Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Dear Friends,
Every Thursday I share what I'm thankful for.  Sometimes it's a serious or big thing, and sometimes it's a goofy or small thing.  I believe that no matter what is going on in our lives, there is always something to be thankful for.  Always.   

This is Mark.  We met him in Tennessee one morning after breakfast.  He approached us, introduced himself and shook hands with Michael.  He then proceeded to tell us how he was a Marine vet and homeless.  You know the story.  Whether it was true or not I'm not so sure, but Michael gave him money and we went on our way.  I'm thankful we're not homeless or need to panhandle for money.  I'm thankful we had money to give.  And I'm thankful that we can still feel compassion for a fellow human being.  I would rather take a chance and help someone than walk away and wonder if I could have helped and didn't.

I'm also thankful for
     *  home cooking
     *  skype
     *  baggers at the grocery store
     *  the riding lawnmower

What are you thankful for today?
xo Annette xo


  1. Bless you, Annette, and Michael! Taking a chance on someone is how it all starts, isn't it?

    Today I'm thankful for the heater under my desk! And more seriously, a loving husband who'd give me the world, were I to ask.

  2. If I have the money I always give. After living in New York City for 6 years, and seeing all the homeless people, I saw how hard it is just to get by every day. I am sure that gentleman was grateful for your kind gesture. Thanks for the reminder for just how lucky we are.
    Everyday Inspired

  3. Good for you! Nice post.

    This week, I think I'll be thankful when it's over - it's just been one of those weeks! ;-)

    But like you said, we have a roof over our heads and some money that we can spare a few dollars - always something to be thankful for!!

  4. Your generous act was a blessing.

    I am thankful for cooler nights. I can open the windows and let the fresh air in! And I am thankful for my hubby, my daughter Allison, my granddaughter Katy and grandson Michael, all of whom are celebrating birthdays Sept. 3-10.

  5. I agree on being thankful you can still be (and afford to be) compassionate. There's always someone worse off, it seems.

    Today I'm thankful...hmmm...well, I'm thankful that we're still making it, with our bills mostly paid and food to eat and a roof over our heads, despite me not having a real job for nearly four years now. Prayer works.

  6. Paying it forward - I think you did a good thing. We get so much of this, living in the city, that I always assume the worst and never give. I always wonder which ones are real and I should have helped. You and Michael are good people to just take the chance!

  7. Hi Annette,
    I read about how some veterans are treated badly when they come home and I have always wondered why. I'm thankful for people like you and your hubby who have a big heart ♥

    p.s. I wish we had baggers at the grocery store ;-)

  8. Bless you. It was a kind, heartfelt gesture and one I'm sure that Mark was grateful for.

  9. That was so nice of you to donate some money to him. I hope he used it well. I'm surprised he let you take a picture. I'm always so hesitant to give money because I don't know where it's going to go and I myself can't always donate money so I volunteer my time with inner city kids as a way of making up for not donating.


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