Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday


"Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of those around you." Eileen Caddy  

It's been sort of a strange week....but one that I've had moments where I could  kick back and just be in the moment. I'm usually not good at doing that....so I'm really grateful this week for:

-the delight in watching my 10 yr. old admire her new shoes as if they were the greatest gift ever.
-watching Anne of Green Gables with my girls for the millioneth time and loving it.
-having the best heart to heart talks with my teen.
-having my youngest's teacher tell me 'what can you add to perfect. I wish I had a gazillion kids like your daughter in my class.' Proud Mama here. ☺
-reached 33,238 words for Nanowriter  - goal to write 50,000 words in 30 days  with others doing the same thing....

28 comments:

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Wow! Sarah, it sounds like you've had some perfectly wonderful moments throughout your week! No wonder you are thankful :-) God is good! blessings..Trish

Southern Gal said...

Love your list. I want to watch Anne of Green Gables. It's been a long time, but I don't think my boy (8) would appreciate it. Sort of like Pride and Prejudice to him.

Karen said...

Isn't it wonderful just to rest in the Lord and marvel at all He is doing!

Finding Pam said...

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books and the series was wonderful. You are making some nice memories with you kids.

I am glad that you had such a good week. Hold it close to your heart and cherish it.

Sue said...

I love Anne of Green Gables. Your week sounds lovely, especially time spent with your children. And wow, no way could I write 50,000 words in a month.

Tammy said...

What a wonderful week you've had! Sounds like you're a great mom too. You are blessed!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Wow.. so many things to be Greatful for!!!! I would be a proud mama too & I'm not surprised she is 'perfect' having a wonderful mother like you! Awesome! :-)

I still Love the 'heart to heart' talks with my boys... they started in their teens and now in their twenties! Hope they continue 'forever' for both of us! :-)

Blessings & Hugs,
Coreen

bj said...

Now, THIS is the kind of week I'm talkin' about!! :)

Ruth said...

beautiful list Sarah.. love it!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Hi,What a nice week...full of a mixture of love, accomplishment and pleasures.(-:
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice message. It was good to meet you.

Wanda's Wings said...

You are so wise. I thank God I found you and you positive spirit.

It's Just Dottie said...

Prefect ,just a perfect kind of week!!!
Dottie

Karen said...

thanks for sharing. My favorite having a heart to heart talk with the teen. This is a treasure. Joining you at Dayle's.

RCUBEs said...

Nothing like starting our day being grateful, ending our day being grateful. Makes our worries of lesser concern as we thank God and out our focus on Him. Blessings to you sister.

Dayle said...

Sarah, this is a wonderful list of simple pleasures, especially that Anne of Green Gables part. :) Probably my all-time favorite movie. I need to dig it out and have a movie night around here.

Always a pleasure having you at the Simple Pleasures get-together.

RCUBEs said...

I mean "put our focus on Him" not "out"...Typing too fast... :)

Debbie said...

That's a LOT of words. Knowing you, they are all worthwhile, too!

I really liked your list this week. There were so many that made me smile. I especially liked the Anne of Green Gables one. (A favorite HERE too) and the comment from the teacher.

You must have a very full heart this week, Sarah.

Ginny said...

You must be a great mom, how blessed you are! Being a parent is the most important job in life!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Yes indeed you are a proud mom, this is news that is truly a blessing.
Hugs,
Ginger

Godsgalnj said...

Love love love Anne of Green Gables =) Great list of simple joys! =) Have a great rest of the week! =)

Kay K said...

What a wonderful blessed week you have had!
Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Kids have a wonderful way of returning us to the simple things, the essence of life. Why are you trying to write a specific number of words? (Just curious.)

Nana Jul said...

You know how you felt about what your daughters teacher said? Well That's how our proud Poppa in Heaven feels about you! Smiling HUGE!
Glad you got a little quiet time to kick back..we all need that!
Love ya sista!
Julie

Jen said...

Compliments on the kids are so great! So glad that you have had such a wonderful week!

Joan said...

A wonderful list. So much to be thankful for.

Connie Arnold said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful week! Cherish those special times of sharing with your children and being a proud mama. Good work on the writing.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Hey! I guess I goofed! They're both baby girls like my sister and me!! :D You sound like one ADORABLE family! Big hugs to each of you. :)

Annesphamily said...

I just saw an Anne of Green Gables doll I would love to have That is such a wonderful and refreshing movie. My middle daughter is a writer and a college student. She loves all the old classic like Anne and Little Women. What a great family you have and would a wonderful role model you are for your children. You are weaving such a marvelous legacy here Anne