Thursday, July 26, 2007

Being Thankful



This morning I was wondering what I could write about being thankful today. Because to be honest, I haven't been acting very thankful lately. So when I read Iris's post about our theme today focusing on choosing joy over the hard things in life - well, that really shouted at me. And I am thinking that even in the midst of trials I can still choose to have joy and be joyful. And that is the choice I am making today. I will be joyful even in the midst of trials. I will work hard to "consider it all joy" when faced with hardship. So I am thankful today. For these things and so much more:

1. I am thankful that my husband and I are getting away for the next couple of days. He is my favorite person to spend time with. In fact if I could pick anyone in the world to spend an hour, a day, or a week with - it would be him without a doubt. God has truly blessed me with my husband.

2. I am thankful for my Summer Book Club ladies. It is always so refreshing and relaxing to spend an hour and a half discussing our books and our lives and our thoughts and feelings.

3. I am thankful it is summer. I love summer.

4. I am thankful for the evenings that I spend at home. I love being in my home. It rejuvenates me for the next work day.

5. I am thankful for my sewing room. I love going in there and looking through my patterns and fabrics and dreaming of what I want to sew next. I love the smell of a steam iron on fabric. I love having my projects all lined up. I love looking at all the colorful thread. I love planning what I am going to be making for Christmas gifts this year. It is good therapy!

6. I am thankful for blogging. It is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling. By the way, this is my 100th post! I'm so excited about that and I want to celebrate by inviting you all to come back on Monday to see my special 100 Things About Me post. At the very end of my post there will be a contest for a special prize to all those who read to the end! You heard it here first!

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19 comments:

allhisblessings said...

Happy Thankful Thursday and thank you for sharing your list with us! :)

Laurel Wreath said...

It is those difficult weeks where I have to force my mind over matters, to chose joy =)

I enjoyed reading your list. Have a great Thursday.

Sharon said...

May God bless you greatly for being thankful.

Debbie said...

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Blessings to you.

Lynnae (From Under the Clutter) said...

What a great list! And I agree with you about the blogging! Congrats on 100 posts!

Lisa said...

Happy 100 posts!

Your list is wonderful. I especially liked #4. I like being at home, too. It's nice to be around my "familiars" as a dear friend calls what she has in her home.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend :D

Christina said...

I enjoyed reading your list. Thanks for visiting my blog today. :-)

Angie said...

Amen! I have had the same difficulties this week! But you had a Wonderful post! Thanks for reminding me to choose to be thankful---joyful.
You blessed me today.

Corrie said...

Hope you have a great time away with your husband this weekend! Sounds like fun. I look forward to reading your 100 things post. Congrats on 100!!! I LOVE your blog and am so glad that I have found a friend in you!
Have a great day, Robin!

Denise said...

Praying that you and your husband will enjoy your time away, bless you sweet one.

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Thanks for sharing. I know difficult times can be hard, but we have to hang on to the Promises of God. He will see us all through the difficult times. Have a great time with your DH

By the grace of God ... said...

Thank you for sharing your heart ... its funny how all our posts are centered on joy -- I posted mine and had not read Iris' yet -- so I am thinking the Lord needed to remind us to choose joy! Be blessed dear heart!

By the grace of God ... said...

Thank you for sharing your heart ... its funny how all our posts are centered on joy -- I posted mine and had not read Iris' yet -- so I am thinking the Lord needed to remind us to choose joy! Be blessed dear heart!

Bebemiqui said...

Robin, I so enjoy your blog...keep on posting!

Karen said...

Robin, I never for a moment have doubted that you have a joyful heart. It comes through in your blog, even when life "gets in the way" with the septic stuff!

I loved reading your list today. Your #1 would be my #1, too! How blessed are we?!

There's something for you on my blog today -- I'm so glad we've gotten to know one another and I love 'schmoozing' with you:)

Looking forward to the 100 things list.

Changed by His Love said...

So glad you chose joy and participated with us this week...it's a conscious effort. And yeah for 100 posts! I'll be back on Monday!

Bunny Trails said...

Sorry to comment on an unrelated post, but I couldn't find an email contact from your site.

Anyway . . . drumroll please . . . you win ALL the stuff at my Sad Late Doggie Giveaway!!!

Congratulations!! If you'll send me an email at bunny dot trails at yahoo dot com I will get this off to you!

Thanks for coming by, Robin! :D

Laura Williams said...

What a great post!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100 post. I stand in awe. You have a gift in writing!!! I have always been envious:). Keep your magical pen working. CR