Connected Internet – Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for high speed internet. I hadn’t realized just how much of it my family uses until this last week. We are moving out into a more rural area and so won’t have the same kind of access as we’ve been enjoying for the majority of my niece’s and nephews’ lives. We’ll still have it, but it won’t be anywhere near what they’ve grown up with.

So think about it sometimes. There is so much at our very fingertips (literally) that we don’t really think about it until it’s not going to be there anymore.

I’ll still be able to do my blog, but it’ll be handled differently. How differently I don’t quite know just yet, but I am thankful for the time with this kind of internet that I’ve had.

Check out the original Thankful Thursday.

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Animal Family Members – Thankful Thursday

First and foremost, they are not stupid.
At times their personalities more than shine through.
Most learn to control their tempers, though
I‘m certain that it’s only to placate us human members.
Love is given in abundance, even when we don’t please them right away.
Yet I find myself, day after day, being glad that they forgive me for my mistakes.
 

No one can quite forgive like an animal nor remember why they always love you.

Pretty sure that they have 50+ ways to look at me, and all are a variation of “You idiot.”
Even though I know they won’t be here forever, I’ll remember each one.
There is always more room in my heart for another member of my family.
So I must remember to write about them in all the little ways.
 

Remember to check out the original Thankful Thursday.

Time – Thankful Thursday

I am grateful for time today.

To take a moment and
I know I’ll need more.
Maybe to sit quietly and store
Every thing for which I stand.
 
A moment in time
Given half of what you have
Will lead you along
And remind you as well
That there is always more to find.
 
So keep in mind
That this is not the time
For never is there a perfect one
To make your decision
Or choose the destination
That you will end up in.
 
For life is not so easy
Nor are times predicted
For those who See
But do not Learn
Will have nothing in the end.
 
So never forget
That what you have
Is only as important
As you let it be
For you will always run out of time.
 

I am grateful for time whether it be time for a moment of quiet or time with my very large (and very loud) family.

Remember to check out the original Thankful Thursday.

Sit With Me – Thankful Thursday

“All I can do is sit with them.” – Vivi, Final Fantasy IX

Life is hard. There are days where you just don’t want to get out of bed because you know it’s going to be extra difficult. Sometimes you do get out of bed and you’re ready for whatever’s going to come your way that day…up until you aren’t. No particular reason why, just suddenly…you can’t.

I’ve had those days. A lot. One winter I had them every single day.

So my eldest niece and eldest nephews would just sit with me. Sometimes one of them would run a hand through my hair. They’d take turns doing that and it really helped.

So today, I’m thankful for people who will just sit with you.

Look for the original Thankful Thursday, it’s always a good thing to be thankful for your faith, whether it’s in other people or in your religion.

Song of the Heart – Thankful Thursday

Today has been a slow morning, everyone who could sleep in did. It was worth it, as the day has slowly gone by (it’s almost lunch already?) and I have sat and just listened to some music. Of course, I only put the music on because my niece asked me to, but I liked listening to it while she whirled around the room, picking up and vacuuming.

I guess today I’m thankful for music.

The sound of children laughing.

The sound of children playing.

The sound of lullabies created by my mom.

The sound of the wind in the leaves.

The knowledge that music in itself is a prayer.

For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads. -Doctrine and Covenants 25:12

And when you can sing a prayer, then you just know that your day is going to be better for it.

For the original Thankful Thursday: http://mithriluna.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/thankful-thursday-the-gift-of-children/

Faith – Thankful Thursday

Faith is a feeling within your heart. -‘Faith is Like a Little Seed’, Primary Children’s Songbook

I’m thankful for my faith today. For the joy it brings to my heart and for the happiness it has brought into my life.

For the snow to play in when it’s dark
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
 
For the Darkness around us to show us the lighted path
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
 
For the castles that await us
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
 
For the beauty and purifying moments
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone

 For the original Thankful Thursday: http://mithriluna.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/thankful-thursday-happy-thursday/

Family In All Shapes and Sizes – Thankful Thursday

It’s that time again, but this time I think I’ll focus on a few little things once more instead of just one theme. Not because there aren’t big things or people that I can focus on, but because there are a lot of little things I can think of at the moment and I want to share them.

This week I am thankful for:

Company during filing
image: older family phone
image: older family phone
Tommy
 
The best of friends
image: old family phone
image: old family phone
Tommy and Oz
image: old family phone
image: old family phone
Tommy and Oz
 
Peace at home, goodwill between cats and dogs
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Usako and DA
 
Comfy places to sleep
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Cotton

 

 
Companionship
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Sadie and Sammy
 
Curiosity is better with siblings
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Dora and DA
 
Random camera shy cat
image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone
Usako
 
Adorable puppies
image: sister's phone
image: sister’s phone
Dora

Really, I’m grateful for animal family members today, both past and present.

For the original Thankful Thursday post today: http://mithriluna.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/thankful-thursday-the-goodness-of-life/