Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Hosted by Iris

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot" Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

We hope everyone is having a thankful time this week.


A simple thankful post this week. I'm thankful for all the seasons in life. And we sure do have a lot of seasons, don't we? Well, these seasons have made me more appreciative and humble. I'm also thankful for the difficult lessons I'm still learning: not to wait for the storms to pass, and learn to dance in the rain. Hope I'll graduate in time to come.


I would've preferred only one good season but LS said that'll make life dull. Today I'm finding it rather difficult to do a thankful post as I've just found out earlier that we've lost a dear friend, Gizmo. As much as I'm sad, I am thankful for the chance to learn and glimpse into the world through Gizmo's eyes. And what a wonderful world that is.

A candle for you, dear Gizmo.


Noah the Airedale said...

Such a beautiful post Happy.

Noah xx

Liza's Eyeview said...

Amen, I am thankful for the seasons in life too.

Raising Addie said...

Woof, Woof... to Gizmo... a sweet baby that will be very missed.


Petey said...

Thank you for my award, Happy! I love Autumn, it's my favorite season, even if it does mean the swimming pools are closed until next year!

Thanks again.

Your pal,


Nancie said...

LS : Learning to dance in the rain is a hard lesson indeed but may God help us to do so as we remember His sovereignty and love. It is a comfort that He is with us and working all things for His glory and our good :) Take care!

Happy : I am sorry to hear about your loss. Glad you have had a good friendship with Gizmo. Thank God for giving you a thankful heart despite the loss. Take care!

Mack said...

We are all just so incredibly thankful to be alive, have our house in one piece and have electricity after that mean old hurricane came our way!!

Abby said...

Hi, Happy & LS...

What a Beautiful Post...

And, what a Beatiful Tribute to our Dear Friend, Gizmo...

I gave you an Award...Stop by when you get a minute & pick it up...

Abby xxxooo

vegasangelbrat said...

I miss the normal season changes but do get to see them from others posts :)
Lessons in life, wow definitely lots of em!
I love the candle in memory. I too should do that :) They all are greatly missed!

Hope you have a happy day!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Happy, thank you for the award.

we are thankful that we got to know little Gizmo too. he had a good and long life.


Anonymous said...

Nice post thanks for sharing this.

Mine is here

Rambo said...

Gizmo is like a candle in the wind. We like your post and especially like the candle.
Your sweet.
Rambo & Midget

Deetz said...

You know I so much enjoy your Thankful Thursdays and especially loved your thankful words and post today. Hats off to you dear friend, you are truly an angel!
Deetzy Boy and mum

Moco said...

We are thankful for you and thankful Thursday. It always up lifts our spirits.
We are positive that Gizmo is running free and eating up a storm. We have sent vibes to Sam, Daisy and Mittens to watch over him at the Bridge.

Lacy said...

w00f's Happy, me iz another one that loves ur thankful thursdays, cant wait to check it everweek...and that wuz a very nice tribute to Gizmo..

b safe,

Pedro said...


I'm thankful that Gizmo got to live a very long and happy life. I will miss visiting him on Deetz's blog and hope his mom will feel better soon.


Asta said...

That was a bootiful post..That candle fow little Gizmo is vewy special..I think he is vewy happy in heaven and playing wifout pain, so that helps the sadness
love and smoochie kisses

Ruby said...

What a nice way to honour your friend happy.

Love Ruby

Peggy said...

Blessings LS & Happy...Simply & beautiful TT in the seasons in life.

I'm sorry about the loss of your dear friend Gizmo! That was a nice thankful note though of having a glimpse into the world through Gizmo's eyes!

May you find Happy days ahead in this season! The candle is beautiful!May we all learn to dance in the rain!

Front Porch Legacy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless you and hold you.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Happy!
I love your post!
The candle for Gizmo is beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Happy,
Thanks for always reminding us that we should be thankful for what we have rather than whinge about what we do not have. Sometimes I slip into the whingey mode and complain about life, when instead I should be thankful for it.
Have a lovely weekend..

Thor said...

What a beautiful post Happy!

Love and licks

Charlie Daniels said...

I reckon this is a great post!



PeeEss: Lovely candle too!

z said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Moving on, you have a simple yet beautiful thankful post. I'm also grateful for the seasons in our life.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

We'll miss Gizmo..

~ Girl girl

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love how you said "learn to dance in the rain!" That is so true! I am a tough student too! I'm so glad I have a compassionate long suffering teacher! So sorry about Gizmo!

Snowy and Crystal said...

Gizmo will sure never be missed *wet licks*. And we are thankful to you for this sweet post

Maltese Paws


Asta said...

The fwidge magnet would be pawfect fow LS..aftew all you awe a tewwiew too..we have the same wules hehehehe
have a gweat weekend
smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

This is a sweet post Happy, just like you. I was so sad to read about Gizmo.

Maggie and Mitch said...

This was a beautiful post, Happy! We are thankful for you, my friend!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Abby said...

Hi, Happy...

Stop by my Blog when you get a minute to find out about Autobiography Week...

Abby xxxooo


The Mommy loves the autumn the best when it cool enough to stay outside with me in the evenings and I do too becuase there is nothing better than been with the Mommy. We will miss Gizmo too but the Mommy said he is with all our DWB friends at the bridge and she bets there are having bunches of fun.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


You make some of the best things to be thankful for. I forget how much my human loves me and tend to be demanding.

So I am thankful for my human always paying attention to my demandingness!

Sorry I haven't been around to check on you and all, but you know...humans, blah, blah, blah...

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Cocoa the Beagle said...

Hi Happy! We have an award for you! C'mom over!

Cocoa and Barley

Eric said...

Sometimes the weather is so strange I'm not sure what season it is. But I know I don't like the one with lots of rain. Makes my fur go curly.

That was alovely idea for Gizmo Happy, I'm thankful I knew him too.

Eric x

Toffee said...

What a beautiful tribute = )

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We just found you through Deetz. We LOVE your blog. We are going to add you to our friends list if that is ok. I'm thankful to find a happy,thankful blog!! Great!!
Hugs&God Bless
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie(the biped)
we were sorry to lose lil man Gizmo too.

Denise said...

I am back online sweetie, have really missed you and happy.

Chef said...

That was absolutely inspirational, Happy. You always remind me to be thankful and not to take anything for granted. Thanks!


Amber said...

Missh you Happy!! Happy Raya to you.
Sorry to hear about Gizmo :(


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Every time I visit your blog, I always find happiness and inspiration.
Thanks, pal, you lift my spirit!

Denise said...

Praying for you, miss you bunches.

Princess said...

Seasons make living wonderful, don't they?
A beautiful TT offering.