Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Dayle for Simple Pleasures

Health is not valued till sickness comes.-Thomas Fuller


Being sick is no fun. Last week and even on the weekend I was really sick. First the flu....the Norwalk...it's a brutal kind of flu.....then kidney stones and then.....a pulled muscle in my arm. It's been a week of realizing how fragile we really are....and how little control we have over most things.  Being so sick and getting better pretty quickly reminded me of how grateful I am because....

-I have today....and today I'm healthy and everything I need I have - food, water, shelter, love. 
-The sick stuff I got hit with didn't last long - unlike those who are hit with kidney failure, MS, cancer, and so many other debilitating things. 
-my family loves me and they show it in tangible ways. They completely took over and did whatever had to be done in and around the house including taking gentle care of me. 
-friends who found out and made themselves available for me and my family.
-My body - In the past I felt separate from it. Now I appreciate that He made us amazing....our bodies are awesome and do so much for us.

32 comments:

Finally Free said...

Glad you are feeling better, Sarah. :)

Mrs. M. said...

Being sick is not easy...living with a chronic illness takes perseverance and a great deal of surrender.

Praising Him for making you feel better.

Mrs. M.

It's Just Dottie said...

I thank God you are better. It is so hard for mom to be ill. God is always good .

Southern Gal said...

Glad you're feeling better. The Lord puts us in places where we need to be...even in the sickness. Blessings to you.

Cindy said...

Like everyone else has stated...glad your feeling better. God made us amazing. We should never take our health for granted.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Cindy

Angel said...

Sounds like a terrible trial you've been facing lately! So glad you are starting to feel better. Praise God for healing!

Wanda's Wings said...

Glad you are feeling better. You are always such an inspiration.

hip-chick said...

oh you have been sick. Kidney stones are no fun at all. So painful. I will pray that you continue to feel better.

Brenda Leyland said...

You share some wonderful blessings for which to be grateful. Glad to hear you are on the road to wellness!

Thanks so much for stopping by my place and leaving your 'footprint'.... yes, I too was amazed to find snow out there this morning. But it's been an odd year around here (northerly Alberta, Canada) and Spring has been toddling along at her own pace for sure!

Dimple said...

Your post is my second reminder today to praise God for health, because He heals us!

Psa 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

I am glad you are feeling better.
Blessings!

RCUBEs said...

No, it's not fun when we are sick or have pain...Hope you're fully well sister! God bless.

Saleslady371 said...

So glad you are well again Sarah! I wish you continued good health and a wonderful Easter.

Love,
Mary

Debbie said...

I'm sending praises and thanks that you are feeling better! I love how it made you yet more mindful of our amazing bodies.

Kerrie said...

Dear Sarah,

God is our healer. Praising Him for making you feel better and praying you will continue to go from strength to strength.

With love and care from Kerrie. xOX

"Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved,
for you are my praise." Jeremiah 17:14 ESV

Jen said...

I'm so glad you are better, Sarah. And, so thankful for the times we are down because it makes us appreciate so more when we are up.

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, you poor thing!!!! And kidney stones, so very painful!! Did you pass them? Did you have to go to the E.R.? Plus the flu and a pulled muscle all at the same time?

Just Be Real said...

Sarah, glad you are better. Blessings.

Lora said...

Thank you for stopping by at abundant life. Your kind words are an encouragement. I'm glad you are well. Greg gratitude list! I'm counting my blessings with strep throat in my house. So far, so blessed. I haven't gotten it! :)
God is good.
Blessings to you, Sarah.
In Him, Lora

Barb said...

Hi Sarah,
Glad you are recovering from being sick.You have a lovely family and for them to step up and care for you and the house is wonderful..
Thanks for visiting me and leaving your welcome comments...
God Bless Barb from Australia

Dayle said...

Good health is something we often take for granted. What a blessing it is. So glad you're on the mend.

Joan said...

Sarah - I'm glad you are feeling better. I hate to be sick - I think it interferes with life, but I have to stop and think about those who have terminal illness. I am blessed.

Thank you for sharing this.

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
Oh, I am so sorry you've been so sick and so very glad that you are feeling better. I love your gratitude posts so I've gotten back to writing in my gratitude journal too.

~Jean

Nana Jul said...

Praise God you are feeling better!! You are absolutely right, we take our health for granted, until we get sick. But God has a plan even in our sicknesses...He provides opportunities for others to set up..and your girls, and your friends did just that- Made you smile big too!! It humbles us too, having to accept help. And we learn to reach out to others in their sickness and troubles, to comfort them like we have been comforted! So glad you are doing better! Be gentle with yourself!
Love,
Julie

Brian Miller said...

my family loves me...that gave me the biggest smiles...

Kay K said...

Glad you are feeling better a little late in reading the simple pleasure .....enjoy today !!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am sorry that you went through this sickness. I like what you ended with, that He made our bodies amazing!

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Sarah dear heart. I pray to are feeling so much better now...
The 3 main keys to good health are: Breath fresh air, Drink at least 6 glases of water per day and take 2 magnesium every night...
Do a research on the magnesium and see the value, they are magic! much love CM

Amrita said...

get well soon sarah

Whidbey Woman said...

Wow! You've really been through it! Glad you are feeling better now.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, Sarah..you've been through the wringer!!
Poor girl! I 'm glad to hear you are on the mend now - praise the Lord!
Family..they shine bright in the hard times.
Yours is brilliant!
bless you..Trish

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I haven't heard of that flu. I am sure you are better by now. Hope your having a nice weekend.

Mildred said...

Thankful you are feeling better and for the love and thoughtfulness of friends and family.