Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday


Hello everyone, another thankful Thursday is here. Please take time to count your blessings, not just today, but each day that passes. God loves us so much, and He shows that love in countless ways. Just open your eyes, and take a look around. Do you have children running around constantly, making lots of noise, screaming your name out every few seconds??Mom!! Well, you are truly blessed by God, there are so many homes without children. Do you have a husband that loves you dearly, that makes you smile daily? Well, you are truly blessed by God, there are women who pray for a husband like yours, instead of the abusive husband they have, who brings tears to their eyes daily, instead of smiles. Do you have a nice place to call home? Well, you are truly blessed by God, there are so many homeless people, to them home is truly wherever they lay their head at night. Do you have a refrigerator full of food, that you fill your belly with at regular intervals? Well, you are truly blessed by God, so many people gather around dumpsters, praying to find a tiny morsel of food. Do you have a closet full of clothes? Well, you are truly blessed by God, there are people who would gladly take those jeans you may have only worn a few times, but are already tired of, and wear them with much pride and happiness. So, if you are having a hard time feeling blessed by God, then my friend, you truly have a problem. Count your blessings, not your problems. You will soon realize, that your problems are not so bad after all.

47 comments:

Serendipity said...

This is a lovely post, Denise! We all are truly blessed and have so much to be thankful for!

Pia said...

yeah, i totally agree with you - count your blessings.

Be blessed, denise.

Love Bears All Things said...

Loved this post! We are to give thanks in all circumstances. Surely, much is there to be thankful for.
Mama Bear

Lori said...

Amen! When you get my age with your babies all leaving home. You really understand how short the time we have with those screaming babies. I am thankful you and this very nice post today.

Blessings,

Lori

Stacy said...

Very nice post. There are many times when I start to get upset because there are so many dishes to wash. Then I think, "Thank the Lord because that means there was a lot of food to eat." When there's a bunch of laundry, "Thank the Lord because that means God had graciously supplied beyond just your basic needs." And the list goes on.....

Angie said...

Oh dear Denise---YOU have shown us ALL what we have to be thankful for! What a blessing you are. To so many hearts and lives!
Thank you for sharing these today!

Rhonda said...

Wonderful post. It is so good for me to remember all of those things when I am having a (not really so bad) bad day.
Thank you so much for sharing.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Amen girl!
It is important to realize the things that He has given us that we take for granted each day.
I think I got a little caught up in looking at the tiny details and forgot the big picture.
He is a good God. His plans for us are for good and not for evil...we can trust Him.
Thank you girl!

Nancie said...

Amen, Denise! We have many things to be thankful for and it is good to count our blessings. Take care and God bless!

Susan said...

Happy TT Denise,

Oh HOW TRUE!!! Great things to remember and give thanks for DAILY.

Blessings~

luvmy4sons said...

Yes.. Wonderful exhortation dear sister. Somtimes I stop and remind myself that if I never received another blessing from God-Jesus is enough. We have been given every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm. We are sitting with Christ in the heavenlies. That is SO MUCH that I never need grumble against these temporary trials here...And guess what He gives us both! so much to thank HIm for every day. Amen dear sister.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Amen! We are truly blessed!

Debra said...

Denise,

Nobody could have said it better. I also love the beautiful tribute at the top of your page. Thank you for remembering.

May you have a beautiful Thursday filled to the top with abundant blessings. Loving you!

LAURIE said...

thanks for stopping by my TT post today and I loved what you had to say here - how blessed we are - all we have to do is look around us! -Blessings, Laurie

Tanja said...

You are so right! We are a blessed, but spoiled, bunch of people. There's always something to be thanking God for.

mine is here said...

I agree with you we will count our all blessings one by one. Thanks for the reminders.

Laurie Ann said...

Denise, these are great reminders of the blessings we have. Thank you so much for sharing your thankful heart with us and for spurring us on to be grateful for our blessings! And thanks for visiting my blog. Your comments are always so sweet and encouraging. You mean the world to me. I hope you've been doing alright. I haven't had much of a chance to get caught up on blog reading. Hope to do that in spurts today and tomorrow.

He And Me + 3 said...

Thank you so much for all of your encouraging comments on my blog. I really needed to read them, so thanks for taking the time to write them. Also, I totally agree about counting those blessings, all to often we take them for granted...until they are gone. I want to appreciate all that I have while I have it. Thanks for the eye opener. Nice post!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Yes, yes, and yes.
We are so blessed.

Thanks for challenging us to think about what we have.

Loved this.
Hugs,
Tiffany

Mommy Magee said...

Love your post reminds me of the song Count You Blessings Name them One By One... think I'll hum this alot today! Thanks!

Gretchen said...

Yes, Lord. Thank You for my home and my family. And for Your abundance. In Jesus' name. Amen.

xxxooogretchen

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE said...

Awesome post my friend.

Blessings!

mama meji said...

Amen! I so agree with you.

Beth K. Vogt said...

You are a blessing to me--via the Internet!
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

IRENE said...

Oh Denise, you neease to amaze me!

Erica said...

What a great reminder to be joyful always and remember the ways the Lord has blessed!

Melanie said...

I love this post, Denise! It is true, we ALL have many things for which to be thankful... we just need to take the time to realize it and stop taking so much for granted in our lives.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Lynn said...

Wow Denise, I almost bawled as I listened to the song and read your post.

I have a lump in my throat and can only say... AMEN... Amen..

Marsha said...

Hey sweetie. This is an excellent thankful list. A real reminder to be thankful for what we do have.

I still don't have my post up yet. It's been a crazy day here at the learning center and now I just got a call I'd better run to town and get gas because there's no more coming for several days because of the refineries being shut down.

So, off I go to fill up my wheels - for which I am thankful.

Love you!

Talk..to..Grams said...

This is a great post! So much to be Thankful for.... Love, Grams

Charlotte said...

Beautiful post. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm glad it led me to yours. Beautiful music too.

Michele Williams said...

So, true... we are thinking the same way for our TT post. I am so thankful... for everything... including you.
love you dear friend

Denise said...

Awesome reminder that we all have something, if not many things, to be thankful.

flmom said...

Amen! Have a wonderful week ahead!

Front Porch Legacy said...

I am, indeed, thankful for my man who makes me smile!

becky voyles said...

Oh, this is a wonderful post, Denise! Bless you for doing it. I wish everyone could read it.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Amen to that!! Sandy

Mary said...

Denise,

We all have much to be thankful for. When we are feeling down we only need to think of those less fortunate than we are and count our blessings.

Take care and let me know how you're feeling.

Idyllic Dreams said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I enjoyed your blog post for Thankful Thursday. Each of us really does have much for which to be thankful!

cowhumor said...

Such a great reminder of our many blessings! As I visited a friend who is temporarily bed-bound today I thought of you and your incredible attitude. You are such a blessing to me!
Kim

Blessed One said...

Oh, you've made me cry! First the picture, then the Thankful Thursday post. This was truly amazing and I thank you deeply for sharing it with us. God bless you!

lady jhunnelle said...

enjoyed reading your post, our blessings are overflowing, oftentimes we can not count them, but still we should count them especially during tough times:)

Blessings

Kathy @ Joyful Journey Journal said...

Oh so true! I know of several women who have abusive husbands and won't leave their situations. It breaks my heart, and I know I am truly blessed with mine. Thanks for pointing these things out for us.
Kathy

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Oh Denise,
Your post blessed me so much and made me realize how incredibly blessed I really really am. I forget...... you know? I forget and take for granted..... thank you for such sweet reminding.... and thank you Denise for always being so faithful. You ARE FAITHFUL. You're always there... and always faithful... God bless You Denise. I pray he blesses you ten fold for how faithful you are.
Love
Lea

Stephanie said...

Denise,
You are right! Earlier this summer, a friend of the family was surprised to learn that her husband had not quit dating after he got married. I am so thankful for a man that values our marriage!

Have a great weekend!

becky voyles said...

Hi again, Denise. I know it is not Thursday yet but I started a new thing... Blog Your Blessings Sunday. I haven't worked out all the kinks yet but thought I had a pretty good post you might enjoy.

Tiffanie said...

Great post! It can be easy to get caught up in stress and discontent, but there really is a lot to be thankful for and we are all truly blessed!