Seven Things on Saturday ~ Week 4

Well, it's the last weekend of November and so my series of Thankful posts will come to an end. That doesn't mean you won't still get snippets of my thankful heart sometimes though. I have enjoyed jotting down things that make me overflow with gratitude. It's helped me to become more thankful for the things in my life that may have been taken for granted before or simply overlooked.
1. I'm thankful for time with my family this Thanksgiving. We had lots of laughs, a fun time bouncing blogging ideas off each other and sweet cousin time. I'm thankful my nephew is feeling better too...he had a stomach bug on Thanksgiving day.

2. I'm thankful for life lessons that seem hard at the time, both for my kids and myself. These challenging times cause us to grow in ways we might not have done otherwise.

3. I'm thankful for the beautiful "music" of the Canadian geese migrating and I'm in awe when I see their v-formation pattern of flight.

4. I'm thankful I found the perfect Christmas gift for my sweet mom. It was one of those moments when you see something and you just know it's perfect for them. I showed it to her in the store and her eyes teared up. Yep...I had to get it. It's the Little Shepherdess set up above from Willow Tree. If you follow her blog, she recently posted about her small, but precious collection of sheep.

5. I'm thankful that my kids still enjoy spending time with their grandparents and learning valuable lessons from how to make homemade hashbrowns and how to set the table.

6. I'm thankful that this year we have a few extra days between Thanksgiving and Christmas to decorate, bake and craft. I can hardly wait to get started.

7. I'm thankful for this season of celebrating Thanksgiving and then the Birth of Christ, Christmas. It's as though our hearts are prepared to truly worship the King of Kings after having acknowledged His goodness and provision in our lives and thanked Him for it.

Thanks for following along with me this month. I truly am thankful for you too. I am so blessed by your words of encouragement and your creativity. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Nici ,what wonderful words! Thank you for sharing us your thoughts ! It is a life lesson for me , even if I am Orthodox .
    Have a wonderful weekend, too,

  2. Thank you for the sweet gift....what a treasure! xo

  3. A lovely post, and such a sweet gift, I love that little shepherdess and sheep.


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