Thankful Thursday

Hey friends!

How’s it going? I’m definitely loving the nice weather we’ve had here and the last 2 days I’ve gotten to sleep in just a bit. I get so exhausted with teaching, so sleep to me is precious stuff!

Right now I’ve got nothing (my brain is totally fried), so I’m just going to share some things I’m thankful for. mmmmkay?! :)

I’ve found, in life, that if you just write down what you’re thankful for, things seem to shift and you’ll feel automatically a bit better. Nothing too crazy is wrong with me or whatever, but I just wanted to sit and write a few things out.


Thankful Thursday

1. I’m thankful for the power of prayer. This is something that sustains me and brings me so much peace.

2. I’m grateful for a super comfy bed and pillow! I love sleep. Can’t.get.enough! hah

3. I am thankful for friends who understand me, yet still love me. :)

4. I am grateful for my balcony. I love simply sitting outside in the sunshine & enjoying the Spring breeze. ahhhhhhh

5. I am grateful for parents who taught me to serve others. And who live what they teach.

6. I am super thankful for the Internet. ’nuff said, right?!

7. I am grateful for cream cheese & bagels. I don’t know why I ever let them go for so many years?!?

8. I am thankful for a husband who does the laundry, takes out the trash, and replaces toilet paper rolls. Without me even saying anything. This dude is a keeper. I’m lucky, and I realize that!

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9. I’m thankful for the simple act of a kind word or compliment. It can mean SO much!

10. I’m grateful for my faith–it sustains me in times of trial and gives me so much hope & peace!

11. I’m thankful for my healthy body–it’s something I might take for granted….but no longer! I’m going to try to appreciate my body even more–because dang, it can do a lot!

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12. I’m grateful for indoor plumbing. Random, but I am. (Reminds me of the Hercules line “indoor plumbing, it’s gonna be big” hah!)

13. I’m simply grateful for the gift of love. All kinds of love.

14. I am thankful for sunshine, longer days, and beautiful sunsets.


I could go on and on, but that’s just a simple list of what’s been on my mind lately & what I am grateful for.

I just have come to realize that in life, we should never take anything for granted, and instead of complain & gripe, we should be thankful and happy. It also helps us to live more in the moment & enjoy the precious time we do have. I want to live each day with more INTENTION, instead of hoping ____ to pass or to get to ___. I just want to LIVE in that moment.

And for me, being thankful helps me to do that. So thanks for letting me share some of that with you, awesome readers!

A thankful heart is indeed, a happy heart!


What are YOU thankful for today??!

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  1. Linz @ Itz Linz says:

    I’m thankful for my health. While everything may not be going as planned right now, I am healthy and am very thankful for that.

  2. haha! your hercules reference made me giggle so I’m thankful for that :)

  3. I’m thankful for my new friends here in Chicago!

  4. I am thankful that I got to read your blog post today. The bagels and cream cheese just made me hungry and I just had a bacon/egg sandwich :-) I hope everyone has an awesome day!!!

  5. Christi says:

    Love this, thank you! It’s always great to be reminded to just be thankful for all of the incredible things we’ve been blessed with!

  6. It is definitely important to be thankful. Sometimes life can get busy, and we can forget to stop and be thankful!! I’m definitely thankful for my body. I’ve been subbing like crazy this week because its spring break around here. Glad my body can keep up with it ;). I will treat it well with a pedicure and nap this weekend :). I’m also thankful for my supportive husband. Hes my biggest cheerleader. I’m thankful for my beautiful daughter.

  7. danielle says:

    you are so precious, i’m thankful for you and this post!
    i am thankful my morning meditations and prayers – it is my favorite way to start my crazy day, and really starts me off on a positive note.
    also i am so thankful for my health and my body, for it amazes me at how much God allows me to do. i believe that He gives me all my strength, power and ability to do everything i do, and it just makes me feel so grateful every day and every step, run, skip, hop etc that i make… every step forward is a blessing. i’m thankful Him for taking care of everything – any fears or concerns or even little issues i have, i just ask for help. and i feel it coming, it’s pretty cool! i love being in constant communication with Him, this way of living is awesome. we’re all taken care of, and that is a feeling that makes me very thankful right there.
    i’m also thankful that there were a handful of jumbo pretzels left in the jar this morning – cuz i’m eating them right now and LOVE them with salty almonds!!!!

    hugs pretty girl and happy thursday

  8. I love the being thankful for a balcony. Yes! I can’t wait for the temps to go up just a bit more so we can enjoy ours.

    I’m sooooooo thankful for my new dog. He is the amazing, and I never knew how much I would adore him. :)

  9. Im thankful for healthy, being able to walk, talk, see etc.. We take the smallest things for granted! I had a patient at work the other day who was blind and deaf! It really opens my eyes!

  10. …and now I want to watch Hercules. :-p

    I’m thankful for the fact that it is (finally) a gorgeous day outside! Thinking a walk might be in the books this afternoon.

  11. Thank you for reminding me to have an attitude of gratitude! Today, I am thankful for the warmer weather and some good reading. :)

  12. Love your thankful list Annette! I always think it’s important to create a gratitude or thankful list a few times a month, then when we have those bad days, we can look back and realize things aren’t really that bad.
    I’m thankful for your awesome posts always and for my new pup. I heart her. Happy Thursday!

  13. KarenG in France says:

    Hi Annette, I am thankful for my healthy body, for a job I love, for kids who have self confidence and treat others with respect, for my mother who is the most positive person I earth I know, for working in an international company, for a husband who cooks, for great neighbors, that my parents taught me how to not spend beyond my means, and ice cream. Wow. Quite a ramble but it came from the heart ! Love your posts !

  14. I’m so thankful for my body and the blogging community! After over a year of self hate and disordered eating, I can finally say I’m on the other side thanks to this community! I’ve made so many friends and I’m inspired every day by people like you :)

  15. You’re amazing did you know that? Gosh I wish you lived nearby haha, we could be such great friends- you would be the best influence haha. :)


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