Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday

 Linking with Greg  http://gregsgeneralstore.blogspot.com/ and
Daryl http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/2010/07/simple-pleasures-reading.html 



“There is no better way to thank God for your sight then by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark." Helen Keller

Something that always stayed with me has been the kindness of strangers who reached out and shone a light in my world. Today....I'm really thankful to all those people who helped me and made a difference in my world. I'm grateful to....

-the couple who let me sleep in the back of their store when the weather was freezing. 
-the kitchen worker at the Greek restaurent who many nights prepared packages of food to give to me.
-the social worker who encouraged and supported me and who believed in me when I couldn't believe in myself. 
-the banker who gave me $100 every month when I asked him for a loan. 
And mostly
-God for His forgiveness and grace and promises to never leave...or give up on me. He never has. And that 'love' that hangs in....never lets go....is the greatest force in motivating me to live my best life.
 

26 comments:

Dolores Ayotte said...

Sarah...It is so wonderful to remember the kindness of others when our need was so great. To think back and be thankful is equally wonderful!

Just Be Real said...

I thank God for all the people that you encountered in your life to help you along! Blessings to you dear one.

Tammy said...

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. I've visited all three of your blogs. Your writing is lovely. Sending all good wishes your way for a beautiful day! :) Tammy

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Our lives are so abundant when we are grateful for them and serve others. How wonderful that you had many grateful people who observed your needs and reached out to bless you...a win-win.

Andrea said...

Praising GOD for all those "living, breathing, vessels" who exuded HIS love into your life when you needed it most.
Hugs,
andrea

Carrie Burtt said...

Sarah I love your gratefulness, it is an inspiration to me. I have so much to be thankful for as well. Thank you for your wonderful post and blog! :-)

Debbie said...

I relate very well to this, though not as as base of a level. When my husband lost his job a year or so ago, we learned what it was like to be "the least of these". I saw God with his skin on time and time again as I was the recipient of mercy from others. I will never forget it.

I pray that I can repay forward what was once given to me.

I love your post.

Cinner said...

Sarah, wow, we do have so much to be thankful for, I am so glad you have come so far with God holding your hand all the way. it is amazing the people that touch our lives, you do for me. thank you. hUGS.

Dayle said...

Seemingly small things are really not small at all. Thanks for linking up to Simple Pleasures.

RCUBEs said...

God must have touched those people before that drove them to give kindness to you who was in need at that time. Now, you're doing it, too. That's one thing I love about His fruits, the more you give and share, the more it grows and just don't get depleted. God bless sister and have a great day!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Such a great list, of the small things. They show us what we think is small, may be important.

Nana Jul said...

Helping someone in the dark...oh How God sent help to me too, and never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be at a point where I could do the helping...but with God ALL things are possible...And HOW THANKFUL I AM!!!
I so know.
Love,
Julie

Connie Arnold said...

It's wonderful how God uses people to help us when we are in need, and we in turn can share blessings with others, as you have done with your post!

Christian Magoncia said...

God really comes to th rescue when we cry out for help unto him. He is indeed wothy of our thanksgiving!!!

Btw, I just followed you! Can you add me please?

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Joan said...

I love your thankful heart!

Blessings,
Joan

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

It sounds like God sent you friends when you needed them.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

You touch the very core of my heart. I bow down and salute to your power! Bless you. :)

Jennie said...

This is simply awesome. And I'm elated to see that an encourager made your list. Sometimes I feel like I have nothing to give, but there are always kind words and encouragement. Thank you for reminding me of that today. And thank you, also, for your grateful heart.

Hope you have a very blessed weekend!

Brian Miller said...

beautiful post...we never know the impact of the little touches we make in the lives of others...it does not take a whole lot of effort sometimes, just us doing them...i am thankful for them as well.

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
Beautifully written and felt...God's wonders never cease and He is always there when we need Him. Thanks for stopping by and saying "hi."


~Jean

SandwichINK Real Estate Info said...

Terrific post - and what a great quote from Helen Keller - wonderful words of encouragement for us all! :)

Karen said...

Wonderful list of blessings...

Tabitha Bird said...

WOW. Sounds like you have quite a story. Thanks for visiting my blog. It was great to hear about the things you are thankful for.

bj said...

I just became your newest follower. :)

Annesphamily said...

Sarah you are so greatly loved. I am loving this post. You have been through the fire and He walked you out of it with a little help from your friends.
I thought I had your button. Come see it over at my blog soon. Hugs and Many Blessings Anne

Denise said...

You are so gracious, love you.