Thankful Thursday

With summer in full swing, I have had to temporarily curb my thrifting habit.  Dragging three rowdy kids  in and out of numerous thrift shops on a weekly basis, isn't exactly my idea of a good time. Also, I've been trying really hard to focus on being thankful for the blessings in my life lately and not constantly want for more.  I love reading blogs, but sometimes I find that it only makes me long for more "stuff".   Now, don't worry, I not going to give away all my wordly possessions and live in a tent or anything, just making a concerted effort to curtail my shopping habit.

Therefore, I'm going to change Thrifty Thursday to Thankful Thursday.  I hope you're on board!

Today I will share five things that I am truly thankful for and each Thursday for the next 8 weeks, a fabulous guest blogger will share five things she/he is thankful for.

Here goes........

1.  GOD:  

First and foremost, I am thankful for God.  He is the reason I'm alive and kicking and I thank him everyday for being with me on this journey through life.  I couldn't do it without him by my side. 


My husband wanted a number all to himself, so I'll give him a quick shout-out.  He's at the very top of my #2 and I love him with all heart.  My family means the world to me, both my immediate family and my extended family.  My girlfriends are also a huge part of my life.  They support me, laugh with (and at me), lift me up when I need it, bring me down a notch when I need it, and give me more love than I could ever need. 


I am so grateful we have a warm safe place to lay our heads at night.  I couldn't ask for more.

4.  WINE:  Okay, yes, I just put God and wine in the same category, but please note, God was #1 and wine is all the way down here at #4.  Sorry, I like my wine!


5.  MUSIC:

I have always been a fan of music, but not until I met my husband in 1996, did I truly develop an appreciation for music.  He knows more about music than anyone I have ever met and he has taught me to love all types of music.  Hardly a minute goes by in our home when there is not music playing.  Our kids have grown up listening to and loving all types of music also.  Someday, they too will be thankful for this.


I hope you enjoyed the first installment of this new series.


  1. Great idea! Sometimes blogging stresses out my heart (in a spiritual way) because I feel like it's just promoting the need for more stuff. What a gift that music is and will be for your kiddos!

  2. Great idea for a new series!! Way to start it off!

  3. What a lovely post, I know what you mean about blogging making you want more. I see all these wonderful houses & gardens & long for them 7 its so easy to forget what we are fortunate to already have

  4. Love the idea for this series! It's nice to remember all that we have to be thankful for in life!

  5. Aw, what a sweet series. Love your photos!


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