Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Being Thankful - or giving it my best shot

A dark and desperate time threatens me now.
I was warned to think positive.
I must think positive.
What has been done, is done.
It is and always will be.
Take stock of what I have, not what I gave up.
This isn’t “what would’ve been”
And it isn’t “what could’ve been.”
It is “what is now” and “what is to come.”

Lord, I pray for the strength, patience and wisdom I will need to make it through this bump in my road.

I am thankful for:
**God, Jesus, and a place of worship to call home, where friends will be there for me if I need them.

**Family – My dad who is in Heaven there with God whose memories I treasure; my mom, who is still living and who I often complain about as though I were a teenager; my sister who has been there to listen to my troubles.

**More Family – my children, who make me proud when they do the right thing (and I’m still thankful for them even when they make me sad for not doing the right thing), for making good grades, for loving the Lord, and for loving me. My children are so important in my life.

**A home to live in, food to eat, transportation, a job, and a small measure of security.

**I live in a place of freedom; freedom to think, freedom to express myself, freedom to worship, freedom to speak my mind, freedom to be happy or depressed if I so choose, and freedom to question, wonder, learn, research, and dream.

**I am thankful that I am not in an abusive relationship, that I can provide a good home for my family, and that I can realize when I need help.


  1. Beautiful post, full of thoughtful reveries.

  2. Sometimes it's so hard to remember all the good things in our lives and to give thanks. Thank you for reminding us that the world is not such a bad place and there is much to be thankful for.

  3. You have such a lovely heart.

  4. I am definitely with you on appreciating our freedoms. I can write and read whatever I want to on the Internet, without any fear that my words will be shut down. What a blessing that we were born is a free country.

  5. so much to be thankful for ... praying that the Lord will help you make it through the "bump" on your road.

  6. Binding the attack of the enemy in the name of Jesus.

    Have a blessed Thankful Thursday!

  7. All wonderful things to be thankful for...it sure can be difficult to over look stresses and realize how much we can and should be thankful for...sending you lots of positive vibes.

  8. you are in my prayers. i am sending warm and fuzzy feelings your way.

    i do agree, focus on the positive, for what you pay attention to GROWS!!

  9. I've said a prayer for you as I write this. Happy TT.

  10. BTW, I LOVE the pink tulip in your header. Beautiful! It's one of my favorite flowers.

  11. Thank you for reminding us that we all have something to be thankful for no matter what may be going on in our lives. I'll be praying for you as you work thru this bump in the road.

  12. Wonderful TT post. All things are possible with God. You are in my prayers today

  13. "Think positive" doesn't always seem to say it well enough, does it? It's almost as if you could think everything into being alright. Rather, seek God, lean on Him, think about His promises and His blessings, draw your strength from His presence, and trust in His providence. Know that He is working all things together for you, for your sanctification and He will be there for you. Know that He loves you.

    God Bless you today!


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