Thursday, February 24, 2022

Thankful Friday


Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.

I Chronicles 16:34

Hello everyone! Tell me, what are you grateful for today? Being grateful is important in reminding ourselves, even during tough times, that we enjoy many blessings. The sign you see pictured above is a new sign that I keep in the window in "my" room where I like to read, play music or do crafts. The sign is a daily reminder to me to begin each day with a grateful heart. This is definitely something I need to focus on more. How about you?

One thing I am grateful for this week is that we have had several days where, at least part of the day, there has been sunshine! Seeing the sun lifts my spirits so much and The Mr. and I were able to get outside and go for a walk together in the warmer temperatures. 

We have walked at this lake a couple of times and each time I really enjoy it. The scenery is pretty and there were interesting geese and ducks on the lake. 

The coloring of these ducks was quite interesting. I'm not a duck expert so I don't know what type they are. They seem to be enjoying lounging lakeside. 

I'm grateful, also, for being able to accomplish some chores around the house this week, some delicious foods we enjoyed and a good handbell rehearsal this past Monday evening. It was the first time in two years that the handbell choir was able to rehearse in our bell room due to Covid concerns. We have been practicing in the sanctuary where we could spread apart more but decided it was time to return to "our" room. Our church has installed new ventilation systems throughout the church to protect people and that, combined with everyone continuing to wear masks, helps us to be as safe as possible. I'm very grateful for all of this. 

Would you like to join in my Thankful Friday? Let me know in the comments what you are grateful for today. 

Until Next Time,


Sharon said...

I really like your sign. It's such a lovely and gentle reminder to be grateful. I'm also grateful for days when it's sunny. I'm grateful that signs of spring are evident. There are already daffodils blooming in my yard. As I sit with my computer on my lap in my family room, I look out to a tree that has a resident woodpecker. He or she is always there working away at finding food. Watching him/her makes me grateful for animals--both domestic and wild. Thanks for the reminder to think about gratitude, Debbie.

Karen Anderson said...

What a good reminder to focus on gratitude! And those are beautiful ducks/geese, whatever they might be... they are gorgeous!! I'm grateful for so many things, but like you said, I often need a nudge to think about it. Today in particular I'm thankful to God that my son and his wife have arrived safely at their vacation destination in spite of an engine malfunction on the aircraft. Had to really trust the Lord on that one. I'm thankful that I'm safe and warm in our icy weather and I get to hang out with my grand dog today. I'm thankful that in the disturbing times we live in, I can know that God is in complete control of everything and no human is going to thwart His will!!

Debbie Styles Life said...

I've seen daffodils too, Sharon, and they are so pretty and remind me that Spring is not too far away! Enjoy that woodpecker!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Enjoy your grand dog, Karen! I'm so glad your son and his wife made it safely to their vacation spot. Such a wonderful blessing!