Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thankful Thursday ~ JOY!

After reading other blogs that participate in the Thankful Thursday posts, I have been inspired to follow along.

This week's theme for "Thankful Thursday" is JOY!

I am thankful for God's grace for me even when I don't deserve it and knowing this brings me great joy.

I am thankful that very recently, the Lord gave me not only peace, but also boldness to face my fear of animals head on. It's going to be a joyous day for my family in this area real soon. More to come on this at a later date/post.

I am thankful for the peace of knowing that no matter how bad the economy gets that it all belongs to God anyhow. This should bring us all joy!

I am thankful for new friendships that I am gaining here in blogland. I totally thought blogging was not my cup of tea. There are so many wonderful ladies who bless me daily with their comments which, in turn, brings joy to my heart.

Last but not least, I am thankful that the Lord has blessed me with two amazing daughters and with a best friend that I can also call my husband. This alone has brought me the joy I dreamt about when I was eight years old.

What a fun thing to participate in each week. For more Thankful Thursday posts, please visit Iris.


Anonymous said...

Such a sweet post!

Happy Thursday!

Denise said...

Welcome to thankful thursday, I really enjoyed your thankful post.

Serendipity said...

Welcome to Thankful Thursday! Glad you joined. This is a lovely post. Remain blessed!

Anonymous said...

This was a great post! There are so many things to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing yours!

Wendy said...

What a lovely and inspiring post hun, you Rock!! ..x..

April said...

I love it, Daphine! We all have so much to be thankful for if we'd just find the time to "stop and smell the roses".

I just have to're not getting a puppy, are you?? I know you don't want to disclose it right now, but I'm dying to know!! If you're thinking about it, let me give you a recommendation. We've had two Shih Tzu's and they are the absolute best dogs in the world. They are my favorite, hands down! First of all, they do not shed! Big plus!! Secondly, they don't have that typical doggie smell...I promise! Lastly, they are so sweet with kids. They're like walking balls of fluff.

Sorry for rambling're probably thinking about getting a gerbil or something! :) Oh, I can't wait to hear what's going to happen!!

Enjoy your day, Daphine, and all that you have to be thankful for!!

Homesteader in Training said...

I can feel your joy! Great post!
Blessings to you.

Heather said...

what a really nice post. we the reader can truly feel your thankfulness.

Debra said...


Welcome to Thankful Thursday! I know you will be blessed by pouring out your thankfulness and being encouraged by others who do the same.

You, too, have been such a sweet friend to me. I'm enjoying our bloggy friendship immensely! Blessings to you today!

Jill said...

Daphne, It is nice to meet you!

Your last post about canceled had me cracking up. Oh the joy to call a help line to get 15 prompts when it is important!

You are very funny! Glad it all got resolved and praising God for the joy that comes from Him being in control and not us!

IN His amazing grace,

Denise said...

"I am thankful for God's grace for me even when I don't deserve it and knowing this brings me great joy." Amen! Brings joy deep in my heart too! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I was just getting ready to do my own blog and you have inspired my direction. Thanks as always, Daphine. Love you!

Darlene said...

That is a beautiful post! There is truly joy all around us.

Patricia said...

I love your "life flashing before your eyes" quote.

Thanks for sharing your thankful list today. I'm thankful I stopped by your blog...especially after I read your "Cancelled" post. I would have laughed...'cept I've been there, done that. Ok, not 4 times.... What a fun way you tell a story!

Typing One-Handed

heidi said...

Fantastic list - congrats on conquering your fear!!

Melanie said...

A great post of thankfulness!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Annikke said...

I'm like you. I wasn't sure blogging was for me, then I got addicted and have met some really neat people (when I say met, I mean, they comment I comment back, but we've never really MET!!) hee hee

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post Daphine!

Happy Thursday!


Anonymous said...

Thankful Thursday.
Great post!!

Jennifer said... glad you joined "Thankful Thursday" and what a sweet post! We are, indeed, blessed, right!

Tonya said...

Hello, Friend!

I really enjoyed your "TT" post! We do truly have SO MANY things to be thankful for!

OH, I also wanted to say THANKS for the birthday wishes you left for Zach. He truly enjoyed all the attention! =-)

Rebekah said...

What a wonderful post on joy! I have to say that I didn't think blogging was my thing either, but like you, I've met such wonderful friends, and God has used blogging to be an amazing source of encouragement in my life.