Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward

Some days I don't feel very thankful. Somedays I just feel sorry for myself. Then I talk to someone who'se hurting....or notice a person struggling with all kinds of things in their life...and that old familar fight kicks in and I know I need to change my attitude. It's been like that this week. I'm glad it's thursday again.....a day to stop and realize I have so much to be thankful for, things like:

-My home. - So many people live in substandard houses or in only one room in somebody else's house or in a shelter or on the streets. Our house is  near the water and surrounded by nature and we have so many kind neighbours....☺
-My family....they're the absolute best. We really look out for each other. The relationship between us is pretty tight....
-Hope....there was a time I had no hope. Everything was just plain dark. Now when there's problems...or things go wrong...I know that with Him in my corner....somehow everything's going to work out and be okay
-My work....I get to go to work and make people smile. And I get paid for doing that. How cool is that. 
-Faith....I can kick back and trust because He's got it all under control....For me...this is the best. ☺

19 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Powerful message here Sarah.

Since I work for a non-profit organization that deals with third world countries, I see daily what their living conditions are.

I am so glad that your family is set together dear one.

Certainly is cool to have a job where you can make people smile.

Thank you for sharing such an inspiring post.

Blessings and ((((Sarah))))

Dolores Ayotte said...

Nikki,
To remember our blessings is the first step to changing our attitudes. Thanks for the reminder today! :)

Karen said...

Amen! So thankful that God is in control!

sewingseeds4U said...

What a beautiful message and reminder...Thanks for sharing. Patty

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Stuff could always be worse said...

What a wonderful list of thankfulness. Well written also! Thanks for reminding us.

Sue said...

Well said.

Sue at Beach Bungalow
xo

Dayle said...

My favorite was getting paid to make people smile. How cool is that?

Brian Miller said...

to be able to go to work and make people smile...that is a high calling...we need more smiles.

Debbie said...

To be paid for making people smile? That's my favorite one of the week.

What a wonderful, wonderful gift.
Both to you as the giver, and to you as the reciever. Loved that.

Angel said...

What a wonderful list of reasons to be thankful. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us. God bless you!

Wanda's Wings said...

Great list. God is good to us even during the rough times!

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
Your list is so inspiring - thank you. I love that you can go to work and make people smile! Wonderful Simple Pleasure.


~Jean

Ginny said...

It's so easy to fall into the old pattern of feeling sorry for ourselves, until we see someone who is so much worse off than we are!

Denise said...

Such a great list sis.

Patrina's Pencil said...

anyone who loves the lord is deeply blessed. And yes, your list reveals that. I'm glad that this week is almost over for you:) May His Son shine more radiant than before - just for you. You are precious - you are loved.

Patrina <")>><

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is an awesome post!!

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Sarah, you are my smile, today!!!!

p.s. I want your job.

p.p.s. I love you!

Joan said...

Love this, Sarah.

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Hi, I came for Spiritual Sunday and enjoyed this so much as well. Have a blessed week. :)