Day 96 – Thankful for wind chimes and for the Spirit wind ringing out His love

I think that in the past, January is the month where I have just trudged through the month. Christmas is over, and spring is at least 2 months away. So, this looking for something to be thankful for in January has me reaching a little farther, beyond my normal, beyond my negative feelings about coldness,… Read More Day 96 – Thankful for wind chimes and for the Spirit wind ringing out His love

Day 95 – Thankful things aren’t worse than they are

If you’re one of those people who just hates it when someone says, “At least it’s not worse,” I apologize. But in my own life, there are days where I’m struggling, and the thankfulness airplane just can’t seem to make it off the ground. That’s when I resort to this saying for myself. Last night… Read More Day 95 – Thankful things aren’t worse than they are

Day 93 – Thankful for glasses and for God giving us spiritual “sight”

“Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law.” Psalm 119:18 NET Toward the beginning of this Thankfulness journey in October 2019, I wrote a very short post on being thankful I can see.  You can read that here. The thing is, that after many years of excellent eyesight, I… Read More Day 93 – Thankful for glasses and for God giving us spiritual “sight”

Day 86 – Thankful for lessons from tea and that God gives strength to try again

I like to drink tea. Over the years I’ve had several favorites. My loved ones know how much I love tea and sometimes will gift me with specialty varieties or with several boxes of new varieties that they think I might like. At present, I have about 15 different types of tea in my cabinet,… Read More Day 86 – Thankful for lessons from tea and that God gives strength to try again

Day 84 – Thankful for God’s favor, delight, and good will toward us

Years after being raised in a religious atmosphere, which is not the same as a godly atmosphere, I finally learned that, as God’s child, He delights in me! And here all that time I had been subconsciously thinking that somehow I had to continue to work for His approval. I knew I was saved by… Read More Day 84 – Thankful for God’s favor, delight, and good will toward us

Day 82 – Thankful that my children and grandchildren make me laugh

A few days ago one of my older daughters brought her daughter over for two nights of “sleepovers”. My granddaughter is 5 years old and still requires LOTS of attention, but she loves to laugh and is fun to be around! A couple of times this weekend, we both had each other almost doubled over… Read More Day 82 – Thankful that my children and grandchildren make me laugh

Day 76 – Thankful for the joy of giving gifts, family time, good movies, and beautiful, unseasonal weather

I’m a little bit behind on these posts, but perhaps you all have been as busy as I have and haven’t missed them too much.  This one is from Christmas day. Our core family of four got up, had breakfast and opened a few gifts.  Then, my son went into the kitchen and started cooking… Read More Day 76 – Thankful for the joy of giving gifts, family time, good movies, and beautiful, unseasonal weather

Day 75 – Thankful for forgiveness and the strength to forgive

At this time of year, many of us become acutely aware of the lack of peace, especially in the family front. Sometimes it’s because of a broken family or a blended family or rejection by a parent. Sometimes it may be that mean family member that just can’t let a year go by without making… Read More Day 75 – Thankful for forgiveness and the strength to forgive

Day 73 – Thankful for Power company linemen who restore power

Today we spent time as a family eating at a restaurant after church services were over. As we approached our house, I had to drive around a power company truck. I didn’t think anything of it until I entered the house to find that there was no power: no lights, no computer, no refrigerator, no… Read More Day 73 – Thankful for Power company linemen who restore power

Day 71 – Thankful to be able to spend time with my children and cook with my son

I love all of my children.  The youngest is 16, and none of them are really “children” anymore.  I’ve invested a lot of time in their lives, but all but the youngest two have moved on with their own lives; that’s the way it should be. I’ve spent a lot of time with my youngest… Read More Day 71 – Thankful to be able to spend time with my children and cook with my son

Day 69 – Thankful for sunshine on a cold day and God’s love in hard times (photos)

If you read my post on Tuesday, you know that our region got enough snow for another snow day. Actually, the schools in our region had two snow days this week! Anyway, I love the snow! It is so beautiful, and each flake is an amazing work of art! But unfortunately, I’m not a fan… Read More Day 69 – Thankful for sunshine on a cold day and God’s love in hard times (photos)

Day 67 – Thankful for a warm coat, boots, and a camera on my phone

Today was another snow day here; we started to get some freezing rain and sleet, but it changed back to snow pretty quickly. After a while I decided to go outside and get some photos because the falling snow was not showing up on the photos I tried to take through the windows. So, I… Read More Day 67 – Thankful for a warm coat, boots, and a camera on my phone

Day 66 – Thankful for artists and beautiful art

Greetings have begun to arrive wishing our family a Blessed Christmas and New Year. I always appreciate the greetings, whether they come on photo cards, handmade cards, or store-bought cards. But sometimes a certain card will stand out because of its stellar artwork! I think something in the human psyche just really appreciates beauty of… Read More Day 66 – Thankful for artists and beautiful art