Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Thursday All, Have you found that as you stop and give thanks for the little things in your life, you've become more aware of just how blessed you are? I certainly hope so because this has been the case with me. So often the negatives can be overwhelming, especially in today's world, and it is easy to forget just how much we really have.
Today I am thankful for my two blogging buddies that I am good friends with; hubby and I joined both couples for dinner last Friday evening. This was the first time I had met the hubby's and they had met mine. We had such a nice time together and I look forward to spending more time together as couples.
I am thankful for the love of family and friends and time spent together. Last weekend we got to spend time with both daughters and their families. The richness that family adds to life!
I am thankful that our dearest friends in Ca., aka next door neighbors, called and we got to catch up on life. I am thankful for a trip we've planned for next summer with them to Sisters, Oregon.
I am thankful for a job well done-the house is finished and we just love it.
I am thankful for the fun day we spent yesterday in Boulder which passed too quickly but still was fun. We had a wonderful lunch at The Cheesecake Factory before heading home.
We also had dinner with some dear friends here which was a wonderful treat! Her parents are visiting from Kansas and we loved meeting them.
Today is another beautiful day so I am thankful for the availability to get out and about.
I am thankful for two new books I'm reading:
THE HEAVENLY MAN by Brother Yun with Paul Hattaway- the remarkable true story
of Chinese Brother Yun.

I am thankful for Life, for living in a time as this, for each and every day.
What are you thankful for today?
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Hugs to you today,


  1. Hi! Noreen, sweet post today. My post was on choosing life! Make it count Everyday:) Oh! how we just need to slow down and savor every moment. I Love Life, and it sounds like you are enjoying it too! We are so Blessed:). Thank you Lord for today!

  2. What a wonderful (as always) uplifting post. Your thankful spirit is contagious. Soo glad things are well with you. Have a wonderful day Noreen...HUGS, Debbie

  3. Noreen,

    You are right when we should be more thankful in our every day lives. Spending Thursday's reflecting on all the goodness is what we should be doing instead of dwelling on all that isn't right.

    Love that you highlighted your special friends and the love that is shared even across the miles.

    Thank you for your amazing blogging friendship as well.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. I wondered if you would eat at the cheese cake Factory (o: Yummm did they have gluten free stuff?
    I think the guys all hit it off great. That was a blessing. My guy is pretty universal... meaning he can talk to anyone and everyman has some interest in automotive Stuff...which he can talk about forever... but he can talk about anything.
    Anyway I sure enjoyed our get together (o:
    Always love your thanlful post.

  5. A lovely post Noreen. You mentioned some wonderful things to be thankful for. You are so right it is easy to forget how blessed we are, and forget to be thankful for everything God has given us. Thank you for the reminder.

    I hope you are having a wonderful day! :)

  6. I am thankful for "such a time as this!"

    Blessings, Noreen.

  7. Girl,

    I am so Thankful for you. Your friendship in this life is a treasure I'm sure I won't fully appreciate until I arrive in heaven. Hugging you BIG time. Love, Lynn

  8. Hello Noreen,

    Thankful today to have been blessed by your post. You are so right about stopping and giving thanks for the little things in our lives.

    Take care,

  9. Such a nice list of blessings!
    It illustrates how relationships can enrich our lives. Praise God!

  10. I am so thankful as well to be living for such a time is this! For friends and family and the gift of my DH and precious children and grandchildren! In knowing the plans the Lord has for me today and in the days to come!

    Happy Thursday my friend!

  11. To answer your opening question..YES!

  12. Nice post! Thankful for Jesus!

  13. Noreen, what a beautiful post for Thankful Thursday this week! Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us. -Blessings.


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