Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Every Thursday I post about something I am thankful for. This year I decided to write down 5 things I am thankful for before I go to bed each night. The things I write down seem so trite, so small : food, safety, health, provision, a roof over my head etc. But when I really take a few minutes and think about them, they are really big things, which I take for granted. We all do. Even with the economy in turmoil, we are still so much better off than probably 95% of the rest of the world.

So today I am thankful for the life that I have, warts and all.

Take a few minutes and visit these blogs. All of them have written about what they are thankful for today. It will encourage you. And if you'd like to join us, just let me know.

What are you thankful for today?

Rhondi xo


  1. THanks for hosting Thankful Thursday's - it is such a feeling of peace to post about this and I thank you for enabling that process! Paula in Idaho

  2. Thankful to God who has shown his love to me through family and friends..count your many blessings - there are just so many!!
    BTW the music 'What a wonderful world' was my grandmothers favourite and so when I click on your blog I am thankful to be reminded of my grandmother who was a inspirational women of God in my life.

  3. Good morning, Rhondi -
    Oh, there is so much to be thankful for. Today I am thankful for dear friends - far and near - who are there when we need them most!

  4. I love reading everyone's Thankful Thursday posts each week Rhondi. Thank you once again for hosting!

  5. You are so right, we are lucky to live in this wonderful country, and I too am very thankful for what we have.

  6. Being thankful for the little things is what life is all about!!

  7. what a great idea! I have been saying for a while now that I want to start a 'gratitude' journal and keep it by my bed so I can write down
    at least 3 things I am thankful for each night. Your blog has inspired me to start tonight! Thanks! I am thankful for all the new friends and kindred spirits I am meeting in cyberspace. I'm also thankful that I can do what I love in the comfort of my own home.

  8. There is so much to be thankful..... our Father bless us each day..... I too am thank for my life......

  9. I saw this logo "thankful thursday" on another blog. I thought it was a wonderful idea for my blogs... I'd like to join in for both my blogs! I have one that is art centered and one that is more personal

    How do I get the "Thankful Thursday" picture and link for my blogs? You can contact me at thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the lovely inspiration! I'm following your blog now and look forward to getting to know you!


  10. Thank you so much for this post, Rhondi! It calms our minds and soothes our souls to stop and be thankful for all we have.

  11. Rhondi, I agree with you. Gratitude is so important, and your list is my list, too. :-)



  12. I always appreciate your thankful spirit not only on Thursdays. And, thanks for "getting" my post about the mall !

  13. oh, rhondi, what a delightful idea!! today i feel thankful for my job when so many have none. i feel grateful for the friends who give me support in so many little ways. i am thankful for my daughter who called me at work today to ask what kind of beans i put in my chili (so nice to still be needed!). and mostly, today, i am thankful that my 16 year-old miniature schnauzer was still here when i got home anxious to give me a kiss and sit by my side for a bit of comfort! for me, it's really all about the little things!

    take care. i'm off to visit your links!

  14. that is such a great idea. I think I will try something like that as well. What pleasant thoughts to fall asleep to.

  15. somehow the link to my blog only goes to last week's thankful Thursday post. Is there a way we could fix that so it would go to the most current post? Thankyou.

  16. Hello dear Rhondi,

    I just came home from work and found a package on my desk. Your big present had arrived! I was speechless when I opened it. How very sweet, how very generous and how beautiful! I LOVELOVELOVE the fabrics and those Alma Lynne ladies are so adorable! I must make a quilt out of them and hang them in a place where I can see them VERY OFTEN! Soooo nice they are, they múst cheer you up whenever your mood is gloomy :)
    You really shouldn't have done this, but ... how lovely this all is. What a nice beginning of the weekend. Thank you very, very much! Tomorrow I will take a picture (in daylight) of the fabrics and show them on my blog.

    Have a nice weekend & big hugs,

  17. I am thankful to have intelligent children who work hard at their schoolwork. They both brought home wonderful report cards on Thursday.

    Reading your blog is like a big hug!


  18. Yes, amazing, isn't it?! I did send a parcel to Canada lately and it took week to get there!

    Hugs and again many, many thanks!

  19. I like your new background and header photo! Great job.

    I, too, have lots to be thankful for; several healings in the family this week.

  20. Rhondi,
    I did not get a chance to be added to Thankful Thursday, so if you don't mine I would like to give my thanks now.
    Sooo Thankful For God's protection for my husband. He is a police officer and God has protected him so many times that I have lost count. Thank you for allowing me to take this opportunity to Thank God for His wonderful, divine protection
    God bless you, Rhondi.

  21. I would like to join you tomorrow for your thankful Thursday...i love it....Thanks Melinda


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