Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  I am thankful for the beautiful mess that The Great one left me with last week and will again on Monday.


Today is M day in The A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Meditating can relax you and make you happy. So far, it hasn’t been able to calm my monkey mind. Here are some free meditations geared toward happiness.

Guided Meditation for Centred Happiness (Free Mindfulness Meditation MP3 Download) – YouTube


A Meditation to Cultivate Greater Joy | Jack Canfield – YouTube



Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two. The linky stays open until Wednesday night.


1. I wish I knew how to play _________________________.
2. If offered a free trip to space, I would ______________________.
3. _________ is the most exciting thing in my life right now.
4. I could give a long lecture on the topic of _________.



  1. The Great One certainly did leave a mess, but it shows that she had a lovely time.

  2. 1. I wish I knew how to play golf!
    2. If offered a free trip to space, I would turn it down.
    3. Family is the most exciting thing in my life.
    4. I could give a long lecture on the subject of compassion for others and for animals.

  3. What a mess indeed, but it’s worth is for sure. You’re looking forward to doing it again on Monday. Good for you.

    I’m all ready for the Friendly Fill-ins.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  4. I am thankful my kitty got her shots yesterday. We found a wonderful mobile vet, which made it a lot less stressful on us and Callie!

  5. Mine! Love your beautiful mess up there, by the way.

    1. I wish I knew how to play Pac-man beyond level 2.
    2. If offered a free trip to space, I would pack plenty of snacks.
    3. The notion of how close I am to things I want is the most exciting thing in my life right now.
    4. I could give a long lecture on the topic of grilled cheese sandwiches.

    1. Thank you for these great answers. I always enjoyed pac-man, but was not good at it. I love grilled cheese. 🙂 Have a nice weekend.

      1. Thank you for the great prompts! I was never good at any video games, which gave me more time to work on grilled cheese. Hope your weekend is great!

  6. What a fun mess you all had, enjoy The Great One next week too! Meditation was the one thing that cured my insomnia – thank goodness for meditation. I don’t focus on any one thing, just empty my mind, which is much harder than you would think.

  7. Meditating and messes sounds pretty reasonable to us! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. You two Miss Ellen??? “Monkey Mind”….LadyMew has that an sumtimess shee drivess mee crazy meowin ’bout so many diffyrent thingss an not settlin down an sleepin with mee!!
    Shee tired to meddytate…let’ss just say it DID NOT werk….at all…
    **sighss** BellaDharma

    1. She knows how to tidy up, but she was so excited to be back that she kept rotating activities so we left them all out. 🙂

  9. I’ve been meditating for about a year now although not so much this last month. I am intrigued by all of the benefits although still fairly “bad” at it. I think a focus on just staying in the moment is so important. Weekends In Maine

  10. Meditating and Mindfullness are 2 of my favorite things during the day. I’m so glad that I learned both of these practices prior to having children and having made them part of my day though out my life. I LOVE your thankful! Playing with children is something that I miss.

    1. Thank you. Yes, those are handy to know when raising little ones to keep your sanity. XO

  11. That mess could have been of my two-feet siblings, Ellen, well…as long as they don’t mess up with me there’s no purroblem…MOL…Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend to you all🐾😽💞

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