Thankful Thursday


Thankful this Thursday for life with all of its ups and downs.  This week a relative, close to my age, passed away after a long, and debilitating, battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  

Life is precious and incredibly fleeting.  It is easy to be overwhelmed with problems and inconveniences in daily life.  Looking at the bigger picture, even for just a moment, puts it all in perspective.  

Take a moment this Thursday and share what you are thankful for.  It need not be spectacular, but we should all be thankful for today.  







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  1. I'm sorry for your loss, Michelle! We really do have much to be thankful for, and this is a good reminder.

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  2. Hello Michelle, I am sorry for your loss. Sending my prayer for you and your family. I try to live like each day could be my last and take nothing for granted. Beautiful sky shot, lovely colors. Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday. Have a happy day!

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  3. this hit me kinda' hard - i have MS, it's a really shitty disease. is this a male relative?? it seems to hit men harder, that's just what i have seen. your image is beautiful!!

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    1. Debbie, it was a male relative and it did hit him really hard. He hung on for a long time, but is finally at peace.

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. My Dad had MS so I know how bad it can be. Sending you hugs today, Diane

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  5. I like the life perspective you offered. It is something many just take for granted until that one day you can't.I have volunteered with the MS society here with a number of projects. It can be terrible wasting of a persons pride and health.

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  6. Any day I wake up on the right side of the dirt is a good day. Sorry for your loss. :-(

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  7. Beautiful sky. Sorry to hear about your relative's passing. MS is a terrible thing.
    Is thankful thursday a meme? I shall add mine
    MB

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  8. You're so right. Life is fleeting, so precious.
    Sorry for your loss.
    Had our first batch of snow. No one knows how to drive in it here.
    So beautiful though.
    Glad you're computer is working again . . .
    xo

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  9. Enjoy today and look forward to tomorrow, life comes with no guarantees.

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  10. So sorry to hear of your loss.

    Words to live by up there, indeed. I am thankful for a body capable of doing the chores around this little farm, I am thankful for a healthy family, I am thankful for this roof over our heads, for the dogs at my feet, for life in general.

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  11. I too am sorry for your loss.
    The sky picture is beautiful.
    Today I am thankful for a nice warm house on a snowy day. : )

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  12. So true. I am sorry for your loss, Michelle. Life is precious.

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  13. I'm so sorry, Michelle. I know what it's like to lose someone close in age - it really does make you think about appreciating life. Thank you for the reminder and thanks for hosting.

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  14. So sorry to hear this, Michelle. So sad to hear of one so young leaving in this way. Lovely sentiments and image today. Sending Hugs xo Karen

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  15. I'm thankful for your beautiful sunset!

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  16. Hello, It is a hard thing to lose a person we care about! MS is a terrible disease! I wanted to thank you for this Link party, I joined because I saw it on Lavender Dreamer blog...
    May you have a blessed evening! You have a very nice blog!
    I am thankful for so many things...
    Warmly, Roxy

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  17. I am sorry for your loss.

    Beautiful capture...I meant to join this and got my days mixed up. Oh, Just looked...it is open for a while. Maybe I will link in a bit. I don't have my photos on this chromebook.

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  18. I'm so sorry. Yes, death puts everything back into proper perspective, doesn't it? I keep forgetting about your Thursday meme! I'll write it on my calendar so I can join in next week!

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  19. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Sorry to hear of your loss. Yes we should all be thi=ankful for every moment we have here.

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  20. Dear Michelle so sorry to read of your relative's passing and know that MS is so hard on the sufferer and family.
    I would love to join in with your link up but am unable to go to the link up as there is always a message saying This Inlinkz widget is not allowed on this website.
    I don't know what this means or how to fix it in spite of many google searches. Any advice?

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss Michelle...thinking of you and your family :(

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  22. So sorry to hear about your family's loss Michelle. I'm thankful everyday to have a roof over my head and my family all around me. I definitely believe that it's the simple things in life that are the most rewarding. Take care Michelle

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  23. I am so sorry to hear about this. Life is so fragile. Hugs.

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  24. Very sorry to hear if the loss of your relative, Michelle. Prayers for you and your family.

    I just saw that you are hosting this event and I added my post as it is full of family-the blessing I am most thankful for!

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  25. My condolences on your family's loss, Michelle. I also experienced a loss in late December when my ex-MIL died a day before her 85th birthday which would have been New Year's Eve. It was quite unexpected since I had spoken with her 3 weeks earlier. I am thankful for having known her and having remained friends despite divorcing her son years ago after his infidelity.

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  26. Dearest Michelle; Condolences on your family's loss from me, too. I've sent my parents and brother to heaven; only natural with my age :-) Hoping for a wonderful year 2017! I believe the BEAUTIFUL sky will bring you happy year!!!
    So sorry for my belated comment.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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