Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Thankful Thursday

 Things are happening so fast in our world I just can not stay quiet anymore.  Last year a very dear friend gave up all forms of social media, blogging, email, everything. She felt called by God to pray and stay in prayer. I feel that is where I need to be. You can not argue with people, so many think they know everything.  I can only be thankful for my faith.

I have been praying for so many, who have requested prayer. Holly, dealing with leukemia. She seems to be going through her  therapy and staying as active as she is able. I know God listens so I am very thankful for Holly, that I can pray for her.

Praying for MD and MJ. One for the loss of the love of her life, one dealing with health issues. I am very thankful I can pray.

All the things my father warned me about are happening before our very eyes and people want to pretend everything is jolly. It is not. So I am thankful I can turn to the only One who hears me, who will not judge my thoughts. The days of trying to have an honest conversation with most people is long gone. So I am thankful to pray.

I also am so thankful I was raised by parents who loved God, raised us up right and never lashed out at others. I had a long conversation with a relative  recently. I am forever grateful they felt the same way. Not everyone does. Thankful for one relative who understands what is happening around us.

Praying for Baby B and Baby C, Baby D, Baby N. I think of and am thankful for the grandmother who was the truest best friend I ever knew. She would always say, when someone kind passed away, "God always takes the good ones." When a new baby was born, she would always say, "That is another sign that God will allow the world to go on for a while."Thankful one day I will see my beautiful grandmother again. 

Praying for JA and MI and HA all dealing with cancer. So very thankful people reach out to me and ask me to pray. I am so thankful for them and for the ability to pray.

Thankful I got my point across today while waiting for a grocery delivery that never arrived. The CS rep was not very helpful and I just repeated the fact that although it was cold and rainy, we left our front door open so I would hear them come up on the porch from 3 o'clock this afternoon until 7 o'clock tonight. They delivered my groceries elsewhere, and I am not going to pay for something I never received. After calmly repeating myself five times the person said they would refund me and apologized. I am thankful I was rasied by a father, who until the very day he passed away, told me, when you go shopping don't take anything you did not pay for. I am grateful and ever so thankful that I had that earthly dad as my very own.  I am very thankful to have lived an honest life. There is nothing in this world that excites me. Nothing here that makes me want to stay here forever. No, not one thing. 

So very thankful.

Thankful to know all the wonderful felines and their mom and dad at Thankful Thursday. Good honest folks and fur babies who should have their photo next to the word "Kindness".


Ginny Hartzler said...

I am so sorry. So you are taking a break?

Mevely317 said...

I do hope you're not stepping away from the blogging arena, Anne. You've always been such an inspiration to me and others. I'm praying for your sweet heart now.

Edna B said...

I, too, do not wish to see you leave blog land. I love stopping by for a visit. I am thankful to be able to visit and chat via the comments. I do hope that today finds you in a happier mind. I would miss you, my friend, hugs, Edna B.

The Feminine Energy said...

I think all of us are very "definite" in our thoughts about things. We all seem to "know it all". Some "know it all" by thinking prayer is the only answer... some by thinking sending good vibes work... some by believing good thoughts is the only way. So you see? Even you are one of those people who thinks they have all the answers. *gentle hugs* I think the problem comes in when we do not allow others to have their own beliefs and try to insist that our way is the only legitimate way... is only the correct way.

I left social media a long time ago. Facebook & Twitter are cesspools of toxic waste, if you ask me. I enjoy blogging and don't put that anywhere near the same category as "social media"... so Blogger is where I dwell online. Why don't you try the same, Anne? Leave social media behind, embrace your own beliefs, and let others decide for themselves what they want to believe... without judging or challenging them. The world is a lot more peaceful place that way.

Lovingly~ Andrea xoxo

Brian said...

Yes, there is so much sad going on but friends like you do make the world a better place. I'm thankful we've not ordered groceries online yet. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Sandee said...

I gave up social media. All of it except my blog and that I can control. I can block mean people and delete stuff that's not appropriate. So far it's been good.

You're a special person in my life and you've been a dear friend of mine a very long time.

Sorry about your groceries. What a shame. We do our own shopping. I want to pick out my stuff.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Love and hugs, Anne. ♥

messymimi said...

Things are difficult, and that's okay, He's in charge and He wrote the story so it all ends well. Meanwhile, yes, we pray, He wove our prayers into His story.

If you keep blogging, i will be happy, and if you don't, i will be happy for you that you are doing what you feel called to do.

pilch92 said...

I will include all of these people in my prayers. How sad that somanybabies are in need of prayers. XO