Thursday, November 1

Thankful Thursday

There's been a lot happening here since my last Thankful Thursday post. It's been a hectic week. Besides all the other things I've listed, I'm thankful for a few quiet minutes this morning. I am basically alone. Hubby is still sleeping as is Meeko, my Alaskan Malamute. The phone hasn't rang yet today, but then it's not 9 am yet. There are a million things I should be doing, but I am taking this time to be quiet and listen.

I'm thankful for many things in my life, but like to keep my posts for Thankful Thursday to ten. Here are the things I've chosen to post about today.

1. That my hubby escaped pretty much unscathed when a deer ran out into the road early Monday morning. We don't know yet it the wrecked van is a write-off or if it will be repaired. Hubby's neck is doing much better and the stiffness is gradually leaving. However, he visited the doctor on the insistence of the insurance company and he believes that the rotor? cuff in his left shoulder is torn. I'm thankful that he wasn't seriously injured. A four-point buck can do a lot of damage to a van. If you haven't seen the photos yet, you can find them on last Monday's post.

2. I am thankful that the deer wasn't a moost and that we don't have moose in southern Ontario. To see what a moose can do to a vehicle, click here.

3. I am thankful for the beautiful autumn weather we've been having. It's another sunny morning here today. Because it is to get colder here, I'm thankful to have another day of beautiful weather to enjoy.

4. For the people I meet in my daily excursions into the world who smile at a stranger. These people brighten my day.

5. For my dog, Meeko. He makes me laugh with his antics and protects me when I'm threatened. He's loyal and loving but unfortunately thinks he is king of the household. I am thankful for his delightful personality.

6. I'm thankful for being born into a family that is loving. Though my parents were strict, we always knew we were loved.

7. For being blessed with a wise grandmother who taught me how to do many things. She also was very wise and told me things that I still remember today. I try to pass these things along to my grandsons, hoping some day they will remember the things I've taught them and be thankful.

8. I'm thankful for a father who taught me many valuable life lessons - a few times with his hand on my backside. Dad taught me to be clean, honest and to love my fellow man because all men were equal. He also taught me how to change a car tire, the oil in my car, how to lay shingles on a roof, how to weild tools skillfully, how to muck a stall properly and lay bedding for the farm animals and that no job was too menial as long as it was an honest job and that I put in an honest day's work.

9. For a mother who taught me how to keep a clean house, how to cook, attempted to teach me how to sew, she did teach me how to embroider, and most of all, how to be a loving mother.

10. For Jesus, who died that I might spend eternity in heaven.

For all these things and hundreds more, I am thankful.

This week Crystal is hosting Thankful Thursday. If you'd like to participate, just click here.


  1. Such a precious heart felt thankful list my friend.

  2. What a great list! I, too, am thankful for loving parents who taught me much, and for the blessing of loving grandparents! Thanks for sharing...(and glad to hear your husband is safe after that accident!)

  3. Thanks for sharing with us some of your reasons to be thankful.
    I am thankful for finding your blog and honored that you share so much.
    Peace be with you friend.

  4. Oh, I'm so glad your husband is okay! This post was packed with wonderful things for which to be thankful. You are blessed indeed!

  5. Thanks, Denise. I appreciate your daily visits. You brighten my days and are a wonderful inspiration to me. I am thankful for your friendship.


  6. Your list is a wonderful tribute to family members and the impact they can have on the young. Your parents may have been strict but obviously they were also loving and giving and that is so important.

    Have a wonderful day.

  7. So glad your husband was not seriously injured. It is amazing how much damage those deer can do!

  8. I loved your list of Thankfuls and the rest of your post as well. I liked what you said about Meeko thinking he was king of the house. My Smokey thinks my lap belongs to him. Whenever he is using it for a bed and I move him to get up, he shows his displeasure.
    Have a great week!
    Mama Bear

  9. Thanks to everyone who has left comments. I appreciate each and everyone of you and have visited your blogs and posted on your Thankful Thursday posts. Each of them are a blessing to me.

  10. Mary,

    That is a wonderful list! I am glad to hear that Dwight is better. I hope he does have a torn (I'm not sure what it is, either) rotator cuff. But it's good to hear he is on the mend.


  11. That's a great list! I'm glad your hubby wasn't seriously hurt.

  12. Hi from Australia,

    Thankful Thursday - what a wonderful idea, Mary.

    We all need to be aware of the joy of stopping to say thank you.



  13. WOW, I think I'm thankful we don't live anywhere where dear that big can run our into the road.

  14. Wow, what a great list. Thanks so much for sharing. You stirred my heart. Blessings.

  15. What a great list! I'm glad your hubby wassn't hurt.

  16. Mary,

    Your thankful heart has filled me up. Thank you.

    Wow, your husband was traveling with angels. Wonderful

  17. Great list!! Number ten struck me because I think sometimes we forget to reflect on that and truly be thankful for it. Sometimes the busyness of life gets us a little off track. Thanks for the reminder!