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Thankful Thursday #3 March 22, 2007

Filed under: Thankful Thursday — marlise @ 1:17 pm

He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He
increases power. Isaiah 40:29 (NASB)

It’s been a rough week. First, there was school stuff–grades due, children antsy for spring break, and the start of the marathon that is the last few months of the school year. Then, it’s been a week of wierd things, too. The skin around my right eye is red and swollen for some unknown reason. I drove to work this morning in a black-skied, strong-winded, angry thunderstorm (after fighting with my hair, of course.) The list could go on….

Then, just a few minutes ago, it hit me that today is Thankful Thursday. Today, I need to stop feeling sorry for myself and start counting my blessings. So, here I go, in my attempt to adjust my attitude. I am thankful for…..

1. Makeup to cover up the horrid redness around me eye

2. Safety on the way to school

3. Being able to get my grades in on time

4. Lots of new and excited students for the beginning band (over half the class, actually)

5. A good response from the sixth grade students when the musical parts were announced

6. A pretty good start to my new business

7. Warmer weather

8. Spring break being only a little over a week away

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11 Responses to “Thankful Thursday #3”

  1. Denise Says:

    Nice list, enjoyed it.

  2. devildogwife Says:

    Great list. Aren’t you glad we are reminded each week to count our blessings? Thanks for sharing. Hope things start to look up!

  3. Deena Says:

    Isn’t it great how this just changes your perspective? I look forward to each Thursday now, because I know I’m going to be lifted up so much by the thankfulness of my sisters in Christ, and I look forward to sharing mine with all of you.

  4. Kathleen Marie Says:

    I love #1! I too am indeed thankful for makeup! And also the warmer weather! Thanks!

  5. Sharon Says:

    I enjoyed your list! Thankful Thursday is great isn’t it? Especially when the week doesn’t seem to be going too good.

    Have a blessed week!

  6. Beckie Says:

    Hi Marlise. I’m so thankful for Thursdays! You are exactly right! If things aren’t going well, we have to start thinking about our blessings! Isn’t God good!

    Thanks for visiting me today.

  7. Terri @ In His Hands Says:

    I felt that way when I woke up today and my attitude changed when I remembered what I was thankful for!

    Wonderful list!
    Blessings~

  8. Jen Says:

    thanks for visiting my blog
    Praise the Lord
    it all happens at once doesnt it
    praying for your eye
    hope next week is a bit better and that u are able to find a little time for u

  9. Kate Says:

    I hear ya, sister! Thankfulness so many times is a choice and DEF not dependant upon our feelings! Thanks for sharing today by faith…have a blessed weekend!

  10. Jennifer Says:

    That’s cool that it changed your attitude.

  11. Darlene Says:

    Your thankfulness is a ray of sunshine on your dark day today–at least for me. 🙂


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