B Thankful Thursday (Monday)

Well, i let the week get away from me and missed my weekly Gratitude post in which i am to demonstrate my A-TAG ( Attitude of Thanksgiving, Appreciation and Gratitude) so i seek His forgivenessย  for not living my life the way i had desired to and tried to choose, but instead, like so many of us, i found that what i wanted to do for me became more important than what i want to do for Him – i was living my life over the life i could live in Him.

So today, belatedly, i’m thankful for this realisation and opportunity to ‘reset’ life a little – to get back on the track i chose some time back.

i’m also grateful for a mostly healthy body – even if i tend to under-use it’s incredible abilities and treat it less than with the care and discipline it needs and deserves to stay in optimum health.

i’m exceptionally grateful to be living in one of the most blessed countries in the world where, despite some natural tragedies (and a few man-made ones) i have the freedom to do practically whatever i so choose and need answer to so very few as i live the life i have chosen to live.

Oh – and i am also quite thankful someone invented chocolate and that it can be purchased in almost unlimited variety here – Belgian Truffles rule! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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14 thoughts on “B Thankful Thursday (Monday)

  1. I am thankful for you. You have been a constant source of encouragement for me over the past few weeks.

    I’m not sure why, other than your creed.

    Hmmm…that’s reason enough, huh?

    Thank you for caring about my well-being and for bringing uplifting words to my life.

    Love you, Brother Love! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ♥ ♥ ♥

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  2. The week has just started so I haven’t done that much to be thankful for yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am thankful that I don’t have an alarm clock next to my bed to wake me up at some god awful hour, like before noon. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am thankful I could do my streaching exercise this morning with only minor aches. Although some bad, rainy, weather brought an air pressure change that has my shoulder acting up.

    I am thankful I found a 2004 BBC concert by PJ Harvey on YouTube last night. I got to start my day with some high energy music.

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  3. Hi Sis lol

    Yep! Love’s Creed IS reason enough as you say ๐Ÿ™‚

    My reason though – apart from the fact that we are clearly both members of the same family separated at birth ๐Ÿ˜‰ – is very simple and logical.

    You have been kind enough to share something with me of your ‘need’ via your blog and mine and i am most definitely of the belief that if i can give any new comfort or uplifting experiences to you, that is both of help to you and to me and also to everyone we share our lives in some contact with – and that ‘spreads’ throughout my world, and yours – to all our benefit.

    It is the kind of thing i have always tried to do with the difference that now i see that He Commands it in me also.

    Now all i need to do is understand if i was always following Him without realising or if i am more making Him in my image? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ll let you know how i get on with that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Ed – I’m definitely thankful i have not had to start my day with that BEEP_BEEP_BEEP ! five days a week for the last seven years or more and only have to get out of bed, stand up, move three feet and sit down to go to ‘work’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    life is good ๐Ÿ™‚

    The only ‘trouble’ is, lately i have been thinking a little niggling doubt that maybe i should be more disciplined so as to get the optimum level of performance out of life? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    I’m wondering if that alarm clock might not have a ‘purpose’ all along and my hate of it was preventing me from seeing a truth?

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  5. im thankful for the laugh this gave me as i realiZed ๐Ÿ˜‰ i was eating dark chocolate while reading this post.

    great minds, friend. great minds!

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  6. Rain – as if i needed yet another reminder that us lucky folk who live in the best hemisphere on Earth are about to enter another winter season ๐Ÿ˜‰ Soup and warm clothes are most definitely ‘little’ things to be greatly thankful for ๐Ÿ™‚

    As for your last four – there is Nothing in any way ‘little’ about those ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Here’s a thought… it is only when we humans are being so ‘small’ minded that we only find room for what we ourself can imagine is real and important and ‘right’ that there is any ‘need’ for forgiveness from a far greater imagination than our own.

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  7. they were dark chocolate-chocolate chips. and i buy them in bulk. its much cheaper.

    you mean, you forgive me for spelling realiZe ‘correctly’???

    then…im thankful that you are so forgiving and generous.

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. I’ve a lovely magnet that I can’t remember if I bought or if it was given to me by my siblings that says

    “I would give up chocolate, but I’m no quitter”

    Chocolate is (in my opinion) one of the most lovely inventions ever…

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  9. J-R – i can assure you the ‘smudges’ on the magnet were there when i bought it and was not me with melted choc covered fingers trying to pick up the one on the magnet! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Please don’t drool over your keyboard! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    BK – ‘No Quitter” hahahahahahaha… i willl remember that for future use ๐Ÿ™‚

    We most definitely share that opinion. i have Hope that i can learn not to over-indulge in my desire for it – mostly because of the sugar content of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

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