Thankful Thoughts 8/03/16

Anxiety was my bedfellow this morning as I awoke to ever-present awareness that my last paycheck arrives in my bank account on Friday (if we are paid on time), and after that there won't be another. That's pretty scary when the bills will most assuredly continue to arrive. Then I realized that I'm letting fear and anxiety take control, a total contradiction to my belief  that God has a plan for me, and for each and every one of us. I need to have faith, and I need to focus on staying positive. That begins with an attitude of gratitude - of being thankful for all the blessings I have. With that in mind I'm going to start sharing some of the many reasons I have to be thankful.

Today and every day I am thankful for the amazing love and support that Papa Bear gives me though good times and hard times, he is the rock I lean on.

I am thankful for my children who check in often just to find out how things are going and to make sure I am holding up okay. I know I can always count on them to be in my corner,  and to do their best to cheer me up.

 I am also eternally thankful for the love and encouragement of friends and fellow-bloggers who believe in me and encourage me when I begin to doubt myself. I would be lost without you.

Last, but not least tonight, I am thankful for this opportunity to change and grow, and to write a new chapter in my life. I'm praying that it will be a good one, and that I can navigate the transition  without too much grumbling and whining. :-)



  1. You are in my prayers for a new job immediately if not sooner.

  2. Defeating anxiety with faith is the only way, but it certainly isn't an easy thing. I am sending love and prayers and positivity your way. You are a beautiful soul with a beautiful mind and deserve all good things in this life.

  3. That is scary to not have income coming in, but you are right to trust in God. You do have much to be thankful for.

  4. Granny always said You are right where you're supposed to be.

    I know all will be well.

  5. Anxiety and fear are to be expected when we don't know the answers but we don't have to invite them to stay for the day...or night. You are right to turn your thoughts to your blessings, anxiety and fear run from God's grace.


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