Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Hosted with grace by Iris

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you - Colossians 3:13

This week I'm thankful for the timely reminder on forgiveness. A lesson I've learned, only to forget time and again. Recently a neighbour has again caused me to hold grudges and misgivings. How heavy laden one's heart is when we hold such grievances. As such in my case too.

So this week I've been reminded again through these excerpts I've received :

We must be quick to forgive because harboring unforgiveness in our hearts can be compared to drinking poison and hoping the other person dies from that poison.

We hurt ourselves more than anyone else when we refuse to forgive those who have hurt or done something wrong against us.

Be encouraged to have a forgiving heart knowing that you will benefit far more by forgiving than you ever can by holding a grudge in your heart.

"To forgive is to set the prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you"

I'm also thankful for Happy. I've certainly learned a lot about forgiving from her many a times. It's amazing how our pets do not hold grudges against us and continue to love us the way we are. We have a lot to learn from them.

Today marks the 6th year since Happy came into my life. I'm truly thankful for this furry bundle of joy.

Happy :

"To err is human. To forgive is canine"

Once again, I'm thankful for these words of wisdom that we are able to impart to the humans.

I'm thankful too for keeping LS sane and normal throughout these 6 years. Otherwise, this blog would've probably been all about cleaning agents,

What would've your humans blog about if not you?

Hope everyone is having a thankful time too.


Kess And Her Mama said...

Hey, what a happy coincidence. We've had Kess for 6 years too! She's made such a difference in our lives. I love Thankful Thursdays. It always reminds me to be grateful for our blessings.
Kess' Mama

Nancie said...

Happy 6th anniversary to both of you, LS and Happy! Thank God that you have each other's friendship for 6 years already. It is truly a blessing to have a friend who is always forgiving and loving. It is not easy to forgive those who has hurt us but there is no other way to liberate ourselves from the pain! I am learning that time and again too. Thank God that He has forgiven us of our sins and He can help us to forgive others and love them with His love. Thanks for sharing this precious reminder with us. Love this sweet picture :)

Thanks for praying for Emily. Take care and have a blessed day too!

Denise said...

Happy 6th Anniversary to both of you darlings. I love you both bunches.

BenTheRotti said...

Happy 6th Gotcha Day Sweetie, thats 6 years of pure joy you have given, quite an achievement!

If Mum was in control of this blog, and wasn't talking about me then i'm pretty sure she would be babbling on about Latte in every post, how much she loves Latte, how delicious it is, what she eats with a Latte, what time she drinks it blah blah blah.. how boring would that be? So I guess we should all be thankful for me, because without me see what you would have to put up with??

love, licks and tailwags,

Ben xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Happy 6th Anniversary to you both..Hope you have many more years together. God bless!

Debra said...

Happy Thankful Thursday! And a Happy 6th Anniversary!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


Furry large khongrats fur that!!

Happy Gotcha Day to each OTHER!!!

PeeEssWoo: Thanks fur the tip on the H&SP - I'll have Mom chekhk out my breath - khan't turn off my fellas!

Ruby said...

Happy 6th Anniversary.

If my mom was in control of my blog, I think all she would write about is sewing.

Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday.

Love Ruby

Deetz said...

Bravo Bravo Bravo, Happy!
I so look forward to all your wisdom and words on Thursday. I know my mum is always forgiving me, which is great, but sometimes she needs to be reminded to forgive her friends and enemies, and sometimes herself too, and daddy almost daily.

Anonymous said...

Forgiving is not easy but makes us feel so much better once we do.

Thanks for sharing this.

Mack said...

What a wonderful post, Happy.

And we have so much to be thankful for today too.


Lacy said...

w00f's Happy and LS, happy annieversary to u loves thursdays, cause of ur thankful thursday...

b safe,

Moco said...

Without me there would be no blog. Grammie could never figure this out on her own.
May you have 6 more years like the last and on and on.

Amber-Mae said...

Love this post so much! You had a wonderful 6 years with your LS & you should be very thankful for it! I know I a with my hoomans...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Anonymous said...

Happy 6th year Anniversary! Happy is such a cute dog. We never have to worry about our dogs being forgiving!
Gina and Tuffy

Peggy said...

Blessings LS & friends from Serendipity Park! Thank you for this verse! I'm looking for encouragement and since you were my first comment and I'm out visiting TT
and have not done a DOT...this was just what I needed. Your forgiveness points were good but I'm focusing on just the first part of Col. 3:13.

Happy, you simply make me happy. And today is YOUR day to be happy!
I loved your rewrite of too error...Happy 6 years of love!
Celebrate! we may not do our DOT but this one and the one below ae good for DOT! So happy TT, DOT and thanks for visiting us all!!!

on behalf of Peggy (she's not feeling well)
Bravo, Chiqui, Toby & Chispa

Marsha said...

Wonderful reminder to forgive.

Thank you for sharing this.

Have a blessed weekend.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is so sweet.. Happy 6th A-day..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Asta said...

I'm vewy gwateful to be weminded by you about fowgiveness..when we hold a gwudge, we just huwt ouwselves!
Happy Six yeaws !!! That's a wondewful aminevewsawawy..I hope you celebwate and have a wondewful day!!!
Thank you also fow youw nice wowds about Mommi's awe a twue joy
smoochie kisses

becky voyles said...

This is a wonderful post. I especially liked the prisoner quote. So true.

Lorenza said...

Happy 6th Happy Anniversary!
And many more to come!
Kisses and hugs

T-man said...

Happy anniversary to you and Happy!! I'm glad that you're working to keep your priorities straight. That's really important to remember what matters, and let the little things go. (I wish I had done that more!)

Thank you for your support during these last few difficult days. I really miss T-man, and hope that he's an angel watching over us. I hope to meet up with him again some day.

T-man's mom, CC-man and T-man Angel

jan said...

Beautiful thoughts. I've learned so much from my dogs about life, love and surviving.

Beth K. Vogt said...

Forgiveness--a lesson God allows me to learn over and over again. May you clothe yourself in Christ.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Forgiveness is a powerful thing. Something to be thankful for.

And I peeked at your photos. Cute dogs!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog this week.

Anonymous said...

oh wow! happy 6th anniversary to you both. so cute.

LS: thank you for your reminder about forgiveness. you know, i just realized that i still have some unforgiveness in my heart even if i have already forgiven this person before. i have to consciously release this person to God.

happy: (((HUGS)))

Audie said...

That is SO cute! I love how Happy had to blog too!!! ;)

Happy 6 year Anniversary!

And I completely understand the 'time and again' with forgiveness. There are many a times I just wish I'd get it right the first time, instead of having to repeat like a sad re-run. Praise God for His daily mercies!

Thanks for visiting today!
Have a wonderful day/night!

In Christ,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh 6 years.. That's so pawsome. :)

~ Girl girl

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy 6 wonderful years together and many many more 6 years to LS and Happy!
I just have been with my mom only 6 months!

Snowy and Crystal said...

happy 6th anniversary to you two.


Thank you for stopping by our blog.


p.s. we wanna thank you for your words in our last post in our blog. Mommy is doing much better now *wet licks*

Charlotte said...

Forgiveness is such an important subject. There was one time in my life when I really hated some people for the first time in my life. I had never hated anybody. I told God that I knew it was wrong but I just couldn't help it. I really really hated them. Then one day I was reading a book, I think it was one of Max Lucado's books and read the story of Joseph which I was very familiar with, but it brought it home to my heart. I truly forgave them and have no animosity whatsoever towards them any more. I believe this was God's answer to my prayer to help me be able to forgive.

Sab said...

That is so sweet. True how dogs are so quick to forgive. Forgiveness is amazing... sometimes I wonder why it takes us so long to do so. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

Lynn said...

What an awesome post..

To forgive is to set the prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you... Amen.

I recently wrote about forgiveness myself. You and I are on the same page and by the way... I absolutely agree about our dogs. Amazing...

Denise said...

Please come by my blog, I have an award for you and Happy.

CoCo said...

Six years is a long time! Congrats! Happy you are always sooo sweet!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy gotcha day, Happy! We hope you had one fabulous day!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

A happy heart at home said...

Happy 6 years! We've had our cats for about three years.

Forgiveness is so important!


Anonymous said...

Hi Happy and LS, Happy sixth anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy, I can't find your email to send you your Squirrel patrol certificate. Would you get your mom to email my mon with it? Thanks!

Chef said...

Thanks for reminding us about forgiveness. It is so true. And yes, dogs (and other animals) are so trusting and loving because we are such forgiving souls... and smarter than lots of humans. Happy 6th anniversary!


Xsara ... said...

Happy Thankful Thursday! I am thankful to be able to enjoy another beautiful day with my Xsara. I am going to hug her right now, after reading this post - beautifully written!

Xsara ... said...

Happy Thankful Thursday! I am thankful to be able to enjoy another beautiful day with my Xsara. I am going to hug her right now, after reading this post - beautifully written!

Nancie said...

Thanks for your kind visit. Take care and have a blessed week too :)

Abby said...

Hi, Happy...

I'm just trying to catch up...So I wanted to stop by & say Hi...

Hope you had a nice weekend...

Abby xxxooo

Anonymous said...

It's an easy trap to fall into, one I'm guilty of too. But you're right, and it probably harms us more than anything.

Anonymous said...

I thank God every single day for my babies. Sadie and Daisy have brought so much joy into our lives. Pure light.

Happy Anniversary, 6 wonderful years. This post made me so very happy. Thank you for reminding me of how lucky we are.