Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for my blog family specifically. I never would have thought back in June that I would be feeling the way I do today about life and Odie. Ordinarily I am a basket case this time of the year but through the helpful words of so many new friends I have met all around this wonderful world I am seeing this season through different eyes.

I have learned that it really doesn't matter what everyone else is doing, thinking or whatever concerning the Christmas season. All I have to be concerned with is what Odie is thinking and let this time of year be a blessing and it is happening. I have reached out to others and in doing so my life is better for it.

But the best part of all is that I intend to make this a life style change and keep doing it all year long so the gift will keep giving. Why stop a good thing?

Thanks to all of you who have helped Odie be a better person and I look so forward to 2011 sharing your adventures along the way. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.


  1. You got it right, Odie. Why shed the Christmas spirit on December 26th? I want to feel this way all year round, and I can and will if I simply allow it to happen. I am feeling much the same as you. I began the year with 3 blog followers and rarely found any comments posted to acknowledge my blogging efforts. Now I believe I have made some real friends and it feels great. I am proud to count you as one of my very best friends! Merry Christmas to you!

  2. Merry Christmas to you too Odie! I am so happy that you have experienced more peace and fulfillment this year!

    I could say many of the same things myself - isn't it amazing what a few simple blog posts do to change our lives?!

  3. Thank you Odie and thank you for enriching my life. So many people have reached out to me with prayers, words of encouragement and friendship that I truly feel blessed even during this, my time of sorrow.
    Merry Christmas and may you peace and happiness in the New Year.


  4. I'm really happy I came across your blog, Odie. Every blog you post puts a smile on my face, which is hard to do. Have a great Christmas :)


  5. Odie, I understand how you feel, I think. I felt pretty lonely before blogging, but now I believe I actually have friends for the first time in years. It is so wonderful to see how they are doing and share my life with them. God bless you, Odie. I'm glad you are happier too.

  6. Hey Odie, Merry Christmas an Happy New Year to you too...

  7. I'm glad I met you this year, Odie. You are a new blogging friend and blessing in my life! Have a wonderful Christmas all year long!....Debra