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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Small things to be thankful for...

In my crazy world this weekend I found a few things that made me feel...happy! Today in church the message was designed for me, I'm positive. At least, that's what it felt like. He talked about being thankful when you are in the middle of troubled times and problems. So here are the things I was thankful for this week.

*My centerpiece. Silly I know, but it made me happy. Every time I walked into my dining room it made me smile. A leaf broke off my cana lily plant and instead of throwing it away I made it useful.

*The beautiful flower that Svea brought me. It reminds me everytime I look at it that there are people praying for my family and supporting and loving us. Thank you!
*My basil and parsley that are ready to cut, the oregano that's on it's way, and the tomato from MY garden that is almost ripe. Pretty soon I'll have all the ingredients freshly grown by ME to make bruschetta. Mmmm....
*The sunset that graced our sky this evening.

*My feet enjoying our new grass. It's so soft. I feel like going outside and just lying on it with a book.

So even if the odds were rather stacked against me this week in the "happiness" department, there are still things that remind me of life's little joys. What made you happy this weekend?


Heather :) said...

And here I thought that this morning's message was just for me! LOL. Can't say I had the greatest weekend as I am dealing with a big "problem" but I found a little quote that I posted on my blog to remind me that God is everywhere. I find that encouraging.

Nadine said...

What a positive attitude you have to find things to be thankful for in the midst of trouble. I'm thankful for all of mine answered prayers, for a good time with my hubby on our road trip and for seeing my son.

Jen said...

I love it when God talks directly to us through the sermon at church Im pleased He did this for you this week

Thats a Gerbera isnt it
my most favorite flower

I love sunsets they always reflect to me the greatest artists ever (Gods) work

Im pleased you were able to find something to be happy about. I went through a real hard time last year I learnt to focus on what I do have it helps. praying for you

Alexis Jacobs said...

What a great post. Great reminder for us all to look at what is happy in our lives, rather than always looking at the bad.

Dedee said...

Soemtimes the small things are the best to remember. (Like Toilet Paper. Where would we be without it!) I hope your dad is doing alright! Prayers your way!

Bonnie said...

That's funny, I thought that sermon was just for me!! I know what you mean, I have many things to be joyful about, my healthy kids, people around me who love me, the wonderful weather...God is sooooo GOOD!!
Still praying, believing for a miracle, God is Bigger!!

lots of Love.

Louise said...

HEY you got grass!! Congratulations!!

Those are great things to be thankful for..thanks for the reminder!!
Love you chicka..miss you!!See you next week!

cheeky said...

What a lovely post. God is so amazing. That's the beauty in His Word; you feel like He's speaking directly to you, and He is, only there were probably many others who felt the same. He just rocks and it's hard to wrap my head around that sometimes.
That is the most lovely sunset photo. WOW! I love all the things that bring joy to you. It's a good feeling to be thankful for so many things, little as they may be.
I *heart* the flower that svea brought you.

Ruth said...

what made me happy was watching shiloh drink chocolate milk for the very first time. :)

love you erin. your heart is beautiful. and so is your blessed hope. xo

svea said...

love you sweet friend, was praying for you sunday afternoon and still am. Hugs sent your way!

lil ole' me..... said...

This is a great post. I love it when we take time to be thankful for small things that so many people tend to overlook. Your post reminded me to stop and count my blessings!
I've been thinking about you and your family. Hope all is well!!!

Cherrye said...

YEA! I am glad you had a good weekend and could find things to be thankful about! Good for you. You really are an inspiration, Erin, and I hope you make it to Italy one day soon so you can try our homegrown basil, oregano, and parsley!!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the reminder littl' sis!
You're always teaching me stuff.
Thank God for the strength He gives us when we need it.
Love ya!

ValleyGirl said...

I think it's an awesome joy-strengthening exercise to practice thankfulness and especially in times when there appears to be little to be thankful for. Good for you! (Congratulations on reaching your jogging goal, too! It was nice to meet you the other day!)

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