Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Dayle at Simple Pleasures. If you want to join in post and add your name at http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/ 
   
"My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I'm grateful for it the way I'm grateful for the ocean." Anne Lamott

I discovered that I love to write. I can spend hours writing...spinning stories....getting lost in another world. And I love books....ones that grab and hold me.....calling to me throughout the day....knowing when the kids are in bed.....I can get lost in someone else's words. I'm grateful for writing and books and words.  

-This week I got the book Laying Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. A writing book that excites me because it's about passion and heart and feeling and soul. I totally relate to that. I find myself reading it the way I eat desert...waiting....wanting to draw it out.....not wanting it to ever end....

-My daughter Shelley writes poetry and short stories. She's been doing that for a few years now. I love reading her stuff. Her faith and insight about life comes through in a gentle and beautiful way.  

- There are some neat writers online that I've connected with - Donna Dawson, WandaWinters-Gutierrez, Dolores Ayotte
Terri Blackstock Reading their books....their stories...feeling their heart...is the best....and there's so many others who share their writing through their blogs.Debbie, Sheila, Terri and so many more....too many to list....

-The best....the book that inspires me the most.....the number one best seller.....a book that's made a difference in my world.....The Bible. Even though I don't understand so much of it.....in some strange way.....it pumps me with hope...and gives me courage and the faith to to trust that no matter what's going on......it's always going to somehow turn out okay....

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25 comments:

Dolores Ayotte said...

Nikki...THANK you for counting me as one of the "neat writers" that you have connected with. I feel the exact same way about you. Thanks for being there for me! Dolores :)

Dolores Ayotte said...

Oops Nikki...when I clicked on my link, Terri Balckstock's came up under both hers and mine. :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Thank you for your kind words. I have been thrilled to watch your progress these past few years!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I find myself writing differently through blogging but certainly could never write as brilliantly as some. It truly is an art. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

Stuff could always be worse said...

So happy that you love to write, You are a great writer! Bible is the best!

Ginny said...

Well, I'm not making any comments on your post today, because it's all about Shelly. I just checked out her blog, and you have an amazing daughter!!! I just left her a comment. She has a wonderful blog with great colors, pictures, and music. And she writes so beautifully, one would think she is very old. She is truly talented. She is a teenager, but what is her age?

Cindy aka Sunshine said...

Reading was my simple pleasure today, writing not so much... :)

Thanks for sharing,
Hugs,
Cindy

Dayle said...

Beautiful post, Sarah. I was thanking the Lord just last week for the freshness of His Word. Never do I pick up my Bible and not come away with something fresh and new. It is truly a great simple pleasure.

Ruth said...

beautiful post.. i stopped by Shelley's blog and loved it too...:)

Blessings,
Ruth

Wanda's Wings said...

There certainly are words in the Bible that brings great comfort to me. I don't claim to understand it all, but Jesus loved people. I wish I could read more but my eyes get very tired quickly. It sounds like writing runs in your family. I know you must be so proud of your daughter. Give her a hug from me. God bless you. Wanda

Debbie said...

I stand in complete agreement with you Sarah. I love to read, and words have always been my passion, but there is no word like The Word in my book. Nothing compares.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

I love that YOU write. :)

Shelley said...

Great Thankful Thursday post! :) Love your writing too! Keep on writing!

dee dee said...

Sarah,
Your words are inspiring and beautiful!
Keep writing and sharing....
dee dee

Sue said...

OH! Sara,
Do I love your thoughts on the Bible!!! So true and inspiring. You are a gifted writer, to be able to put your thoughts in written form is truly a gift from God to be shared, may you continue to use this God given talent to bless and inspire others, just like these writer have done for you.
Blessings and hugs,
Sue

Annesphamily said...

Sarah you really know how to spin words. You are a terrific writer. Keep writing and keep being you because you are an awesome person! Hugs and Blessings Anne

sewingseedscraftylife said...

What a gift you have been given and how thankful I am that you share it to the glory of the Lord. You are so right, the Bible is full of hope!

Trish said...

Writing and books and words - wonderful simple pleasures to be grateful for. I so agree with you! many blessings..Trish

Denise said...

You truly encourage my heart, love you sis.

Cinner said...

You are wonderful with such a positive outlook, enjoy . c

Brian Miller said...

i love to write...it is something that lay dormant in me for years and i cant get enough now...will check out that writing book...and we have similar favs...smiles.

Karin said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Blessings on you! Off to check out Shelley's blog.

Bella said...

Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to hear you've discovered something you enjoy so much. Have a lovely weekend!

Patrina's Pencil said...

I liked what you said here:

...The Bible. Even though I don't understand so much of it.....in some strange way.....it pumps me with hope...and gives me courage and the faith to to trust that no matter what's going on......it's always going to somehow turn out okay....

Its is the LIVING Word - that's why it pumps us up with HOPE! Isn't that cool? There are an ocean of words in the BIBLE and when believed and followed, will lead us to the promised Land.

blessings
patrina <")>><
warrior bride in boots

Kay K said...

Love your simple pleasure ....The BIBLE is the best book full of love, his-story and so much more