10 Things I’m Thankful For (Part 1)


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Thanks to Mandie of Mandie Talks Avenue blog for calling me out to partake in the 30 Days of Thankfulness posts. But looking at the list, I don’t have enough to write on each item so I’ve decided to divide them into three list posts about the people and things I’m thankful for this year. So here it goes:

  1. Person

My mother. I don’t know where I’d be without her. Her constant prayers, love, care and support are what keeps me on my feet. She believes in me the most during moments I’ve lost faith in myself. God bless you, mummy.

2. Animal

My pets-my dog (which I affectionately call Kweku; p.s. I didn’t name him, my brother did); his puppies (named Lulu and Lala by my sister; which is funny because they are both male) and my two cats (I call them Mr. Brown because it has some brown fur and Mr. White because it is mostly white). They can get on my nerves sometimes but they are cute and sweet. They are my companions when I spend long hours in the kitchen. When I’ve no one to talk to, they are always there to listen. Except the time that Kweku got up and went to lie down somewhere else when I started singing some song. I was so hurt. Was my voice that bad? If I don’t like to sing in public, it’s because of Kweku lol 😁.

3. Cozy Place

I’d say it’d be my bedroom. I’m so thankful for a room and a bed that I don’t have to share with anyone else. It is my sanctuary, my writing office, my crying hideaway and my personal space.

4. Favorite Snack:

Roasted plantain with groundnuts and Sobolo drink as stated in my favorite delicacies post.  It is one of the few local snacks one can enjoy without having to suffer any ‘social disdain.’

5. Place

I’d say church; not necessarily my local church. Any Bible-believing, Holy Ghost filled church would be my got-to place any day, any time.

6. Pair of shoes

I’m not that crazy about shoes. But I love the two pairs of flat African print shoes my little sister got me from school. They are lovely and they make my feet look beautiful. Thanks, sweetie!😘😘

7. Scent

I love the scent of wet soil. It has this rich smell, one I can’t describe. I also find the smell of fuel interesting. I wonder why.

8. Restaurant

I hardly eat out so I don’t have any fond memories of a restaurant. When I do find one God willing, I’ll definitely share with you.

9. Blog/Website

I’m very thankful to God for urging me to create Joseyphina’s World. I’ve learnt a lot and I’ve come to discover many amazing people across the globe via this platform. It’s one of the many blessings I can never thank God enough for.🙌

10. Time of Day

I can’t pick out a particular time that I’m most thankful for. I love the mornings because I’m grateful to wake up to another beautiful day; I love the afternoons because of how bright the sun makes everything look and I love the evenings because of how the atmosphere grows quiet and serene and lets me write in peace. So I’m thankful for every second, every minute of every day!

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Thanks for reading. I’m sure there are tons of things you’re thankful for as well. Why not join the challenge? You can choose to write a post per each item. I’d love to read it. I’ll post the second batch soon. 

Enjoy your weekend.

© Josephine Amoako 2016

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49 Comments Add yours

  1. savagesevenblog says:

    We take for granted things like shoes and such. That’s why I like to support brands that give a pair back such as Toms. I love shoes and buy them often so I can say I am thankful for them too! -breyona sharpnack

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, I’ve heard of Toms. That’s thoughtful of you ☺

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  2. kage2015 says:

    I like that more people are thinking about what the are thankful for or at least it seems I am noticing more people being thankful. Be nice to continue it through out the year.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, it is better to keep that attitude throughout the year. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  3. Mandy says:

    Nice. I like the way you combined them and funny enough I also like the smell of fuel. I just don’t know why 😂😂

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    1. prinxy says:

      👍👍 she (Josey) is just amazing…. 😀😀

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      1. joseyphina says:

        Awww…. Thanks 😊

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      2. prinxy says:

        Always Welcome…. Keep on the Act of Thanksgiving…. It always pays

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  4. I’m so close with my mom too! I love that part of the post. 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Indeed, mum’s are God’s blessings to us. I’m glad you liked it😊

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  5. Belle says:

    Love all these! It’s always nice to be thankful even the little things!

    One Awesome Momma

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes, it’s the little things that bring us much joy! Thanks for reading, Belle☺

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  6. Ganzymalgwi says:

    Being thankful open more doors of blessing

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  7. Great list! I’ve not seen these things listed in the latest thankful articles.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, a blogger friend invited me to… Found the list on Google Images

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  8. prinxy says:

    Lovely Josey… Such a Thankful heart…
    We should be thankful for everything… They’re worth it….

    👌👌👌👌

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes we should. Thanks for reading, Prinxy

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      1. prinxy says:

        My Pleasure Josey

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  9. Chloe says:

    Lovely post. It’s always good to give thanks and spread some positivity.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes it is, Chloe. Thanks for reading ☺

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  10. Such a great post. I am also incredibly thankful for the church. We recently had to switch churches so I resonated so well with the point you made. A Bible believing church is the most important thing.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad you agree with me. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts ☺

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  11. I love thankful posts. I need to do more of these. Get’s it out there, you know? This was a great read!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Heather. And yes, you should! Being thankful helps to put life in a new perspective. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts ☺

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  12. This was a great post! And I’m crazy about shoes! 🙂 🙂 Cheers!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks! Oh you are, that’s great! Happy Sunday!

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  13. This is cool, I’d take on this challenge as soon as I’m done with scythe on the pitch series. Nice read Josey.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Ella. Looking forward to reading yours as well. Happy Sunday!

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  14. biblicaljoey says:

    Great! Give thanks to the Lord in all things. Kweku😅. I also like the smell of fuel. lol

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Amen to that 🙌. Oh really? So I’m not the only one lol😊

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  15. Christine says:

    I love to take a moment to remind myself of all the little and big things i’m Thankful for. This is a great list. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      And thanks for reading, Christine! Have a blessed week!

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  16. I love your list. It’s important to reflect on the things we are thankful for to re-focus our thinking sometimes. There is so much negativity everywhere–this is a wonderful reminder to look for the good things. 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Anne. Reflection is good indeed. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a great week

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  17. Beautiful list and post! What a great way to start my Monday! Reposting dear!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Wanda ☺😊

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  18. gracelarbi says:

    Thanks, thanks, I give you thanks
    For all you’ve done
    I’m so blessed, my soul is at rest
    O Lord I give you thanks…

    Im forever grateful to you
    Im forever grateful for the cross
    Im forever grateful that you came and died for me….

    Gratitude is good cos it glorifies our God and don’t we have a lot to be grateful for….

    Im grateful for life cos I know how much it costs ($2,000-4000 per day) to be put on an oxygen plant
    Im grateful for family and friends cos I know the pain of orphans neglected or maltreated by family
    im grateful for work cos I know how frustrating life can be without a job/income
    Im grateful for good health cos ive been in and out of hospital in critical state, could have died yet I live!

    Jehovaj Rapha healed
    Jehovah Jireh provided
    Jehovah Nissi had his banner of protection right over my family and I

    What more can I say…my show of gratitude is not enough!

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  19. Sibo says:

    Like you, I hardly eat out so I don’t have any fond memories of a restaurant. However, I am thankful that I can cook my own meal and there is joy in my heart when I cook for my people and they are happy…..

    Thank you for reminding me to be thankful!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yay! That’s good to know, Sibo. Indeed, there’s joy in cooking for the people you care about who also appreciate your cooking. Thanks for reminding me of that, Sibo. 😊

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      1. Sibo says:

        I am glad….

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  20. D'Dream says:

    I can relate with all those things you are thankful for especially those seemingly ‘little things’ we innocently takes for granted. I’m thankful for all these things as well. Thanks for sharing

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Good to know you can relate. Thanks for reading.

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