Thankful Thursdays

To give back. How about that for a new year’s resolution? To give back, plain and simple. Let’s face it, we have so much going on in our lives, that it’s easy to get overwhelmed, out of sorts, and miss the big picture. Having an attitude of gratitude can help bring peace to the craziness and focus our vision on what’s important. And when we are aware of all that’s been given to us, it’s hard not to want to pay it forward. In whatever ways we can: donations, service, time, etc.. So I say, let’s count our blessings, like every day, and make those blessings count.

Today, as I think of all that’s been given to me, I’m especially thankful for growing older; I just had a birthday yesterday, and every year that comes my way is more and more appreciated and cherished. By the way, thanks to those who have donated to my birthday fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Facebook. So cool. If you haven’t and want to, here are the links:
Thru Facebook: Connie’s Birthday Fundraiser to St. Jude
Thru St. Jude: Donate

Family and friends, may we keep our minds uncluttered long enough to remember to keep this goal throughout the year (and every year): to be more grateful and to give back. No matter what.

Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.

What are you thankful for today?

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
-Charles Dickens

“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
-Steve Maraboli

“For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 


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Thankful Thursdays — 3 Comments

  1. Wow, Connie….once again, your post really awakened me to try to do better with my life. Every weekly message tickles my thought processes and encourages me to self-improve and make the world a better place. Thank you so much for never giving up on us 😉 Love you, Boop

  2. Dear Connie,

    I could not agree more with your reflection today. I’m am a total believer in giving back, paying it forward and always remembering the less fortunate in our society and in the world at large. Any type of gesture, big or small is greatly appreciated in the eyes of our Lord. Thank you so much for reminding us how lucky and fortunate we are, and what a great difference we can make for others.

    Edna

  3. What Betty Bottomley said. And a belated FELIZ BIRTHDAY amiga. Wishing you many many many more full of joy, health and all things good! 💖

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