Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday ~ Summer Fun

It's Thankful Thursday and Lynn of Spiritually Unequal Marriage is hosting. Lynn has chosen the theme of 'summer fun' for this week.

It's been a challenging time for me this year. My husband and I aren't going to be able to get away this summer. And if you didn't know ...summers in Phoenix can be very hot with daily triple digit temperatures.

But I have a choice to make. I can have a pity party or I can make the choice to focus ...on all of the good things in my life.

So that's what I'm going to do.

I'm thankful for:

  • A husband who loves me
  • Air conditioning that works
  • Ripe peaches, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries
  • Digital magazines like Exemplify and Serious Life
  • My dad's health is good right now.
  • My niece Kristin is graduating from graduate school in speech pathology and she already has a job.
  • I am loved by the one, true living God and I know where I'll spend eternity.
  • My blogging friends that I've grown to LOVE (you know who you are)
  • The power of prayer
  • Completing the study of Romans on Opening His Word Together

I won a $100 gift card from 1-800-FLOWERS this week. Check out my twitter messages below. BTW, I'm Panda444 on Twitter.



Savvy Auntie's Day was on Sunday. They randomly chose a Savvy Auntie and ...I won!

Isn't it interesting how what you choose to focus on can actually ...change your attitude?

So, how about you? What can you be thankful for about this summer?

17 comments:

  1. Wow! Congratulations on your winning!Happy Thankful Thursday!

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  2. That's a nice thankful list! Happy TT!

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  3. Congrats on winning sweetie, love you.

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  4. Praising God for the flowers and your beautiful grateful attitude!

    I'm so glad that Romans blessed you!

    I'm going to work on getting all of 1 John, 2 John and 3 John up. I feel a bit overwhelmed in doing so with all that is going on - so please bear with me.

    Love you bunches!
    Jill

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  5. Some very wonderful things to be thankful for my friend and congrats on winning the gift card!
    Hugs.
    Kim

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  6. There are always two sides of every coin, isn't there. I think which side we choose shows our character ;)

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  7. Your list made me so happy! Glad you won the gift card. We're staying home this summer also in the Arizona heat!

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  8. Great way to focus on the positives in your life, even if you don't get a vacation. (I usually have vacations every other year - just can't afford to go each year.)

    Congrats on winning the flowers!

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  9. Congratulations on winning! I always love reading "the glass is half full" posts.

    thanks for sharing your positive attitude with us1

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  10. Congrats on winning! Have a great TT

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  11. I was so happy to read your post about winning the gift card, how fun is that!

    That's wonderful your niece already has a job!

    I enjoyed your post on choosing to look to things to be thankful.

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  12. Air conditioning! A great one!

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  13. I love this and you girl!!!
    I'm thankful that you and I share so much but what are didgital magazines???
    You have blessed me beyond measure through our fellowship so today I'm thankful for you.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  14. Congrats on winning! Living in Texas, I can join you in being so very thankful for air conditioning.

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  15. Congratulations on your win. I love it when I win a little something somewhere (it's rare) because it just lifts my spirits sometimes. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Oh!!!! Debbie You ARE such an awesome Savvy Auntie!!!

    And how great to reflect and acknowledge what you are thankful for...

    Blessings & Aloha!

    (It's been hot in this part of the country too! but add in the humidity.)
    Whoo-wee! like a steam room!

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