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Thankful Thursday ~ Laughter

“When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.” ~ Psalm 126:1-3 (ESVemphasis mine)

For some reason, this past week has been flown by in no time. Here we are again meeting for Thankful Thursday—and I love it. There is nothing better than counting your blessings. How about you? Let me share me little list with you and I hope you will join me by leaving your link below and/or comment…

  • I am thankful that I serve a God that I can run to when I am hurting, need rest and am plain exhausted. He always puts a smile on my face…Thank You Lord…
  • I am thankful that my Sweetheart and I will celebrate our 24th anniversary this Sunday. Although there have been tears once in a while, there have been much more laughter during our marriage…
  • I am thankful for just being silly sometimes and laugh so hard that it hurts—with tears flowing down my face. As I told you, my laptop crashed last week; my Sweetheart fixed it, but by Saturday afternoon I had crashed my Photoshop software. I used an .exe file to get to the program. I don’t know why I laughed so hard. Or maybe it was my email exchange with Laurel. We both keep downloading digi-scrapping material but don’t produce many LO – we just love the download I guess. Yes, we admitted to each other that we are addicted to the downloads 😀 …
  • I am thankful for a gift-certificate that I have received from my dear friend Terri to this place. The facial might help to get rid of some of my laugh-lines. Or I will have my first ever manicure—which certainly will put a smile on my face…
  • I am thankful for my mom’s laugh. When we talk on Saturdays, we laugh often…
  • Last but not least, I am thankful for Miss Peppermint’s digi-material. Her site is my personal favorite. She has once a month a wonderful freebie. I have also purchased some material from her, because I just love her style…and I did create several LO’s with her material 😉 …

Blessings on your Thursday and as always…

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Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Laurel Wreath
2. Rachelle
3. Lynn Donovan
4. MyThreeDaughters
5. Amy – Knight’s Acre
6. Jen
7. on the Rock
8. NspiredByFaith
9. Faerylandmom
10. Denise
11. Crystal@ God is in Control…NOT ME!
12. Alycia@Where My Treasures Are
13. chrixean
14. Jenny
15. Dana
16. Terri @ in His hands
17. FullofGracenBlessings
18. Michelle
19. Mary
20. Nise’
21. Lauren S.
22. Christine- Fruit in Season
23. The Preacher’s Wife
24. Serving Him
25. Lori Madison
26. Lori
27. Patty
28. Andie @ Prochnow Blessings
29. Sharon
30. Sharon
31. dirkey
32. Jenny®
33. On the Journey to Victory
34. Deena @ Wholly Devoted
35. Angel
36. Erica
37. Multiple Hats
38. Becki@introverts.net
39. Linda
40. stephanie
41. Captivating Girl
42. Jenny
43. Rosemarie (Pearls of wisdom…a heavenly voice.)
44. Sarah @ Ordinary Days
45. Bloggin Mom
46. connie
47. Robinznest
48. Sandy
49. Kathleen Marie
50. Melissa Lea
51. marlise
52. MrsX
53. ThoughtfulMom
54. joanne
55. Dori
56. Kim @3peanuts
57. Kahri
58. Devildogwife
59. Brandi
60. tanya

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48 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Laughter”

  1. I know everyone is going to get tired of me being first all the time everytime…TIME DIFFERENCE FOLKS =)))

    Anyways, I love your list, I love laughing with you, you are always a bight spot in my day!!

    CONGRATS on your upcoming Anniversary, hope you get to do something together. AT least you listed a scapper I already know about, so I would not have to stay up all night you know…DOWNLOADING (hehehe)

    (((hugs)) sweet friend.

  2. Lynn Donovan says:


    This week, I too, am thankful for family and much laughter. Thank you for hosting this very special and meaningful weekly thanksgiving. Blessings, Lynn

  3. I am a couple of years behind you in anniversaries. Congratulations, I have you have a great day.

  4. Amy says:

    wow 24 years? Happy Anniversary! That’s awesome 🙂

  5. jen says:

    The Lord is good

    Happy anniversary for Sunday and bless your hubby

  6. Millie says:

    pary for you this wonderful&wonderful Sunday!
    thankful for this thankful post for laughter…
    I still remember last year I came back hometwon to visit my parent, my mother told me that I should LOL avoiding wrinkles on face…In fact, I like LOL, I do not care for whether have wrinkles or not, I believe, each time I LOL, I will be younger than before…LOL…..

  7. Millie says:


  8. Debbie says:

    Congratulations on 24 years!! Not many can say that anymore!

  9. on the Rock says:

    Well Happy Anniversary! God Bless you in every way:)

  10. I love to read your thankfuls! Congratulations on your anniversary! Have a great weekend!

  11. Denise says:

    Your lisat made me smile.

  12. Crystal says:

    Again congratulations on your anniversary………I am so blessed to have “met” you…thankful Thursday has seriously changed my life……..
    Blessings on your Thursday my dear!

  13. chrixean says:

    hi iris! I’m joining the TTh, but if it’s ok, I would like my recent post to be my thankful post as well. It was a very enjoyable experience (something that I do not have the luxury of doing often, sadly), that I am grateful for the simple joys that the Lord gives me and my family 😉 God bless!

  14. chrixean says:

    Advanced Happy Anniversary also! God bless you and your hubby with several more years of good health, prosperity, love and peace in your relationship.

  15. Jennifer says:

    Oooh! A facial! That will be so wonderful for you….What a great friend!

  16. Dana says:

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations!! How inspiring to all of us. The facial sounds wounderful, what a great gift!

  17. Happy Anniversary! I am laughing so hard about the downloading. I’m addicted too but I rarely do anything with them.
    I hope you get a facial and a manicure!
    Thanks again for my award, it really means a lot to me! 🙂


  18. Michelle says:

    Congratulation on your anniversary — I am alittle behind you. Laughter is so refreshing isn’t it! Thanks for hosting this — its truly a blessing!

  19. Mary says:

    Laughter is my favorite thing! God said it’s the best medicine, and I guess He’s right! 🙂 Congratulations on your anniversary. You are a “hero” in the covenant of marriage because you have chosen to stay married. You are blessed!
    Have an awesome day.

  20. Nise says:

    Happy Anniversary. I am avoiding learning about digi scrap because I know I will get crazy with it and then do nothing with it! LOL

  21. Christine says:

    Happy Anniversary, Iris! How wonderful! And it’s so nice to have a mom you can laugh with. What a blessing!

  22. I am SO with you on being addicted to downloads..I haven’t even started exploring the digi scrapping..I know my ocd’ness and my lack of follow through….this would quickly turn into a swirling vortex that would suck what is left of any housework out of me…so, for now i’ll just have to let you girls share with us..:))

  23. Lori Madison says:

    Hi Iris,

    24 years.. You go! That is really amazing, especially in today’s society where people get divorced after 5 years. Have a blessed Thursday.

  24. Serving Him says:

    Congratulations on your upcoming 24th W.A….that is awesome and much to be thankful for. May you enjoy many more to come. (we will celebrate our 5th in July…time flies when your having fun and busy with little ones =) )

  25. Lori B says:

    This is my first time joining in on Thankful Thursday. I saw this on Sharon’s site and thought it would be fun to join in.

    I agree with everyone…Congrat’s on your 24th Anniversary.
    I love the gift certificate you received to a spa. That we would wonderful. You will enjoy that.

  26. Andie says:

    Congratulations on 24 years!! That wonderful!
    This is my first time participating in Thankful Thursdays. Thank you for a great idea, and use of our blogs!

  27. Sharon says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary!!!

    Laughter IS wonderful and I love it! It can always turn a bad situation around, especially when the computer does what it wants to do instead of what you want it to do. 😉

    Have a blessed weekend!

  28. jenny® says:

    my 1st time here and it is an honor to join this group! off to check out others!

  29. Your thankful post made me smile. I just love your spirit.


  30. Iris congratulations on your upcoming laughter. You and your husband sound wonderful together I am so glad you have him and you both have laughter in your marriage. We do too and makes life so much easier. Thank you for your wonderful list and Happy TT.

    Angel ():)

  31. Erica says:

    Happy Anniversary. I hope it’s wonderful.

    Oh, and you’re right, this week did fly by.

    I am also thankful for silly days!

  32. Linda says:

    What a joyful list Iris!! I think laughter truly is a gift from God. There have been times in recent years when circumstances were so overwhelming I thought there would never be laughter again. But there is!! God gives joy in the midst of our deepest pain if we will just let Him.
    Have a wonderful day – and Happy Anniversary in advance.

  33. I actually look forward to Thankful Thursdays. My prayer is that I remember my thankfulness everyday instead of just Thursdays.

  34. Rosemarie says:

    Laughter makes for a cheerful heart. “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22 Sharing humor in marriage is so important. My husband and I do it often!

  35. Lauren S. says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary!!

  36. I so am there with you on the first one.. crawling up in my Papa’s lap and letting Him handle my hurts…

    Going through a trial at this time and I want to turn no where but Him….


  37. Sandy says:

    How could we survive without Laughter? I know that I couldn’t!! It would be such a boring life!! Man what an awful life it would be!! Just think about it for a life!! I would hate it for sure!! As you will see on my post today we had some great laughter last night at church!! I think it is wonderful and boy do you need that “internal jogging”….have a great night..

  38. marlise says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for your great list. Thanks for hosting this week after week, too. This meme is always such a blessing to me.

  39. MrsX says:

    Hello! My thanX to Angel @ Pearls of Wisdom for graciously introducing this newbie to Thankful Thursdays. Today, I am thankful for the opportunity to participate for the first time. 🙂

  40. Ruth says:

    happy anniversary!! 24 years!! that is wonderful! my parents just celebrated their 37th year together…..
    shalom my friend.

  41. Nadine says:

    Happy 24th Anniversary! Wow…that’s great. What a wonderful gift to go to have a facial and manicure…enjoy.

  42. Sarah says:

    I love a good belly laugh too. Laughter is so infectious. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Hugs.

  43. devildogwife says:

    Congrats on 24 years!!! We just celebrated 10 years earlier this month.

  44. Beckie says:

    W O W ! ! ! Iris, your Thankful Thursday is becoming quite popular. Way to go, girlfriend!!!

    I’m not blogging much any more (although I did today) but I wanted to come by and see how you are and to wish you a VERY blessed anniversary weekend. Our 24th anniversary is coming up on May 28th. We have so much in common.

    btw…wonderful choice for your award; I agree!!

  45. Iris, I’m so happy to see that you have 59 Thankful Thursday people!! Wow! That is so much thankfullness–God deserves it.

    Happy anniversary, 24 years is hard to believe, isn’t it? Michael and I are almost 20 years.

  46. Robin says:

    Hey Stranger, Hope you’ll still receive comments from me :). I’ve “read you from afar” at times, rarely commenting only because of time (plus you receive sooo many comments, I figure mine will get lost in the shuffle).

    I HAD to stop and say this particular post caught my eye because of the word “laughter”–you know how that MUST be part of my day!

    Congratulations on your 24th! That is something to delight in! Especially in this day and time!

    Thanks for continuing to be an encourager to many…you’re making a difference in people’s lives EVERY DAY!

  47. Carol says:

    24 Years? My goodness! You two have fun.

  48. You have been tagged to share in Fruit of the Spirit Friday meme.

    Answer the seven prompts on the fruit of your choice or write anything you fell lead to on this topic then add your name to Mr Linky to share with others.

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