Eighteen_Thankful Thursday

This post brings to a close not only another calendar year for me but rounds out eighteen months of blogging. How thankful I am for this endeavor.

Why I’m thankful for Seemingly Ordinary.

It’s kept me accountable when I wanted to stop.

It’s prodded me to be grateful when I felt like griping.

It gives me an excuse to sit at my computer, drink coffee and eat cookies.

Cup of coffee and heart shape cookies on the table

A cup of coffee and cookies are my blogging companions.

It’s been an impetus for me to tackle something new and challenging.

It’s given me an opportunity to introduce you to some of the special people in my life and to say See Ya Later to those that have already encountered moving day.

It has continued to remind me of the brevity and preciousness of life.

If one post has brightened one person’s day then I count it as successful.

There have been collateral benefits as well. There was a huge learning curve for me before I ever posted for the first time. I had to become familiar with a whole bunch of things having to do with websites and URLs and links. The added bonus is that I also started a job this year where the skills have come in so very handy.

These eighteen months have kept me laughing at myself, MOMD and the hooligans.

I’m brought back to the fact that we are all uniquely created to impact our world in a positive way.

I like telling my stories. I’m happier than you might imagine to be able to do so tapping away on a keyboard as opposed to standing up in front of people to do so.

The fact that this year ends on a Thursday is just one more reason for Thankful Thursday.

Thank you for reading. Some of you have been with me through this journey for the entire eighteen months. Your comments have encouraged me. Some of you have come along in the last month or so. If you are fairly new I would ask that you go back and read some of the earlier posts so you can confirm what you already may have been thinking. I’m just a seemingly ordinary person who believes that gratefulness matters.

You are more than welcome to leave a comment below.

Happy New Year!


  1. Joanne Horvath says:

    Cindi…you are too much😘

    I try to read as much as I can….such a busy world, I need to slow down some now that I am older!!
    Hope you and family have a wonderful new year in 2016….love you!

  2. Claire says:

    Thank you dearest Cindi, for seemingly ordinary , it has surely kept me more aware of the people & things in my life that I am grateful for. A grateful Heart is a happy heart… I ‘ m grateful for you dear sister and friend. May 2016 bring you Much to be grateful for. Looking for more SOGM in 2016 🙂

  3. Nancy says:

    I believe all the readers are thankful for your wonderful stories,ideas,and the likes! I doubt anyone who had read your wrightings have not finished with a smile or an idea in their head! You are an amazing woman! Thank you for taking the time to share part of your life and heart with us all!! Happy New Year!!
    Love ya,

    • Karen Boyes says:

      I am so thankful for you and your blog, Cindi. You keep me reminded of what I have to be thankful for in my own life. At the same time I get to hear about your fun family and the interesting people you meet. God bless you! Happy New Year!

  4. Cathy says:

    Happiest New Year to you, MOYD (your) and the hooligans and their significant others! Hugs, love and happiness to the Labadies!

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