Thursday, November 15

Thankful Thursday

I've had a hard week. Everything has been stressful and I'm tired. However, I am not going to complain. Instead I'm going to give thanks for my blessings.

* I am thankful for the unconditional love of my grandsons. They are very forgiving and always lift me up with their laughter.

* I am thankful for a husband that is patient (mostly) when I am in a bad mood and not being the person that I like myself to be.

* I am thankful that God helps me through the times of depression. I've done this battle before and won. I will be victorious in it again because He sustains me.

* I am thankful for all of my blogging friends who stop by and make me smile. This means YOU! Each of you brighten my life.

* I am thankful for my Alaskan malamute, Meeko, who knows when I'm not feeling my usual self and comforts me or makes me laugh at his silly antics.

* I am thankful for a roof over my head, food on the table and enough money to pay the bills. Many have far less.

* I am thankful to be a child of God, for my Father knows my every need and He is with me in all things.

If you need to count your blessings, join Thankful Thursday by Crystal at God is in Control or click on the graphic below.


  1. Mary,
    So sorry you've had a bad week, but I can see your have such a grateful heart for the many blessings in your life.

  2. Mary, I am sorry you are feeling poorly. Hopefully, in a day or two it will pass.

    Go to my blog and dance alone to the salsa music there. I doubt if a person can be down long dancing to a latin tune. I am amused by this particular song for the singer and I share a name. Phil Robinson doesn't seem very latin, eh!

  3. Susie,

    Thank you for your kind words. You are one of my many blessings.


    This will all work itself out one way or another. I suffered from depression for many years and for the last several haven't had it touch my life at all. It hit me kind of hard. However, it will not beat me.

    Blessings to both of you.

  4. A beautiful list. I know just how it is when you suffer from depression. I hope you'll soon be in better sprits. Thanks for stopping by my place.
    Mama Bear

  5. Lovely list, Mary.

    At least you recognize the symptoms of depression in yourself. That's the first step to getting better. Hope you feel more yourself, and soon!

    Have a good day, my friend. You are loved and appreciated, Mary. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  6. Good Afternoon Mary,
    I'm sorry you have had a bad week. Don't let it get you down too much. I've been there myself many times. Yes, we have lots to be Thankful for. Since tomorrow is Show and Tell, I am going to do a Show and Tell/Thankful combination. I had a bad scare this morning and it inspired me to do this. I've never done the Friday Show and Tell, but tomorrow, I am going to. Thanks for stopping by yesterday. It was very nice to meet you as well. If you don't mind, I would like to add you to my blogroll. Have a great Thursday and God Bless You.

    Karen H.

  7. Mary, I am touched by your upbeat attitude in the midst of depression. That is what will bring you through. Praying for you, because I know it is painful and difficult.

  8. Blogger friends are great they can surely can put a smile on your face.

  9. Been there too, Mary. I agree it seems to help to think of things to be grateful for.

    I hope your next week is better.

  10. I think tossing pebbles in the stream has a great idea. Now lets us go one step further. How about us many a list of songs to DANCE AWAY DEPRESSION. Surely there is a cure in dancing no matter how one moves. First on the list is George Strait's song "Just give it away".
    Your turn.
    Take care my friend and peace be with you.

  11. It is amazing that through your difficulty week, you haven't lost site of the things that you can be thankful for. You are an inspiration!

  12. I have known dark times lately. I am coming out of it and it is truly something to be thankful for. I realized that I had dropped my expectation in the goodness of God.The fact that there is so much waiting for me that I can not see. He is so faithful.
    Praying for you girl.

  13. I am thankful for good blogging buddies like you!
    Here is a cyber (((hug))) just for you!

  14. Thank you Everyone for your nice comments. You all make my day brighter and bring a smile to my face. I cherish your friendship. Thanks for inspiring me.

    Philip, I did come over to your site to listen to your music and it did bring my spirits up. Thank you.

    Thanks to each of you for your thoughts and prayers.

    Blessings to each of you and please come back soon. Now I'm off to visit and comment on all of your posts.

  15. Hi Mary, I just left a long note and I was ready to publish it and I hit the wrong key and it went away and now I get to start all over!!
    I am so sorry you have had a hard week! Some weeks are hard and then some or even harder!

    You had a grateful heart through it all!!
    I am so glad I found your blog and you are my friend!! I really love comming over here and visiting you! You are one special lady who makes us all feel so much better about ourselves!! This is a gift! You are like my daughter Karen who I tell,You are a "rock "! Love you, Carolyn

  16. Hi Mary,

    Sorry you've had a hard week but it looks like you've found the silver lining(s)!

    May you have multitudes more Thankful Thursdays ;0)


  17. My very wise mother in law always said her favorite Bible verse was "And it came to pass..." because it meant that nothing ever comes to stay.
    May it come to pass for you, too.

  18. Grams,

    You are always a blessing to me. I value your friendship. You always brighten my days.


    Your "smile" is alway present when you visit. Thank you for uplifting me. I cherish you.


    Your mother in law was a very wise woman. Thank you for your encouraging words. You are an inspiration.

    Blessings to all,

  19. Dearest Mary, I've been thinking about you and hoping that your heart feels lighter soon. I will email you as soon as I finish visiting blogs:-) Having suffered from depression a few times, I sympathize with how you're feeling. Just know that you are a blessing to me!! xoxo

  20. Pea,

    I value your friendship and you are also a blessing to me.

  21. Sorry you are feeling down and not yourself. You have a beautiful list of Thanks.

    Ladybug is enjoying her gift from you! We printed out and she hung it on her wall!

    Blessing My Friend!

  22. I am very sorry that you are feeling down, may God soon lift you back up. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.