Ten Things of Thankful

I decided to do this event to become a part of another blogging community.  I’m excited to go back to basics.  I need to remember that in every situation good or bad there are things to be Thankful for.

In having Fibromyalgia I need to remember that no matter how I am feeling I can be Thankful and that always seems to lift my spirits.  This will become a weekly Post for me.  Come by on Saturday and or Sunday and get inspired to write your own Thankful List.  Please feel free to share it with me in the comment section.

This week it was easy as Thanksgiving just past us by and my spirits are up even though over night the temperature plummeted.  We got a bit of snow.

Here is my list.  They are in no particular order:

I am Thankful for a Husband who takes care of me and lives with a women in a state of chronic pain.  He deals with my ups and downs.  I am Thankful for my Sons.  They are Gods Treasure given to me.  I take them for granted way too much.  God, He is the person that I am Thankful for the most.  Thank goodness He is in control of my life because I do not do a very good job myself.  I am Thankful for Jesus as He gave His life for me.  I cant imagine how He was able to sacrifice Himself like He did so we could be free.  I am Thankful for my Grandchildren.  All three of them are special in their own way.  I am Thankful for my Brother and Sister.  I would be lost without them.  My Sister especially.  She is the only person in my life who loves me totally unconditionally.  I am Thankful for my closest friend.  She is someone who tells me the truth no matter what.  She also is a great pal to go clothes shopping with as she will tell me when something doesn’t look good on me.  I’m Thankful that our Freezer and Pantry are full of food.  I also am Thankful that my Husband has a good job so that I do not have to work.

This was an amazing Challenge/Event to do and I am looking forward in continuing on with this every week.  Again, let me know what 10 things you are Thankful for.  Especially if you are down, in pain, or just plain had a bad week.  It really will help to find the things you are grateful for even if it is just that you are breathing.  This is a mood shifter.  Don’t get me wrong.  If you are in a great mood I would like to hear because it will help to life the spirits of others.  Have a great week everyone!!

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11 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful

  1. What a wonderful challenge. My hubby and I are dealing with yet a new set of medical challenges right now so this may be extra difficult but at the same time extra therapeutic. Here goes:
    1. I am thankful for my parents, whose unconditional love and support knows no bounds.
    2. I am thankful for my husband, who is my rock, my comfort, my best friend, and my soul mate.
    3. I am thankful for my pets, who are yet another source of unconditional love that I cherish each and every day.
    4. I am thankful for my job, even though I feel like it is slowly killing me at times, because it provides financial support and health insurance for my family.
    5. I am thankful for my car, even though it is wrecked, trashed, and in terrible shape. It is paid for, gets me from point A to point B, and is dependable (despite the funny looks from passersby).
    6. I am thankful for cupboards and a refrigerator full of food.
    7. I am thankful for the roof over my head.
    8. I am thankful that I was raised to love and not discriminate so I can view the world with an open mind and a heart free of hate.
    9. I am thankful for the doctors who have tried and those who are still trying to help me get to the bottom of my conditions which have yet to be diagnosed and those who are doing their best to allow both my husband and I to live as comfortably as possible with other conditions for which we know there is no cure.
    10. I am faithful for my faith, strength, and resilience to keep fighting when it feels like the odds are stacked against me and for all the things which let me know that I can never ever give up.

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  2. I’m in 🙂
    1. I am thankful for my daughters. They are just amazing. Strong, loving, funny, capable and beautiful.
    2. I am thankful for my friends, they are a select few…..the elite 😀
    3. I am thankful for my cats, who love me and want to be with me no matter what life is throwing my way.
    4. I am thankful that I can read and write. These abilities have seen me through some of my darkest moments.
    5. I am thankful I can hear. When I am stuck in bed and feeling low, birdsong can really lift my spirits. And what would life be without music?
    6. I am thankful my hands still work, even if the rest of me doesnt work too well. My hands mean I can create things, stroke my cats, hold my girls’ hands, keep in touch with people online 🙂
    7. I am thankful we have heating. We have lived in freezing, damp houses and I never take it for granted now. There were times I had heating but couldnt afford to use it. Which leads into….
    8. I am thankful I have enough money for what I need and a little of what I want.
    9. I am thankful that I am still able to learn new things
    10. I am thankful that despite many hurts, my heart still knows how to love.

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  3. Welcome to the TToT! We’ve been doing these thankful lists for well over a year now, and it is wonderful to see new people jump in with us. I have seen time and time again how simply acknowledging the good things has helped people pull themselves out of bad moods. Despite the hardships of life, good things happen.
    It sounds like you are surrounded by lots of people who love and support you. Not many of us have that special someone to tell us when our clothes don’t look good on us. 🙂
    During these long winter months, I am thrilled that we have a full freezer and plenty of jars in the pantry. It is so comforting.

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    • Oh, I didn’t see that you had linked up to the blog hop. I saw that you posted on the FB group, so I clicked over. If you go to either Lizzi’s or one of the other hosts sites (mine is one), you can add your post to the other thankful lists. Let me know if you need help!

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      • When I came back to check on your reply, I realized I never linked up, either! Good grief. Here’s how you do it:
        1. Go here to Lizzi’s post: http://summat2thinkon.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/ten-things-of-thankful-76/
        2, Under the TToT button there is a little blue monster looking thing, and next to it it says, “click to view/add a link”. Click it.
        3. It will take you to a page full of photos and links. Scroll to the bottom to the “add a link” tab. Click it.
        4. There you will find a quick form to add your post. When it asks for the link, copy and paste the URL of your post, not your full site. It will then ask for the title of your post. Put whatever you want. Then your email. Photos will pop up and you pick which one you want. Finally, click “done” and you will be added.

        It sounds like a lot of steps, but it is easy.

        Once again, welcome to the thankful hop!

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  4. Hey, welcome to the TToT 🙂 What a great first list, and YES! it’s a game-changer, this practice of gratitude. Makes us stop and think and acknowledge how very much GOOD there is in our lives 🙂

    And…kudos to you for getting your readers involved – WAHEY! Let the thankfulness ripple onwards.

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