Giving Thanks Friday

This week I am thankful for: 

Life in a community that not only comes together to celebrate the good but to grieve a loss or fulfill a need as well. 

A husband who works a physical 10 hour day and yet still listens patiently to my next hair-brained household DIY plan, that he will be doing the bulk of, not long after he comes through the door.        

A new recipe that turns out great the first time.  I like to try new dishes which means sometimes the first try is less than stellar...  

Healthcare professionals who take the time to let you (or in this case a loved one) know they care.  Means so much when you are made to feel like you are more than a number.  Even though many doctors care for their "number" patients well physically, a little TLC from a kind provider can go a long way to care for you emotionally and calm anxieties.

Neighbors that will run (okay drive...) down the road to help your husband carry the end of the heavy table that you can't quite lift high enough.  When it comes to a two-man job I usually only count as half a man : )    

The strong, brave women in my life who I continue to admire and learn from on a regular basis.  Thank you ladies!

Fresh bread, warm from the oven.  Sigh...             


What are you thankful for?

May your weekend be filled with wonder, laced with peace and bursting with love...

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



  1. What a wonderful post Mindy, I always starting counting my blessings after reading one of your thankful post.

  2. Oh, fresh bread hot from the oven with butter..... now my mouth is watering :)

    Beautiful list, dear friend. You are always a blessing. Hugs to you!

  3. Your posts always bring a sense of calm to my harried soul. :)
    I am thankful for a successful, laparoscopic surgery for my son. . .
    For the beauty of the snow yesterday. . .
    For a husband who is extraordinarily loving and caring. . .
    And so much more

  4. MINDY!!!! I have really missed you dear :)
    I know what you mean by community. I finally as able to get to church this weekend, and I wept twice during the service. It was just so nice to be back with my church family.
    My husband is being a real trooper these days. He has to do so much for me, and he does it with such grace and not a touch of resentment. God bless him, I am so lucky to have him.

    So I am thankful for him. For moleskin patches (my boot is rubbing my incision), prayer and blog-friends who take my mind off my troubles.
    Always so great to see you, hair-brained ideas included :)

  5. What a lovely post, Mindy. I always find myself smiling as I read your words. So much beauty and truth to them.
    I'm with you, love trying new recipes. What's the worst that can happen - you order pizza if it doesn't work out, lol.
    I know I've said this before but I'm truly thankful for a place to come each Friday to sit back, smile and take the time to be grateful for all of the good things in my life. Glad you're back, my friend!