Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking with Cami at Thankful Thursday

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."  Melody Beattie

Gratitude...it makes everything seem like a gift...even the things that don't at first seem as if they are. Gratitude...it makes life flow easier, softer, kinder. This week I'm grateful for the simple things like....

-A/C.....it's been unbelievably hot here....we've hit record highs. I'm grateful for air conditioning.
-Crying with my oldest. My daughter bought me the movie Sarah's Key and her and I watched it together. Although the movie wasn't the best, the concept of the story made us cry. It's weird but it felt really good to cry together....
-sharing an ice cream sundae....hot fudge over cold vanilla ice cream....the absolute best and eating together with people you love...makes it even better
-Buying flowers on sale....marigolds....yellows and oranges...brilliant colors that make the garden smile every time I look at them.
-His love...that opened my eyes to the beauty in the world. At one time everything I saw was dark and awful. Now even the darkness has His Light in it....

17 comments:

vicki said...

Lovely! Thanks for a great start to a day!

joy said...

Yes, we have to many things to be grateful about. God is really good.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That quote is wonderful and is it ever possible to have too much gratitude...NO, and I need so much more..thanks for starting my day in the right direction

BelovedBomber said...

Hot fudge over vanilla ice cream in a waffle bowl from Aldi's is our favorites here too...thanks for sharing the gratitude.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Nikki,
Living life with an attitude of gratitude is what I am learning to do every day. Splendid post and thanks for sharing. And yes, I love hot fudge on vanilla ice cream! Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

RCUBEs said...

I love your list but the best was having a sundae!!! I feel like going out in a few hours and get some. :)

Have a great day and God bless. Because of His love, gratitude is just the right attitude to have.

Glenda said...

You really do have eyes to see blessings that many let slip by!

Wendy said...

I agree with Viki - what a lovely start to the day :D

Love that quote by Melody Beattie - it's beautiful.

Wendy @ ECTaS

Galen Pearl said...

Thanks for reminding me of my gratitude list. I'm going to add to it right now.

Ginny said...

It has been nearly 100 here as well. And a chance of tornadoes tomorrow. Yum, hot fudge sundae and your daughter, could life get any better?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Today I am grateful for what He has given to me. Thankful He watches over my family so closely.

Anna said...

Great list!

Sundaes are the best!

Visiting from First Day of My Life's Thankful Thursday linkup. :)

Cami said...

I agree...gratitude makes life flow easier :)

Ack. It's been hot here too :( I'm ready for winter. Ha!!

That's precious and beautiful you got to watch Sarah's Key with her :)

Gotta love flowers on sale!

Thanks for linking up to First Day of My Life's Thankful Thursday <3

Have an incredibly blessed rest of your night lovely lady!! ox

Debbie said...

Any moment with a daughter brings my heart to gratitude. Whether it's laughing or crying or just trying to figure something out, the shared experience brings its own peculiar delight.

And I am downright giddy with gratitude for that quiet monster called the air conditioner blowing right now as I type.

It's not even 9:00, and I'm already a hot mama.

Wendy said...

I have left a wee award over on my blog for you :D

Thank you for being a blessing!

Wendy @ ECTaS

Mevely317 said...

This recounting of gratitude just grabbed me ... in a GOOD way.

I've never thought to verbalize it, but shedding tears together over shared emotion is one of the best --- and rarest -- of moments!

Terri Tiffany said...

I love the simple things you are grateful for--you always encourage me to keep my own eyes open and see what's around me.