Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Greg http://gregsgeneralstore.blogspot.com/ and Dayle http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/

"I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that's in it. Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute " Maya Angelou

I didn't always feel thankful....I didn't always thank God for the day or hour or minute. But I do now. Today, there's so much I'm thankful for, like:

- life...just being alive - taking a breathe.....and feeling alive. I'm so glad He let me live.
- the hills near our home....climbing them....feeling the force of nature with every step..I love being outside in His creation 
- birds, chipmunks, rabbits,squirrels - They always make me smile. 
- the warmth of a friend's smile...even a stranger's  - it somehow affirms my worth.
- His whisper in my spirit....takes away all the fear....all the shame....all the angst and makes me feel like I can do anything....

24 comments:

Denise said...

Your life blesses me, thanks for sharing. I love you.

Nana Jul said...

Good morning Sarah! I'm thankful for smiles, for silence, for hearing Him Whisper...when you know God spoke to you...it does take away the fear!
God bless you!
Love,
Julie

T's Daily Treasures said...

Amen to all the above! Walking outdoors is one of my all time favorite simple pleasures. Unfortunately, the weather here right now doesn't permit that. Sooner or later it will change and I'll start walking again. :) Best wishes for a beautiful day! Tammy

Dolores Ayotte said...

Nikki...wild horses couldn't keep Him away! :)

Ginny said...

A lovely thankful post! What you are saying about being alive and enjoying nature is so well expressed with this horse just running free. I think the more we try to think of things to be thankful for, it can change our outlook.

Just Be Real said...

Always a blessing to look forward to your Thankful Thursday's dear one. Blessings and hugs.

Debbie said...

This is beautifully written. I have come to expect that when I visit here. You have such a lovely way of expressing your soul in words.

I stand with you thankful for life.
And I listen with you for the quiet whisper in the spirit which takes away fear and shame.

And I'm thankful that I visited.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes love your list, I love hearing the birds, etc. also
kim

Jennie said...

We should all smile more often! I think the smile of a loved one and a complete stranger are equally simple, but wonderful pleasures!

An excellent list, and I love the photo of the wild horse!

Dayle said...

Oh wow, Sarah! Great list. You named enough simple pleasures in this post for a month or two! :) Love it! Thanks so much for joining the party today.

SandwichINK Real Estate Info said...

Hi Sarah - praising God for and with you! :)

Angel said...

Thank you for your kindness in visiting my blog and leaving your thoughtful words. I'm glad to visit you here and to learn about how God is using you to inspire so many. May He bless you with the overflowing riches of His grace and shelter you always with His love.

Susan said...

Life is, indeed, a great and wonderful gift. I absolutely loved the photo of the horse you used with your post! Susan

Mevely317 said...

Love what you have to say about the chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels! I can be having the "worst" day (or so, I think) ... then catch the eye of one of God's creatures ... and something just melts inside. Everyday blessings, yes!

Chatty Crone said...

you're right - all you have to do is look and you will see the simple treasures of life.
sandie

Gayle said...

Wonderful list of simple pleasures. Amen.

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Sarah,
I am always thankful, I just don't always acknowledge it! Thanks for the reminder(s)!


Jean

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

The last two lines spoke directly to me. I love the affirmation I get from the universe. I am learning to be happy about the good and accept the sad stuff too.

Lynda Young said...

I am also thankful for just being alive. Thank you for this reminder. When I'm thankful, I feel more alive. :)

Brian Miller said...

smiles do tend to brighten the day...
love being outside as well...
about to hit the trails with the boys....
have a great weekend!

Maggie May said...

I am also thankful for being alive today.
There's nothing like studying God's creation to make you feel that.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Steve Finnell said...

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Carrie Burtt said...

Sarah it is such a blessing to know you here...your gratefulness is an inspiration. Thank you for your kind words at my blog. :-)

Karen said...

I love that quote...and your grateful heart always blesses me....