Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thankful Thursday


Linking up with Dayle at Simple Pleasures


“There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.” Ralph H. Blum 

Gratitude...gives me a tremendous sense of peace and rest and purpose....something I longed for....for a long time. I never imagined life would change and become what it is now....I've been given so much. I'm grateful for.....

-the friendships I've developed both online and off....some totally neat people are in my world.
-my older sister who calls everyday to make me laugh....to tell me she loves me....and to remind me the bond between sisters is very strong. We had been separated since we were teens and reunited 2008. 
-Standing up and speaking to that group of women. I sold a ton of books and got lots of hugs and great encouragment. It's getting easier to stand up...and be seen and heard....
-having discovered a way to have my voice...and say those things I never could....through writing. Writing feels so much like breathing....
-Mostly.....I'm grateful for the power of His gentleness that touches me again and again and again and has shown me gentleness is so much stronger than force and violence. It's given me hope and faith....and even when things aren't going so good...to hold on...wait....rest...'cause He's on it....working everything out....

20 comments:

Sylvia said...

I love your words , your spirit and I believe in the gratitude as a powerful sourse of peace . I am glad I found your blog ! Thank you for writing such a kind comment , it means a lot to me !

Peace !

Karen said...

"Writing feels so much like breathing...."

So never stop sharing your words....

Angel said...

So much to be thankful for and so happy that you found your voice to speak those words of thankfulness. Blessings!

Debbie said...

Hold on and wait 'cause He's working everything out...

I need to repeat that over and over to myself these days.

I am so glad to read that the speaking not only reaped a pleasure in YOU but also brought you book sales. Double the pleasure.

I agree about the writing. It is like breathing.


And that graphic??? hilarious.

It's Just Dottie said...

Today I am thankful for your kind words on my blog . Your comments always make me feel so good. Thank you,my sweet friend.

Ginny said...

I KNEW it! The more you speak, the more comfortable you will be with it. And soon, you will be wanting to say all kinds of things and won't be able to wait for another engagement!! I always wanted a sister so badly, you are both very blessed.

Michelle said...

How wonderful to be reunited with your sister.

I always enjoy reading your posts.

Have a wonderful day!

Dayle said...

So beautiful, Sarah. Yes, writing is like the soul breathing ... and I can't imagine not writing. So proud of you and all that you are doing with your life.

MoMeMa said...

Hi Sarah,
Just visiting, nice 2CU. Your words are so inspiring! Happy creating ☺♥☺♥
Inspire Others
www.momemart.blogspot.com
MoMeMa

Donnie said...

You are such a gifted person. I loved the squirrels too. It put a smile on my face.

Nana Jul said...

Yippy Jesus!! Glory to God! So proud of you! You did it again!! Smiling from ear to ear for answered prayer for you!
Keep your eyes wide open and keep giving Him thanks...it keeps the joy flowing!
Love the squirrels!!
Love,
Julie

Amrita said...

That 's th e key to contenment Sarah, rejoiciung in ordinary things an d not hankering after sophistication and complexity.

I love the graphic too.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Amen, Sarah! A heart of gratitude is a wonderful way to color our world with God's beauty and healing!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Sarah!!! You rock! and I am SOOO PROUD of you!!!
XO

Christine said...

If more people spent time on gratitude, the world would a little more happy.

Dimple said...

Sarah,
Thank you for coming by my blog & leaving a comment; I would have missed out on meeting you otherwise.
I admire your strength, and I know from Whom it comes. Blessings to you!
Dimple

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Sarah,
You are a blessing to us... your testimony, your courage, and your Faith bring inspiration and hope in our times of challenge. Your writing and motivational meetings are priceless.

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my story. You're so sweet :-)

Doris

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This picture is just too funny.
I love your list, as I read I just hear God saying, "look what I have for my people" He is giving you strength to go beyond your own abilities, so you are speaking and writing, which are all showing his glory!

Michelle said...

God is doing wonderful things through you. Thanks for sharing.

Dulce said...

Ah Sarah... this is so beautiful!