Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Unexpected

3 Gifts Unexpected

1. I received this “unexpected gift” for  Mother’s Day, it’s a  San Diego Padres flag, and I love it!  I’m so thankful for my daughter and her thoughtfulness when it comes to gift giving. It fits perfectly in my garden, and she knew that it would!

2. My one and only granddaughter…her birthday was not unexpected, nor was it a surprise, but being invited to celebrate her special day with her was very unexpected, and for this, I am so very thankful.

A & A lovin'

3. What makes a game winning baseball game even better? The gift of an unexpected fireworks show after the win! It was spectacular, and fun, and yes, even something as silly as fireworks can be something to be thankful for!

Fireworks at Petco Park

 

That’s it for this Thankful Thursday!

I hope that you will take a moment to contemplate all the “unexpected gifts” that are out there for you to be thankful for, and maybe even write down two or three of them!

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  ~ G.K. Chesterton

 

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Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts Opened Up

3 Gifts Opened Up

1. I’m thankful for these beautiful flowers that grow in my back yard.  When they are all opened up…the smell that is released into the air can be somewhat intoxicating! It’s a pure delight.

 

2. I’m thankful that my daughter has introduced the wonderful world of books and the library to my grandson.  No matter your age, when a book is opened up, a whole new world is waiting for you.  This little guy loves to go on adventures, and I know he will have a lifetime full of them, especially if he keeps this up.

 

3.  Today is the home opener for the Padres! I am very thankful for this day and I’m looking forward to the game and to when this bag of peanuts gets opened up at the ballgame!

Go Padres!

 

So many things to be thankful for…these are just a few of my favorites today. How about you? What things have “opened up” for you that you can be thankful for?

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
~ Eileen Caddy

Peace of mind

Gratitude

Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts almost gone

3 Gifts almost gone:

1. I’m thankful for the opportunity and the ability to make these hats for Knitting Rays of Hope! This awesome group of ladies, collects loom hats from a variety of sources (they even find the time to make some themselves!) Knitting Rays of Hope puts them all together, each hat is tagged with a word of encouragement and then donated to NICU babies and cancer patients.  I am so inpsired by these ladies, and so thankful that I get to be a part of this amazing project.

I finally boxed my contribution of hats up and sent them on their way, so they are more than almost gone….they’re gone!

hats for charity

 

2. I’m thankful for these sweet little oranges that grow on our tree. Yes…they are almost gone, they’re just too good to leave hanging on the tree.

orange tree

 

3. These delicious muffins are almost gone…I’m thankful that I made them! They were delicious 🙂

homemade muffins

 

That’s it for today!  Well, there’s always more to be thankful for, and I am thankful for so much more than just these three things, but this is just a little start to maybe get you thinking about all the things that you are thankful for today!

Take a few moments, look around you, and reflect on the good things in your life.

Life is not just about the good things or not just about the bad things. It is both. It all depends where you focus your attention.”  ~ Ann Marie Aguilar

Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts that made me laugh

3 Gifts that made me laugh:

1. These two little kids certainly know how to make their Grandma smile and laugh with delight! I am so thankful that they are in my life, and for now…they really enjoy just hanging out with me! I hope it stays like this for a very, long time.

A & A

 

2. I can’t imagine life without my beautiful daughter and this amazing little guy! Just like his mama, he is pure joy! This special moment was brought to you by “frog” and a little belly laugh too!

A and R and the frog

3. And then there’s this guy! After all these years…he still makes me laugh and smile! He definitely has captured my heart!

I am oh so very thankful for him and I love living life with him!

me and my best friend

 

These are just a few of the things that I am counting my blessings for today.  I am so thankful for my family and the joy and laughter that they bring to my life.

I am truly blessed.

 

“It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.” ~ Wayne Dyer

 

 

Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Green

3 Gifts Green:

1. I’m thankful that sometimes a simple cool green toy is still all it takes to bring a smile to his face.

A's new toy

2. I’m thankful for this delicious green salad to go with my dinner.

green salad

3. I’m thankful that this little guy has all this green grass to run around and play in.

R in the green grass

These are just a few things “green” that I am thankful for today. Taking a few minutes each day to find a “good thing” to be thankful for has made a huge difference in my life.

How about you? Did you find something to be thankful for today?

 

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” ~  Pedro Calderon de la Barca

 

Thankful Thursday: 3 times I heard laughter

3 times I heard laughter:

1. I am very thankful that I can hear the sounds of laughter.

This is our little neighbor girl, and most days we can hear her squeals of laughter, and her tiny little voice coming from the other side of the fence, but we don’t see her.  What a fun surprise it was to look across our yard and actually see her peeking over the fence at us from her play house!

little neighbor girl

 

2.  This little guy and laughter, well they just go hand-in-hand. He wakes up in the morning with a smile on his face, and it usually doesn’t go away until oh, about nap time, and bedtime! I’m thankful that he is so happy, and brings a smile to the face of so many people.

R in the bathtub

 

3. I’m thankful that we had this opportunity, and that I could be a part of this once in a lifetime experience. His joy and laughter just couldn’t be held back any longer as he approached the 1st hole at Pebble Beach Golf Course.

at Pebble Beach

 

Another Thankful Thursday, and like always, there is so much that I can find to be thankful for.  What a great gift I have been given to not only hear the sound of laughter, but to be able to experience the joy that laughter brings.

After all …. laughter really is the best medicine for the soul.

Go on, give it a try, laugh a little…or a lot, and see if it doesn’t just make you feel better!

Laughter and joy are part of the beauty of life.” Diogo Morgado