Welcome to Ten Things of Thankful!
We gather here each weekend to share our posts about the things we are thankful for in our lives, and sometimes just to report that we've survived a difficult week; when we start focusing on the positives and the silver linings, we are able see that life is good. We also encourage each other by sharing pieces of our own journey. The people who participate in TToT are a truly awesome bunch from all age groups and all walks of life; I hope you'll join us and invite your blog friends to do the same, everyone is welcome!
At Ten Things of Thankful we believe that there are many little things in our lives to be thankful for each day as well as the big things that stand out. Keep in mind that you are not required to list ten things if you can't come up with that many, nobody is keeping score, just do the best you can! You'll find that once you get started, more things tend to pop into your head. There is no specific format required for your post, you are encouraged to do it your way. Variety makes it interesting! :-)
This week's TToT link-up will open shortly after midnight (Central Time) on Thursday night, and will remain open until Tuesday night, so you have plenty of time to work on your post.
Please visit as many of the links as possible, sharing your thoughts is what this group is all about; and PLEASE check back next week for new links that were added later, those folks will appreciate your comments too!
Thank you for your part in making our Ten Things of Thankful blog such an uplifting experience!
Josie Two Shoes
Please take a moment to answer the following question in the comments section below. It's a fun way for us to get to know each other a little better. If you are having a down day, what lifts your spirit more than anything else?
Sugar, love from a friend, fresh air and deep breathing lift my spirits when I'm down.ReplyDelete
I can relate to every one of these, Val. Friends are the truest blessing of all!Delete
Time alone to read!ReplyDelete
I agree, time alone can be so healing, and reading helps us to take our minds off whatever was stressing us.Delete
Cuddling with my cats always cheers me up.ReplyDelete
It does the same for me, Ellen. Our furkids always seem to know when we need a little affection, and their purrs are great medicine!Delete
Prayer and pondering, then getting out and serving others!ReplyDelete
Excellent choices! Prayer is always my first line of defense when I feel overwhelmed. Turning our attention to others gets us out of self-pity mode and we end up smiling and feeling good about life again!Delete
You always seem to ask a question, when I have already given that answer somewhere in my TToT for the week. I think that's quite the funny coincidence.ReplyDelete
So I'd say, other than what I say in my TToT, cuddling with my cat also cheers me up. He purrs and is so soft and I am so a cat person since I got him.
I love serendipity! :-) I loved the answer you included in your post and most definitely our furkids are great comforters. Toby has such a deep, rumbling purr that I press my head to his tummy while he rests on my shoulder and it immediately gives me a feeling of peace.Delete
I added your blog hop to my Daily Blog Hop page on my site. I hope to join in at some point. I think it's good to count your blessings! Have a blessed week!
That would be awesome, Cathy, we'd love to have you join us! You can use any format that works for you and you don't have to list exactly ten things, no one is counting! :-) We are more focused on sharing our blessings, it encourages each of us! I'll look forward to seeing you here!Delete
Val is having some problems with her blog address and she is working on it, hopefully we'll be able to read her post soon! Right now it shows "access denied".ReplyDelete
Val's link to her Virtual Vineyard blog is working now, and her post is definitely worth taking a few minutes to stop by... creative and fun! :-)Delete
Praying about it, and then getting out of the house for some fresh air and distraction. Phone calls or messages from my kids works every time too! :-)ReplyDelete
Yes. Speaking to family is a slam dunk.ReplyDelete
Not that I often use basketball like that. Not much of a fan of the sport. Just thought someone should respond to your answer too.