How About Thankful Thursdays???

I have seen on many blogs some special days (like Wordless Wednesdays and Not-Me Mondays) ….and so I decided I wanted to make for myself Thankful Thursdays. Who knows, maybe one day it will even catch and other bloggers will begin to do Thankful Thursday?

Face it, we as a nation, and we as a people, are not usually born thankful. I know in our house it seems that it far easier to complain then be thankful. Many, many years ago the Lord gave me an idea for a little game. One day we were driving in the car, and my now grown kids were little tots riding along and the complaining was starting up. “I’m hot”, “He’s looking at my book”, “She keeps repeating everything I say”, “When are we going to be there?”, “I’m hungry”, “She keeps staring at me”…..blah, blah, blah.

My theory is that little people who complain grow up into big people who complain and truthfully, I have zero tolerance for any complaining. People who complain just drive me buggy – we live in the most bountiful land, with so many freedoms and so much wealth and so many privileges – what do we really have to complain about? Not a thing!! Ya’ know what I mean?

On a sidenote….We all know people who seem to spend their lives complaining. I can think of one particular woman we know. Even my kids have noticed it about her (all on their own). She makes it so not fun to be around and she is well into her 40’s. She complains about everything and anything. (Life really is all about her! Ooops! Did I say that?)

So that particular day years ago the Lord gave me an idea and I said, “Let’s play a little game, let’s start with you Autumn, tell us ten things you’re thankful for.” So Autumn started naming ten things…then I moved to Abigail and then on to Tyler….then it was my turn and then it was Dw’s. Before long the entire attitude of the car had changed and we were laughing and talking and enjoying our ride.

Over the years we have played the game thousands and thousands of times. We have heard some of the most random, non-assuming things that our kids have come up with to be thankful for. A couple of years ago when Abigail was first married we were talking on the phone. She said, “Ryan was being grumpy mom, so I made him play the Thankful Game.” I confess, I was kind of tickled. The tradition is being carried on to my grown kids and their families.

So from here on out, this blogger chick is going to play Thankful Thursdays….and if you’re not too chicken, sometime post a comment about what you’re thankful for – the skies the limit, everything and anything!

1. I’m thankful for flushing toilets.

2. I’m thankful for running water.

3. I’m thankful for salads. (yumm)

4. I’m thankful for socks.

5. I’m thankful for legs that work to: run, walk, skip, ski, hike and jump.

6. I’m thankful I live in a country that allows orphan children around the world to come home.

7. I’m thankful for cameras.

8. I’m thankful for colors:red, blue, pink, orange, yellow, black, green, and PURPLE!!

9. I’m thankful for my eyes.

10. I’m thankful for texting.

What are you thankful for this Thankful Thursday??

9 thoughts on “How About Thankful Thursdays???

  1. I’m thankful for dishwashers and refrigerators.
    I’m thankful for washing machines (can you tell I’m being domestic today?)
    I’m thankful for my minivan rocketship!
    I’m thankful for God-given friends.
    I’m thankful for warm sunshine.
    I’m thankful for music.
    I’m thankful for computers!

    I like the every Thursday thing. If you do it, I’ll post every week. It’s good to keep our perspective on life and what is good!

  2. This is a good post, I am thankful for many things too, my Godly husband, my children at home and the married ones, my grandbaby to be, our child that is coming home from Ethiopia. I am thankful for friends, for fall, for apples to make apple butter, for a washer and dryer in my home, and most of all for Jesus!!


  3. Of course I could go on and on about how thankful I am for my children :), but what really is on my heart today is how thankful I am for my husband. His never ending love and devotion to his family, his hard work ethic, his tender heart, his faithfulness, his love for our Saviour, and how he didn’t give up the first time he asked me out and I said no 🙂

  4. I’m thankful for YOU and your family! What a delight you all are.

    Thanks for reminding me that we have WAY MORE to be thankful for than we have to complain about!

    Love you,

  5. What a great game!! Wow, I have so much to be thankful for, but I will mention just a few.

    1. I’m thankful to live in a country where I could worship my God freely.

    2. I’m thankful for my beautiful six children and that God has allowed me to know the beauty of adoption.

    3. I am thankful that he led me to my soul mate and the amazing father to my children.

    4. I am thankful that I can wake up each morning and hear the birds sing and watch the sun shine.

    5. I am thankful for bloggers like you that stop us in our tracks and let us reflect on how much we have to be thankful for!!

  6. – I am thankful for my sweet husband
    -I am thankful for my precious babies ( all three..two here and one a-coming!)
    -I am thankful for my friend Lin
    -I am thankful for music
    -I am thankful for people in the ministry that have touched my life..
    -I am thankful for the doors that God has opened
    – I am thankful for choice.
    -I am thankful for fluffy “Monet” clouds
    -I am thankful for warm cumffy beds
    -I am thankful for hot coffee on a cold morning

  7. I’m thankful for our Lord and Savior and the Bible that points our way.
    I’m thankful for my loving husband and delightful sons.
    I’m thankful for my supporting family and wonderful friends.
    I’m thankful for beautiful fall days that lift my mood.
    I’m thankful for pumpkin pie!
    I’m thankful for rainy days to play inside and sunny days to play outside.

    I am thankful for my ability to pray and worship freely.
    I am thankful for my husband and his love for me.
    I am thankful for warm blankets and pillows
    I am thankful for toothbrushes
    I am thankful for clean water
    I am thankful for my kids and their laughter
    I am thankful I can run and jump
    I am thankful for my eyes
    I am thankful for the blessing of food each night.
    I am thankful for my home and a heat.

  9. I am totally thankful for washing machines, microwaves, dish washers, stores where you can buy everything you need under one roof, produce sections with tons of food and grocery shelves full, hot showers, chocolate, coffee, and everything God has so wonderfully and graciously given to us here in America. I am so humbly thankful for my family. They are so precious to me. And Linn, I am thankful for you, and how you encourage us on your blog!

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