About Being Thankful

color birdThanksgiving Eve.  I have typed and deleted my words about five times now.  My heart is thankful, but there are many things that need to change.  Things that I cannot control.

So I will dwell on the good.  Blessings beyond belief.  A God that loves me.  Good health. A wonderful family.  A hubby that loves me and puts up with more than he should to provide for our family.  Dear friends. The sweetest neighbors in Oklahoma.  Laughter. Music.  Food in the pantry.  Two little dogs that require me to do much more laundry and mopping than I’d like to….but then they give me that look, or bring me the frisbee to play….and … well….you know. Then there are the friends, acquaintances and amazing connections that have come together all because of blogging.   Never did I expect this!

On this Thanksgiving Eve…..I am sincerely grateful for you.  May your heart reflect on the good and be filled with His many blessings. May you forever remember to be kind to others every day.  We truly never know what they may be going through.  Happy Thanksgiving, friends ♥

Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, – a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
~George Herbert

Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
~Wilbur D. Nesbit


All that we behold is full of blessings.  ~William Wordsworth


O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
~William Shakespeare

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37 Responses to About Being Thankful

  1. Sometimes it’s difficult to see, but there is good—everywhere.

  2. We really do have a lot to be thankful for.

  3. omtatjuan says:

    I thank The Lord for you bringing your light to my existence.. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all my American friends!!!

  5. What a gorgeous image. This post is wonderfully heart-felt and a great blessing. Have a joyous Thanksgiving.

  6. sue marquis bishop says:

    I have always thought that Thanksgiving was a time for counting blessings. And January a time for envisioning new beginnings and goals. Thanks for sharing some of your many blessings. Sue

  7. A happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  8. And “we”, dear Paula, are thankful for you and the time you take to share with all of us! Your photos, your faith, your love of family – all are a joy to behold! So happy to call you ‘friend’ and hoping you have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Paula 🙂

  10. Jeannette from the CA coast says:

    Amen and amen! I’m thankful for your beautiful posts- they are always inspiring and uplifting:) Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  11. Joy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Paula to you and yours – your post brought tears to my eyes…reminds me again that no matter what is going on, we all need to be grateful for the good things we do have.

  12. bulldog says:

    Paula… may you and your family have a wonderful day and be full of thanksgiving in more ways than one… but a special thank you to you for being a supportive global friend to so many.. your post are always inspiring and thought provoking… have a wonderfu

  13. shreejacob says:

    Have a wonderful and beautiful Thanksgiving day 🙂

      • Now it is the night of Thanksgiving and our tummies are more than full, and we have had a chance to be thankful for what the Lord has given us. We need to spend more than one day a year counting our blessings. I’m really thankful for your meditations, Miss Paula. They come from a deep place within you, and make us all want to be more kind and thoughtful to those around us who may be suffering in some way. Bless you!

  14. Morgan says:

    I just love this…So Wonderful!

  15. artsifrtsy says:

    I hope you had a great holiday – and that you are staying warm over there in OK. Being thankful changes how you see every other thing in life!

  16. Beautiful ~ keep counting your blessings and they increase. ♥

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