Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thankful Thursday



"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." Maya Angelou

Sometimes...it's not the big things...the once in a lifetime trip....or material thing I waited so long for and finally got....but it's the simple every day things that make a difference...things that remind me life  has value....like;

-my 10 year old coming home after school, slamming the front door, dashing up the stairs to find me....throwing her arms around my neck in a tight grip and saying....'I love you mom.'
-my 15 year old curling up beside me and telling me in her sweet voice....'have I told you lately how much I love you...'
-friends who call just to say 'I care - I'm here for you....anytime....' and who give me the opportunity to say the same to them.
-a new neighbour who is upbeat and funny as all get up and go.....and cracks me with her wild stories.
-mostly....my faith that helps me face my fears...like standing up and speaking and doing the things I never could before. He's my anchor...my hope....He fills up all those empty spaces inside and it doesn't matter if things are going right or wrong.....just knowing He's there....in my corner....is the absolute best. 

15 comments:

hip-chick said...

oh yea...love is the best.

Debbie said...

You are so right, Sarah. I find myself more thankful for the simple, every day things each day.

Loved the one about the slamming door and mom hug. That made scrunch my shoulders and grin.

Surprised By Joy! said...

Hi Sarah,
That picture made me smile. :) Yes, simple things are the best. Laughing with someone you love so hard til you almost cry. That is one simple thing I love.

Blessings,
Tammy

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Such nice wonderful life things, one of the best if the kids!!!

Kerrie said...

Hi Sarah,

Simple pleasures are indeed life's treasures.

May you and your loved ones be blessed this Easter weekend! May Christ’s message of eternal life fill you with love.

♥... In His Love, Kerrie

Wanda's Wings said...

Love is what make it all worth while.

Dulce said...

You give in return what you give away first- Sarah.
Lucky you are, God bless you always, my dear.

Ginny said...

I totally agree, it is the tiny little priceless moments in time that take my breath away and make life worth living. Ella throwing her little arms around me spontaneously and telling me she loves me, I could die right then and be happy.

Susan said...

Nice post and great photo,Sarah. Thanks for your visits to my blog, by the way,and thanks for your comments,too! Susan

Nana Jul said...

Moments that take your breath away...like new grand babies... :)
you have got two precious girls, and I'm so glad they let you know how much they love you!
It's the little things, and the KNOWING!
Happy Passover/Easter & Resurrection day!! Thank you JESUS!!
Love, Julie

Cinner said...

Truly beautiful. love your girls and that you obviously have such good relationships with them.
your post is beautiful and you truly know what is important to you and in life. Happy Easter Weekend Sarah, thank you for bringing me closer to God. I am really learning he is there for me always. sending you love.

Annesphamily said...

Love you sweet lady. May your Easter weekend be a beautiful and bountiful one for yourself and your family. Happy Easter! God loves you! Anne

Amrita said...

beautiful things to be thankful for

Sheila Deeth said...

What wonderful things to value.

LDH said...

Those are some special things to be thankful for! :) They must have filled your heart with joy and much encouragement.