Thankful Thursday

I saw this on Facebook the other day.

This sign is so much how I feel…

I’m so blessed…so grateful.

Not only do I have a job, but I love my job too…doubly blessed.
I love my house and am so thankful I can maintain it.
I’m happy and smiling comes easily to me.
My health is really good outside of my cancer and I’m hopeful that even that is on the uphill side again. We’ll see the week after Thanksgiving when I go back to the doctor. But I feel good and that’s what really counts.

I’m so thankful that living a grateful life is something I’ve learned to focus on. Finding things to be grateful for really does push out the negativity and that makes for much happier days…even when faced with some difficult things.

So readers…how about we all flood the comments with things you’re grateful for? Let’s push the negativity from all of our lives.



38 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday”

  1. I am grateful for friends, family, and my pug, Ginny. I am grateful for the years I had with my husband who passed last year. I am grateful for all I have in my life that the Lord blessed me with. I am also thankful for on-line bloggers, like you, who give me glimpses into their lives and bring joy to me.

  2. I’m thankful for my daughter and husband who support me through my struggles with my mental health. I’m thankful for being able to see the beautiful colours of autumn (fall). I’m thankful I have a home to live in and a bed to sleep in. I’m thankful for our Labrador who makes us smile every day with his quirky character. I’m thankful for my friends and the laughter and memories we’ve shared over the years.

  3. Hi, you are a blessing. Your positive attitude is such an inspiration to all of us!
    My blessings this week? My daughter is home from the hospital. This Christmas we will celebrate FOUR YEARS as a survivor from stage four ovarian cancer. Every day is a gift from God. We’ve learned so much:how to really look at the beauty that surrounds us and cherish each minute.
    And, a miracle!!! My estranged son came to see her. First contact in 14 years. Joy comes in the morning…

  4. There really is so much for which to be grateful. The list is long as it should be… For Jesus who loves and has saved me, for my husband who cares for and loves me, for all my family for their love and support, for my RV home and the ability to travel still, for the friends I’ve met on the road, for my health {my occasional aches and pains tell me I’m still alive and kicking! :-)}, for people like you, Jo, for constantly keeping us smiling, laughing, and being so generous with your time and talent.
    There are many more things – these are just the tips of the iceberg!
    Love and prayers

  5. I’m thankful for my salvation,, my loving and faithful husband of 46 years, our son and his family, the skill of the doctors the past two years as I went through breast cancer treatment, for God’s presence through it all and His healing touch on my body. Thankful for hope and peace.

  6. I’m thankful for God and His unchanging nature; my husband of 41 years; my sons and daughters-in-law; my 2-year-old grandson; extended family and friends. I’m thankful for each day that I’ve been blessed to be alive. I’m thankful for our home and our neighbors and for all the people we’ve met through church and other activities. I’m thankful to be blessed with the ability to sew and the ability to do for others. Thank you Jo for this reminder!

  7. If I could wear a shirt every day that says “I am Thankful, Greatful and Blessed”. 2023 has been a crazy year with two cancer diagnosis’s but I am thankful for modern medicine. I am thankful for my family and friends who have been by my side as well as my prayer warriors. I am thankful for you, Jo. You share such a parrallel life with me. You blog is the first thing I check in the morning and the last thing I check each night. Thank you.

  8. I am thankful that I still live in a country in which I can love and serve God without fear of being persecuted. I am thankful for my health and my family (husband, sisters, brothers and more!). I am thankful I have a solid house to live in and a good car to drive, and so much more!!

  9. Diane in Nebraska

    I am so grateful for the beautiful sunshine this morning, coffee as I watch the wildlife outside my windows as the world around me wakes. Family, friends and the smiles and kindness of strangers. Happy Friday everyone!

  10. I’m very grateful that my husband who has Alzheimer’s does so well after 6 years of being diagnosed. I’m grateful I have 2 homes (1 in IL and 1 in TX) and an RV for travel. I’m so grateful for my 4 rescue dogs who love and adore me. I’m grateful I really have no worries and several old friends. Life is what you make of it and I’m grateful and joyous.

  11. Might sound corny, but, Jo, I’m thankful for you and your dear readers and donations they provide. Some days I just want to give up and give in, but then I think of all the people we provide quilts to, and how much they are counting on us, and how many quilt tops are still waiting, and I know I can’t just quit. I’m grateful for being able to live anywhere I want and that we do live where it’s mostly always warm, grateful for all the nature that surrounds me every day, for my ever loving and patient husband, and even for his snoring (cuz then I know he’s still alive!). Grateful that I can dance and see and hear. Grateful for the love of my old doggie, no matter what. Grateful for the trees and birds, and even the alligators. But, mostly you, Jo, that you are so generous with your time and talents!!!!

  12. I’m grateful for this cup of coffee I am drinking. Made by my loving husband every single morning. And he makes it right!

    1. I too have am grateful for my loving husband who also makes my coffee every single morning. But I am also grateful for the local small coffee shop who makes a good brew for my friend who no longer has a husband. And I am grateful for each new day!

  13. Grateful for a job close to home which allows plenty of time to play with needle and thread. Blessed with loving family and technology that allows us to stay in touch easily over the miles.

  14. So grateful i have friends, family, my health, a roof over my head, a full belly and that i can wake each morning in a country that is not at war.

    So grateful for a body that has legs that can still walk and arms that can hug my grandchildren, hands arthritis free so i can crotchet and handle fabric and eyes to see the beauty of Gods creation and the stitches from the needle on my sewing and long arm machine.

    So grateful for you, Jo, for opening the door on your life and being such an encouragement and mentor!

  15. Truly BLESSED this Friday morning.

    My new GRAND-niece arrived at 0401. She is a healthy 6lb 15ou 19.5″ bundle of joy much awaited my her Mom and Dad. All 3 are doing well.

    I woke up to a new beautiful day, I have a rood and food and my health. What more does one need?

    Blessed Friday to all!!

  16. I am thankful that God is in my life, thankful for my health, my family and friends. Thankful that I have a home and can still take care of it.

  17. Shirley from Calmar

    I am crateful for all the people in my life that bring love and caring. I am grateful for the people who appreciate the many things that bring them joy from what they represent; warmth, love, gratitude, nourishment, security; vs a monetary value.

  18. I am grateful for reading, for cross stitching, even on Aida. I am grateful that the cross stitch family wether they met each other or not still are family!
    I grateful for my husband my friends my God and King, for all He does and gives when we not even see! Thank you Jo for knowing we need to be grateful.

  19. I’m grateful for Jesus who love me enough to save me. My husband passed 2 weeks ago, but I’m grateful for the years we had together. I’m grateful that I get to create a new life for myself. I look forward to meeting and making new friends, finding a church home and living life again.

  20. I keep a grateful journal. I post in it everyday and always include at least one thing I am grateful for that day. It is a diary of sorts and I really enjoy making entries. It’s nice to reflect on your day. I’m always grateful for my family, health, friends, hobbies, and oh so many other things. Thank you for your blog, Jo. I am grateful that you post at least once a day, but usually 2 times (no pressure as I know your life is busy).

  21. Oh and I was really grateful this morning when I read your Cross Stitch update and saw that you explained how to start the Deck The Halls piece on toweling. I read it and feel pretty confident to get started! Thanks Jo!!!!

  22. I am thankful for my husband and children and my four beautiful grandchildren. My faith and the many blessings the Lord has provided. I am truly thankful for each day.

  23. I’m so grateful I’ve got hobbies I love, good friends, good health, husband who loves his work and is able to work!! Our extended family works hard and grandkids are healthy!!! So many blessings ❤️

  24. Grateful for – parents/grandparents (in Heaven) who gave me an amazing childhood, a patient/loving husband of 58 years, hardworking children/grandchildren who give us much pride. Gratitude for 9 healthy/happy great grandchildren under the age of 10. Grateful for good health.

  25. I’m grateful for God, for Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in my heart. I’m grateful for my wonderful husband and my beautiful family – 3 beautiful daughters and now 2 gorgeous grandsons. I’m grateful for my lovely home. I’m grateful for my health that still enables me to do pretty much anything, including sewing and making quilts. I’m grateful for friends. I’m grateful again to God, who has blessed me with all this and more.

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