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Is It Already Thankful Thursday?

It is another Thursday. Wow; time seems to go by so quickly. I've spent last evening and this morning fussing and complaining because for the third time in two months my air conditioning is broken. And since my husband and I work from our home offices upstairs, it gets very hot. You have to understand that I live in Phoenix and although it's officially autumn, it's still HOT here. I think the weather report said it would reach 102 degrees today! And the air conditioning company said they would be here between 8 and 12 noon.

So, what is there to be thankful for? Well, I decided to distract myself so I opened up my email. I subscribe to several blogs and the very first one I read this morning was Laurel Wreath's Reflections. She was participating in Thankful Thursday today. Laurel wrote a beautiful birthday tribute to her blogging friend Iris, who is the creator of Thankful Thursday.

As I read her words, I calmed down and was able to focus on being thankful. After all, I live in my own home and I usually do have air conditioning. So many people have problems that are so much worse; like not having anything to eat or a place to sleep. So, I guess it kind of put things in perspective which is exactly what I needed. Enough of my pity party!

Today I am thankful for my new blogging friends. I have a popular sanguine personality with a large amount of peaceful/phlegmatic thrown in. So, I need a balance of interaction with people and then time to be alone. Working from home, I've found comfort by interacting with other bloggers.

So, on this Thankful Thursday I want to thank a few of my favorite bloggers. Each one is unique and I find inspiration in different ways from each one of them. I hope you will visit their blogs too.

  • Laurel who shares her life and reflections as a Christian mom.
  • L-Jay who blogs about her life in Norway.
  • Iris who started Thankful Thursdays.
  • Kikolani who shares her inpiring poetry and photography.
  • Melissa who allows me to dream and escape into her world of design.
  • Victoria who shares the Truth about living the Christian life.

Debbie Petras
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  1. Debbie,

    Thank you so much for including me in your list. It really means a lot to me -- you lifted me up with your encouragement! Thank you.

    Many many blessings,

  2. Thank you so much for the mention, sweet friend. You're an encourager!

    It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful bloggers there are out here in the blogosphere. I know Laurel & Iris - can't wait to visit the others!

    So much to be thankful for today...which reminds me, I need to get cracking on a post soon!:-) I do pray your A/C situation will be resolved soon 'cause I've heard about that heat in Phoenix. {{hugs}}

    Again, thank you so much.

    PS--I think I'm probably a melancholy temperament & always benefit from interaction with others, although I need 'alone' time to recharge my battery:-)

  3. Thank you Melissa and Vicki for your comments. We bloggers need to encourage one another from time to time.

  4. What a great Thankful Thursday! I hope your air conditioner is fixed soon. My man would have already moved us into a hotel!

  5. Love your sweet sweet heart Debbie.

    Praise the Lord.. if there be anything lovely anything pure.. anything of a good report, think on these things.


  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog ... appreciate your decision to stay thankful, despite broken air conditioning and 100+ heat!!

  7. What a sweet post, thank you so much for your kind words. It is only a matter to time before we are sitting together in a coffee shop =) Can't wait!

  8. Your heart Debbie is so big to embrace all the people!

  9. I hope that your AC is fixed by now. I guess it would be like living here in Maine in the winter and having the furnace go out. Yikes!

    I will check out some of the blogs you mentioned. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful, it is important. :-)

  10. Since I live in Phoenix, I know exactly how hot it is! And, since I live in Phoenix, I have the priviledge of knowing Debbie, and I am happy to tell you, she is the real deal. Even when life is throwing lemons her way, she chooses to make lemonade, and more importantly, shares it with those around her. Thank-you Debbie.
    I love reading your blog. I also appreciate that you have sent me to some other good sites.
    Stay cool. They say next week we might get into "double digits!"
    Love you.

  11. I am overwhelmed to read all of the kind comments written on this blog! I had been getting a little down because I wondered if anyone reads it. Comments are such a blessing.

    I know there will be times when people don't necessarily agree with me. But I also love to stimulate discussions and I'm always willing to listen to other points of view. I want to thank each one of you. I am blessed!

  12. Hi Debbie,

    I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am that the Lord has put you into my life. You have been a wonderful friend, and I appreciate you very much.

    Every time I see all the little children thatJames Robison shows on his Tv show showing all the little children in Africa that have no shoes, it always puts things into perspective for me.

    I do pray that you do get your air condioner fixed though, because it is so hard to work when it is so hot.


  13. Thankful Thursday - what a lovely idea. I think this post has certainly fulfilled its purpose - it has made me reflect on my life and realise that I need to be more thankful, especially for the people in my life. So, thank you for your words (and thank you for the mention too ;)


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