Thursday, August 27, 2015

Life Simplified...Thankful Thursday

Life can be difficult or stressful no matter your circumstance...where you live and work, whether you're married or single, have a child, lots of children, or no children at all. I believe that in these times it is extra important to think of all the good things in your life, no matter how small, as it really does help to put your focus on the positive. Instead of being caught up in all the 'bad stuff' happening in your life, it can help to change your attitude into one of gratitude, making your present life and circumstances much more enjoyable.

Today I am sharing my list of 10 Things I am Thankful for on this Thursday...

1. God's Never Ending Grace.

2. The blessing of another day on Earth to share with my loved ones.

3. Holding little boy hands and cherishing every second of it, for in no time at all they will be big boy hands.

4. A roof over my head.

5. Food in the pantry and fridge.

6. Alone time in the early morning when the house is quiet.

7. The mountains.

8. The military men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Our lives would not be the same without their loyalty, bravery, and sacrifices.

9. Reading a good book.

10. Crossing things off my to-do list.

What are you thankful for today?


  1. These are all good but number 6 resonates with me. I love that time of day when I'm the only one up and the house is still. It is my favorite time of day and something I am thankful I can enjoy almost every day.

    1. I completely agree with you Desert Flower! Those early morning hours are my absolute favorite! :)

  2. Great post Melissa! I'm thankful that I was born in this country in this time and for those who came before me who fought for my freedom - though there is a long way to go in our imperfect country. I'm thankful for putting both feet on the ground each morning and standing on my own two feet. I'm thankful for the health and happiness of my family and friends. Most of all, I'm thankful to have what is so far, another day on this planet.

    1. Thanks Julie! Being thankful for another day on this planet is one of the most important, isn't it? None of us are promised a specific amount of time, so just having another minute, or 5, or day, or year is truly something to be grateful for! :)

  3. I'm thankful for life, beauty, grace. Safety, love, plenty. For consciousness and health. For free will and sincerity and intelligence. For this amazing universe by His Hands.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to share what you're grateful for, maqsad! I love your list! :)