Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thankful Thursday

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Piglet? What would you do, if your house was blown down?"  
Before PIglet could think, Pooh answered him. He'd come and live with me." said Pooh. Wouldn't you?"  
Piglet sqeezed his paw. "thank you Pooh. I should love to. " A.A. Milne
Sometimes I think about the times I struggled alone....living on the streets,  wondering if there was any real purpose to living. The people in my world were angry, hurtful....mean. Things have changed. Now everywhere I look, people in my world are kind, compassionate and loving. I'm so grateful for:
-my family - they daily express love to me in amazing and tangible ways. They are always in my corner....
-my older sister who I reconnected with two years ago. We talk everyday...and everyday she tells me I'm her hero...
-the director of the women's centre who believes in me and wants to open doors for me to tell my story.
-the women who've read my story....and have come and shared theirs with me. They are my heros b/c they are fighters that have refused to give up.....
-the people I work with who teach me that living with kindness, forgiveness, and gentleness are more powerful than anger and wielding power to control and harm.  
More than anyone or anything.....I'm grateful for His love that never stopped fighting to pull me out of the darkness. Most days I awake up overwhelmed by His love for me. When no one was there....He was. When no one cared. He did. When nothing helped....He broke through. Every part of me wants to reflect His Light to everyone I meet.....I want everyone to know their life has purpose too....

27 comments:

Dolores Ayotte said...

Yes Nikki..."More than anyone or anything"!
I, too, could not have gone on without Him! :)

Finally Free said...

Thanks for the reminder to be thankful today. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Carol said...

The thought of His passionate, unyielding, never ceasing pursuit of me overwhelms me. Always.
Beautiful post.

Ruth said...

what an encouraging post.. i great reminder of how thankful we should be!!

Wanda's Wings said...

Even in the when I don't understand things I'm thankful Jesus understands and cares for me. You are such a blessing. Keep on sharing!!!!!

dee dee said...

Praise God! It sounds like He has set you FREE! Free to love, free to trust, free to forgive and free to be loved!
By the way.. I love Pooh too!
Dee Dee

Dayle said...

Sara, your posts always bless me to my toes. I'm really glad you're part of the Simple Pleasures series.

Ginny said...

God has a purpose for everyone, and it is so wonderful that you have found yours and are so thankful for it!

Saleslady371 said...

Freedom echos in every sentence. I rejoice with you!

Debbie said...

This post was quite powerful. I rejoice with you too. Blessings and hugs to you, Debbie

Gaia said...

I am eternally greatful to our Lord even when situations are not nice, people are not nice, but I have HIM on my side. And nothing else matters. Blessings

Joan said...

Sarah - I love your thankful heart. Each time I read one of your post, I feel the love your have for our Savior.

Blessings,
Joan

Shelley said...

I will always be in your corner! Once again, no suprise, fabulous post! :)

Debbie said...

I always love your gratitude, Sarah. I love the part this week about HIM always pulling you out of the darkness. Though I've never been on "the street", I have been in that darkness. I am ETERNALLY grateful for those pulling arms.

Loved this, as I ALWAYS do.

Evelyn S. said...

How wonderful to be able to share your observations and thankfulness!

It's Just Dottie said...

God is so good to us. I am so thankful for you,sweet friend. Dottie

Pat said...

Praise God for his boundless love and for bringing you out! Wonderful testimony and very encourafing!!!

Cinner said...

I am so glad that all things are falling in place for you. when I come here I always feel your strength and feel the love. hugs.

Stuff could always be worse said...

I so agree, you remind us to be Thankful! So encouraging.
kim

Christine said...

Such a comfort to know and thank you for the encouragement.

Carrie Burtt said...

Sarah you are a hero to many, and you sharing your heart and life has made a difference! I will always be in your corner. Thank you for all your warm and kind support over at my blog! :-)

anka said...

A very touching story. Thank you for stopping by my blog, glad I found yours.

Denise said...

Bless you, and your thankful heart.

Dee said...

I am thankful you have reached a place of healing in your life and that you are now an encourager with your blog. Blessings! Dee

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
I just love your thankful heart and your love for HIM! You are an encouragement to many, many people who only see the darkness. Please keep on with what you are doing.

~Jean

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

I really respect you. You heal my heart in ways I cannot explain. :)

Amrita said...

very warm post. And a great lesson from Pooh, who would do this in today 's day and age.

My family has given shelter to many people in our home , sick, and mentally disturbed people too, tried to reform some by keeping them in our house.