Thursday, September 11

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.

I can't believe that it's Thursday all ready. My how time is flying by. The weather has been cool here and it's a little chilly in the house tonight as our furnace isn't working. A reminder that we have many luxuries that many don't have. When I was a child, we had only a Quebec heater in the kitchen and a oil stove in the living room. The house was very cool at night and in the morning we could write our names in the frost on the inside of the windows. Times have changed.

This week, once again, I have many things to be thankful for:

1. Furnace repair men that will come out the day after you call them. Our furnace will be repaired tomorrow morning. I'm so thankful it is still under warranty. There will be no charge for parts or labor. The furnace was new in 2006. I am truly thankful that we found out the furnace wasn't working properly before winter set in. It's hard enough to be chilly but in mid winter we would freeze.

2. Tonight I picked the boys up after school and they were well behaved. We had a good time for the couple hours I had them. I am always thankful for the love of my grandsons.

3. This week hubby made a glass enclosure for the end of the bath tub upstairs. He has never done anything like this before and he did a great job. I'm thankful that he is willing to try new things.

4. The days have been beautiful but the nights have been really cool here since the beginning of September. I am grateful for the sounds, sights and fragrances of autumn. I can feel it in the air. I have seen flocks of Canadian Geese preparing to move south for the winter. They were honking as they flew over the house when Meeko and I were out for our nightly walk.

5. For a special friend who just recently made my new header and background. Thank you, Hootin' Anni.

6. This is the anniversary of the day the twin towers fell. I am thankful that there has been no repeats of such a catastrophic event since that time. A shock shook the world that day and things will never be the same again.

7. I am thankful for all blessings received, for online and real world friends and for the love of family. All of these things mean a lot to me and make a real difference in my life.

Enjoy your day and remember to count your blessings. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. I am thankful for your lovely heart my friend.

  2. Hi Mary,

    I popped in here and immediately wanted to get out all my fall stuff. Loved the falldesigns and also your wonderful post. Praise God for furnaces and repair people. Have a great TT.

  3. I enjoyed reading about your blessings, Mary. I'm very blessed as well.

    Hope your week is going well. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  4. Mary,
    I love Thankful Thursday." Thanks for sharing your list with is quite beautiful. I love the new banner, fall is my favorite time. Thanks for reminding me to count my blessings...there are many...and I am grateful. Take care ;)

  5. I love your new layout! It certainly feels very much autumn in here.

    What a lovely thankful post too! Remain blessed!

  6. Hope you get your heater etc sorted out :-)

  7. I am thankful for YOU--- and your sweet spirit...m..

  8. Hi Mary, I really enjoyed reading your list of "Thankfuls". It is truly wonderful when we take the time to reflect on what a blessing the sometimes seemingly ordinary can be. The love of the grandsons is precious! Have a grand Thursday!

  9. Dearest Mary,

    I turned on my little fireplace in the living room this morning, it was so chilly in the house. I refuse to turn on the furnace yet! lol Glad to hear your furnace is still under warranty...if it's going to break down, that's the perfect time for it to do so!!

    It's funny you should mention the Canada geese because all this past week I've heard them flying overhead honking away every evening around 8:30 pm. I guess they're heading south already.

    Good for Dwight doing a lot of the work himself...see, he's a handyman and he didn't even know it! hehe

    Take care my friend. xoxo

  10. What a beautiful thankful heart you have. Thank you so much for sharing.

  11. Oh, Mary, you are rushing the season a little. Autumn doesn't begin for another 10 days or so.

    I am waiting for the leaves to begin to turn before I concede autumn is here.

  12. A great list of blessings.

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  13. Your Thankful Thursdays are away an inspiration. Thanks for being you. Peace

  14. I enjoyed your gratitude list today as always. You first reminds me I need to call for my annual ‘service check of MY furnace’ this month … Thanks! As you might recall, I Blog My Blessings on Sundays at Sacred Ruminations, but I shared a ‘meditation’ there earlier today in addition to my T-13 at Small Reflections. I assumed we could all use something to make us smile on this solemn day of remembrance.
    Hugs and blessings,

  15. I hope that everyone will take a cue from you and count their many blessings. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the things that aren't right in our lives that we forget to look at the many blessings we have.

  16. Hi Mary. You have a great Thankful list! I do love the cooler weather. Falls is so nice!! Love, Grams

  17. What a beautiful TT post. How lovely! Blessings to you!!

  18. Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by Rusty's blog! That certificate for Meeko will be there soon. I loved reading today's Thankful Thursday and other post as I scrolled through your blog. I'll be back! :)

    Sharon (Rusty's Mom)

  19. Mary, Thanks for sharing today. All your fall decor on your blog is really getting me in the mood. I love the cooler weather. Blessings.

  20. Everyday should be a thankful day!! We are so fortunate for the things and the loved ones that we have..Sandy

  21. burrrrrrrrr hope you get that heater fixed! Can you imagine having to have a heater in September...! We never turn our heater on till the end of October or November....Strange weather...... We are expecting 3-6 " of rain from IKE Saturday and Sunday...... we just finished rain from the one before. Hanna I think...... I pray for those on Texas coast..... IKE is coming in strong........ I am thankful that we have been safe for 7 years now......... I always cry on this day....... Oh how quickly we forget...........

  22. mmmm! I can smell fall on your blog. I just love coming here.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  23. Mary,

    I love your new "fall" header and background! Perfect! I'm happy to hear your heater will be fixed. We've had some very chilly nights the last few weeks. It won't be long before the warm summer nights are a sweet memory...