Giving Thanks Friday (Why the chicken crossed the road edition)

This week I am thankful for: 

A local community who watches out for each other whether it be sharing road advisories during our recent crazy weather and subsequent flooding, to keeping an eye out for each other's children (parents often know the "doings" of their children before the children return home ha!), to making sure your delivered packages remain on your porch until you can retrieve them.

Peppermint M&M's - a delicious delight for the taste buds!        

The fund raisers, bell ringers, family adopters who make sure families are not in want.  

Rain.  Although it is in abundance right now (praying for those who would be in harm's way), it was much needed after a summer of drought.  Also grateful for the snow in the mountains as the snow pack was dreadful last year.

Tiny, white, twinkling lights on a green tree.  They just set a mood don't they?

THIS beautiful post by Alicia Bruxvoort (love her).  "At the heart of this season filled with BIG expectations and flashy fanfare is a humble Savior who made himself small for us when we need him most."  It is definitely worth clicking over to read.    

A visiting chicken and her rooster friend who sometimes comes along.  You may or may not remember that I am in want of some chicks around this place and a wayward wanderer has decided to take up temporary residence around here.  She is so sweet and even comes up on the back porch to say hello.  She still returns to her real home to roost at night (and her human mama knows of her sneaking over...) but I am enjoying her so much.  I have treated her (and her male companion) to some lettuce.  When I pulled in the driveway a couple days ago her owner followed me in to tell me that when I came driving by the chicken started crossing the road to follow me.  "It was like she thought you had a treat for her."  Well...maybe that IS why the chicken crossed the road!   


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. Hi Mindy, I grew up with chickens, they are wonderful funny little birds, we also had a mean old rooster that used to chase my brother and I around, man was I scared of that thing. Heard the rains have been quite fierce. Sounds like there is plenty to be thankful for. Happy Holidays!

  2. That's a cute photo of the chickens, and now we know why they crossed the road! Have a wonderful day and a lovely Christmas holiday break.


  3. Who had thought putting lettuce out could lead to such joy! I loved this sweet post and picture - I can just imagine Mrs Chicken saying to Mr Chicken 'how about we nip over to Mindy's for some nice lettuce before bed!' 'cock a doodle don't mind if I do' .. .he replies!!! Oh gosh I think I've lost the plot... Have a great weekend!!!
    Wren x

  4. I love your Friday thankfulness posts, Mindy! And I love your chicken picture. I work at an educational farm and the chickens are some of the visitors favorites. Our PR person has a few visit her office from time to time. It's a hoot!Or a cackle! LOL I am thankful for my job!

  5. Sounds like a great neighborhood, and that is funny about the hen. My brother loved that joke when he was a wee boy, but he could never remember the punchline, so he would just ask someone the question and then laugh. :-)

  6. Haha very cute post! So much to be thankful for, especially the chicken :)

  7. I remember growing up in a neighbourhood where all the parents watched us. It felt very safe but we could never get away with anything either, lol.
    This is a great post, Mindy and I love that the chickens come to visit you. Perhaps your neighbour will give you a little chick of your own? I had friends who had chickens but living so far out in the country was problematic with the cougars and coyotes.
    Happy Holidays, sweet lady!! Another year of blogging :)

  8. How very nice to have a friendly chicken living nearby.

  9. HI MINDY!! Happy New Year to you and your chicken friends! I loved your card, it was an unexpected joy to see it :) May God bless you and yours in this new year, 2016. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you!