Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thankful Thursday 8/7/08

It is thankful Thursday once again. Today I am still thankful for all my best friends' visits last week. Genie's son Tony blew me away last Thursday and I probably forgot to mention this... In the middle of eating and a silent pause as we were enjoying our food, out of nowhere Tony declared, "I want to thank ya'll for coming out to eat with us." WOW! This coming for a 20 something year old. I was dumbfounded to the point of not being able to speak for a moment which is rare. Of course I thought nothing of it as being a trial for us to be there. I'd walk miles and move mountains to spend time with my two best far away friends. Well, maybe not walk miles in this heat when I can drive! LOL Yes, I am thankful for my sense of humor, too.

I was thankful for my muse, my inspiration from heaven and what I created on Monday in the form of an unsigned card to be shared and hopefully passed on. Please refer back to my post entitled "What Can I Sow Today?" And Please feel free to pass it on...

Of course there were things I was NOT thankful for like all the Illy Nilly episodes as of late. Two this week and on elast Thursday. I guess she is my trial in life. I am not sure I am passing this test. At least not with flying colors. I try to keep my mouth shut unlike her. Yet I now feel I must record these incidents to keep a running record of how she picks on my verbally. I have many witnesses to her totally unprofessional behavior today. None can believe she says what she says to me. I get mad at myself for all the anger and other negative feelings she causes me. I don't know how to control it; how not to feel as she makes me feel. I told two friends that changing jobs becasuse of her was not an option. My mom raised me to not let folks run me off. To stand my ground especially when I know I am in the right. No one expects to be persecuted at work.
Please keep me in your prayers over this matter; that it will be resolved soon...

I am sure all of us could make a long list of disappointments in our daily lives, but no ones wants to list dissappointments, do they? Which is why I believe we count our blessings instead. If you compared your long lists of disappointments to your greatest blessings, the optomist in me trully believes the blessings still outweigh all the disappointments. I always see the glass half full and I am thankful for this optomistic attitude of mine.

I am thankful I could solve a problem with a fax machine today. It wasn't the machine. It was the person using it incorrectly. LOL Still it felt good to help; to be helpful and nice. To treat others the way I want to be treated. The golden rule.

I am thankful for the book I am reading Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans. I highly recommend it.

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6 comments:

Tracey said...

Ohhh, I will have to check out that book...I am a book junkie as of recently!
Happy Thankful Thursday!
Blessings...
Tracey

Nancie said...

It is encouraging to read your lovely thankful post. Thank God for the blessed time with your friends. Truly friends are special gifts from God and time with them are precious. I am praying for you that the matter will be resolved. Thank God for giving you such a thankful heart and for sharing with us. Take care and God bless you always!

Denise said...

You always make me smile, thank you sweetie.

becky voyles said...

Tracey, I am glad I could recommend the book to you. Happy Thankful Thursday and Blessings to you also. Thank you Nancie for your beautiful comments. Yes, friends are a special gift from God & I am SO thankful for mine.I really appreciate the prayers on my behalf. God bless you too. Denise, so good to hear from YOU!!!I am glad I could make you smile. You are very welcome. Bless you.

Nancie said...

Hi Becky,

I thank God that He enables us to meet through Thankful Thursday. I enjoyed your TT posts.

Thanks for visiting me and your encouragements. I have two awards to share with you (Share The Love Award and Friendship Award). Do come over and receive them when you have time. You can copy the images and paste them to your side bars. And feel free to pass them to your blogging buddies! Take care and God bless you and family always.

With appreciation and prayers,
Nancie

becky voyles said...

WOW! Nancie, I am so honored. You made my day today. I have never rec'd a blogging award before. Thank you so very much. I'll be right over to receive it. Thanks again.