Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Dayle from Simple Pleasures

"Gratitude is the heart's memory" Jean Baptiste Massieu

 As we drove home from the airport...it hit me....gratitude. For me....it's a simple pleasure...being able to say thank-you...to feel a sense of gratitude for being alive and for being safe. There was a time...I couldn't say thank you....a time when I thought dying would be a relief from life's pain. Gratitude....I feel it in every fibre of my being. Things I'm thankful for this week...

-arriving home safely....with no hiccups. Grateful we didn't fly today b/c 2000 flights at the airport were cancelled due to the snow storm. 
-coming home to our house...a save haven...a comfortable place where I can relax...and let go...and be me....
-For sharing the runway with Oprah...yep her plane was right beside ours. The kids got a thrill to see that.
-My sister's voice on the aswering machine...When we finally talked.....she cried saying she really missed me. We had been separated since we were kids and united three years ago. She's become a large part of my heart and I hers.
-and the most important....knowing that wherever I am...He's there....at home...in the air...on the highway...in San Fransisco...anywhere and everywhere. Just knowing I belong to Him...and that no matter what.....He's always there in my corner.

23 comments:

Sandy said...

ahhh, Sarah, you made me cry! I always consider Gratitude a very important simple pleasure, too! Thank you for this post. I am also glad you made it home safely!

Dorie said...

Yes, He is always there for us! What a comfort and blessing knowing that is. Your listing was so heart felt and touching to read.

Cinner said...

so glad you have made it home safe and sound. were you going to visit your sister? and your right he is always there for us. hugs.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes...even more than a simple pleasure a wonderful blessing..thanks for sharing, stopping by from simple pleasures!

Nana Jul said...

Your thankfulness wells over from within you! You are gushing with it! :) Simple pleasures...may we all open our eyes to see them!

CRY said...

good words of your greatfulness

Denise said...

Precious post, love you.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Gratitude is really one of the most simple pleasure a person can have, We all need to be thankful for what he has given us.

Ginny said...

So you were able to fly home before the bad weather? So glad to are all right! How did the trip go? How wonderful it must be to have a sister and be close to her, I always used to wish for one.

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

You're home!!!!! Yayyyyyyyyyyyy!

Barb said...

Saying Thank You is so nice.I thank God for every day, because every day He gives me is a day closer to being with Him in Heaven
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
I always feel that way when I come home from a trip...so grateful to Him that I am home safe and sound to my warm home and wonderful neighbors who look after things while I am gone. I know that God cares for me. Love reading all your thankfuls!

~Jean

withpenandcamera said...

This is beautiful, Sarah.

Blessings,
Joan

Debbie said...

A big welcome home, Sarah! I agree completely that gratitude is the greatest simple pleasure. It really defines the ENTIRE concept, don't you think?

Very cool about the "O" plane. And a great blessing that you made it home regardless of the weather across the country.

Angel Wings and Apron Strings... said...

Praise God you made it home ok :-)
As usual Sarah, your words find a grateful Amen in my heart too.
God bless you..Trish

Dee said...

Glad you are home. The Lord is always with us...that is so comforting and a grateful heart is a happy heart.♥

MOLLYE said...

Oh I just am so blessed to have met you. A new sister in Chrisst and I adore you already. Happy weekend, XXXMollye

Dayle said...

Home ... that wonderful place like no other. Beautiful post.

Michelle said...

Lots of things to be grateful for.

Kim-Stuff could be worse said...

I Love gratitude! So glad you are home...

Jen said...

This is such a wonderful post -- isn't it amazing how our hearts are transformed by the act of gratitude?

Love that you have reconnected with your sister.

Terri Tiffany said...

Welcome home and happy you are happy:) Now, I am so jealous you saw Oprah's plane!!

Karen said...

How precious that your sister cried 'cause she missed you. So glad you are in one another's lives again. When ALL else fails we can always count on Jesus being with us. I cannot plumb the depths of it. Thanks for your visit, Sara. blessings on your day.