Thursday, September 23, 2010

Odie's Thankful Thursday

One of my new blog friends, Jamie Jo, had a "thankful thursday" on her blog today and suggested that others might do the same to make others aware of how thankful we should be. She is so right and I will try to give you my ideas on the subject.

First of all we should all be thankful for the mighty God we love and serve for it is by His Hand that all we see or experience is made possible.

I am thankful for the special people in my life that enrich mine and cause me to want to be better than I am. One of those is my Aunt Katie who just turned 102 years young on the 21st.

I am thankful for our little dog, Rocky, who brings such joy into mine & my wife's lives. He gives his love unconditionally and helps us find peace in a world that is moving way too fast and stressful. We love him so very much. Wish the picture was not so blurry.

I am thankful for my family and the happy times we can spend together outside enjoying God's beauty.

I am thankful for my job and an employer that truly cares for all his employees which is not the norm in this world today. My family has all the creature comforts to make life bearable.
We are going into my favorite time of the year which is fall. It starts today even though some of the color changing has already started. We are still in the 90's but I am thankful that it will be cooler soon. All you have to do is look around you to see the majesty in God's handiwork and know that it didn't just happen. Especially if you are looking at one of my beloved mountains that I love so much. This morning I was blessed to see a full harvest moon shining brightly on my way into work. I can also expect to see my favorite constellation, Orion, shining in it's majesty in the eastern sky.
I could go on and on and never run out of reasons to be thankful, but you get the idea. I hope I stimulated someone else to do the same.


  1. Thanks so much Odie for joining in. Seeing what others are thankful for keeps us all up and thinking positive doesn't it?

    beautiful photos and I can just feel the happiness here!

  2. Hi Odie! Thank you for entering the blog design giveaway! Deb hasn't gotten back to me so why don't we squeeze you in too! :) I'm trying to get some stuff for my portfolio so I'd love to helpyou out! :)


  3. Beautiful sentiment and beautiful photos. I am trying daily to be thankful.

  4. you obviously have lots to be thankful for!

  5. Odie - Tell your friend Jamie Jo that I am going to to try to do that also....I am going to make a Thankful Thursday a couple of hours late - You are very blessed in EVERYTHING you are thankful for. WOW!!!! I love your pictures.

  6. Lots to be thankful for, which is something to be thankful for!!

  7. What a great idea Jamie had! I think I might start doing this on my blog as well. With all the abundance and ease of life, it's so easy to forget to be thankful for what we have.

    Those mountains are amazing - it's got to be awesome to be able to see them every day!