Thankful Thursday



Today I am thankful just to be thankful.  I have received comments, on various posts, stating that my life here seems so idyllic, so perfect.  It isn't perfect around here, not by a long shot.  We have our share of problems that come from raising children, working full time jobs, running a small farm, and everything else that life throws our way.  But life has a slower pace here, and I make a firm attempt to appreciate all of it.  Working on being grateful has changed my outlook in a myriad of ways.  

What are you thankful for today?  Take a small moment and find something, anything, to share.  


It's a Small Town Life



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  1. Hello, love the view looking down the road. Life in the small town sounds nice, even if it is not perfect. Who has a perfect life? Not me, life is full of ups and downs. I am grateful for what I have though. Thanks for hosting, enjoy your day!

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  2. Beautiful shot of the road. I am thankful that it is not going to rain this weekend so I can finally have that garage sale I've been wanting to for the past two months.

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  3. Love this pic of the road and the trees. Enjoying country living! Thanks Michelle. I'm thankful for this flag day and am proudly flying my flag.

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  4. It is true that no one's life is without its problems and challenges. I think by concentrating on the good things in life we can minimize the stress of the harder things. Being grateful is a good way to live! I am thankful to see a doe give birth to twin fawns recently and to see her nurturing them in my neighbor's yard. It was so good to see new life!

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  5. Everyone has problems which Anthony Bourdain's suicide really showed us all. We just have to appreciate the good things and carry on! Love that pic!

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  6. It will always be there tomorrow I say, and get thankful it still remains okay to savor this thought. Thankful for my blogging community and sharing our lives.

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  7. I'm thankful for being where I am.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  8. I'm thankful today that our house finally has a For Sale sign in the front yard. : )

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  9. So well stated! No place is perfect, there is no such thing. And we do need to work at being grateful, and being mindful of it. Oh, and a really beautiful photo! Great post.

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  10. My wife and I both from the Twin Cities took our first teaching jobs here in rural southeastern Minnesota. We met married and raised our family here. Now fifty some years later we still considered that was a good choice. Of course Rochester nearby with Mayo Clinic etc. is only a half hour away for the extras....:)

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  11. The feelings are part of the photograph taken.

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  12. ...if you put your problems on a shelf and could choose another problem from the shelf, most likely you'll choose your own!

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  13. Slower pace or not it sounds like you've got a lot going on but lots of reasons to be thankful. I'm sad I don't get to celebrate Father's Day but grateful I can still celebrate Mother's Day.

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  14. I love that photo! I would enjoy taking a slow walk down it.

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  15. I am thankful for Doctors and the good reports I got from my diabetes tests.
    I have stayed in the normal range of my A1c blood test..5.5 and my blood sugar at 111..right in the middle range. Thanking the Lord for this and peace as I think about surgery for gall stones.
    thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. I want to thank YOU for showing us all how to be thankful and share it with you. I'm thankful for my family that lives with us, having 2 grandsons, 9 and 10, bonding with us makes me so happy. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. You know exactly....life is not perfect anywhere but we make it what it is and make do with what we have. Nice shot and I wish I had linked something up with you----next week
    MB

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  18. I so love your 'attitude of gratitude', Michelle, despite life's ups and downs. Country life has it's own unique difficulties, but the scenery and peace make it all worth while. Lovely photo.

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  19. I learned at a very young age that farming is hard work. That's because while I didn't grow up on a farm, my parents farmed me out to farmer friends to get a feel for the job! And thus I came to realize that farming is work that's never done, even though it can be enjoyable, if you like the outdoors and/or animals.

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  20. I'm thankful for being where I am, too. Love your post today - and that road? My favorite kind.

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  21. Gosh what a super image Michelle, I do love an avenue of tall gorgeous trees! Let's see.. my daughter called in for dinner tonight, I'm thankful that she still enjoys the company of her mum and dad 😀

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  22. What a beautiful photo. Makes me want to walk down that road. - Life I believe is what we make of it no matter what the pace is. I think you do a great job of balancing everything.

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  23. You are right, Michelle, in saying that life is never "perfect" but I'm thankful for life itself and for the many experiences it has presented to date and will continue to present. We lived in a similar small town in VA for a dozen years and wouldn't trade that time. Now, we're city dwellers and life is different but full of new experiences as well but we too are grateful for the past.

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  24. How about if I just be thankful for reading your wisdom today?

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