Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thankfulness #17 - 22

Apologies to Sandi of Holding Patterns for not being able to link with MrLinky. I've had this problem before-I'm sure its me, but I have provided a link in each posting to your web site.

17. I'm thankful my small community has a gym I can visit two blocks from my house....and a grocery store.

18. I'm thankful for finding a warm church family in which we fit, after seemingly searching a life-time, which I attribute to my not searching hard and long enough, not any one's fault by my own.

19. I'm thankful in my older years we are not strained financially to meet our daily expenses.

20. I'm thankful I still have eyesight and hearing, although somewhat diminished; I still can enjoy taste and touch; I still can communicate. I have peers who have lost a lot of these innate senses.

21. I'm thankful that technology continues to enhance my life, whether it is wireless networking, or improvements in all areas of medical technology. I remember when there were few to no inhalers for asthmatics and only a few, now obsolete, oral medicines.

22. I'm thankful to be an American. I have lived overseas in a third world country, which was an experience for which I am grateful, but made me appreciate my own country, yet not be too provincial.

14 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

You are so right. If we had time to appreciate all we have, there just would not be time left to gripe.
Love 17-22 and looking forward to more.

Sandi McBride said...

Oh number 19 hit a resounding note with me! I am not sure what went wrong with Mr Linky...I think I dislike him lol!
Sandi

Amber Star said...

The technology of today is so exciting. We can send an email in an instant, if the reciever has an email account. However, the art of letter writing has diminished.

There is really so much for which to be grateful and I'm happy that we took this opportunity to spend some time thinking about our blessings. One I was particularly glad about was that when I was little I had brohchitis a lot, and antibiotics were very new. I remember my mother talking about how expensive they were.

If you like I'll set you up with the html and link you to Mr. Linky.

Amber Star said...

NW-1,
I hope you don't mind, but I added your site to the Mr. Linky thingy and here is the html for the graphic. I think it is so pretty.

heck...I'll email you the code. This thing won't let me enter it on here. phooey!

All you have to do is copy and paste this code into one of the side bars for it to stay there all the time.

Hope I haven't overstepped my bounds, but doing this, but I'm going to be gone most of the day.

Pat - Arkansas said...

A wonderful list of things for which to be thankful, Carol. I may have to join this band wagon before the month is over, and will be thankful to do so.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I am thankful for your post as you have really made me think...and I will be meditating on all the things I am thankful for as we head into this Thanksgiving week!!! Thank YOU!! This is a wonderful list, by the way! ~Janine XO

Small City Scenes said...

I suppose I should look over my life and do a thankful check. I know one thing I am thankful for--my Mother at 93 she still is a happy vital woman. And we enjoy each others company. MB

Lorna said...

These are lovely.

Amber Star said...

Ach...NW-1...I'm doing the grateful thing by day now. I had two weeks to catch up on, but now I'm only putting one per day...although I think of more things during the day. This challenge is sort of like getting the process of being grateful started and then it takes on a life of its own.

Today I got caught up in smiles. They are so nice even if you do not know the person at all! There is a woman at the Y who has the most infectious smile. I have started speaking to her and I can see the cogs trying to figure out who the heck I am. We were in a class together last Thursday. She is a small young woman from an Oriental parents, and she has the greatest smile. :o)

Teacher's Pet said...

These are all wonderful...
Thank you so much for sharing them.
I have so much to be thankful for that I don't know where to begin....

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I am thankful for all I got.

Lisa said...

A wonderful list of things. There is so much to be thankful for ~ I am thankful for my family most of all.

Thank you for sharing

Dimple said...

I'm thankful for your list, it reminds me (again) that I have little to complain about and much to be thankful for.
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my reflection post!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Thank you, my dear friend for all your kind words, and for sharing your own thoughts and memories...your memories are such a gift...and you never fail to touch my heart!!! Love you! Janine XO