Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday #4

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey



Welcome to Thankful Thursday #4! I am so excited to be able to again give God the glory for all of the good gifts that He has given me.

I am also excited to announce that I have added a Mr. Linky code making it easier than ever to link to the Thankful Thursday Meme.

Rules of the Meme: First, copy the Thankful Thursday button on the sidebar onto your post, next list the five things you are thankful for this week and finally come back and link up with the Mr. Linky tab. That way we can all come and visit your blogs to see what you're thankful for.

Ok, now on to the five things that I am thankful for this week:


1) I am thankful for the opportunity to do the fun little things with my kids this week. First, we made a gingerbread house together. Then we watched a fun Christmas movie (Miracle on 34th street) and just snuggled up on the couch. It was time well spent.

2) I am thankful for God's perfect timing. I received a rejection letter on Monday and my sweet friend, Spring, had felt led (on Saturday) to send me a note of encouragement. The best part was that her e-mail went down (sorry Spring!) and I didn't receive the e-mail until Monday Morning! It was exactly the word I needed to not get discouraged! Isn't God AWESOME!

3) I am thankful that when I feel alone, God is ALWAYS there with me. I had scheduled to go shopping with a friend who had the misfortune of becoming sick. So, I took the Lord with me. He gave me great parking spots and led me to some really fantastic gifts for my family! Love you so much, Father!

4) I am thankful for the friends in my life who encourage me. I have been lazy over the past month and I've stopped exercising. But, thanks to the gentle persistence of my sweet friend, Denise, I got back into the gym this week. Now, I'm terribly sore today (THANKS Denise! LOL!) but I know it will be well worth it. :)

5) I am thankful for my precious friends in bloggy land. You are all so encouraging and that is special to me. As a matter of fact, Peggy, over at Amazing Mazes, Messes and Miracles was so sweet that she gave me the Lemonade Award! Thanks Peggy that was great!



Part of the rules for this award is that you list at least 10 other blogs that are also showing a great Attitude or Gratitude. So, if you link up with my post today, then you are tagged! Because if you are linking up then you are showing your BIG hearts of gratitude!

Be blessed this week!


15 comments:

Denise said...

Such a wonderful list of blessings.

Chatty Kelly said...

I loved your list! I'm sorry about the rejection. :-( That stinks! But it means that now you can send that article some where else!

Today I am being thankful for things about my husband only (on my blog), because it is his birthday.

I am thankful for you, as always.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Sonya,
His timing... that was incredible! I just loved reading that! He knew what you needed when you needed it most! And I loved that you see His favor in even parking spots! Im so smiling!
Holykisses! BE ENCOURAGED TODAY AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
Lea

Sit A Spell said...

Thanks for visiting my new blog...still learning tons...like Mr Linky...not yet.
Blessing, aren't they wonderful...we serve a good God.

Lisa said...

Wonderful list. I will pray for you also. Don't worry -- GOD has the open door for you!!

I love this Thankful Thursday. My 5 for this week is:

1. The constant loving support of my husband. I did NOTHING to deserve the love I have in him for so many years. I'm just grateful the LORD is the foundation of our marriage.

2. I'm thankful for times of reflections and sharing what I've learned, been encouraged in or reminded of this year.

3. All the new ladies I've met online in blogging.

4. I'm thankful for the presence of the LORD in my heart, mind and life and all the many ways He shows His unconditional love. I SO LOVE HIM!!

5. I'm thankful that I washed my puppies this morning! WHEW! They were smelly but now they are fluffy white and handsome!

Bless you all.

Lisa said...

Wonderful list. I will pray for you also. Don't worry -- GOD has the open door for you!!

I love this Thankful Thursday. My 5 for this week is:

1. The constant loving support of my husband. I did NOTHING to deserve the love I have in him for so many years. I'm just grateful the LORD is the foundation of our marriage.

2. I'm thankful for times of reflections and sharing what I've learned, been encouraged in or reminded of this year.

3. All the new ladies I've met online in blogging.

4. I'm thankful for the presence of the LORD in my heart, mind and life and all the many ways He shows His unconditional love. I SO LOVE HIM!!

5. I'm thankful that I washed my puppies this morning! WHEW! They were smelly but now they are fluffy white and handsome!

Bless you all.

Carol said...

Hi Sonya!
I'm so delighted you stopped by for a visit today & left a comment! If you would like to create snow on your blog go to Darlene's Days on my blog list. She posted the link for the snow last week I think.
Have a blessed day!
Smiles,
Carol

Edie said...

Hi Sonya! I'm late today. My cable went down and I couldn't get online! :o So my Thankful list is a bit short on words but still big in heart. :)

I love your list. I love that you saw God's encouragement in your disappointment. He is an awesome God.

Edie said...

Oh, glad the Mr Linky worked!

sailorcross said...

Hi Sonya!!

I just got home from work and posted my Thankful Thursday!!

Again, another beautiful list from you. I love the gingerbread house. My girls made one last year and probably will again this year.

I'm sorry about the rejection letter, but you did see God's encouraging you in this. He probably has bigger and better plans all lined up for you!!

And congratulations on the exercising!! I need to do that, too!!

Beth

seesawfaith said...

What a great list!

Thanks for hosting the thankful Thursdays (hey! I just came up with at 6th thankful!)

Peggy said...

Blessings Sonya...This is exactly
why I chose you for Gratitude...who better than the hostess of a Thankful Thursday!!! And such a wonderful list even with some setbacks(sorry:() You & friends looked beyond the discouragement to seek the Lord's favor in another time & place! It's so touching to see family thankful times! I'm so glad when you feel alone, you trust that God is there!
It's always great to have encouragement & friends who do!!!
So far you are up to 6 BIG Beautiful Grateful hearts(actually there's more in the comments like Lisa)! And I'm so glad that you accepted my sweet gift to encourage you & this meme! May God continue to give you much to be thankful for and little to discourage you! I know He can lift you up even then!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Spring Fricks said...

Hi Sonya,

Oh, I am running so late today. Note the 11pm comment.

Thank you for the kind words. I am still amazed at how God worked the email. He uses all things to the good and He definitely used that one for the good. What an awesome God.

Cheryl Barker said...

I got a rejection letter today, Sonya, so know how it feels. I'm so glad God encouraged you just when you needed it. He's so good to us!

Mary Moss said...

Thank you for being an encourager to others--including me!