Sunday, October 12, 2014

With A Grateful Heart

“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!



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

  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 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

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


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Brenda xox

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