Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Dayle at her awesome Simple Pleasures

"Gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling."  Gordon B. Hinckley
 
Saying thank-you keeps me focused. It reminds me where I was....where I am now.....how much I've been given. It helps me remember the important things....the things that count...those little things that make my heart swell with contentment....things like:

-the snow melting...and the temps rising. They're promising double digits by Friday.  I dream of being back in the hills......

-play-fighting with my ten yr. old. She's like the energizer rabbit....she never gives up....but neither do I. It's a great workout physically and laughing with her is the best. 

-In school....my 14 yr. old is learning how to defend herself if she's ever attacked. I'm thrilled. I think it should be mandatory for all girls. She's my tree-hugger....gentle wouldn't hurt a fly kid....it's funny how she's loving this. And I'm loving that she's learning some street smarts the safe way.

-connections with some amazing people who survived some tough stuff and are now working to make a difference. I've linked up with some of them and although what we survived is different....the fight has been simliar..... 

-the best thing...knowing He's always with me....gives me hope, courage and peace.....knowing He's running with me....always there...in my corner makes all the difference....in the good times....and the not so good times....

19 comments:

simply Maria said...

Yes Sarah...saying Thank You to Him that brought you out of whatever trials happened before.

Seeing the blessings that surround you - in your children, in the temperatures, in the beauty that surrounds you.

Thank you is freeing...isn't it?

Maria.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh yes on defending yourself...I so wish my daughter had of take that class at a very early age, but then we can only prepare so much and leave the rest in the hands of a mighty God who restores and redeems.
Love the playing with child....by far the most rewarding exercise!

Stuff could be worse said...

I love Thankfulness. I know the relief when your child learns self-defense. Great list
kim

Karen said...

Sarah, knowing He's there, makes all the difference! Joining you at Dayle's.

Ginny said...

I hope it's as warm there today as it is here! This is a good thing your daughter is doing! Especially if she is so gentle natured, she needs to know how not to be taken advantage of. Is she learning this in regular school, I've never heard of that, or is this special separate classes? I agree, I think every girl should learn this before they are in the mid-teens.

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Sarah, I bet you're an awesome Mommy! When you talk of your kids, it makes me smile. :)

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
What a great idea...teaching young women in the art of self defense. I also can just see you "mock fighting" with your 10 year old! Great memories you are making with both of them.

~Jean

Dolores Ayotte said...

Nikki...just wanting to let you know how much I enjoy all your posts.

withpenandcamera said...

Lovely list of gratitude and thankfulness. Double digits? Wow it has been cold where you are.

Blessings,
Joan

Brian Miller said...

so cool about learning to defend ones self...and yes the weather is getting gorgeous...supposed to be 75 here tomorrow...woo hoo

Canadagirl said...

I really appreciated this...

the best thing...knowing He's always with me....gives me hope, courage and peace.....knowing He's running with me....always there...in my corner makes all the difference....in the good times....and the not so good times....

I have been blogging on the same kind of feeling lately.

Blessings In Him<><
-Mary

janicejohnson said...

Beautiful, encouraging blog! Gratitude is also contagious, so I'm glad you are spreading it.
Blessings!

Cindy Adkins said...

I love this post!! You inspire daily with your visions of life!!!
XO

Patrina's Pencil said...

A thankful heart is a merry heart. I love your simple merry heart :)

Patrina <")>><

Dulce said...

Love your gratitude list for tooday. Laughter and motherhood, especially when you are proud and complete with it,is the best gift He van give us.
:)

Dulce said...

Soory for the misspellings :(

One Heart (Marcia) said...

Thank you for stopping by, Sarah. I'm glad you liked the Sounds of Dusk. ;) Loved reading your lists of gratitude. Enjoy your weekend.

Annesphamily said...

Sarah you are such a gem! I am so happy to know you. Keep teaching your kids your beautiful ways. You have had one amazing life to share with all of us. I love your stories. Blessings to you and the family. Anne

Dayle said...

Knowing He's always there ... that says it all.