Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Dayle's Thursday's Simple Pleasures

When you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life. - Oprah Winfrey

Thinking about what I'm grateful for....my mind spins through so many things. Everything  in my life are gifts that I've been given. I've never forgotten how dark my life was....how empty and alone. Gratitude....you bet I am. This week...I'm thankful for

-seeing the snow melt and feeling the warm breeze blowing through my hair...signs that spring is around the corner.
-my oldest turned 15 last Sunday. She's the most amazing kid...okay...proud mama here. ☺it's true though. She really is an amzing kid!
-My youngest's wicked sense of humour. The girl cracks me up. Even when I'm grumpy...she can cut through and make me laugh.
-I met this woman...someone gave her my name. She has a story....a wild story of physical healing. We met for coffee and felt as if we had known each other forever. She wants the two of us to work together to empower others. Love that.
-His absolute constant love that never ever ever changes. He's always there....never leaves...Because of Him....life is full of adventures....and hope. 

Have a great thursday guys!!!

24 comments:

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your 15 year old! Isn't it great that they have different personalities and "jobs" in your heart? My younger one is the laugh giver too. I wouldn't change their differences for all the world.

I'll be interested to read where this new acquaintance that God put in your path take you.

Puzzled Hat said...

I love your thankful Thursdays! What a great idea! :) If we didn't find things to be thankful for, what a depressing life we'd have. I'm glad you have good things in your life even though you have to deal with so much pain too. And I'm glad you have a strong faith too - I don't know what I'd do without that! xx

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I have a 15 year old in my house...what joy, Happy Birthday. Your little one keeps you on your toes with laughter, a true gift. Amen to having someone to go forward to minister with, these are great thanks

Heather T. said...

What a wonderful bunch to be thankful for ♥ May this new acquaintance blossom into wonderful opportunities, growth and healing as you share with others!!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

Love your gratitude list. Enjoy those children they will be grown ups before you know it!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday you your daughter. Enjoyed your post. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Finding Pam said...

Sarah, you have a wonderful list of things to be thankful. Happy belated birthday to your daughter. It sounds like you have two awesoome kids, which is a blessing in so many ways.

I liked Oprah's quote and I find it all so true.
Thanks for stopping by and always giving me so much encouragement.

Evelyn S. said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! I love your 'thankful' list....I need to make one, as well.

hip-chick said...

Wonderful simple things to be thankful for.

It's Just Dottie said...

I love your thankful list . I am so glad to meet and share so many things with you on the computer. I love God so much and it delights my heart that you do too.

Sandy said...

Sarah, your Thursday posts are always so positive, as are all of your posts. And, your comments to my posts are always so encouraging. Thank you so much!

Wanda's Wings said...

Glad you are having a great day!

withpenandcamera said...

I'm always blessed to read your list of blessings.

Happy birthday to your daughter.

Blessings,
Joan

Trish said...

Sarah, you always have some amazing touch from the Lord to share with us!
I love how you honour Him with all your joys and adventures :-)
He is wonderful!
And your family is precious!
bless you..Trish

Ginny said...

Sounds like you may be up to new things soon, so exciting!!

Jen said...

Warm breeze. that is so much to be thankful for and I am thankful for it myself! Happy birthday to your girl!

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
I just love that "because of Him - life is full of adventures...and hope." What could possibly be better than that? Love your Simple Pleasure!


~Jean

Barb said...

Hi Sarah,
Your children sound like blessings in your life as is your faith in God.Your writing is special.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Just Be Real said...

Birthday wishes go out to your precious daughter! Blessings to you Sarah.

Nana Jul said...

O I love when the Lord sets you up for another adventure...that is So God!
I know you will do His work well, you can't help it, it just flows out of you!
Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Have a great weekend!!
Love
Julie

Cinner said...

There are so many doors that open for you, your children sound lovely. the ability to make one laugh is a gift. sounds like you have a new adventure on your hands. take care. much love c

Regina said...

This is wonderful Sarah!
Happy birthday to your daughter.

Blessings.
xo

Dayle said...

Warm breezes ... love those!

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Happy Birthday (belated) to the kid! Please do pass it on! :) :)