Friday, 11 September 2015

Five On Friday

Five things I am grateful for.

One.

Freedom.  I can write what I like.  I can say what I like.  I can do what I like.  I can worship as I like.  Or not if I prefer.  I can eat what I like.  I can wear what I like.  I can be who I want to be.

Two.

Love.  I have many people who love me and many people who I love.  That is a wonderful thing.

Three.

Happiness.  I am very happy in my life.  I get stressed, often, and worried.  Overall though I have a very happy life.

Four.

Financial good health.  We are not rich, but we have plenty, enough for what we need and we can do as we please and can help others too.  That is riches enough for anyone.

Five.

Good health.  I have my health, hubby has his too.  Others don't and I see that around me a lot.  So I am so very grateful for our health.

As you can tell today, I am in a contemplative mood!  Not a sad one, but this will always be for me a day to count my blessings.  I could have counted more than five, but that would not have been in the spirit of this post!

Speaking of blessings and thanks...  I wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who leave comments and stop by to read my blog!  I read and treasure every comment you leave.  I hope that I say it often enough, but I do like to remind you all from time to time that I am thankful.  I am sorry that I cannot reply to more of you more often and that I have had to let replies lapse lately.  Time just isn't on my side!  I do always try and visit your blogs and leave a comment there.  I hope you don't mind too too much.  Thank you again for all being so lovely!

I wish you all a very good weekend, many blessings and many things to be grateful for in your own lives.

Please don't forget, if you have the time, to go and read some more from the other Five On Friday participants.

Amy

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Thank you - as always! - for joining in last week.  I look forward to reading your posts again this week too!  Remember, anyone is more than welcome to join in, read this bit below, go and visit the Five On Friday page and then write your own post and then come back here and link in!



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50 comments:

  1. Greetings Amy. This is such a heart warming post you have written. It's brightened my day (evening). It's still Thursday night here in California. We have had very hot temps and I am so looking forward to cooler weather. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for hosting such a great party. I've enjoyed meeting so many new friends via your Five on Friday. My best to you, Pat xx

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  2. Hello Amy. Don't faint that I'm leaving a comment. I have had an unexpected hiatus from blog land and hoping if time is on my side today to actually write a post too! Love you grateful list. I can personally agree with all of them and like you add lots more. Glad and nervous to be putting my toes back into blog land

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  3. A lovely post, its good to count our blessings, I hope to join you again on Friday soon when things ease up a bit with the approach of winter :-)

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  4. A very thoughtful post and one where we count our blessings no matter how small or routine they are. Have a lovely Friday and thank you for this great link up Amy. Take care xx

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  5. A beautiful list of Five! We should all ponder on all we have to be thankful for, much for often in life! This was a good reminder! Glad you have Five on Friday! I appreciate this forum of sharing!

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  6. A lovely heart-felt list Amy. It was our 23rd wedding anniversary yesterday and I've never felt more blessed and grateful. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. I am thankful to you for all your replies on my blog, I always enjoy reading them and knowing that you are there. Some people have such struggles in their lives, we are very lucky. x

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  8. Lovely post, Amy. We should all take time out to count our blessings. There is so much we should be thankful for.

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  9. A lovely, heart warming post Amy...all the most important things in life... ♥
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Susan x

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  10. Your post has just made me think of the things I'm blessed with - I have lots and feel very grateful for them. Thank you too for visiting my blog and always leaving a kind comment. Have a great Friday, lovely Amy! X

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  11. Morning Amy, what a great 5 on Friday, and your right these are all very important and some we take for granted ! Have a great weekend!x

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  12. What a lovely post Amy. It's always good to remember the blessings. Wishing you both a great weekend. CJ xx

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  13. a great way to start a day, by being thankful for what we do have. Have a great weekend!
    ~Lisa

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  14. Every time I see the news, I think of how grateful I am that we live in Scotland. It might rain a lot and not have great summer weather but, heaven knows, we have a heckuva lot of things that others don't have and I am very grateful for it all.

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  15. A beautiful post, I am always thankful for my family and the joy they bring me but sometimes it is nice to reflect on our other blessings that we can easily forget. Have a great weekend.

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  16. Love your Friday five. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. All your fives today resonate very much with me. The essentials of life? Happy Friday. x

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  18. A lovely post. Getting bogged down with life, we sometimes take our most important blessings for granted so it's always good to take time to remember exactly what we have.

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  19. Always good to reflect on the many blessings we have. A lovely post my friend x

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  20. I always love popping by here on a Friday because Amy, you always remind me to slow down and take stock of whet I do have.. You are like my pause button! I am very grateful to "know" you and your blog of loveliness! Happy Friday to you my dear xxx

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  21. We all should be in a contemplative mood from time to time to appreciate what we have. Thanks for hosting this link up each week. Enjoy the weekend.

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  22. Hello Amy, today is a good day to count our blessings and we need to be of a mind to live each day to the fullest...for we don't know what tomorrow brings.
    Thank you for hosting your weekly party.

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  23. A perfect five. All very important, especially number one. We are SO lucky to live in the UK where we have enormous freedoms compared to others. Have a lovely weekend. Sam x

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  24. Hi good Amy! You DO have a grateful heart and a kind spirit. I like what you are thankful for! Great post.

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  25. So good of you to reflect and write down those precious things we take for granted sometimes....
    Count your blessings! Lots of love from Mirjam.

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  26. Good set of five and I think health may be the most important.

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  27. I love this contemplative and thankful five on Friday. Unfortunately as I have to work this weekend, I am unable to participate this week, but hopefully will do do next week. I will go on by and check out some of the shares. Hope your weekend is a kind one.

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  28. thank you for your list, I love your reflective mood and you know health and comfortable living are priceless as we get older :)

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  29. Very sweet post. It's so important to remember what we're truly grateful for.

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  30. I wholeheartedly appreciate your list and thanks for reminding us to be grateful for our blessings!
    Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting! glad to participate!

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  31. So beautiful and heartfelt Amy! It makes me contemplative about blessings too. It's obvious you have great perspective on the important things in life - the only things that truly matter really. Those are all of the things I hold most dear as well.

    And I hope I tell you enough what a blessing you are dear Friend. I love your comments when you visit and look forward to what you'll post next. I feel I've found a true treasured blogland Friend.

    Continued blessings to you!! xoxo

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  32. It is so good to stop and think about what we are grateful for! Thank you for sharing what yours. Thank you as always for hosting this Five on Friday. It has been so nice sharing in this little community. Happy weekend!

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  33. Thanks for hosting, Amy! I love joining in here each week. I missed it over the summer! I love you list. It's wonderful to stop and think about the important things especially in this crazy world we live in!!

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  34. The things you have listed are what we all wish for Amy and we should think ourselves lucky that most of us can count these as blessings.

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  35. I think we have all been feeling thankful this week Amy, it's been a week for reflections. We are all so fortunate and it does us good to step back and realise that sometimes. A lovely post, thank you for hosting xx

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  36. It's a contemplative sort of day, Amy; your post is just right xx

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  37. what a beautiful post....and yes, we have so very much for which to be thankful, it's good to take the time to acknowledge that.

    have a wonderful weekend! xo

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  38. So many of us have so much to be thankful for ... it's good of you to remind us that we should say it out loud more often. Thanks for hosting this party again Amy! I got mine in just in the nick of time :) Have a great weekend/week!
    Wendy

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  39. Hello Amy. A list of five things to be grateful for is a good thing. My list could echo yours. Blessings abound!

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  40. A lovely happy five this week Amy :) and thanks for visiting my blog too, always nice to read a comment from you!

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  41. What a lovely Five on Friday Amy. I think it's easy for us to forget just how lucky we are to have our health, a roof over our heads etc - I know that I take it granted more often than I should - so your post is a good reminder of the things I should be grateful for. Xxx

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  42. Lovely fives Amy, we do indeed need to be grateful for what we have x

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  43. A good post for 9.11.
    Freedom, health, happiness and love. The four soul food groups.

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  44. It's always worth remembering what we have to be grateful for Amy, especially when there are so many worse off. Lovely post!

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  45. What a lovely post. Hear, hear!
    xx

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  46. Looking at the amount of comments you receive, I think you do very well with replying and visiting blogs.
    A good list today, often things we all take for granted too.

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  47. A lovely post and a good reminder that we can all take a step back and appreciate the simple things in life as they are what make up the fabric of our days.

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  48. Enjoyed reading about your gratitude for the meaningful things in life, Amy; all 5 very, very true.

    Happy Sunday!

    xx
    Poppy

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  49. All the things we should treasure most in our lives, five wonderful things to be grateful for, have a wonderful week ahead, Amy:)

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