Thursday, July 31

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.

Thankful Thursday gives me an opportunity to let my readers know how I've been blessed in the past week. This week, as always, I have much to be thankful for.

1. The renovations are coming along nicely, thanks to my neighbor's son. He is doing a great job and is a good worker. I am thankful that he is willing to work for us and help us two old fogies get this apartment finished.

2. For grandsons who love to have fun with Grandma and act silly. They have a new nickname for me. Ug-Ma. That is caveman lingo for Grandma. LOL Michelle asked me if I know what they were calling me behind my back. I told her that I knew and they said it to my face. I am not offended. They are having fun and that is what life is all about. The conversation at the Thanksgiving Table when I am gone will go something like this, "Do you remember when we called Grandma Ug-Ma? And they will laugh and say, "And she didn't even get mad." Sweet memories and they do it all in fun.

3. For clean water. Clean water to cook and clean with, clean water to drink and clean water in which to swim. We in North America are truly blessed. There are many countries in the world where there is little water and even then it is dirty and muddy looking. I watched a documentary on TV this week about the countries in the world who do not have clean water to drink, bath or cook. I am truly thankful for the water that comes out of my tap when I turn it on.

4. For a clean bill of health from the surgeon. I had been referred to my family doctor to a female surgeon so she could look at a spot on my breast. She told me to observe it but she believes it is nothing. I am truly thankful.

5. That Aunt May's blood count is up and she is feeling a little better than she did last week. She will not have any more chemo for at least 5 weeks. The doctors had given her two months to live and she has passed that. I am truly thankful that she is able to still get around and talk to me on the phone. We enjoy talking about bygone days and she and I always have a good laugh about something.

6. For blogging friends. Each of you hold a special place in my heart and thank you, Pea, for the lovely chat and the laughs we had on the phone on Wednesday. I value your friendship.
7. That Meeko only had colitis and not something far worse. Colitis can be dealt with through meds.

Be sure to count your blessings. Look for the silver lining in every cloud, as Grandma used to tell me. When lemons come your way, take time to evaluate the situation and then make the lemons into lemonade.

Have a great day and enjoy the beauty around you. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Praise God for such wonderful blessings my friend, love you.

  2. Good afternoon sweet Mary.

    I'm taking a lunch break from cleaning the house. I could write in the dust, so I thought I'd better get that done. Then, since I bought those two twin fiber optic witches over a week ago, they've been sitting in the computer room, on the floor, I got tired of walking around them, so I cleaned out the dining room hutch to make room for them there. Which in turn turned into another job and then another and more yet to go [living room, master bedroom and the master bath --then, the kitchen floor] after I leave you the comment.

    Glad to hear the your Aunt is feeling a bit better, and hope Meeko's meds still continue to help him.

    LOVE the nickname for you that the boys made up! That's precious. I love it.

    So, I best finish my Sprite, have a nicotine stick and go back to being busy.

    Have a blessed Thursday.

  3. I'm glad you got a good report from the doctor. No doubt, you're relieved too, huh?

  4. Wow..all things to be thankful for and good news!!
    So glad for you.
    Lots of love, Deena

  5. Tita mary,

    you have so many blessings and you're very much appreciative. I do hope everybody is like you who can appreciate all the blessings in their lives. More blessings to come!


  6. You have a wonderful Thankful list!! I am glad your upstairs apt is coming along so good!!

    That is great about a clean bill of health!!

    Your Aunt May health improving some!
    I think what the Grandson's call you is so cute! Love and hugs Grams

  7. Love your thankful list, Mary. Praise God for His many blessings to you. Thank God that your health is okay. Glad you are enjoying your time with your grandsons. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Take care and God bless!

  8. Such a beautiful list of blessings, Mary!

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  9. What a lovely thankful list. Glad to hear your apartment work is going along nicely.

    Your grandchildren are so adorable. You are such a fun grandma!

    Glad to hear Meeko is doing fine. He's handsome! Is he a siberian husky?

    Thank you for dropping by and leaving a sweet comment.

    Remain blessed!

  10. What a great list! I have too many things to even list. We all can be thankful that we live in the good old USA!

    (((((( HUGS ))))))

  11. Mary,

    I am very thankful that the spot on your breast turned out to be nothing and that Meeko will be OK. The best news!

    That is so cute about the boys calling you "Ug-ma". I'm sure they already know you are about the coolest grandma/ug-ma around!!!


  12. Hi Mary,

    I thank God that He enables us to meet through Thankful Thursday. Thanks for visiting me and your encouragements.

    I am thankful to God that I can meet you and many others through blogging. I am in the midst of listing out blogging friends that I like to share 2 awards with. I have included your blog as well. I like to share Share The Love Award and Friendship Award with you. Do come over and receive them when you have time. You can save the images and upload them to your side bars or posts. And feel free to pass them to your blogging buddies. Take care and God bless you and family always!

    With appreciation and prayers,