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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday

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        When I visited Rhondi’s blog Rose Colored Glasses this afternoon, and I saw she was hosting Thankful Thursday, I thought-

I want to do that.

No- I NEED to do that.

In no particular order:

*I am thankful for grace.

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*I am thankful for my husband, daughters,grandsons, son-in-law, face-to-face friends, and blog friends.

*I am thankful these special people ALL GET IT- whatever IT happens to be.

*I am thankful that I can read and write.

*I am thankful for words and how they can be arranged and switched and how we are all using the same words DIFFERENTLY.

*I am thankful for my home- not because of its appearance , but because  I believe it has a heart. It is welcoming and relaxing , it never judges, and it has HEARD IT ALL and still opens its doors daily.

*I am grateful my home was across the street from where I taught and that my teacher friends could walk over every December for my annual Christmas party.

When I am away from it, I crave it. Although the axiom, ‘when you are in get out, and when you are out  get in’, can apply to easing the anxiousness we all sometimes feel, I prefer IN.

That works every time.

*Finally, I am grateful that this list could go on forever, that I have a chicken stewing in my new red cast iron pot, and a new book to read.

20 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laura, I love your new brown header. I am really partial to brown. It just says comfy to me. I really appreciate your list of thankfulness. All are just perfect. Thanks also for stopping by and as always leaving such gracious comments. Hugs, marty

Karen@Table, Hearth and Home said...

Laura, I'm so glad I found your blog! I enjoy it on many levels. I enjoy your photos...your home seems so warm and inviting. I was born and raised in San Antonio Texas; I've lived far from "home" for many years, so I love how you wax Texana.

Are you published outside blogging? If you're not, you should be! I write and edit for a living, so I appreciate your writing skills. Your vocation shows...you are always a pleasure to read!

Loui said...

Laura..
I too have a list of being Thankful..
Perhaps I should share my thoughts on the subject..
but today, I am thankful for having found your blog,your friendship,your welcome each time I pop by..
Thanks for being there and for sharing..
warm hugs, laughing smiles..
Loui♥

Theresa said...

I am Thankful too for so many things. When I start listing the things/people in my life that I am thankful for AND that list goes on and on and on:) I call that blessed:) Love it Dear Laura, I am thankful for you!

Jane said...

Your post was a great reminder to me of all I have to be thankful for...so I Thank You for that!
Jane

Deb said...

your blog is always so refreshing...I love to read your posts....you are a very fortunate lady...you have so much you are thankful for...

June said...

And Laura I am thankful for you. And I am thankful, that you, being a school teacher, forgives my bad sentence structure and starting sentences with And, and you never call me on it. LOL I used to never want to comment on your blog, because of you being a teacher and then thought 'what the heck' the worst thing she can do is give me an F.
What a lovely list of things to be thankful for. I believe that houses have hearts and souls as well.
Dinner sounds wonderful.
hugs

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Hi there! I'm thankful that you left me a comment on my blog, so that I could thank you.

Blondie's Journal said...

You always make the simple spectacular...

It has been awhile since I joined Rhondi's event. I always wrote the same thing...family, family, family...

xoxo
Jane

Sarah said...

A lovely list of thankfulness that you shared today. I, too, have so much of which to be thankful. It's good to write it down or speak it out loud once in a while.
I read UP ISLAND a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. What do you think?

Rhondi said...

I'm so glad you joined us today for Thankful Thursday. What a wonderful list!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Laura, what a beautiful post. I love your list of thankfuls. We all have so much to be thankful for, and I agree with you grace is on the top of my list. Thanks so much for visiting me today, now I know where you are. I too live across the street from a school, love that! xoxo Lidy

susan said...

Laura- I did not know about Thankful Thursday. I try to start every morning with an index card. On one side I list things I'm grateful for and on the other, people I want to pray for. Thanks for a reminder and a beautiful post.

Sandra said...

Hi Laura. What a beautiful post. We have so much to be thankful for. :) Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful list of thankfulness. I love visiting your blog.
Blessings,
Sandra

Cathy said...

I am thankful for you:)!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Roxanne said...

Hi,there! I found you while on a blog stroll. What a delightful little place you have here.I enjoyed reading your 'thankful list'. So nice of you to share. Isn't blogging fun?
I'm a Texas girl, too. My husband is a high school football coach and I'm an artist. We live a colorful life in Abilene, Texas. Drop by if you get a chance and I be back to visit again soon.

Queen "B" said...

Aloha Laura,
I truly enjoy stopping by your blog,
it's a great vibe, down to earth,love it.
I appreciate you:)
Hoping you have a great weekend
Aloha wishes from across the sea
prayers for Haiti
Brandi

Lisa said...

Laura,
You are indeed blessed! Blessed to be a blessing, that is just what you are...a blessing to us.
Have a great weekend, Friend.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Laura, I am thankful for you....you sweet girl!!

Barb ♥

Suzan said...

Hi Laura,
I'm thankful that you're reading my book! I hope you like it... Please let me know what you think, and thanks for the great gratitude list!
All the best,
Suzan Colón
Author of Cherries in Winter: My Family's Recipe for Hope in Hard Times

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