Thankful seeds? Yes, the kind of thoughts you sow in your head that keep growing and growing. So you start out with one seed – being thankful for one thing and soon you’ll have another thing to be thankful for….Yes thankful thoughts multiply like rabbits. (no naughty thoughts, people – you know rabbits…yes, we had a pair once and within months we had a whole hutch full of them!)
So while I enjoy our monthly Gratitude Circle posts, I’m starting to enjoy writing a weekly Ten Things of Thankful (TTOT) post and linking in to the lovely ladies who host this. I’m also linking in to Laurel Regan’s Gratitude List.
So here’s my list:
- Thankful to the hosts of TTOT : Considerings (I hope you’re having a blast, Lizzi), Amycake and the Dude, A Fly on our (Chicken Coop) Wall, Finding Ninee, Getting Literal, I Want Backsies, The Meaning of Me, Thankful Me, Uncharted, The Wakefield Doctrine.
- As I reflected on events that brought sorrow to the world and watch in horror as tens of thousands attempt to find homes, I am thankful for the resilience of the human spirit.
- Rains right through the week that caused the wild rain lilies to sprout in our front yard – much like ‘thankful seeds’ they keep multiplying.
- Shelter, food and warmth – things that I often take for granted, but which millions around the world struggle to get.
- Love – the everyday kind – something that I will never take for granted.
- Writing and blogging that allow me express myself in a unique way.
- Income that steadily flows from my work and is always a joy to receive especially at times when I don’t actively seek it.
- Inspiration I get from people who despite their difficult circumstances, manage to smile and bring joy to others.
- Appliances and devices that make life so much more convenient.
- Uncertainty about some aspects of our life that keep us grounded and hopeful.
What thankful seeds are you planting this week?
How lovely! I’ve been writing down my ten things of thankful for over a year now and I absolutely love what it does for my outlook on life. I’m looking forward to reading more of yours!
I know, Jen. The practice has really helped me too! Look forward to reading your posts too.
I love the way you talk about planting the seeds of thankfulness. They certainly do grow and multiply and cause life to be so much better. Have a good week.
Glad you agree, Valerie. Have a wonderful week yourself.
Number 8 is so true!
It is. Thank you, Kristi.
We once had a pair of gerbils, and I was assured “Don’t worry mom, they’re both girls”. Indeed they were not both girls and we soon had over twenty of them kicking bedding and poop out of their cages. Still they were entertaining, especially when mama’s would take their babies for an outing on the exercise wheel. Mama would set the baby down, and then hop off leaving the wheel to spin another time or two!
Ha ha…Baby rabbits look pretty much like little rats when they’re born.
No exercise wheel for them, however! Thanks for giving me a laugh on a Sunday morning, Vanessa.
It has been a stressful week alright! But the silver linings of gratitude always make things brighter and bring in hope!
So true, Vidya!
All great thankfuls. The human resilance is something that continually amazes me.
Rain bringing flowers. Yes yes it does. I also take a lot of delight in mushrooms too. THey are plentiful here right now. I love how they just pop up over night. My personal favorite are the ones that grow on the golf courses.
Planting seeds…It is an idea/thought/belief that keeps me going. So often, we don’t see the good we do for others. We don’t know the struggles others are going through. We can’t always help a person all on our own. But we can always plant seeds.
When we simply smile at someone, it plants a seed that, when watered by someone else, can encourage big things to happen.
When we write a post, while it may not change a person’s mind all on its own, it can plant a seed that makes a person a bit more aware and perhaps a little bit more open to a change of heart.
I’m glad you are enjoying the TToT. We enjoy having you!
Great list Corinne! I hope Lizzi’s having a great time as well! I hope you have a great week ahead.
Thanks, Rena. I don’t suppose you two are going to meet?
Have a wonderful week ahead!
Terrific list! I’m kind of partial to #9, as I am no pioneer.
I have been hearing all the news stories lately about those poor homeless people. I am so lucky to be born in Canada. Thanks for the reminder.
Thank you for sharing your list, Corinne – very encouraging and uplifting. 🙂