Giving Thanks Friday

This week I am thankful for: 

Spring!!!  It is officially here.  Here is to hoping it arrives, not just in name, for everyone soon...   

Honest sales associates.  A couple weeks ago my husband bought some "thing-a-ma-bob" that attaches to a tool he owns.  It was an inexpensive purchase (less than $5) and he paid cash.  After a few more errands we decided to get lunch.  Up at the counter to pay he discovered that his wallet was mostly empty and realized that the clerk had mistaken the fifty dollar bill he had given her for a ten.  I paid for lunch (so nice of me...) and we discussed returning to the store.  Even though there would be no official proof, after talking with him further the sales clerk had taken him from a busy register to a seldom used one which made me realize that it would be fairly easy for them to count their till and find the error.  No need.  He returned, (while I whispered a quick prayer) explained the situation, and she took him straight to the till and gave him the correct change.  Yay!  So grateful. And I think the Mister will watch closer for correct change next time. : )                

The sounds of tractors plowing in the morning and trains whistling at night.     

A neighbors new goats across the road.  They are SUCH fun to watch and the bonus is I don't have to take care of them (grin)!  

All the new baby calves that we are beginning to see along the road as we drive into town.  (Also thankful that the escaped chicken from one farm decided to NOT cross the road in front of me at the last minute.)

A phone call from a friend currently out of state - such a fun time to catch up and feel like she is not so far away.

Survival (and good outcome) of yet another yearly mammogram.  Ladies, get screened if you are due!  Also thankful that the imaging place where I go for screenings recently obtained a new 3D machine for better (and might I add, more comfortable) results.  

God's unconditional love.  For me.  For you.  For us all.            


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. "...she took him straight to the till and gave him the correct change. "

    Honesty! This made my heart glow. :)

  2. Love this post. And thanks for your kind words on my blog concerning my grandma. It's hard to be so far away - she's in Illinois.

  3. Mindy, your weekend blessing makes me want to hug you! So sweet!

  4. I love this spring post. And the fact that the goats are across the street but still there to enjoy - perfect!

    I'm thankful for the call of birds that belong only to the spring and summer - they've returned!


  5. I'm very thankful for Spring as well, Mindy, and as I was out enjoying the warmer temps and sun yesterday, it started to snow! lol. Winter is not done with us yet!
    My favourite part of Spring is the new colts in the field. Watching them wobble on their long legs in the fields is so adorable and their beauty always takes my breath away.
    Lucky hubby.....and lucky chicken! lol. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

  6. Ooh yes to spring! So ready for working outside.

  7. Your thankful list is so sweet....your neighbors goats, baby calves, honesty. Love it!