Thankful: October 2014

Just like that it’s the last Thursday in October and it’s time to reflect on everything that I’m thankful for this month.

  1. I’m thankful for my friend Ves who has spoiled me with delicious homemade dinners so many times this year—from one of my favourite pasta dishes (full of shrimp and chicken) to a steak dinner, I’ve enjoyed her meals and I’m definitely benefiting from the fact that she really enjoys cooking. I should also mention that she became a mom for the second time this year, but no, we don’t have to comment on the fact that maybe in light of that, I should be cooking for her!


  1. I’m thankful that I was able to cash in on the Refer a Friend promotion that an online bank was having, adding $50 to my bank account for a minimal amount of work (i.e. the time to open the account) #ilovefreebies. If you live in Canada, you can cash in too, but you have to open the account by tomorrow (October 31). And pssst: my Orange Key is 42430889S1 (if you use it we each get the $50 bonus!).
  2. I’m thankful for the kindness of a new friend who sent me my very own copy of The Gifts of Imperfection*, a book that I had been waiting for my turn to read (I mostly borrow books from the library). I haven’t read it yet, but by God’s grace I’ll read it before the year is through.
  3. I’m thankful for my nephew’s life, his excellent health, and how he’s getting so strong (and as a result always trying to yank off my earrings and glasses!). I love squeezing him to bits and inhaling that baby scent. I was updating my phone’s software recently and in order to do so I had to delete most of the pictures that were taking up space—the majority of the pictures were of him (don’t worry, they’re all on my laptop now!). It’s amazing how much he’s grown from those early days and I have been honoured to watch him grow from the very beginning. I know it won’t always be that way but for what I’ve enjoyed, I’m thankful!
  4. I’m thankful for the friendships that began as a result of this blog, and today I want to recognize Aloted in particular. She has inspired, encouraged, and kicked me in the butt repeatedly, and she doesn’t give up on me, even when I’m blatantly procrastinating. It was lovely to meet her in the flesh early in 2013 and I pray that we will have many more wonderful reasons to meet face-to-face again.


  1. And last but not least, my brother (the elder of my two younger brothers) celebrated his birthday four days ago, and it was great to spend some quality time with him.

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Where are you going—I want to know what you are thankful for!

20 thoughts on “Thankful: October 2014

    • Those are great things to be thankful for; I join God in thanking Him for those wonderful blessings in your life, Highly Favored!

  1. I love coming to your blog, sadly, I am shamefully low on the commenting side. I especially like you thankful Thursdays because it reminds me to breathe and remember to be grateful. Today, I thankful for my family, who have been all over the place and always returned home safely. I am also thankful for reminders. Happy November!

    • Ejiro, thank you for coming and don’t even worry about the commenting thing—that you read makes my day (thanks also for the support on Facebook!).

      Like you, I’m also thankful for God’s protection as we go out and in—we can never take it for granted because so many people leave home in the morning and don’t make it home alive. It sounds dramatic but it happens regularly.

  2. We have the same color theme..purple. lol, I’m here to share your what I’m thankful for. Thanks for reminding me about tangerines promotion. I’ll see how many of my friends sign up. I’mean thankful for influx of ideas that comes to me daily. Thankful for new beginning.

    • Yes—purple lovers unite! lol Adeola.

      Oooh, you’re an idea queen are you? Thank God for that…it’s a good thing.

  3. I am thankful for GOD’S grace upon I and my love ones, it evolve around us in every aspect of our lives. So many, I cannot count them one by one.

    I am thankful for you Jummy. For the day I visited GNG!

    Above all, am thankful for the privilege GOD gave to me to come and know HIM as my Father.

    I rejoice with you Jummy and join you to be thankful to GOD and wishing your brother happy birthday in arrears.

  4. hahahahahah.. Where are you going…

    Okay,….. I am thankful for my mum. Recently I have felt so overwhelmed, stressed out and sometimes frustrated but she calmly listened to me this past Friday and allowed me layout all my complaints. Then somehow got me back to realising that I have been immensely blessed she went on to remind me that everyday she prays for God to give me the wisdom to be the best I can be in every area of my life. I can’t even Imagine life without her…so I am so thankful for her.

    • Thank God for your mom’s wisdom—there’s nothing like the advice of a mom who’s been there and done that…I’m so happy that you have a great relationship with her!

  5. Mine is easy. I am soooo thankful that i got to spend 3 weeks and 2 days with my mom. I am also thankful that my sick aunt is beginning to show signs of improvement steadily for the last 4 days.

    • Oh praise God for your aunt (if she’s the one I’m thinking of). I’m really glad to hear that she’s healing well—that is a real praise point.

      Aww, sorry that your mom has gone back home but I’m glad that you enjoyed your time with her.

  6. Aww was enjoying the post then I see my name. Blushing. You do know I believe in you.

    We started our blogging journey around the same time and we’ve shared our experiences, highs and lows. I look forward to the launch ;)

  7. I’m so thankful to God for bringing such a delightful lady like you my way this month to have as a dear friend. Thank God for the healing of my niece and for the strength to read myself to sleep everyday

    • Oh yes, I’m so thankful for healing of your niece—God is good…all the time.

      Thanks for the kind words too. :)

  8. I am not in a thankful mood but i shall force myself to be. I am thankful for friends who rally around you in different ways when I have needed them especially in the last few weeks. Thankful to know God and even if I am not the best of christian, the peace he bestows when needed. Thankful for my brother for everything he has done to help my family and thankful to God for providing him the resources to.

    • Aww, I’m sorry to hear this, taynement, and sorry too for my late response. I hope the support of family, friends and your reliance on God has helped you get through a tough time. xo

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