Thursday, July 10

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday. It is a day when we list the things we are thankful for. If you would like to participate, be sure to stop by Sting My Heart and pay Iris a visit. You can find all the information there.

It's been awhile since I participated in Thankful Thursday. Mostly because I've been busy and keep forgetting what day of the week it is. Here are some things I'm thankful for this week.

1. Getting the plaster and lathe out of the smallest bedroom in the rental apartment at a good price. The man who put up the gyprock also gave us a very fair price.

2. For my mother who is in fairly good health for her 81 years. She has had two mini strokes in the last 5 years and is still going strong with no negative results. She drives, helps family and is very independent.

3. For grandsons who are willing to learn about renovations and lending a helping hand. They are good boys and did a great job.

4. Food on the table, a roof over our heads, central air in the summer and heat in the winter.

5. For good neighbors who will lend a hand and expect nothing in return, though we try to return the favor whenever possible.

6. Nature. Some of my greatest joys are found in the animals and birds that frequent the area. A blue jay has been stopping by and so I put out some peanuts-in-the-shell for him to enjoy. He is a gorgeous creature. We also have raccoons and squirrels that delight us with their antics.

7. For a husband who knows how to tape and mud drywall. The job will soon be done.

For all blessings received, I am thankful. It seems there are so many positive things in the world and I try very much to focus on each of them. Remember to count your blessings and look for the silver lining in every cloud. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Mary, Anni did a great job on your new look.
    just stopped by to say a Hound Dog Howdy! that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Hugs and Blessings.

  2. Mary - I love your new look! I also really liked your thankful list for today. Many of those things we take for granted and it's good to recognize them.

  3. Lots of good things to be thankful for. God is Good!

  4. Thank you for visiting, Mary.

    I like your new look here too. I am never sure which blog to go to. LOL. People tell me that too.

  5. Such a lovely thankful list my friend.

  6. Mary,

    The new look is very nice! I'm so glad your Mom is doing so well, bless her heart. And the boys are good boys. I remember reading about them several years ago, when they were just tykes. We all have much to be thankful for, we just don't stop often enough to remind ourselves of it. One of these days, I'll have to do thankful Thursday.

    Have a wonderful day, dear Mary!



  7. And I am thankful there are folks like you in this world. It makes being on this earth all that much more pleasant.

  8. What a wonderful, and very grateful seem to have everything about you --and it seems the little things we so take for granted then, when you stop to list reasons to be thankful FOR the small things are the most important!!

    Great list Mary.

  9. Great list - thanks for sharing it! I don't know what the old look was like, but this one is very nice. Blessings! ~ Tracy

  10. Hey
    I wanna go see Kung Fu Panda. I guess I will just wait till it comes out on DVD. I had to prepare Puppy at age five for death as his Godfather was dying. He stayed at our home and his two daughters alternated taking care of him. When it happen Puppy was better prepared than his granddaughters. I will never forget when the oldest one touched his hand and drew back quickly stating Da's hand is cold. Puppy who was only half her age stated "All his warm feelings have gone to Heaven."
    Yes we all have lots to be Thankful for and I for one need to stop my whining. Peace
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  11. Happy TT to you Mary,

    Great list! I really like your blog...

    Now you make me want to take my grands to see that movie!


  12. Hi Mary! I sure do like your new look! So pleasant to your eyes! I liked the other one too.

    You had a great list today.
    I am so Thankful I get to go get a Perm this afternoon!! I told my daughter Carrie I need a brown paper sack to put over my head to cover my hair up!! It looks really bad!! I am not kidding! I will be thrilled to pieces to get it taken care of today!!
    Love and hugs, Grams

  13. I love the new look of your blog. It's great! Great list - and happy Thankful Thursday!

  14. Great thankful list! I also had a good time looking at your well all your blogs! They are really pretty!

  15. A wonderful list of things to be thankful for. You're so right, we need to focus on the GOOD things that are going on in our lives instead of worrying about the not so good things!

    Love your new decor in here:-) Anni is so fabulous at making headers and such...she made a new one for me as well and I'm so thrilled about it. I will be putting it up soon!

    I'm glad you were all able to go see Kung Fu Panda...I've heard it's a great movie so I'll have to rent the dvd as soon as it comes out in the video stores.

    Please accept my sympathies on the death of your uncle by marriage. I can well imagine how proud you were of the boys for behaving so well at the funeral home, especially since it was their first time attending a funeral.

    I keep forgetting to tell you...remember what Steve asked you on the phone, where a certain place is? Well, we did find it and he did get some! lol xoxo

  16. Silver linings...rainbows...yes! We have to look for those! I wish I could see the bluejay eating the peanuts too!
    I'll be peaking around The Writing Nook. Stop by The Writing Road too!

  17. Mary,

    What a lovely Thankful Thursday.

    I love your new look. Very classy!


  18. Hi Mary,
    What a wonderful list full of blessings. I love your new look here, so cheery!

  19. Hi Miss Mary,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and your nice comments. Yes, I am thankful Star is on the mend, one less worry. Your thankful list is great, we really need to take the time and reflect on all that is good. Seems as if we get stuck on the yuck in life.

    Best to you, Barbara

  20. Beautiful Blog!!!!!!!! I love it..... Looks like Home! Your list is great and yes it is the little things that remind us that life is good...... We all need to learn to see the small things in life and not just pass them by...... Sorry to hear about your Uncle by Marriage...... I know you were proud of those boys....

    Love ya girl and I hope to be here a bit more next week....... I need to go back and read of couple of your earlier posts......

    Have a great weekend.......

  21. What a good list of things to be thankful for.

  22. Mary, Thanks for stopping by my place. Great list to be thankful for. Blessings on your weekend.

  23. Love ya my friend..
    Hope you are doing GREAT
    and getting on in your
    huge project..

  24. Your blog looks great!! And it seems we all have much to be thankful for!

  25. Mary, I love your new blog look, so refreshing.

    So many good things to be thankful for. Friendship, family, and above all love.

    God bless.

  26. Wonderful Thankful Thursday post Mary.

  27. I am so glad that you were able to join us this week, Mary :) Glad that the renovation is going well and you have great help from your grandchildren. Super that you have neighbors that are willing to help out :)

    Blessings to you and yours...

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