Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Dayle at Simple Pleasures and Curiousgeorg  

"Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Remembering to say thank-you is the best...It reminds me of how much He's given me...how far I've come....and how great He is. And more...it helps me live in hope...and faith and joy. This week...I'm grateful for:

-a home where people feel comfortable ...not just my family but others. When people come over they always say they feel like they've come home. I love that!!!
-the community that we live in....it's a great place...with kind people  - individuals and families reaching out and helping others. 
-my 14 yr. old and I spent a morning together sorting through mountains of donated toys and gifts at an inner city outreach. Working side by side with her was the best. We're doing it again this Saturday. ☺
-living in a free country that values human rights and respects all people.  Some people around the globe are killed for standing up just b/c of their faith or for going against their governement. 
-the absolute best - my faith  - it's a filter that helps me see everything with hope....very different than how I used to.

26 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

Oh how true!

Barbara said...

Amen how true it is, hugs Barbara

Candra Georgi said...

inviting you over to my thankful thursdays! www.curiousgeorgi.com

Junibears said...

Beautiful comment! How I agree with you.xx

Debbie said...

Wonderful ones, as I have come to expect. My favorite was the visual picture that I had of you and your daughter going through the donated toys.

There is not much quite as wonderful as being God's hands in meeting the needs of others, is there?

Amrita said...

I am with you on this one

Kay K said...

I agree ... I joined Multitude Mondays you need to link up and join in Ann in one holy experience

Michele Williams said...

Such a great thankful list. Thank you for sharing. Blessings...

Dayle said...

Saying "thank you" seems to be a dying art these days. Nice to know there are people who still see the value in it. Loved this.

Dolores Ayotte said...

Yes...we do have so much to be grateful for. Saying thanks by helping others like you and your daughter did is a wonderful way to express it. Enjoy your Saturday when you do it again!

Stuff could always be worse said...

So true, we have our freedom. Love your list!
kim

Ginny said...

What a great holiday experience with your child. We have even more things to be thankful for than we know!

Candra Georgi said...

love what you said. thanks for hoping over...you left off the 'i" on Georgi, thanks for participating hope to see you next week too!

Cinner said...

Lovely list of gratitude , we are indeed blessed to have our freedom and our faith. glad you are doing great. love that you and your daughter can work together. hugs to you.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

I loved your post! I feel so good when I read of your happiness. :) :) God bless you! Have a happy day! :)

Nana Jul said...

I bet your home is very comfy...like the ambiance of your bloggy home...
Thankfulness changes your whole perspective....Thankful for you!!
Love,
Julie

Southern Gal said...

What an amazing list! Saying thank you is such a blessing, isn't it?

Joan said...

Too often these days people forget to say thank you and certainly many don't remember to give thanks to God.

Wonderful post, Sarah.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

What a wonderful memory to build with your daughter.

Finding Pam said...

Sarah, that is one awesome list of thanks. It takes only seconds to say thanks or to be kind. What an experience to remember with your daughter helping others.

Jen said...

I cannot wait to work side by side with my daughter one day, just like that. Wonderful gratitude list!

bj said...

Hi, Sarah..thanks so much for coming by. I tell ya, these are the best and so easy cookies to make. There is NO WAY you can mess them up.
3 ingredients..
drop by teaspoon onto sprayed (with Pam) cookie sheet. You can criss-cross them (dip your fork into sugar to prevent sticking to the cookies) or you can just pop into the 350 oven for about 10-12 minutes..until they are golden brown and smelling sooo good.
Let them cool, then put them on a pretty plate, fix a hot cup of coffee or tea or ICY cold milk and eat 'em all up !!:)))

Carol said...

God is truly the Source of all good things. All of our wonderful blessings come from Him and relationship with Him!

Christine said...

THANK YOU!!

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

oh yes! There's so much to be thankful for! Lovely as always, Sarah :-)
many sweet blessings..Trish

barb said...

I too,feel there is a lot to be thankful for.God is truly Good and good to us and sometimrs we forget this. Thank you for your gentle reminder.Barb