Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I haven't been able to participate in Thankful Thursday for a month now and am I ever so glad to get back to it! Taking this time, even just once a week, to stop and really think of all I have to be thankful to my God for, is so beneficial.

Besides the fact that we are commanded to be thankful, it's good for your spirit. It helps put things in perspective. It reminds me that I do, indeed, have an excellent life. Sometimes we allow all the little annoyances to overwhelm us and we forget that, don't we?

  • I'm thankful to be home in Doha. Our time in Jordan was pretty hard, so being back in my own house is delightful.
  • I'm thankful that I consider this home. After just shy of 5 months in Qatar, I feel we are settling in and making a life here.
  • I'm thankful that I have a wonderful husband. His strength was so evident during our trip to Jordan. The entire family (no exaggeration) relied upon his wisdom, strength and calm during our trip.
  • I'm thankful for two wonderful children.
  • I'm thankful for my parents, both of whom celebrated birthdays this week!
  • I'm thankful that my uncle is doing well in his recovery from cancer.
  • I'm thankful for my God, who loves me no matter how cranky, how lazy, how ungrateful I am.


Denise said...

Welcome back to thankful thursday sweetie, I enjoyed your thankful list.

Jenn said...

Welcome back. Nothing's much better than being home.

Here's where I wrote the things I was thankful for this week. Hope you can drop by. I will be very thankful if you do.

Anonymous said...

glad you're back, lori. God bless!

Serendipity said...

Welcome back! Love your thankful list! Glad to hear your uncle is doing well.

Remain blessed!

JadeMerie said...

Welcome back, so much to be thankful for. Blessings!

Laurie Ann said...

Welcome back! I loved reading the outpouring of your thankful heart...have a great Thankful Thursday!

Jenileigh said...

Have a wonderful TT.

Misty said...

welcome back!!! i'm thankful you're writing regularly again! i need a really good excuse to not unpack. :) and just for the record, i was trying to NOT imply you were old in the award post... i just didn't know how ot make "i want ot be you when i grow up" make it sound like you were, well, older than me, which you are. :) but seriously, i'm soo glad to have had several posts to read this morning now that i have internet again! (did i mention i have an addiction?) before i write a novel here....

Ann said...

I love how you are an example of being "home" where God plants you--it seems like you just moved there! I too am grateful that God still loves me even when I'm cranky and out of sorts :)

Cindy said...

I'm thankful that you are home and blogging again so I can really begin to get to know you. I have started my new blog so hope you can stop by and visit some time.

Traci said...

I found you through Yarns of the Heart. I do a Thankful Thursday too! I wasn't aware that there were others out there! Love your list!


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