Thankful Thursday

Today Rhondi from Rhondi's Rose Colored Glasses is hosting Thankful Thursday.




I have been very thankful this week for my eyes.

Hey there you with the stars in your eyes

I was having pain in my eyes and I could hardly see.

Puzzle Portrait

It has been bothering me for several weeks and continued to worsen.

Oh man, I'll just keep my eyes closed

I couldn't paint, or create or spend much time on the computer. Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh no!

Karen at seventeen

I went to the eye doctor and he told me that I have a staph infection in both eyes. Yuk.


Yet he gave me this cream to use for a month and he didn't seem alarmed. Now I can have tea with the queen.

Karen and the Queen

Today I am so thankful for my eyesight, and to have such wonderful doctors nearby who I can always rely.

Some Things Never Change...

I am thankful that the Lord is always watching over and directly my steps. Most of all I am thankful He reminds me to be grateful for the things I sometimes take for granted. This month I was reminded to always open the eyes of my heart so that I always keep the Lord in view. The song for this post is Open The Eyes of My Heart.
Heckety said...

Yes, eyes matter! I'm thankful I can see, and I'm thankful I live at a time when glasses are easy to come by!

Elyse said...

hi karen,

gosh, how did you get that? contacts? no fun. glad you are feeling better!


Carol said...

I'm glad you're on the mend! Take good care of yourself!

Anji Gallanos said...

Beautiful moment to stop and reflect on what we can be thankful for. Thanks for the inspiration


Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
I am so glad to hear that your eyes are okay and hopefully getting better. For an artist, having eye trouble is even worse. The card didn't come yet. I'll watch for the mailman with expectation today.
Thanks for joining my thankful Thursday.
Hugs, Rhondi

Stella said...

Yes, our eyes are so important. Glad it was only an infection and could be cured with medicing. Enjoy all the lovely sights this week. Stella

Fifi Flowers said...

It's all in the eyes... the eyes have it... LOL

Joyce said...

OMG Karen! If you ever need me for anything just let me know. You don't need to go through it by yourself. I could be there in a jiffy.

Tara said...


I am so glad you were able to get this remedied! How scary! And I need your eyes working, i see such beauty in the world through them!

Jenny Fowler said...

I am thankful for eyes to see too! Oh how the blind will get to see one day. Won't that be amazing! I hope you heal up all the way!

By Grace said...

Very sweet and tender post. I love your blog!So glad we found each other!
Looking forward to our friendship.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh goodness Karen, I am so glad it wasn't something serious! Our eyes are so important, and to an artist like yourself, the loss of sight would be devastating. A wonderful post to remind us of things we so often take for granted.

Kathleen said...

Thank heaven it wasn't anything serious. I can't imagine what life would be like without my eyesight!!!

Steph said...

What a precious gift that I also take for granted. I'm so glad that yours are doing better; the world comes alive in such a wonderful way through them and so many beautiful things come in to being.

Lisa Kelly said...

I,too, am SO thankful for my good brother lost his eyesight and I've often wondered how I could survive losing mine. I try to be thankful for things like this every day...

Brenda said...

wow - I am so glad that your eyes are going to be fine - very scary - Loved all your photos of the eyes!!

Beverly said...

Thank God you are going to be okay.

FIONA said...

So glad your doing better. It's so scary to have something wrong with your eyes.

Thank you for reminding me to be grateful for my eyesight and all of the wonderful things there are to see.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Karen,

I too was having a problem with my eyes, but it seems to have dissipated; we often complain here of eye problems, but we think it is from the extreme cold and dry air, unlike Mass., where I found the air to be moister. I am so glad you caught this in time! IS THAT REALLY YOU WITH THE QUEEN? It looks like you....God bless you dearest one! Keep on creating with those lovely eyes of yours!!!


MARIA said...

Dear Karen,
I am very thankful for my eyes also. Can you imagine that in my age I can read without glasses.
I have glasses in home to read
but without them I can red.
Thanks God.

Beautiful is this song.

I am thankful for your friendship!

Have a blessed weekend!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

So glad to hear that your sight will be coming right with the medication ~ must have been so scary for you.
We do have so much to be thankful for.

Have a wonderful weekend

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am so thankful that found out what is wrong and you are getting the help you need, Hugs....m..