I like the fact that this blog hop comes on the weekend. It is good timing for me, because I think it is a great prelude to for me attending church. It is good to be thankful all the time, but nice to wrap up the week with those thankful moments I've enjoyed throughout the week. It is a reminder of how many times someone is watching over me.
Ten Things of Thankful
1. Being able to have lived a whole other year! (Click here to read more about the day of celebration.)
2. Parks. We visited and explored a city park, a county park, and a state park this week! I'm thankful for those who take care of the parks. The parks we visited each had a bit of history which was interesting to learn.
|Sign at Willamette Mission State Park|
3. Employment opportunities and volunteer opportunities for youth and young adults. It is such a great way to develop worth ethics which make it possible to get better jobs in the future. I'm thankful for my grandchildren who have pursued jobs in the summer to help with their school expenses and for those who have served their families during the summer vacation.
4. Educational opportunities for all ages. I'm thankful for my grandchildren having a desire to further their education.
5. Thrift stores. I stopped by a small one this week to look for a particular item which as it turned out wasn't there. Instead I found two dresses that are just my size and style. Of course the price was right because this thrift store always has lower prices than most of the other stores of the same type.
It has been quite a while since I've bought a new dress (well new to me, but looks like new). I'm thankful for the little thought that came to me to stop at the thrift store for a few minutes on my way home.
6. Rain! We had enough rain Friday that the ground actually got wet, instead of just evaporating as it landed. There was even a little thunder and lightning in some areas here in the valley. The temperatures are starting to be somewhat cooler in the evenings too. I'm thankful for this nice change.
7. Taking more steps in a day than I have previously done since my surgery in May. Yeah! For those who have been following my knee progress, that means that the knee is doing considerably better!
8. Fresh produce from the farm stands, and from our neighbors garden. Our diet consists of lots of fruits and vegetables, so I am thankful for the plenty of others and the variety and availability of things we can purchase at the stands. Hopefully next year we will be up to growing a "little" garden again, and be able to share our garden abundance again.
9. Beautiful sunsets. One evening when I was busy in the kitchen, my husband came in from outside to tell me that it looked like we were going to have a great sunset. I grabbed my camera and took a few photos. I'm thankful he came in to let me know, so I could enjoy the beauty of the moment too.
|The beginning of the end of a wonderful day!|