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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Thursday

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so let us all be thankful. --Buddha

Well, blog family, it is Thursday once again and time to list things for which I'm thankful. This could go on and on, but I'll save some for the Thursdays to come.
(1) I am thankful for my health and strength (and blog buddies who tell me I'm a "foxy mama"!). Dealing with my mother-in-law's Alzheimer's disease and my grandmother's dementia and learning of all of the families struggling with other medical conditions really make me thankful for my soundness of mind and body.
(2) I am thankful I still have a roof over my head. Times are really tough in our household right now, and I still haven't landed a job. Maybe if I spent a little more time job hunting instead of blogging...
(3) I am thankful for the faith to know that this (financial hardship), too, shall pass and God will put me right where he needs me the most as far as a job is concerned.
(4) I thank God for my family and friends, including all of my blog acquaintances whom I ask God to bless abundantly every day.
(5) I am thankful for the little bit of rain and my flowers that are still blooming away in the Texas heat. They bring me a little joy each day.
Until next time, blog buds...


  1. Love this list, Eastlyn! To be thankful for a roof over your head, your faith in God and family & friends, is the best! I pray our God provides you with the best possible job situation for you and your family!

  2. Eastlyn this is a super list! I love the quote in the beginning! I am thankful for friends and the amazing friends I have made through blogging also! Faith in God is everything! It carries us through the good and the not so good times. It is comfort to know that He is always there! Have a great day! I will go and add your link now.

    Mama Hen

  3. Great List! May God bless you with a job (you love) to ease some of the financial burden! And I love how you are thankful for your bloggy friends....sometimes that's all the adult contact I have during the day. Have a great day!

  4. Hi Eastlyn!

    Great list. It reminds me of something I thought about adding this week and didn't. I love flowers and leaves on the trees. There is something about them that feeds my soul. Our winters here in the Canadian north are so long, that I try to soak up all the appreciation of green now while I can. When I'm driving I love seeing the green leaves on the trees - but I guess I should really be focusing on the road!

  5. I love your list. I also love the way writing these lists makes us appreciate some of the small details in life that we often ignore--for example, the light rain that continues to make your flowers bloom. On another note, I wish you the very best in your job search. I work for a career services office at a local community college part-time, and I meet many smart, talented individuals who still can't find work. Many best wishes to you. Finally, I'm happy to be a new follower. I love your graduation pic--you remind me of one of my best friends from college.

  6. Awesome list aunty. I keep forgetting to do this list but next week for sure i'll do it