Monday, March 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday -- Thankfulness

Gathering At the Well

Thankfulness in Marriage.

What a wonderful topic to discuss today at the well. We are a group of ladies who meet each Monday

and share the thing we have learned in life.


Thankful - Adjective

conscious of benefit received, glad.

glad - adjective

having a cheerful or happy disposition, experiencing pleasure.


"Be happy when God answers your prayers, but be more thankful when God makes you the answer to someone elses prayer."

Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Col 3:15

It is hard to let the peace of God rule in your heart when you are married to a man who loves water and you are terrified of it. I have always liked to go to the beach and enjoy the waves and dance around in the waters. I knew Larry, in the past had owned a sail boad and had sailed around the Carribean. He announced to me one summer, "We are going to Destin and take sailing lessons." Instead of panicing I went to the local jem and signed up for swimming lessons. I did not tell Lary what I was doing. I wanted it to be a supprise. Time came for our trip, me with a smile on my face and the peace of knowing I could save my self, if worse came to worse. We got to Destin just after a hurricane had blowen through. The waves swelled 10 to 12 feet high. We had so much fun playing in the surf. When we got back to the condo we had rented, I asked Larry to come with me to the swimming pool. I waded into the pool like always, then went under water and swim all the way to the other side. I wish you could have seen the look on his face. Where did you learn to swim like that, I was proud to say I had been taking lessons. The next day we took our first sailing lesson. I LOVED IT.

. ..................................................................................................................................................................We We have such wonderful memories. Had he hadnot been adventures I would have missed out on so many wonderful things. So the question we are to discuss today is WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN PUBLICITY THANK GOD FOR, IN RELATION TO YOUR HUSBAND. he has stretched me in so many ways it would take hours to tell all. His love for new adventures.....keeps me wondering what is next I have said no to flying an airplane...but that did not stop him.......I can not talk to confident I may be flying over your house one day.


Thankfulness is to marriage as oil is to an engine. It needs to be applied liberally and throughout and is of such importance, that a fresh supply must be added regularily and longgevity.

Matthew Smith


  1. I love the inspirational quote you used! It went pefect with today's post. I also enjoyed your sharing of great adventures!

  2. Matthew Smith's quote is PERFECT!! Thank you for sharing your heart here and for sharing that quote...I'll be sharing that one with my honey!


  3. Hi June. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this story. What a way to embrace a passion of your husbands' by learning to swim. That was very brave and a wonderful way to show him how much you care about things that are important to him. Thank you for teaching me this, today.

    My hubby loves golf. Before our daughter was born, I started to learn, so we could play together. I was not so good. But, I loved to ride in the card while he played. He loved me riding around with him, encouraging him while he played.

  4. Thanks for reading my post; I am truly blessed to have been found by such a wonderful man and to share with him our life, children, and love. I love the well and being encouraged by others with more maturity than I, and also being able to share with those who are journeying alongside of myself. I noticed that we are both in Birmingham ... although I'm a yankee transplant as of 2005 and not a native.

  5. Good Girl for taking those swimming lessons to surprise your husband!

    Bravo for your willingness to follow after your husband when he has an adventurous spirit.

    I try, but I don't always enjoy the same things my husband likes, fishing!

    But both of us do enjoy antiquing. We take trips together to find our treasures.

    Don't you just love this idea of publicly praising our men?

    I am truly thankful for my sweet man!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  6. What a great story and what a testament to you for wanting to please your husband in doing what he likes.

  7. Hi...thanks for stopping by my blog today. I loved your swimming story! So great that you had one more thing you could share in and enjoy together! Our spouses really do "stretch" us, don't they?

    Have a terrific week!

  8. I didn't realize you couldn't swim til the lessons.
    Glad you had a good weekend with Mom. It was nice chatting with the both of you yesterday.

  9. I can just imagine how elated and surprised your husband was. What a blessing! :D