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Thursday, 24 November 2016

I'm Thankful For These 3 Things. What About You?





Today is Thanksgiving Day people! Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada (on the second of October) and the United States. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth day of November in the United States and several other places around the world, albeit now secularly. 

And guys, that's what today is, the fourth Thursday of November. I'm therefore going to cease the opportunity to be Thankful. I believe strongly in living a life of Gratitude. Gratitude is a lot more powerful than many of us understand. I'm going to share three things with you I'm particularly thankful for. 

1. Healing. I spent the last two nights very ill and in the hospital. I didn't tell anyone about it, only the boo and my family who were with me in the hospital. Yesterday was a day of needle pricks for the myriad of tests run and at least three injections. When I was younger I quite enjoyed being sick 'cause it meant I got to be pampered, dotted on and just stay in bed and chiiiiiiilllll ๐Ÿ˜Š. But right now ain't nobody got time for that ๐Ÿ˜ก! Two nights ago I began to panic. I knew it wasn't malaria. I couldn't help but wonder; what if I have a tumor or other things I don't even want to put in writing. My mind began to imagine the worst scenerios and I was scared to sleep just in case I don't wake up ๐Ÿ˜…. I began to panic and sweat profusely. Then I asked myself, why so negative? I then remembered how one of my favorite books, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind says you can heal your body with your mind just through the power of suggestion. I also remembered an affirmation from another of my favs, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude; I feel Happy, I feel Healthy, I feel Terrific!

I began to repeat this over and over again and not just repeat the words but FEEL the words (it's important you adjust your mind to feel that way) until I finally felt my fear ebb away and be replaced with hope, peace and happiness. I fell into restful sleep and although I still felt ill when I eventually woke, I knew it was only temporary. This morning I'm back home in tiptop condition. I've been placed on bed rest (and plenty of food... which I just don't need because, orobo) for the next three days but I already feel so strong, in fact I've gone for a walk this morning! I'm back in bed now sha, but I feel too restless and excited for this bed rest thingy. So guys, I'm THANKFUL for restored health!


2. ThelmaThinks Blog is 3. We turned 3 about two weeks ago. I actually didn't even know. It took a blog reader, Kene Francis, mailing me to tell me that we're 3. I damn well nearly cried when I got his mail, it feels so great to have blog readers who care about your blog as much as you do. So I'm thankful for three years of running this blog. I'm thankful for the doors this blog is opening for me, and even my blog readers. And above all I'm thankful for the best blog readers in the world!

3. On the first day of this year I said I will visit at least 3 African countries this year. A few days later I was in Ghana, months later I visited Kenya and Rwanda. I think the greater thing that I'm thankful for here is that I can think something and speak something and actually have it come to pass. This continues to play out in different parts of my life. I'm so thankful for that!


There's so much more I'm thankful for but now it's time for you to tell me what YOU are thankful for. I don't want "I'm thankful for life" generic type of comments, I want specifics. What are those distinct things that have happened in your life this year that made you thankful?

Do share!




49 comments:

  1. Im thankful that I can eat - Have you ever gone through those periods where you just dont have appetite and cant eat anything. Im thankful for my healthy appetite. Im the kinda nigga that gets back from club at 3am and still eat beans. I eat eba in the night. No fear of getting fat or big stomach

    Im thankful for my dick's natural erection - You would be surprised the number of young men that take Viagra and all them cheap drugs just to have sex. Whew! Thank you Baba God.

    Im thankful for good sleep - I pity those peeps that have insomnia. That shit is from the devil. To be just awake through out the night is torture. I sleep every night. Thank God.

    My family in perfect health. Nothing brings me more joy.

    Im thankful for hope and dreams - Some people live life without hope and dreams. That you have things you hoping for and you have dreams is something to be thankful for. Its big! Dreams of a buying a house, buying that sports car, travelling the world, going to further your education, getting married. Whatever it is. That you are not hopeless is a big deal.

    Peace

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    1. Kon you're a lucky young man, you eat good, you sleep good, you shag good... you're blessed jare. Wifey and the kids are fine and in good health, great! You've got dreams, awesome! Success favours the dreamers.

      But I'm beefing you sha, eat pounded yam at 3am and have flat tummy? ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก. Me I just walk pass a bakery and inhale the smell of butter and I add 2kg ๐Ÿ˜ค

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    2. lmao @ add 2kg.

      kon is using style to answer my hot seat question๐Ÿ˜

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    3. Thelma, Kon said one thing but you interpreted another. 'Natural erection' and 'shag good' aren't same thing na, you know.

      LOL @ inhale smell of butter and add 2kg!

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    4. LOL cccc ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. It seemed like a safe presumption to make. Kon please correct me if I'm wrong o! ๐Ÿ˜

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    5. "...inhale the smell of butter and I add 2kg...".

      Buhahahaha my chest. By the way Thelma, you were hospitalized for 2 days??? And even had time to post and approve comments? Eyah. So sorry dear. Thank GOD you're alright and sound really happy now. And please avoid inhaling, it could lead to rapid orobo. Lol

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    6. @ Kon, I echo your thoughts on hope...indeed it really is a big deal.

      Well, I'm thankful for these (and many others that words and space would fail me to write):

      Thanksgiving: it's my first thanksgiving here in the US and so far, it's been a pleasurable day with good feelings and lovely messages. Hoping to fill my stomach with as many Turkeys as it can take.

      School: Both studies and work...its been an experience with its challenges but I'm grateful for all.

      Family, friends and loved ones: Thanks for the love, care, warmth, hang-outs, companionship and many more that my memory fails to recount. I'm grateful that you've been my support system and source of friendship when I didn't deserve it.

      God: You've been more faithful in our relationship, overlooking my many mistakes, sins, failed promises, and earthly lusts. I'd be better but for now thank you!

      TTB Family: Shout out to Thelma and blog visitors and commenters. It's really been a pleasure coming here to read posts and exchange opinions.

      Nigeria: Despite my obvious resentment for the current state of things, I'm thankful for what we can be....and hopefully what we'd be.

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    7. I'm glad you're fine now Thelma. That mixed feelings during illness especially when you now try to google your symptoms... My dear. Thank God you're feeling fine now.

      Meanwhile I thank God I can think without any ulterior motives.

      I thank God for giving me the opportunity to meet and converse purposefully with those people you only previously dream about, now working with them? #bliss.
      I thank God for blessing me with people that can help me as much as I can help them. Very rare breed of people.

      Wait Chrisyinks you left us here in Nigeria to wallow in the valley of the shadow of recession? You see? This life... Anyways, enjoy.

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    8. Once I saw 'i knew it wasn't malaria' I thought you were....... Lol. I'm thankful I actually convinced myself to share my writing with the outside world.
      A Girl

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    9. @ Uyi,

      I'm always Nigerian (regardless of geographical location)...though it increasingly seems there isn't any real benefit being that. Sigh!

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  2. WOW! feels good to comment again after so long, How are you all? This year has been a wonderful year, I must say the Lord really remembered me this year. I got married this year, got a promotion at work after 3years, my mum business bloomed, I didn't fall sick. Please join me in thanking God and I am also believing in God for a final testimony this year. I will also share it when it happens.

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    1. Congratulations and thanks to God.

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    2. Congrats! Praiiiiiiiiiiise the Loooooord!!

      Peace

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  3. WOW! feels good to comment again after so long, How are you all? This year has been a wonderful year, I must say the Lord really remembered me this year. I got married this year, got a promotion at work after 3years, my mum business bloomed, I didn't fall sick. Please join me in thanking God and I am also believing in God for a final testimony this year. I will also share it when it happens.

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    1. I join you in thanking God. Congratulations on the many blessings, that final one will come and even more. Amen

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    2. Well I'm good...very good if I may add.

      Thanking God on your behalf and yes we'd be more than glad to praise God when your many other expectations come to fulfillment. Indeed, this year has been a blessing for you...and it will always be!

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    3. Congrats ma'am... Hopefully Oga is enjoying you as well.

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  4. YAY! Thelma responded to me today*dancing alingo* Just so you know T, I admire you greatly and think you're doing a great job, this blog have given me so much courage whenever I feel down, and i've read every single post back to back. God will continue to bless and strengthen you.

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  5. Sorry Thelma..The lord is your strength.Am thankful because just this morning,i was broke as shit....cranky as hell but guess what,I just got this alert from the hubs..There is no greater joy in knowing your account is big...Cheers to the weekend..TNHW

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    1. Hband is performing....
      Wife too....make sure you perform this weekend....in the other room....*wink wink

      Peace

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    2. TNHW never disappoints... I believe. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    3. *wink wink*...right back at you@KON.......You know me brother๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ@UYI...TNHW

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  6. Where do I begin from? God has been faithful.

    1. My 2nd daughter is in a competitive secondary school I'd always wanted my children to attend. The other two are not doing badly. Health-wise, they are all sound.

    2. First time I traveled out of Nigeria on training/short vacation, I made a promise to myself that I would travel out of the country at least once every year because I started traveling out late and I enjoyed the learning and exposure that come with it. Since 2013, God has made this possible. This year as we all know has been challenging but I still did and I met Chrisyinks (yeah, I had to put that in. Sorry if it offends you Chris).

    3. My job. A whole lot of people have lost theirs

    4. My marriage, not where I want it to be but it's getting better.

    5. Making deliberate efforts to be closer to God and achieving it. It's a wonderful feeling.

    6. I had a health scare some months ago but all is well now. Super grateful for good health.

    etc...........

    -F

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    1. Praiiiiise the Lord!

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    2. How will it offend me?????

      It was my pleasure to have met you F.

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  7. Get well soon Dear.

    I'm always thankful to God for life and good health.Imagine this my phone,now that we are in "Reception times" it decided to move on to eternal rest.
    I am thankful to God for the Samsung S7 Edge I will receive soon.#FaithWorksWonders.

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    1. Give the Lord a wiper!

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    2. Amen somebody! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘Š

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    3. Hmmmm! I tap into that grace my dear...

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  8. I'm thankful for the life of my parents.Two of my classmates lost their dads in our final year(God rest their souls) and I can't start to think of how terribly it would've affected me if....

    I'm also thankful for a successful completion of my 5-year degree course. There were more downs than ups towards the later days and I might have missed out on some things but God is working a way to correct it. I know that it has taken more time than anticipated but however long the night is, the dawn will break!


    Lastly I thank God for health in its totality. No hearing aids, lens, inhaler, intubation, catheter, corset, POP,arm straps name it.I'm grateful to God for it all.

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    1. Lol @2nd point Kene. You no see my missed calls okwaya?

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  9. Thelma, thank God you feel better now. The lord shall perfect your healing.
    1. I am thankful for good health because at about June this year, I tested positive to a deadly virus,i thought it was the end of the world I died and rose again but thanks to God,am taking my meds, I feel good and to crown it all, I recently checked my viral loaD and its perfect,my doctor was so surprised and excited about it.
    2. Am thankful to God for giving my Mum and siblings sound health, the devil struck and made all four of them sick at the same time,it was a trying moment but God took control.
    3. Am thankful to God for unimaginable favours I have been getting from people whom I least expected it from.

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    1. Oh dear! It's well, just keep taking ur meds and timely too. Keep neat and eat healthy, u'll keep being healthier dan d negatives.
      I'm sure u already know all ds, but we just can't help caring.
      Jisie ike

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  10. Thelma thank God you back on your feet, your healing is perfected in Jesus name. Amen

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  11. I'm thankful for life, family, good health and good friends. J

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  12. My baby (not so baby anymore) brother just gained admission to study petroleum engineering. I'm even more jubilant than him..

    Ps: if you have a job for him, pls let me know...lol

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  13. Sound Health
    Constant reassurance that the man I'm blessed to call husband is indeed mine.
    One year wedding anniversary.
    The arrival of my daughter 3 days to my ninth month wedding anniversary
    My relationship with my mother-in-law since her arrival cos of baby
    My extended family.

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  14. I just thank God for his constant love for me, family and everything.

    It can and will get better.

    Thankful for you guys. You make my day 24-7.

    Better days ahead.

    Thelma. Sorry about your health. Thank God you are well.

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  15. Nwando get well soon o. J

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  16. Thanks to The Lord.

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  17. 1. I'm grateful for life and good health.
    I sprained my arm a couple of weeks ago(thanks to Dr. Iyanu that brought me out of the delusion that I fractured A bone ๐Ÿ˜‚) and I understand how iv taken sound health for granted. I'm alive and well... with a healthy (food) appetite like Kon ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. I'm grateful for family.
    My mom, dad and sisters. Sometimes they drive me crazy in that order...๐Ÿ˜‚ but I'm thankful they are alive to do all of that and more. For protection and journey mercies over all of us. For provision. For supplying all our needs. For love, peace and strength against all ODDS.

    3. I'm thankful for my job. Late last year and early this year, a lot of people were laid off. I was really worried because I'm the baby of my team and ultimately my department. I felt I was the first point of call when the hammer hits but alas... God's favor found me. I grew tremendously this year. A promotion, official trip et al ๐Ÿ˜Š

    4. I'm thankful for Sunshine's Job. Even in the midst of people losing their jobs and pay cuts... God gave her a wonderful Job. X7 of what she used to earn! That was She's now a bigs geh... I think I was more excited than she was. God is truly faithful.

    5. I'm thankful for peace of mind and confidence in Christ. Worry used to be a norm. And then the fear of the unknown. But God in his mercy brought me out of that hole and for that I'll always be thankful.

    There's still sooo much but I'll just stop here. God is faithful ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  18. I'm thankful I have God and He has me. So many benefits from Him.

    I'm thankful I came out of a very bad health condition alive.

    I'm thankful for my family and the "little things" life brings my way through them and friends.

    Happy belated anniversary, TTB! Keep growing beyond our imagination....

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  19. There's a whole lot to be thankful for, where really do one start? It isn't that there are no troubles but that God's grace is carrying us through.
    Sound health, family doing good, we are sources of blessing to others, making giant strides in all fronts etc.
    It's one of my best years and I am just truly thankful.

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  20. I'm thankful to God for blessing me with a beautiful daughter after a threatened miscarriage and other scares in first trimester.
    Thankful for my lovely family-amazing husband and 1st child and parents and siblings
    We may not be where we want to be financially but where there's life, there's hope.
    Thank you so much God.

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