Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

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If it’s Thursday it must be time to count my blessings. And you should count yours too – we can go back to complaining tomorrow. And you know I will – death, taxes, the Bug complaining about something – it’s a sure thing.
  • So, this week I’m thankful that at my weigh in yesterday I was inexplicably down 2.4 pounds. Woot! I’d like to make this journey a little more of a sure thing than something I’m leaving to serendipity – so some prayers in that area would be appreciated.
  • I’m thankful for sheep (so there Ellen!). It’s not dark now when I drive by the farm on my way home & it’s so much fun to see what they’re up to. I got a fairly good picture of one of them standing on a hay roll.
  • I’m thankful that Dr. M fiddled with the furnace until it sounds healthy again. It was working but we were afraid it might be in its death throes.
  • I’m thankful that no one expects me to sing the National Anthem anywhere at any time. I know you enjoy doing it Daddy, but I’m pretty sure I want nothing to do with such an enterprise.
  • I’m thankful that Dr. M surprised me with Anglican Prayer beads last week (thanks for giving him the idea Jayne!). I’ve been using them every night and they are definitely helping me be a little more focused (& let’s face it – AWAKE) during prayer. I’ve been using some of the suggested prayers on the card they included, but I want to write my own. If I ever actually do that I’ll certainly share them here.
OK, your turn – what are you thankful for this week? Remember to check out Greg’s blog to check out other folks’ thanksgivings.


  1. What a sweet surprise!!

    Here are the Fruits of the Spirit I pray with mine:

    Cross: In the Name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

    Invitatory Bead: Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.

    Cruciform Beads: If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.

    Week Beads
    (After each bead sit in silence and ponder what God might want to say to you.)

    Lord, this day teach me something about love and joy.
    Lord, this day teach me something about patience and peace.
    Lord, this day teach me something about being kind.
    Lord, this day teach me something about being generous.
    Lord, this day teach me something about being gentle.
    Lord, this day teach me something about being faithful.
    Lord this day teach me how to have self control.

    Exit Cross: In the Name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

  2. Love the prayer beads! Not come across them in my neck of the woods.

    Thankful that the threatened red wine head (only a glass and a half, but I know, I mean I know, it doesn't agree with me) has not materialised this morning, though wasn't feeling too great at bedtime last night!

  3. I'm thankful for sheep, too, and all the other fiber bearing creatures that bring me great joy.

  4. oh, you made me laugh at my own little joke!

  5. I was wondering why I picked up 2.4 pounds. Now I know where they came from. :) Congrats.

    Something I'm grateful for: my friend got through 5+ hours of surgery yesterday and can now start the healing. Yay!!!

  6. Technical correction: I did not fiddle with the furnace. I checked the wiring to make sure there were no obviously loose connections: tightened a couple of wire nuts, jiggled this and that. It still has a finicky sensor that sometimes turns the fan off ( comes back in within a few seconds), but this happens far less frequently now. It's probably in the main board.

  7. What beautiful beads... I've never understood the purpose behind prayer beads, but I do think they are beautiful...

    I adore sheep... I'm trying to find a drawing or art with God & sheep for my bedroom becuase I have so many "lamb" things in there already.

  8. I'm thankful today for yesterday's beautiful snow, and today's glorious sunshine
    -- for the encouragement to write my letter to the editor, which is done and sent (eek!)
    -- for progress made on my next cross stitch project
    -- for the women who are my new Wardens at church. What a holy triumvirate we make!
    -- for friendly comments left on my blog
    -- for the picture of sheep you posted (because, you know, I love sheep!)

  9. I am thankful that you do thankful thursday posts to remind me to be thankful!!

  10. Good job on the weight loss. Mine is on it's way up a little, but hubs and I both quit smoking Jan 1 so I decided to be ok with weight gain until the end of March, then I'll tackle that. Always something that needs improving!

  11. Way to go on the weight loss! I probably found it. {sigh}

    Sounds like Dr. M was a little miffed at your use of the word "fiddle". I offended Ivan once when I told someone he didn't fix things so much as he rigged them. I meant it as a compliment! LOL

  12. Beautiful prayer beads...!

    Today? I'm thankful my boss was nice to me -- for a change!

    Congratulations on your weight loss, girl...! :-)


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