Thankful Thursday

Some four or five years ago, I was part of a group of women who were called “Encouragers.” We led small groups of women with similar interests and encouraged each other. One of my group’s favorite days was “Thankful Thursday.”  In our little Facebook group, we shared things for which we were thankful. Somehow, whatever had happened throughout the week seemed less stressful once we started sharing the good things in our week.

I think I need to bring “Thankful Thursday” back. Why do we need to wait until Thanksgiving Day in November?

I think the first thing I am thankful for is the much cooler weather! I’m waking up to temperatures in the high forties this week, and highs in the low seventies. I love this time of year. untitled-2

I am thankful for the last flowers of summer. My hibiscus is still blooming beautifully. And my new plant (I don’t know the name of it. It’s just an unusual looking plant, and I definitely go for the unusual. My zinnias are still blooming, and are actually blooming more now in the cooler weather (and after the rains) than they did all summer long.



And I am thankful that we had less damage from Hurricane Matthew than we might have. John’s home in Mullins did not suffer any damage even though the area did suffer flooding, power outages, and lots of downed trees.

It doesn’t take long to make a list of the good things during the week. And yes, you can use photography to document those things.

By Olivia Fulmer

I am the OliviaIrene of OliviaIrene Photography. I am a photographer, a teacher, a story teller. I use this space to tell stories of life, family, and faith through words and images. I'd love to share your stories as well. Join me in this journey.

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