Thankful Thursday

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I can't believe another week has gone by so quickly and it is once again time for Thankful Thursday. Whew... where does the time go?!

As I've thought today on all that I have this week for which to be thankful, there are so many things! I just can't narrow my list down to one or two. Here's just a few of the great things God has given me over this last week.

~ First of all, I am so thankful for Thankful Thursday! This is becoming one of my very favorite posts that I do each week. It forces me to slow down a bit and really focus on all that God has given to me and to my family. If ever I need an attitude adjustment, I usually get it every Wednesday/Thursday as I focus in on all the many blessings that are in my life.

~ I am thankful for all my "blogging buddies". It never fails that as I visit each of you that I am blessed, that I laugh, that I cry... right along with you. Anytime that I ask for prayer or mention a struggle in my life, you instantly respond with support and prayer. Anytime I post a praise, you praise God along with me. You all are THE BEST!

~ I am thankful for assurances God has given me this week that I am exactly where He wants me to be at this time. As I shared in my last Thankful Thursday post, I struggled some with where I was for several days last week. As always, when I turned my feelings of uncertainty and uncomfortableness (is that a word??) over to God, He was faithful in providing the reassurances my heart and my mind needed.

~ I am thankful for God's provisions... not just for me and my family, but for my friends as well. I have a dear friend that was laid off last year in May. She was so fortunate to find employment the following month. Last week she called me asking for prayers as they were told that layoffs would begin at this new job. This week they began notifying people in her department of their employment status. I heard from her late yesterday afternoon and she had been told they would not be letting her go. YEA!!!!

For more Thankful Thursday visit Lori at "Lori's Reflections"!

24 Thoughts Shared:

Lynn said...

Hi Melanie,

You know, I am right there with you. TT has become one of my favorite posts. I also, love to visit you every week. You words are always positive and encouraging. You seek Jesus with all your heart and it is evident all over your writing. Love your TT list. Hugs.

Tammy said...

I am happy to hear about the clarity you were given this past week. It is so nice when things clear up and you can see a little way in front of you. Praise God!

Denise said...

Beautiful blessings sweetie.

Susan said...

Great list Melanie!

As always I enjoy stopping by your blog. I love seeing your beautiful smile.

Blessings to you this TT.

Hey, your blog looks so pretty♥

Serendipity said...

You are right there about Thankful Thursday! I too am really thankful for it. Glad to hear that your friend gets to keep her job. God bless!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

It's great to focus on things we're thankful for instead of all the negative things that come at us everyday. You have so many things to be thankful for and it's awesome that your realize it!
-Kim

Jennifer said...

I am right there with you to, Melanie...I look forward to Thankful Thursday and it is my favorite day of the week for blogging. It is so refreshing to stop looking at all the negative in the world and on the news and breathe in all of God's goodness with a thankful heart.

God is so good and so faithful to His children!

Love you!
Jenn

LAURIE said...

What a great TT list - I am also thankful for Gods provision. So many times He has provided in such awesome ways and I am thankful for it. Happy TT!

By the way - Lori is hosting this week while Iris takes a break.

http://laurelwreathsreflections.com/

Bogie said...

Bless your heart!!! Happy Thankful Thursday!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Hi, Melanie! Found you through Beth E - Outnumbered, 3 to 1's blog. Enjoyed your blog!

We truly have much to be thankful for....

Thank you for sharing with us.

~Beth

Lori said...

What a great list. I to am thankful for blogging buddies they have taught me a lot. Also God's provisions! Have a wonderful Thursday.

Laurie Ann said...

What a precious, precious post, Melanie! I'm so glad our Father is so faithful! May you continue to sing His praises for the blessings in your life and seek Him when you're feeling uncomfortableness, which, if it isn't, should be a word. Much love. Happy Thankful Thursday!

beverlybygrace said...

Great list. God Bless!

Susie said...

Hey Melanie,

Sorry I haven't been by in a while. So good to hear all your blessings and your friend's. God is so awesome!

Debra said...

Melanie,

I loved reading your thankful heart! God is so good!

Blessings to you today, sweet friend.

Rocks said...

Know what? I am thankful for Thankful Thursday too! In fact I am looking forward to it each week :) and am so glad to know about thankful souls like you too!

Jill - Blessed Mom of 8 said...

I agree Melanie - TT is one of my favorite days too!

I love reading your thankful posts!

Blessings sweet friend!
Jill

bp said...

Hi Melanie, I love TT too! It is such a blessing to all come together and be conscious of being thankful!

Bonnie said...

I hear you - I missed TT one week and felt as if my whole week was off-kilter. Thank you for sharing your post and praise God for your friend's current job "safety." I'll be praying it sticks through this entire economic mess! Hopefully we start hearing great stories of God's provision and recovery sooner rather than later. What a blessing you have become to me!

Grammy said...

Hi Melanie, Your post is truly inspiring. I pray your friend will be ok and find another job soon. TT also helps me to find blessings in my life. And assists in helping me to be a more positive person. I did the pay it forward post and still need 1 more person to make 3.
Have a great week.
Grammy

saleslady371 said...

I'm thankful for you, too, Melanie and your thankful, inspiring heart.
Hugs,

Tricia said...

Hey Melanie
I always enjoy your thankful posts... I can tell you have such a thankful heart!

Blessings!

Rebecca said...

I like that this one makes me slow down too. It's always worth the time.

Angie said...

That is a great list...good reminders for everyone of the blessings of God that we too often take for granted!

Love you sweet friend!