Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Linking with Dayle at Simple Pleasures and Candra at Thankful Thursday  

"Without gratitude we have no wings. The highest freedom is to feel ever-increasing gratitude." Laura Teresa Marquez      

Saying thank-you does something for me. It frees me. It gives me wings....because it reminds me how much I've been given....how much He loves me...how far I've come....and even more....how much I want to give back for all that I've recieved. This week...a few things I'm grateful for:

1. Two friends came over with presents and lunch. I met them just a few months ago and they've already become good friends. I am really grateful for them.
2. My girls - this week...our family helped out at that inner city shelter again. Watching my kids...seeing their kindness and smiles made me so proud that they're my kids. 
3. A new friend. Someone gave her my book. She read it and emailed me. She lives in a city not too far away. She came and spent the afternoon with me. She's a pastor's wife...told me she'd like me to come and speak at their church and took some books to sell in their bookstore. 
4. Spent a few hours with a writing buddy...loved the time we spent together sharing our hearts and our writing.
5. My best friend - the One who never leaves me...even when I'm not at my best...even when I'm not what I should be. He's always in my corner...always running with me....He's makes my heart sing....even in the dark. I'm most grateful....for Him. 


19 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

Friends are such a special blessings, and our kids, too! Glad you are having such wonderful times together. Love ya, sis.

Amrita said...

Beautiful people to thank God for

Dolores Ayotte said...

Great post Nikki...I'm honored to call you my friend.

Barbara said...

Yes there is nothing like a good friend, be blessed and enjoy your time spent with your dear friends, hugs Barbara

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are beautiful things to be thankful for. How awesome to make some new friends. How awesome to be asked to speak. Have a wonderful Christmas.

RCUBEs said...

In all of this: Amen! Nothing like a grateful attitude that flows from a heart that received His grace and love. Blessings to you sister. You inspire!

Dayle said...

Sarah, #5 made me all teary-eyed. Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!

Angel said...

We all have much to be thankful for and making a list, like you've done here, is a great way to celebrate the gifts God has given us. I hope you continue to enjoy your friends and family and have a very blessed Christmas!

My Life said...

There is nothing that compares to that best friends...Merry Christmas!

Ginny said...

You are really very blessed indeed!

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Sarah, what fantastic things to give thanks for!
Your book is opening so many doors for blessings :-) Your girls are delightful and you are inspirational! Friendship with Him tops it all!! Have a very happy Christmas, dear lady. joy in Christ..Trish

Debbie said...

You have a WOW list this week, Sarah. So many blessings in one week. We worked the soup kitchen locally last weekend too, and I was blessed by it as I always am.

And that best friend you mention in the last one is my best friend too.

Your list is one of the things I look forward to every week.

Debbie said...

You have a WOW list this week, Sarah. So many blessings in one week. We worked the soup kitchen locally last weekend too, and I was blessed by it as I always am.

And that best friend you mention in the last one is my best friend too.

Your list is one of the things I look forward to every week.

Nana Jul said...

Ps 18:28 You, O LORD, Keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

He is Awesome! Love your thankful list!
Love,
Julie

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

I am impressed with the number of people who love you! I love that part best. :) :)

Stuff could always be worse said...

Thankful for wonderful friends!!
kim

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
I love your list of "thankfuls" - it's such a great way to be reminded of how much we have and He is my best friend too!

An interesting man, to me, is someone who has something to say that makes me think! :) They probably aren't at the laundromat, though! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on Microfiction Monday. Merry Christmas!

~Jean

Lady_Amanda said...

Hi Sarah,

Friends are difantly something to be greatful for. Sounds like you had full week! The One knows how much you need others in your life. Also that's awesome your family volunteered at a Shelter. Is it a Chrismtas thing or do you do it throughout the year?

Thanks for sharing,
Amanda

Mave said...

Thanks for sharing the unfailing love the Father has for us, and then being able to share wider with others. Lovely to hear of your children sharing too.