Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...
  • the all-encompassing grace of God
  • my darling family and friends
  • my lovely cousin's her birfday today and I kinda love her a lot
  • my health, and the health of my loved ones
  • all that Daniel is learning through his internship at the hospital...he makes me very proud
  • air conditioning in this tropical rainforest-esque weather, electricity in general, clean running water, food in my belly, shoes on my feet, clothes in my closet, a roof over my head, a fully-functioning car
  • enough money to take care of my needs and a few "wants"
  • some much-needed, much-appreciated rain this week...keep it comin'!
  • my job, and the fact that it provides me a summer break
  • a fun-filled blueberry picking expedition with some work friends today
  • the nap I let myself take this afternoon...boy, did I fight it at first, but I slept as if it were my job and my sole purpose in life
  • a chance to catch up with my college girls last weekend...LA graciously hosted us in her beautiful home and posted all about it on her blog...I'll get around to it here soon
  • an exciting maybekindasorta business venture in the planning stages
  • the public, I don't own an e-reader, and yes, I still go to the library...every week in the summertime...and I love it
  • a new book just begging to be read...has anybody read The Help by Kathryn Stockett? I'm so excited and want to love it. Tell me what you think!
  • a clean little home and a toilet that, as of today, is very happy
  • my plants still being alive and well...I'm surprised but thoroughly pleased
  • Suzy's successful move across the state and her new recipes this week...Chicken and Dressing...Ranch Potatoes
  • Sarah Barry's words of wisdom she shared today...such a refreshing, real post
  • some great new ideas learned at the math workshop I attended last week
  • the people who stop by and read here...I appreciate you all very much!



  1. I love how you are thankful that your PLANTS are still alive and well.. hehehe

  2. Hey Julie,
    So happy to read your post and see all those things that give you cause for gratitude.
    I love that you go to the public library and check out books. It reminded me of when my girls were little and I had summers off and we would go to the library every week and the girls could check out books. My oldest would simply devour her books but my youngest struggled with dyslexia and reading was never fun for her. We struggled but she persevered and now she loves to read! Never thought I would see the day when she and I would read the same book and talk about it.
    Such happy thought your post brought to my mind!
    Have a fun weekend, sweet friend!

  3. Leesha, for someone whose black thumb seems to have miraculously turned green, it's a reason to give thanks :) I don't know what happened, but I'm going to roll with it! Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for stopping by!


  4. Annesta, what a story of perseverence! Reading has always come easily to me, and I've always loved it, so I have such a heart for those who find it more challenging. There's not much in the world more rewarding than seeing someone FINALLY learn to read and learn to LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by. I hope your weekend is fabulous!


  5. I've read "The Help," and it is amazing! It's one of my favorites! I saw a month or so ago that they made a movie about it! Not sure when it is coming out, but it should be pretty soon! Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Ashley, thanks for the good review! I've been hearing about this book for a while, but never actually got around to checking it out. I'm planning to start it tonight and I'm so excited! I'll be sure to let you know what I think. I hope you have a lovely weekend, my dear!


  7. *the rain has been wonderful, wish it was an everyday thing
    *a business adventure does sound exciting, can't wait to read more about it!
    *a clean home is always something nice to enjoy
    *I'm loving me some air conditioning, thankful for it just like you
    *I haven't read The Help but it has been very popular the last couple of years. Now I want to read it since it is coming out in a movie
    *blueberry picking with friends sounds like fun! Did you go really early so it wasn't as hot? I have always wanted to pick strawberries
    *your weekly thankful posts inspire me, makes me think about doing one myself =)

  8. Kristi, I totally agree with you on all points :) I love a good rainy day and we need it so badly lately...I wouldn't mind a few more wet days! I'll be sure to let you know what I think of The Help when I finish it. We went out to Morgan Creek at about 10, and the heat really wasn't bad since it was so cloudy. I've been looking for a place in the area to pick strawberries, but I've been unsuccessful so far :( I'm glad you like Thankful Thursdays, and I would LOVE to read some from you! I like to see what different people are thankful for in their lives.

    Thanks for stopping by and I'll "see" you soon :)


  9. The Help is awesome! One of my favorite books.

  10. Sarah Barry, I'm excited to read another great review! I've got one more book to finish before I get started, and I can't wait. I'll be sure to let you know what I think!

    Thanks for visiting!



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