Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Dayle at Simple Pleasures

"The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become."  Ezra Taft Benson

I'm grateful.....and happy. I've been given more than I could have ever imaged. It's hard to believe that life had once been so empty and dark...The things I'm most grateful for are:

-Hope....that lives inside me and breathes life into everything I see....every change....every thought of possibility.
-Faith...that's become my anchor...something I can hang onto when there isn't anything else. It keeps me grounded...
-Love...that I can not only give...but now also that I can finally recieve. takes away the fear....
-Peace....that's replaced fear and's replacing the constant angst and need to live on the edge.
-Joy....that helps me kick back....have fun, laugh, dance and play....and not be so serious.'s the best.

Happy New Year guys....wishing you all His absolute best for twenty-eleven!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Wishing you blessings of peace joy and love in the new year. Tammy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,
So true...."Joy, it's the best."

I lived the first part of my life so serious. I missed my childhood, but I am making up for lost time. :)


Anonymous said...

:) :) Wishing you the coolest, funnest, most laid-back New year's eve too, Sarah!!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Sarah, you are so right, hope and joy are the only way to live. I try to live everyday with hope and sunshine, I live with a man, whom I love dearly but his whole life has been lived with the glass half empty theory. Always depressed and never sees the good side of anything, it is so sad to watch someone like this because they can't enjoy life and tries to bring everyone down to their depth of sadness or in his case anger.
Hope the sunshine covers you everyday.

Andrea said...

Praying you have an awesome New Year full of unexpected blessings!

Wanda's Wings said...

Great post. Filled with hope and joy. God bless you this New Year and may it be the best ever.

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Sarah, may your New Year be filled with awesome blessings and overflowing graces!!
I love your list- and add my own Amen :-)
joy in Christ..Trish

Bernie said...

Happy New Year Sarah.....:-) Hugs

It's Just Dottie said...

I wish you a Happy New Year,Sarah . I learned life is what you make it .
I want to live a beautiful life every day and with Jesus on my side . I know I can. He is so good to me and to you .

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amen. I pray that you receive many blessings from God in 2011. Happy New Year!

Nana Jul said...

The Happiest New Year to you too! I pray your expectation to see more of Him, rises to a new level. Filled to the full and spilling over onto all those who come to know the Jesus you know through you!
Love ya sister!

Cinner said...

Happy New Year Sarah, I wish you all the very best,hugs to you my friend. c

Dayle said...

The "Fruits of the Spirit." Wow! The greatest simple pleasures to enjoy. Loved this.

Debbie said...

Just getting back into town and enjoying reading of some Simple Pleasures. As usual, you leave me with a warm feeling in the old heart.

I pray that your spirit of thankfulness continues to grow and bless both you and the rest of us who get to share it.

Happy New Year!

Simona said...

I love that picture with the snow and the rainbow umbrella! Where did you find that?
2011 here we come!!!

Dolores Ayotte said... have been such an inspiration to me. I am grateful to you and for you. Happy New Year to you and the girls. Ring it in with the kick back attitude of fun and laughter that you've learned to enjoy and deserve so much!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME post and all so true.
God bless you for this new year.

Annesphamily said...

What a terrific post you closed the old year with. You have such an amazing writing gift. I look forward to the new year with you as my friend and I thank you for listening to me rattle on about things because I know how sincere you are. Love to you and yours in in the new year. Anne