It was then I realised I had so much to be thankful before I even got out of bed:
A comfortable bed , warm covers, cosy pajamas.
The sound of my husband's quiet breathing next to me.
Our own bedroom to sleep in, in a nice warm house, where we can set the furnace to be cool at night and warm up in the morning so it won't be cold when we get out of bed.
A safe place to live, no bombs going off in the night, like in some parts of the world
I slept well and woke up with no aches or pains.
Then as I got ready for the day I was thankful for electricity, indoor plumbing, unlimited hot water, food, and clothing. Most of the people in this world would be happy to have one of these things which are just a normal part of life in this part of the world.
So today I am thankful for all these little things, which I take so much for granted.
These blogs are also posting for Thankful Thursday, so stop by and visit them when you can:
If you would like to join us, please email me and I'll add you to the list. My email is in my profile.
So what are you thankful for today?
This is such a lovely post. You are so right, that we forget the simple things that we take for granted are treasures from heaven to others.
My recent trips to the hospital for tests opened my eyes to the countless health problems that people suffer with every day.
I just finished writing my Thankful Thursday post. My little devotional Streams in the Desert thankfully got me through many days.
How true that it is the little things that we can be most thankful for. We certainly do live in luxury in comparison to many others throughout the world and I, too, am so thankful for the comforts of my home. A wonderful post, Rhondi!!ReplyDelete
So thankful for the comforts of home especially during this cold snap that we are experiencing!ReplyDelete
Keep warm Rhondi.
Wonderfl things to be thankful for, Rhondi.ReplyDelete
Oh, Rhondi... great post! I am thankful for those things, too, and I'm thankful we aren't buried under snow here in Florida. I have been concerned about the citrus in Florida and am going to check in a minute to see if it made it. I think it did. :-)ReplyDelete
Love to you,
Good morning Rhondi...it is true we do take the simple, good things in our lives for granted so often. I am also thankful for all you mentioned in your post... ;-) BoReplyDelete
Looks like we WERE on the same page! Thanks for letting me join in. :)ReplyDelete
Rhondi, was a beautiful post.ReplyDelete
And thank you for letting me join your THANKFUL THURSDAY GROUP. I just got around to putting up my THANKFUL THURSDAY post, so please stop by.
Thanks again for letting me be a part of this...so great to read others posts and share their thoughts.ReplyDelete
I am excited to be a part of this.
Paula in Idaho
Regarding your Thankful Thursday post...Amen and Amen.ReplyDelete
SO much that I take for granted. How blessed most of us are in this wonderful country. Thanks for the inspiration. MimiReplyDelete
Every morning I get myself in a Thankful mode by stepping out of bed and listing, with feeling all the things I can think of that I am thankful for.ReplyDelete
Beautiful blue glassware!
The info about the Bloggers Soup Swap is up on my blog if you would like to join us.
Today I posted my giveaway for you. The lady of the post office told me it takes 'a little week' to arrive at your place. So now you know it's finally coming!
Greetings & hugs, Carolien
Rhondi, this was a gracious reminder to all of us to count our blessings. Thanks for sharing your blessings with us.ReplyDelete
You are so right, it is the small, everyday blessings that we tend to take for granted but would miss so much:>)ReplyDelete
Rhondi, the blessings we have from ordinary things we take for granted is the very things we forget to be thankful for. Your post reminds us so well that we must be thankful for our wonderful things around us and things we benefit from every day from the minute we wake up in the morning.ReplyDelete
Thank you for reminding us to be thankful for the little things in life. I do appreciate your post very much today.
Your post today was so beautiful it gave me goosebumps. Every night when I snuggle under my comforter with my husband next to me I am so incredibly thankful for my life. You said it for me. I don't need an alarm clock anymore, I awake at 3:00, 4:00 a.m. wondering if it is too early to get up! I want to start my wonderful day! I wish I had written this in my blog today but I had so much to catch up on and I wrote about what I was thankful for that very minute. I will save this for next week... I didn't know I was to e-mail you but I will now. Thanks for the beautiful post.
My e-mail will not go through. Count me in on Thursdays!
Thankful Thurs is such a wonderful idea!ReplyDelete
I appreciated reading your sweet list of thankfulness today.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, as always! I left you something at my site. Happy upcoming weeked! CarolynReplyDelete
Wonderful thankful list as always Rhondi. I can find lots of things to be thankful for every day. I'm so glad that I can!ReplyDelete
Hello! You made me think of how blessed we are... thank you.ReplyDelete
And many thanks also for your recent visit and for your kind and lovely comment- I really appreciated.
Oh, and your banner flowers are just glorious! Love them all!
Have a beautiful day,
That was lovely.ReplyDelete
I remember, when my children were small, that I often thought of how lucky I was to be tucking them into a cosy bed, in a safe home, under clean sheets and blankets when so many mothers were not able to have that pleasure and security.
Well said Rhondi, I could not agree more.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend.
Hi Rhondi..lovely post. I am so thankful for a comfortable home too...we are so very fortunate. Your flower collage header is just beautiful...hugs, LindaReplyDelete
Hi Rhondi...it's amazing how much we all take for granted, isn't it? Thanks for reminding us how truly blessed we all are. :-)ReplyDelete
I wanted to let you know also about the blue and white checked fabric. Unfortunately, I didn't buy that fabric. I actually decorated that guest room about 12-14 years ago and I stumbled across that chair and ottoman in an antique shop, that also carried new furniture in another one of their warehouses. I don't even think they are still in business. I've had a number of folks ask me about the chair/fabric so I checked under the cushion to see if there was a name brand on the chair and there's nothing there but the "consumer" label showing the materials they used to make it. I know this isn't very helpful...wish I had something more. Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving those sweet words! :-) Susan P.S. I wonder if Calico corners would have something similar in the spring...they always have such beautiful fabrics.
I AM ALSO THANKFUL FOR YOU!!! THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HOST THIS SO THAT WE LEARN TO TAKE THE TIME TO SAY "THANKS" AND TO REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE SOOO MUCH TO BE GREATFUL FOR!! STOP BY OFTEN! RITA @ TesoroFino.blogspot.comReplyDelete