Thursday, March 29, 2012


Welcome to Thankful Thursday and it has been a roller coaster ride of high and low emotions this past week, but here I am on Thankful Thursday with a Thankful Heart.

I really do have so much to be thankful for ~ all the material things in my life and all the little cute, glittery and sparkly things that are simple but make days brighter.  For letters and cards that arrive in the mail ~ those lovely hand written letters straight from hand to hand and the parcels that keep me guessing while I wait for their arrival.  So many special things and so many forms of communication and I am thankful for the technology that brings these things to me.  Four days for a letter from Adelaide to America - better than we can manage across suburbs here in Adelaide.

The simple things ~ stickers of butterflies and fairies on the envelopes that make the joy of receiving these extra special.   The delight at sitting down and reading the letters and imagining where they were written  ~ one came from a bench along side a sand dune on a winter afternoon, while the cold winds blew and the sea birds were calling.

I am thankful too for moments of silliness and feeling comfortable and safe enough to be silly  ~ this provides such exquisite laughter and pure joy.  

There are so many things to be thankful for ~ my health, the success of my transplant and that of my friend, for the lives of two friends who lost the battle recently ~ they blessed and graced my life with joy and leave beautiful memories.

There is so much in my heart and my life ~ for my friends and their kindnesses to me ~ the love and laughter we share and the anticipation of my daughter and son-in-law as they leave to travel overseas on Saturday.

The joys of family gatherings to celebrate birthdays and High Days and Holidays ~ I am thankful for life itself and for those who join my on my journey ~ the joy is in the journey and life is a journey not a destination. 

Thank you for visiting the Musings from My Heart and you are cause for gratitude too ~ you who call by to read and visit this page ~ a full and thankful heart today.

Love and hugs,


Joseph said...

I am thankful for you. Not just on Thursdays,,,,but everyday. I too love getting letters in the stuffed with little hearts and fall all over and get stuck to my fingers....silly little things, but nonetheless, special and it makes me smile with joy. I am thankful a lovely bunch of friends and family that keep me laughing, a loving family, a wonderful home in Cape May. I am thankful for Poetry, for the enjoyment of writing love letters. I am thankful for a loving partner, holding hands on the beach, and sipping hot chocolate in a little cafe with a fireplace. I am thankful for the generosity of my donor, who has made all the above possibilities for again in a life once lost, but found in the generosity of a stranger. Such wonders of colors and possibilities does the Universe hold for us.....

Linda J. said...

Beautiful Joe ~ I share the joy and wonder of life renewed and restored for both of us ......and the anticipation of what life holds. xx