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Thankful Thursday





What I am thankful for today…


My hubby…. I am such a lucky girl to have him in my world. He loves and adores me and stands beside me as we make our way through this world, no matter how hard or easy it may seem at any given time. I don’t know how I got so lucky to find him but I would be absolutely lost without him.


A roof over our head…. This month marks 9 years in our home and there are times it still feels like we just moved in. It’s not the perfect house and we have a list a mile long of things we want to do, and realistically may never get to do, but it’s our home. When we’re home at night, curled up on our comfy couch watching TV, with Blue and Ozzie snuggling with us, there’s no place I’d rather be.


Family… I have an amazing support system in all that I do and I am fortunate to have family behind me. You know who you are and I love you all.


My health…. Sure, I have a love/hate relationship with my body and I have aches and pains that sometimes seem too much to bear, but I am so very lucky to be healthy. (***knock on wood***)


My friends…. Old friends, new friends, and in between – you all bring something special to my life.


My mommy…. I’m 40 years old and yes, I still call her Mommy. Somehow she endures working with me and seeing me 5 out of 7 days a week, sometimes even more. She is one of my biggest supporters. She is more than my mom, she is my friend.


My mom’s health…. After quite the scare earlier this year, my mom is thankfully cancer-free after surgery.


38 years worth of memories of my dad…. I am so blessed that nothing was left unsaid and he knew how much I loved (love) him. All the memories over the years have more meaning now since his passing and there are days when I remember something that I had put away in the way-back of my memory bank. It’s amazing how memories can come rushing back. I am so thankful to have those memories that are all mine.


My two crazy dogs…. Yes, there are days that Blue and Ozzie test every bit of patience I have and I swear they will be the death of me, but I love them and can’t imagine not having them here to drive me nuts. I love snuggling with them and taking them for rides and showing them off to everyone who thinks they are the coolest dogs ever. They are our babies.


Sunsets, beaches, and the beautiful area we live in…. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day stuff but all it takes is a walk or run at the park or beach, or a drive along the gulf, or an evening out for a sunset and I am quickly reminded how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful state.


What are you thankful for today?


  1. Wonderful list. I feel the same in a lot of aspects especially our beautiful surroundings. I always say how amazed I am by everything around us! :)

    1. Hi Susi, we really do live in a beautiful state. No two sunrises or sunsets are the same and they never get old. Have a great weekend!

  2. Love your list. I hope you have a fantastic week! Good luck with your run . I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    1. Thanks Grace! I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Great list, such a good idea to make a point to stop and be thankful. Just doing it in my head myself now …

    1. It really is. I tend to get wrapped up in the stuff that irritates me so a simple reminder of the things I have to be thankful for is a good thing. Thanks for reading!

  4. I’m thankful for my parents too! Sorry you also lost your dad too young. Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Beth! Hugs right back at ya…. Certainly not something I like having in common with people.

  5. Love Love love this list! So many are close to my own heart too and I love to hear you voice that gratitude. You are indeed blessed!

    1. We both are, aren’t we? So glad you follow along. Love ya!

  6. So many things to be thankful for………………

    1. You are so right, Joanne!

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