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Two leftover bridesmaid bouquets (made by me and my daughter) from my son’s wedding, placed together in a vase.

It’s been eight months since I started posting on Thankful Thursday every week.  That means I have listed at least 37 different things that I am grateful for.  That may seem like a lot but the truth is I have found something to be grateful for every day since May 13th.  That’s at least 259 things. It’s true that there have been days when being thankful was difficult, but finding that one thing (or several things) somehow transformed my day for the better.

Thanksgiving Day is a day we set aside to be bring to mind the things we are thankful for. But every day can be Thanksgiving Day. Every day can be lived with a heart full of gratitude. Every day brings opportunities for us to see and appreciate the gifts and blessings we have in our lives.

What brings fulfillment is gratefulness,
the simple response of our heart to this life in all its fullness.
~ Br.David Steindl-Rast

A thankful heart sees with the eyes of gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving! May every day be a day of thanksgiving.

If you would like to share your version of “Thankful Thursday” (photos or text or both) today or in the future, you can link your post to my post on Thursdays in the comments section with the title “Thankful Thursday”.