Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday

It's that time again. Time to celebrate Thankful Thursday Please join me,Sonya and all the others in taking a moment to be thankful for the blessings that God has given us.

1. I am thankful for all my Blog friends. You are all really wonderful people. After my last post, I got a lot of uplifting and encouraging emails. Thank you all.

2. I am thankful for my broken riding mower. I am not sure why yet but there must be a reason for it breaking down. The part that I went to get turned out to be the wrong one so the mower is still broken. I do however have two push mowers and two boys. Hmmmm do the math.

3. I am thankful that it is payday. I thought this day would never come. That was the longest two weeks that I can remember. Doing without makes one appreciate when you have things. I am contemplating fasting for a few days very soon. Anyone want to do it with me?

4. I am thankful for another great spin class. The songs last night were uplifting and inspirational. I found myself praying through some of the ride and getting not only some much needed physical strength but some spiritual strength as well.

5. I am thankful for ever growing patients. A lot of things have been happening in my life lately that in years ago would have pushed me over the edge. Now I just think about them for a moment and then put them in the “it really doesn’t matter” pile and go on with my life. I am still having tons of challenges but they are now rolling off like water off a ducks back. Quack quack.

Have a Blessed day,


SusanD said...

Great list, Greg. I'm thinkin the math on the mowers works out nicely. At least for you. :) Fasting? hmmm. I'll give it some prayer thought. Blessings, SusanD

Jane In The Jungle said...

Greg you quack me up!
I tell ya, I am very impressed with you and your spin class, that takes endurance, congrats at keeping with it!
Pay day here is tomorrow, can't wait!

lailani said...

I did a class at the Y once that included maybe 20 minutes of spin. I don't really know since I never could stay with it. The only song it ever brought to mind was from Hee Haw...gloom, despair and agony on me . . .

Another great list - thanks for sharing and reminding us to count our blessings.

Shelly said...

It's not easy to be a duck sometimes. You have a great list! Nice to meet you and have a great week.

Terri Tiffany said...

Great list once again:)) Glad you feel encouraged and are having a great day:)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Hey, buddy! I haven't been in touch in a while, so I'm gonna have to go back and find out why you needed so much encouragement! What a lousy friend I am for not being here too to give you some. :-(

But I'm glad to see you are realizing what really matters and not stressing over what doesn't. That's a hard distinction for me sometimes, too.

We also have two mowers and two mowing-able boys. It's niiiiiiiice.
Have a great day!

Texas Playwright Chick said...

I may possibly be on board for the fasting, depends on the days (because of my schedule). Spinning question: how to do it without being too sore to sit! I did one last year, made it through, loved it...but, my sit bones were sore for a month! So painfully sore that I didn't go back! I've always been a dancer, so I'm used to being sore, but this was a SORE I'd never known before! Ouch!

Katy said...

Great list! Our mower broke as well. I have one push mower and a husband :) We always bother the father in laws mower. It's one of those industrial ones. We now cut the grass in like 5 minutes. It's fabulous!

Monogram Queen said...

I'd love to join you on the fast but I think I would last maybe half a day and then cave. I'll ponder it though.
Yep two boys + two pushmowers = greg's yard being cut!

So glad you are doing well in spin class, what exactly do you do there? spin? dance? I truly want to know!

Truth4thejourney said...

Fasting? How cool is that? I'm reading through a book about fasting by Jentezen Franklin and it is AMAZING! My husband and I are planning on enlisting these principles in our lives.

I highly recommend reading his book if you get the chance. It has given me the right perspective on what to expect out of a fast.

Take care!
Sonya Lee

Heart2Heart said...


As always a great list! You combine blessings with a bit of humor and that is so like you. I am blessed that you continue to lighten our loads and not only make us laugh sometimes, but definitely smile for sure.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Carmen said...

Number 2 and 5 are my faves. My husband used to quack at me when I was pregnant. Do the math. Teehee.

The Dental Maven said...

I'm much better at slowing than fasting.

Jamie Dawn said...

Quack Quack! Like water off a duck's back.
Whenever I pop by and you've posted a Thankful Thursday, I really love it! It makes me smile as I read what you are thankful for, and then it makes me smile as I think of things I am thankful for.
I am thankful for you and your Thankful Thursday posts!!
I am blessed in many ways.

Keep on smiling and praying though spin classes!!!!


My ADHD Me said...

You know, I think you are a pretty cool guy.

Just sharing the first thought that came to my mind after reading your post.

2Thinks said...

I know I shouldn't, but I have to say it, I had to read about the ever growing patients a few times, then I got it. Sorry, it's okay, it's me- I'm part grammarian. I'm also slow thinking sometimes.

I'm ever impressed with all that spinning. You shoulda been a spider.

LivingforGod said...

What is a spin class? Thanks for the welcome and for visiting my blog.

Edie said...

I am thankful to be one of your bloggy friends.

Don't you just love the way God orchestrates our circumstances. Two sons and two push mowers, what could be better? LOL!

prashant said...

So glad you are doing well in spin class, what exactly do you do there? spin? dance? I truly want to know!
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Alicia said...

Payday is always great! And good for you on your spin class!!!!

Angie said...

Keep quackin'

Love it!

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