Giving Thanks Friday


 
 
This week (and last week) I am thankful for: 


Electricity.  Last Friday we were without power, which also includes being without running water since we need the electricity to power our pump.  I tell ya, it makes one VERY thankful for the basics we often take for granted.    


Our little generator.  It's not big enough to power everything but will get us a few basics which are much appreciated when it's a chilly 20 degrees out.   
 

Our daughter's hair cutting skills.  As cheer coach during basketball season she has a full plate, with 9 teenagers invading her space on an almost daily basis, but still makes time to make her mama look better : )  


Beautiful pink sunrises and skies filled with puffy clouds.  


Generosity that is seen in so many forms this time of year including some neighbors who save up their change all year long just to bless a family in need at Christmas.   


Warm, cozy gloves to wrap up my freezing fingers.    


A dusting of snow covering all the ugly in beautiful - just like Jesus does for us. 




What are you thankful for?


May your weekend be filled with many reasons to give thanks!

(Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good: his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1) 

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  1. I am thankful for my little nephews performing in their Christmas concert this year. Watching them filled my heart with joy!
    I am thankful to know you, Mindy. I know I have said this before but at this time of year I am especially grateful for special people in my life and you are at the top of the list. Thank you for inspiring me. Thank you for making me laugh. Thank you for making me think twice. Thank you for reminding me that we are all just trying to do the best we can in this life. You have a gift, my friend, and you affect others in so many ways.
    xoxo

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    1. You are just too sweet Ms. Robyn! I love watching children in their concerts and plays - such joy is right. Appreciate you and your blog friendship as well : )

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  2. We have so much to be thankful for. Praise the Lord.

    God bless.

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    1. Agreed Victor. Thanks for visiting here.

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  3. I am thankful for my warm socks, because it's been very cold here. I am thankful for white Christmas lights- they just make things pretty. Thankful that my husband makes coffee every morning. :) Glad you have a generator. A couple of years ago we had a bad ice storm and were without power for almost three weeks, and a wonderful friend loaned us a generator. Blessings!

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    1. I LOVE white Christmas lights too! Oh my, 3 weeks is such a long time to be without power. The longest we have been is about a week or so and lost everything in our refrigerator and freezers. We have coastal wind a lot and seem to be without for a day or so quite often, thus the generator purchase...Appreciate you being here : )

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  4. So much to be thankful for! Every day. ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

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    1. Agreed Debbie and blessings back to you!

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  5. I love the snow covering the ugly just like Jesus covers our ugly! I have so much to be thankful for, yet I still find myself complaining more than I should. Thank you for the reminder to focus on my blessings.

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    1. My Friday posts are a reminder to myself to count those blessings throughout the year.

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  6. Our noisy but warm furnace, my fluffy cat, a group of caring church members distributing pj's to the needy, and my adorable hubby.

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    1. Pam, I love how your church members are distributing pajamas - such a blessing to have something cozy and warm this time of year. Thankful for my hubby too : )

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  7. Hi Mindy! I am thankful for snow (of which we got a few inches today), but also for the road crews who make the streets safe. I am also thankful for my electricity, I know what it's like to have an outage. But no water? That is above and beyond! You are a trooper, Mindy :)
    God bless your talented daughter, what a blessing she is!

    Happy Weekend, my friend,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil - Such a good reminder to be thankful for those road crews! Grateful to share this space with blog friends like you : )

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  8. It is quite a different experience to have no running water. I remember when I pipes froze one Winter and we were without water for at least 5 days - wow, what a time! It made me very thankful for running water :)

    I am thankful to have a warm place to stay while we are in the process of moving into a new home.

    I am thankful for a husband that works hard for his family and loves us unconditionally :)

    I am so thankful for you and your kindness - you are a blessing.

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Grateful for your kindness and support Stephanie as well Stephanie! Excited to hear more about your new home. I would imagine you are dreaming of spring and planting your lovely flowers about now : )

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  9. that snow, covering up, sounds lovely. cold, yes, but i am just imagining how pretty!
    no electricity at 20 degrees?!?! brrr!!! i hope you have a fireplace, wood stove? yikes! and without water... ugh. so many homes around our area are on wells and have the same problem. i always feel so badly for them when we are without power for days due to hurricanes and school goes back in session before they have power back! no fair!
    that photo is just so pretty... i just love that sky!

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    1. Dawn - I always feel guilty complaining about no power for a day or so when I know people go weeks and some don't even have access to power or clean water. The sunrise a few mornings ago was just beautiful!

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  10. Love your thankful list, Mindy! We were without power a couple of winters ago for 4 days. We were so thankful for our generator that allowed for us to have a few comforts. Our neighbor lady refused to leave her home even though lots of people offered their homes to her. She spent 4 long days and nights with not electricity and only heat from her oven. Dangerous and scary and lonely.

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    1. During one storm we were trapped in our home with no power or water for a few days due to a flooded highway one direction and a rock slide the other. The only way out was several miles through the woods with downed trees but eventually we chose to get out for a couple days. It's hard to leave your comfort zone sometimes - even with the comfort gone! Your neighbor is blessed to have kind people with offers : )

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