Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Others who have gratitude posts.Greg at  http://gregsgeneralstore.blogspot.com/ and Daryl at http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/2010/07/simple-pleasures-reading.html  

"Gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling."  Gordon B. Hinckley

We were at Costco last night. I'm always amazed when I'm there....going up the aisles...seeing the shelves stacked with tons of stuff......and even in the food court...their servings of oversized portions always reminds me of Fred Flintstone portions. 

Being there.....looking at all the things.....I remember when I had nothing.....when I was dependant on the kindness of strangers....or social workers......I've been given much more than I even need. I never want to take any of it for granted. I am grateful for having:  

-clean water to drink 
-more than enough food
-tons of creature comforts
-freedom and rights to come and go as I want
-mostly though.....an abundance of His love and grace without which I would have none of the above.

20 comments:

Denise said...

Amen, amen. Bless you for being grateful. I love you sis.

Ruth said...

how true.. most often than not i tend to overlook and forget how thankful i need to be for the blessings that surround us. Thanks for this inspiring post!!

Ruth

Dolores Ayotte said...

Nikki,
I like what you are thankful for today. Every time I take a shower and as the water runs over my face, I thank God for clean water, fresh food and good ideas.

The first few lines of what you are thankful for today brought this little prayer of mine to mind. I think you are of the same ilk. Simple needs, easy to please.

VICKI IN AZ said...

Dearest Friend.
Thank you for the post and happy reminder.
We are so very Blessed.
Sending you love and Hope for the best day.

Vicki

Wanda's Wings said...

You are a blessing. Thanks for reminding us of all the good things we have to be thankful for.

Cinner said...

Sara, I love your list, we all have so much to be thankful for. I am happy that like souls can meet here and become friends. take care Sara, big hug.

Karen said...

Bless your thankful heart...your list is a reminder of the things we sometimes take for granted...shame on me/us!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes I agree with your list of thankfulness. So true!
kim

Renee said...

Aw, cute picture of the prairie dog! :) And great reminders of how much we have to be thankful for!

Finding Pam said...

A beautiful reminder of thankfulness. Everyone deserves the basic needs for life.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

This made me cry. Bless your heart. :) You inspire me, totally!

Finally Free said...

Sarah,
Thanks for the reminder of being grateful. I am too amazed at how much I have been given.

Blessings,
Tammy

RCUBEs said...

Being near Him, we learn to be grateful of all the wonderful things He gives. After all, He's the Giver of all great things! God bless.

God Whispers said...

Sarah your list of grads are always so tangible. Dear one is that a squirrel or a chipmunk? Blessings.

Nana Jul said...

Your posts ALWAYS make me smile :) He is Our God of the "much more"....Always MORE...Thank you Jesus!!
Love,
Julie

Stephanie M. Page said...

oh! It is so good to remember to be thankful, always! Great post, following you back. =)

Peggy said...

AMEN & amen & Blessings Sarah!!! I LOVE this little photo of the groundhog, prairie dog, whatever that looks like he's bowing his sweet little face in prayer, thanking God for his food... precious!!! YOU, too! Beautiful list of thankfulness... I (sigh) as I read the first...
sometimes I do and sometimes I don't so when I'm home in the USA, I really am more thankful for my blessings of comfort there but here, I long for much and I'm thankful each time I open the faucet and the water looks clean... I become very much aware of creature comforts!!! This creature is thankful for being so blessed!
Love your heart always...(((hugs))) Peggy

Brian Miller said...

we take so much for granted...i have been there as wel at the whim of strangers...thanks for the reminder on perspective...

Tea with Tiffany said...

freedom and love, can't get enough of those two words!

Thanks for stopping in today.

Have an amazing weekend.
love,
tiffany

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

It really is about the basic necessities, isn't it? The rest is luxury. I love that picture!