Thursday, July 23, 2020

Thankful Thursday

This is a google image. It says it is bats in flight at dusk. Hmmmm.... we have bats but they do not come out until after darkness falls. The kids love to go outside and watch them swoop down. They are actually very artistic creatures. They will not bother you if you do not bother them. Lots of nasty rumors fly around about these creatures.  I am thankful we can see the bats at night. They are interesting and they sure have a nice flight plan. Plus the weather cools off a bit so it makes for nice entertainment. Stop by Thankful Thursday and share some thankfulness.

 I am going to try to participate in Ten Things of Thankful on Friday with TenThingsofThankful. It will help me get out of the negative funk I fell into recently. I have shed many things I followed at social media and feel better already.  It is wise to keep up with what is happening in our nation but it is also overwhelming to constantly be hit with bad news. Unless you have a specific plan to change what is happening why get involved with all the naysayers who constantly post about negative events. Unless you live under a rock, you know what is going on. I only believe if you agree with  all the violence and hate you might want to reevaluate your own values. H A T E is such an evil word. I think we need to be careful using it around young children. It is a word filled with bitterness and anger and has revenge written all over it. I worked for some bosses over the years who used profanity in place of everyday words. It is hard even today to control my tongue. Being around that language drags  me down.  In fact, the last job I worked, the doctors sister-in-law was extremely racist. She also used very inappropriate language when talking about very personal matters. I thought it was interesting the doctor never corrected her. I assume it was because he thought like she did except he was more discreet about it.  When I look back at all the years I spent there I realized although my life is imperfect today, we aren't living a life of luxury, we worked hard and my hubby still does for the important things that matter in life. I feel like God helped me dodge a bullet. If you are a prayerful person pray for my friend Monica as she is dealing with what I dealt with. I guess the doctor and his phamily enjoy preying on others to make themselves feel important.
I think this is something I May hang on my bathroom mirror. It hits the nail on the head so to speak. I am going to continue with prayerfulness, thankfulness and gratefulness. I am thinking it can only get better.
Many years ago I read Mary Crowley's story of her CHRISTian faith.  She was the founder of Home Interiors. It was a popular company in the 1970's and 80's that sold decorative artwork and other decorating pieces to beautify your home. As a young girl Mary lost her mother. She lived with her grandparents and after they were gone she moved back with her father. He had remarried and her stepmother despised Mary. She said she felt so alone but she would walk in the woods behind their home and talk to God. She was an incredible motivational speaker.
Mary Crowley often said why worry, give your worries to God, He is going to up all night anyway.
Mary Crowley and Mary Kay Ash were sister-in-laws.
They both believed in the Golden Rule.
I was raised by two parents who lived by this rule. Respect and kindness work so much better then hatefulness and meanness.
The Questions were shared by Ellen and Lorianne. Thanking them both for this fun weekly fill in.

1. I had __________for______________.

2. I ____________surprises.

3. ____________is my idea of fun.

4. If I were a food, I would be ___________.

Stop by tomorrow to get those answers. Share your answers too.
My hubby is always cracking jokes, being silly and making me laugh or end up making silly faces! I would not trade him for anything or anyone is this world. His birthday is July 23. I am putting my birthday post for him at My Tata's Cottage.
Colton, Jacey Shea and fake sleepy head Harrison posed with Lucy for her birthday brunch. Harrison goes through a phase, now he dislikes having his photo taken.
This girl is something else. She is barely two months old and she has a mind of her own. She is stubborn and very strong willed. Her little attitude says my way or no way at all! She was thinking, GreatGrandmother you know those are untruths you are telling people about me. Wink Wink!
Oh Loretta, she is like Maxine except she is a real person, hahaha! WHere she finds all these silly things...I guess I should ask her!
Loretta makes a boring day better!
A perfect note to end my post.
Sweet dreams everyone!


Sandee said...

Tons of wonderful thankful things, Anne. We are both so blessed aren't we. Yes we are.

Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, honey. Love you. ♥

Brian said...

We agree, there is too much hate, we always look at it and say to ourselves that we're thankful we're not like that. Prayers to Monica from all of us here. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

messymimi said...

There's no time to waste hating.

Lovely post!

Mevely317 said...

I had NO idea (what you wrote) about bats! Can't recall ever having seen one, but unconsciously bought into the "creepy" vibe. Totally agree, there's so much hatred spreading ... certainly as dangerous as Covid. I can't believe there are even teachers and administrators poisoning little ones' minds. I'm not ready to quit FB just yet, because there's still a lot of good. Instead, I'm going to start today by unfollowing several -- or more.

PS - That Lone Ranger meme is a panic!

Feline Opines, the World from a Feline Point of View said...

Beautiful words and I agree, I always prefer to count my blessings than focus on the nastiness around me. I believe wecan find joy despite our circumstances.