Thursday, October 27, 2022

Thankful Thursday


Today I'm linking up with Jennifer, at Overflowing with Thankfulness, for a Thankful Thursday post.

It's early and I'm drinking my coffee, reading blogs, which is something I enjoy doing so much. It's the way I started many mornings, way back when blogging was an everyday thing. But when I moved away from Blogger, I lost my blog list (and most of my followers) and lost track of so many of the people that shared their lives through writing.  It felt pretty lonely out there in "website" world 😟 

So, that is something I'm so thankful for - coming back to blogging among a community that is here to share their daily lives. 

A second thing I'm so thankful for is a realization of something that comes from a post I read this morning, HERE. I am thankful for all the interests the Lord has placed inside of me, because one day, when I'm in a later season, but honestly, even now, those interests will help me get through quiet or lonely days. 

What exactly am I talking about? Well, I've always been a person who could occupy myself with a multitude of activities, such as reading a book, writing, organizing, decorating, crafts and hobbies. I always have an ongoing list of projects that need to be done and I rarely find myself out of ideas.

But, as I've watched some older women in life, I've noticed they never developed a love of anything that could keep their minds occupied in a constructive way and their later years are literally spent watching tv and their bodies (and spirits) have suffered for it. 

If I could offer advice to anyone in this area, it would be to develop interests when you're younger and always try new things. Carry those interests into your older years, to keep your mind sharp and have something to occupy your days. 

And, a third and final thing I'm thankful for today, is living near my grown children. As a person who met my husband and moved away from all my friends and family, I treasure the fact that I live just minutes down the road from my kids and grandkids. 

I know there may come a day when they move away, due to jobs or opportunities, and if that happens, I will be heartbroken. But, for now, I'm so thankful to be able to pick my oldest granddaughter up today (she's 7 years old), and take her on a Millie Date, as we call it, to a museum she's been asking to go to. 

We'll spend the day together, probably eating at Chick-fil-A, reading a new book I bought her, going outside and whatever else she drags me to do today. She's like me - she always has an idea brewing 😀

Tonight, all the kids and grandkids will come over for Family Dinner and the house will be total chaos. David and I will wave goodbye around 9:00p.m., clean up and collapse on the couch out of utter exhaustion, but in a good way.

These are the things I'm thankful for today.

Until Next Time...



  1. I'm so glad you linked up with me and that I "found" you on a comment you made on my blog! I am also thankful for the blogging community here. I have that same routine each morning- I drink coffee and I read the blogs. It's my favorite time of day! I love what you said about keeping your mind busy for later in life. I have seen so many go through that as they've gotten older, including women who think they no longer have anything to offer, but that couldn't be further from the truth! One of my dear friends is 73 and she is so active in church leadership! She teaches, she writes, she sings in choir, she teaches at events at other churches...I want to be just like her when I'm her age. This was a beautiful, thought provoking post. Thank you for sharing! Have fun on your Millie date today! What a gift.

    1. Hi Jennifer! I'm so glad you made it over here! Your friend is the kind of woman I hope to be as I get into my later years. Even if you can't serve outside of your home, you can still grow and serve as people come through the door :) Thanks again for stopping by!

  2. I am so happy to be part of blogging too. I too have so many things I like to do and am never bored!

    1. I read your blog every morning :) I'm glad you're blogging too!


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