Thankful Thursday

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My “thankfuls” for this week are random in nature. The Lord has blessed us in so many different ways, I’m just finding it hard these days to narrow it down to one central theme! :)

* I am thankful for the many ways in which the Lord provides and cares for my family.

* I am thankful for each new day given to us.

* I am thankful for the time to spend with my family and friends.

* I am thankful for all the Lord is teaching me these days. Many lessons on fear and “letting go” of all the “stuff” we get bogged down with in life. I’ve been posting some on this lately as I’ve shared with you things about gaining margin in our lives and beating stress. I’m sure there is more to come on this topic from me in the weeks ahead… God is really working with me in this area. I tend to cling too much to my “to do” list and not enough to HIM!

* I am thankful for Thankful Thursdays. What a great meme to participate in each week! I have found it to be such a good thing in my life to sit down each week and really think about all the Lord has given to me.

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25 Thoughts Shared:

Lynn said...

Melanie,

* I am thankful for all the Lord is teaching me these days. Many lessons on fear and “letting go” of all the “stuff”. Girl, I need some lessons in this department... Please share... Love you and Happy TT. Hugs.

litlit said...

Thank you for sharing and I am blessed. God bless you more and more....

Debra said...

Melanie,

I love your thankful heart. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Blessings to you this day!

Grammy said...

It is so awesome when you make the choice to free your self of stress depression and anxiety. It is truly a choice. We just have to feed our self with positive thoughts. And know what is happening is temporary. We have to learn to let go of the negativity. Have a great week.

Serendipity said...

Hi Melanie, I hope you'll share too on the fear and letting go of all the stuff. I'm also struggling with that area in my life.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post. God bless!

Pia said...

God bless your grateful heart, melanie. i'm also thankful for the lessons, instructions and direction God is showing me these days. isn't He awesome?

Denise said...

Such precious blessings.

LAURIE said...

Melanie,
Oh yes...it is in those "teachable" moments that we not only grow in the Lord but we realize how grateful we are for His leading and direction. Happy TT! -Laurie

Michele Williams said...

You have a sweet thankful heart. We all have so much to be thankful for don't we?

God bless you...

Saleslady371 said...

Your list is right on, Melanie. Happy Thursday to you!

Rocks said...

Hi melanie! I am thankful also for this wondeful meme..I am encouraged by everyone's post always.

Princess Sarah said...

What a priviledge to thank HIM. I remember the saying, LET GO and LET GOD! God bless.
Have a blessed Thursday.

Tracy said...

Great list of thankfuls, Melanie! = ) I see myself in what you said above...sometimes I cling too tightly to my To Do list and not to Him. I appreciate what you've shared recently...we all need to lessen our stress, make more time for family and especially, Christ! = ) Have a great Thursday, my friend.

Angela said...

Beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing from your heart. Your post blessed me greatly.

Genejosh said...

It's nice to read your thankful list and I'm blessed...especially of letting go and let GOD...

shopannies said...

I agree with you our God is so good and makes provisions for us in so many different ways Praise God

bp said...

I enjoyed your list of blessings! I agree, TT is such a great meme. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary said...

I do the same...sticking to my to do list. But God is calling us closer and deeper with Him. So let's burn the list and run harder with Him! Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your day.

Pilar Stark said...

WE serve such a great God that shower us with so many wonderful blessings.
It is so great to take a day to just thank Him for everything He does for us.

Thanks for sharing your blessings

Jerralea said...

Thanks for reminding us not to cling too tightly to our to-do lists - I'm surely guilty of that!

Kristi said...

Melanie, I always enjoy reading your thankful lists...let me change that....I enjoy every post...but I always look forward to your Thankul Thursdays. You are a blessing from above! Keep up the good work!

Laurie Ann said...

Precious blessings, Melanie. We have so much to be grateful for. Much love and Happy Thankful Thursday!

Erica said...

and I am thankful to get to read your grateful heart every week!

Rita T. said...

Great post. God teaches us a lot of hard lessons sometimes, but always for our good.

Meredith said...

speaking of letting go of stuff.....I had a crazy dream a few weeks ago that you were selling all of your furniture and I loved so much of it and I was wandering around your house in great distress cause I didn't have enough money in my envelope!! Did I mention crazy?.....
Sometimes you can learn a lot from a dream.... hah! I did wake up laughing at myself. Maybe I've given you a good laugh also....:)