Thursday, January 27, 2022

Thankful Things

28th Jan 2022


I have so many things to be thankful for this week. 

I'm sitting in bed, looking out at the sky being revealed as the morning begins. I can tell there is a frost, but I see the red and blue and am cheered. 
 I've been more mobile lately, more comfortable, and realise it's because the pain in my back has eased, ( can't remember if I mentioned I  fell and fractured my spine).  Not that I'm able to do an Irish Jig or anything, but , I can now go  for long walks again. Phew am I grateful and relieved for that!!!

 The weekend before last we had a family party for my grandson's 18th birthday. I'm still giving thanks for it. Although a few were missing, most of the family were there. It was my birthday too, and what a fantastic gift it was to look out on the crowd in the hall with tears flowing, as it occurred to me that they were directly descended from myself and my hubby.  My heart was bursting with love and pride  and thankfulness. I felt totally blessed.

Thank you, Lord,  for my dear husband, who loves me completely. We have the same goals in life, and are mindful of each other, continually. I am amazed at what we have. 

Thank you, Lord, for friends, for their kind words, for their company, for their just being there. 

Thank you, for smiles. It's incredible how much a simple smile can do. I know I have cause to be grateful for many people this week who have smiled at me. Some are complete strangers and in some way that makes it all the more satisfying.  We should take the trouble to smile as much as we can. It's good for both the one who gives and the one who receives. Pass it on. 

A Poem by Spike Milligan: 

Smiling is infectious,

 you catch it like the flu, 

When someone smiled at me today, 

I started smiling too.

 I passed around the corner 

and someone saw my grin.

 When he smiled I realized 

I'd passed it on to him.

 I thought about that smile,

 then I realized its worth.

 A single smile, just like mine

 could travel round the earth.

 So, if you feel a smile begin,

 don't leave it undetected.

 Let's start an epidemic quick,

 and get the world infected


  1. I completely agree a smile makes such a huge difference! Knowing that others are happy, is a real source of happiness to me. Happy belated 18th birthday to your grandson!

    1. Smiles are definitely infectious Astrid, that's for sure. Thank you for your birthday greetings for my grandson. I love him dearly. xxx

  2. Your poor back! May it heal totally and quickly.

    Wish your grandchild many happy returns of the day from me.

    Thanks for the poem, it made me smile and i'll pass it on when i go to the cat shelter to volunteer this evening.

    1. Thank you Mimi. My back is so much better than it was. Yes, smiles should be passed on as much as possible. And the world will be a happier place.

  3. After finally getting my TToT posted and beginning to read your post, I feel like you are my kindred spirit. Thank you sharing that poem with such a great message.

    1. Yes, kindred spirits indeed Pat. My Faith is the most important thing for me as it seems to be for you.
      God bless,
      Keep praying and loving


  4. Just read your lovely post. I am so glad that your back is healing and you are able to go for walks. I think your happy attitude is contributing to that, as I think happiness is good for the soul and the body, and God's thoughts are always for our welfare and not to harm us. God bless you with a full healing.


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