Sunday, October 12, 2014

With A Grateful Heart

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“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward

Ten Things I am Thankful For Right Now
1. My funny, kind and supportive husband - where would I be without you
2. My precious mom who has loved me like a mother bear for her cubs
3. My family and close friends who choose to love me just as I am
4. A roof over my head and having more than enough of the good stuff
5. The window by my desk from which I catch glimpses of heaven on earth in the garden, the birds in the trees, and our neighbour's roof-top (which reminds me I live in a peaceful, safe neighbourhood)
6. Freshly ground coffee and hot toast with peanut butter
7. The anticipation of turkey dinner with trimmings...and friends with which to share it
8. That I live in a beautiful country like Canada
9. For books, flowers, kitty cats, birds to watch, nice clothes, hot water, Google, laughter, peace of mind, health
10. For God -- whose Presence in my life -- fills me with Joy and gives my life meaning




Wishing my Canadian family and friends a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend!



  
Hugs,
Brenda
xox

12 comments:

  1. Have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving, Brenda! (I feel like having a Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow to help you celebrate. LOL!)

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  2. What a lovely Thanksgiving list!

    A grateful heart truly is life-changing. Way back in December, 2003, my husband was 7 months in to what turned out to be 25 months of unemployment. It was at that very bleak time that the Lord prompted me to start a "thanks journal." Not thinking I had much to be thankful for at the time, I began with things like, "thanks for sight, hearing, etc." As I kept at the project, it began to change me. Within a few weeks, I was not only thanking God in the midst of the bleak times, I was actually thanking him FOR them...giving thanks when employment doors didn't open, etc.

    I began to see the blessings I had, even the blessings of the difficult.

    I would encourage anyone in the midst of difficult times to begin a gratitude journal, as it will change them.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  3. I like your blessings, too! Happy Thanksgiving Day, Brenda.

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  4. We have so much to be grateful for, don't we? Happy Thanksgiving Brenda.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving, dear Brenda. Yes, a heart of gratitude changes one's attitude and outlook so much. Your list could be mine.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Brenda! Your list is perfect...so much to be thankful for today.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Brenda! Lovely, beautiful blessings - wishing you many more. xo Karen

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  8. So much to be thankful for...so often we forget how much. Always striving for a grateful heart. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Brenda - wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving week-end. Hope you enjoyed every bite of that turkey. I have so much to be grateful for just like you! Thanks for sharing your gratitude list! One other thing that I am grateful for is your lovely blog and posts. Always feel such a wonderful uplift when I stop to visit. Hugs!

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  10. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I loved your list of thanks.

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  11. I'm late for the party but I still want to wish you well.
    Ten really wonderful things to be thankful for.
    You sound very content!

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  12. The way to true peace is by counting your blessings. Thanks Brenda. -

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To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

Thank you so much for leaving your 'footprint' here in my comment box. I do appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts today.

Brenda xox

PS. I do not always comment here, but I do look forward to coming and visiting you....