Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday




In Betty's journal entry yesterday, she asked everyone to do a Thankful Thursday entry today, so....here is mine, Betty :)


(1) I'm thankful for my parents, their presence in my life is a blessing to me in new ways every single day. I'm also thankful for the way in which they raised me, to love the Lord, to love my country, and to have a kind heart. I'm very honored and proud to be their daughter and fear the day I lose either of them.

(2) I'm thankful for my daughter Mandy, who is just joy defined. She teaches me to be a better person and just when I think I cannot love her more....I do. She is my saving grace and voice of reason, and on days when I'm feeling like a failure.....All I need to do is think about who she is as a person and I know I am not, for she is my greatest triumph. She also keeps me in stitches with her sense of humor....oh how thankful I am for her wonderful, contagious, laugh!

(3) I'm thankful for my husband, Marv, who truly is my soul mate & love of my life. In this 29th year of our marriage, we have been tested, and although battered at times.....we are still way ahead. He offers me unconditional love and and a hand to hold when I can't walk the path alone.....he loves the me that I cannot always love, and that's what keeps me whole. I love him so much.

(4) I'm thankful for my one year old Cocker Spaniel, Abby Cakes. When we lost Molly, I thought I may never be happy again. But just as Molly taught me when we lost Lacey, and Lacey taught me when we lost Kiley....my heart has the capacity to fall in love again. None of them have replaced the other, because they simply can't be replaced. They are their own special brand of joy and Miss Abby is a pure love sponge! She is a scamp of great proportions, which keeps us laughing....and tired!!! But that face, and those expressions, and those wonderful kisses.....we love her so much, and can't ever imagine life without her in it. Thank you Abby....for helping me to smile again. :)

(5) I am thankful for my best friend, Wendy, I would be locked away in the funny farm by now without her to keep me grounded. Everyone should have a friendship like this once in their lifetime....she is the sister I always wanted.

(6) I'm thankful for my Internet friends, whom each bring something different to my table. Some bring wisdom, some inspiration, some laughter, some knowledge, some bring great stories, some joy, some sadness, some bring great recipes, some teach me about photos and animals, some teach me about their country, some help me face the scales, and some help me face myself, some draw me closer to the Lord, and some draw me into their life and close to their heart. But everyone brings me blessings beyond measure and I'm so thankful for each and every one of you.

(7) I'm thankful for this small, cramped, dim, drab, apartment, for even though it is not home....it is shelter & warmth when many have none. I'm thankful that I have a place where my family can be together, including Abby.

(8) I am thankful for music....simply everything about it is wonderful & inspiring.

(9) I'm thankful for television, because even though I shouldn't be....I'm so addicted to it and it gives me a lot of pleasure watching my shows. Okay, you know I'm thinking it, so I'm just going to say it....I'm thankful that Patrick Dempsey is so pretty to look at :)

(10) I'm thankful for Blog Spot. Even though it was a pain to learn....it allowed us to keep our little cyber family in tact, and I still have a place to rest my head when I'm tired and need someone to listen to me whine about nothing in particular, or everything important. Thank you AOL for showing us we were tougher than you!



22 comments:

Dutch said...

You have so much to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing and have a terrific Thursday. Hugs, Detje Bea

Traci said...

Yeah for Thankful Thursday! You can't be down when you are thankful!

Indigo said...

Wonderful thankfuls from a beautiful spirit. Thank you! (Hugs)Indigo

debijeanm said...

I'm thankful that I have a friend like you to remind me that even when we feel like the vortex is sucking us in (oops, Paolini reference) there is much to be thankful for.

I missed stopping by for your Taylor Swift post. Saw her on Ellen while I was on the treadmill Tuesday. What a darling young woman!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That's a great list of things to be thankful for. It's true that even when we lost our AOL home, we stuck together as a community. It wasn't easy but the desire was there so we did it. Have a great day! 'On Ya'-ma

Linda said...

All wonderful things to be thankful for!! Linda

Jeannette said...

So enjoyed your list of thankfuls. It was nice to read and yes, you are right, we showed aol. that we did not need them!

Ericanbiloxi said...

We do all have so much to be thankful for....I know that your list could go on and on, mine too!
You are on my list of thankful things.....you have shared so many things with me and have given me a deeper appreciation of life and taught me through your own struggles to love and accept myself NOW, not later down the road, when things are like I hope they will be, but TODAY, while it is hear in all it's glory. You are one hell of a woman LindaPooh and I just love ya to pieces.

Phyllis said...

This was so well written. I wish I had your gift of expressing myself in writing. I am so thankful for you cause i cut and paste what you say and use it as my own - LOL - just kidding!!!!

Arlene (AJ) said...

You are indeed blessed Linda, we all have our up and down times, but overall you're indeed one blessed lady. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with all of us. And, I know all of us who read and communicate with you are truly blessed to have you as our "Special Sister". Arlene(AJ)

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing your list! Reminds me I need to make one today and really I NEED to make one cause of my dysfunctional siblings....

Emmi said...

Lots of wonderful things you have to be thankful for.

Diana said...

Thank you for sharing your list. You are truly blessed. You have a wonderful gift of expressing yourself in words.

Hugs,

Diana

a corgi said...

thank you so much for doing this Linda!! It was so nice to see! and all are so amazingly wonderful things to be thankful for! I love each and every single thing you are thankful for! and I'm thankful for you and your friendship!!!

have a great day :)

betty

Christy said...

What a great Thanful Thursday! You've gone and inspired me to do my own. I've already done 2 entries today, but hey what's one more when it's about being thankful??! LOL

D said...

great thankfuls.... we all have so much to be thankful for.. I can think of one important thing right now :)
love ya my friend

Missie said...

I think I'll do a Thankful entry later tonight. Loved yours!

Tightening the Corset Again said...

I think it's incredible how many people have felt led to post Thankful posts today... when I watch the news, all I hear is that people are miserable and broke and suffering and struggling and I come here to the blogspot and people are counting their blessings. I guess it's all about perspective...

And I still don't know the story of the fire... and YOU KNOW as an insurance person that I'm interested in all that... you'll have to email me or something!

*hugs*
heather

erarein63 said...

Wonderful, thanks for sharing Linda! De ;)

Robin said...

What a wonderful list!

gina said...

aww linda...a wonderful list. i'm thankful for you. :)

Meg said...

This is a beautiful list ((((Linda))))