite the micro-river currently cutting its way through our yard. And I'm thankful the snow is melting, even though its going a bit tooo fast.

    What I meant is I won't do a "Thankful Thursday" post today. But starting next week, I shall.

  20. Oh yes Rhondi.... I am most thankful for not having to go to a job I don't like and interact with the Dementors (like in Harry Potter)...
    Blessing and hugs

  21. I am thankful for those pictures of the birds enjoying your bird bath. It just brought peace to me to look at them. laurie

  22. Hi Rhondi,
    As always, I love your heartfelt post on Thankful Thursday. Each day holds the promise of many joys to unfold if we just take the time to notice and be thankful.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts today. I enjoyed your pictures very much. Thank you for stopping by as well and I hope you have the best ever 2009.

    See you again soon.
    hugs, Celestina Marie

  23. Hi Rhondi,
    Nice post.I love your cosy corner in your studio also.the little bluebirds are so pretty-we don't have them here.

  24. I am grateful for Thankful Thursdays. Thank you for taking the time to host this for all of us. Great exercise to do on a continual basis. I would love to join in every Thursday. So, please add me to your list of participants. I have already added a link to your site. Have a lovely evening! Rita

  25. Such a blessing, a new day. Love your little bird visitors. Mimi

  26. I love your line - I am thankful for today - a blank piece of paper to be written on - wonderful and how exciting. Take care, Judith

  27. Me too, Rhondi, thankful grandmother, quilter, Christian, lover of blue and white...and more, no doubt!

  28. Thankful Thursdays--what a great idea.

    I restarted my blog a couple of months ago, and have thought of a few regular posts, but this one is the best yet.

    I'll start my THANKFUL THURSDAYS this week.

  29. I would love to be a part of Thanksful Thursday. Thank you for offering this.

  30. I am a little late for last Thursday, however it struck me that I am truly thankful for the exact same thing as you are! Word for word! :o) If I can sneak a photo of my new blue bird family, I will post it. They are building a home with in a bird house my son built, on a tree not far from my bird bath and bird seed. :o) I am so excited for my new neighbors!

    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne


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