Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thankful Thursday

"If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive" Barry Lopez
 

I'm finding...the things I lived.....those things I experienced had purpose. When I buried them, pretended they never happened....they held me a prisoner.  Now that I choose to use them......to help someone else find hope, I feel happy.....peaceful....free. I sort of feel like a relay runner passing the torch......as if I'm part of some bigger picture. Gratitude. You bet. For things like....

-the women in the group I spoke to....for them sharing their life stories with me......for their tears....and their grasping onto hope.....and believing they too can make it.
-the writer.....a stranger who is becoming a friend.....for her reading parts of my new book.....and telling me she's loving it. I always think I can't write well...that what I'm saying isn't good enough and to have her say she's loving it and wants to read more...makes my heart fly. 
-Spoke at Toastmasters. Shared about other people who happened into my life. Someone's feedback You kept me riveted. You're an amazing storyteller. Yeahhhh.  
-Books...and reading...and words....I've been reading Mitch Albon's For One More Day. It's a small book with a huge message....it reminds me that people do the best they can with what they've been given.....Makes me want to walk more gently.
-Mostly for Him rewritting my story....changing its direction and letting it move towards a happier end.


9 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I would love to hear you speak sometime - does it ever get recorder? And of course I would LOVE to meet you. I imagine what they say about you is true girl! Blessings to you. sandie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Sarah,
I love it that He has rewritten my story too! We all have a story to tell but many of us don't share it. I'm thankful that you are doing that; encouraging others and ministering to others; allowing the glory of God to shine in your life. Bless you today.

Hugs,
Sandi

High Heeled Life said...

Oh my friend ..YOU continue to inspire me to share my written life. He truly holds the big picture and I'm learning that in rewriting my path He has chosen me to share and reach out to others... Stop my blog if you have a chance ... as I write about the 5 year anniversary of my accident...xo Blessings, xo HHL

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You just keep growing and it's a beautiful thing to watch.

Ginny said...

You always have underestimated yourself, my dear, and that comes from your past. Now is your time to shine and realize that you are God's beloved and He is using you in a mighty way!!! YES!

Wanda's Wings said...

Your growth and love for others is so apparent. Continue to let Him shine through you.

Cinner said...

It is wonderful to see how strong you have become, and here is to happy endings. hugs dear friend.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Awesome list of thanks...and again a complete story of God's restoration!
Thanks for being a vessel He can use and giving the glory to Him.

Of One Heart said...

I want to read your book. I so badly do. I will. How is the new book shaping up? This Writer is a lucky girl to get to review it!