Thursday, October 18, 2012

Being Thankful Today

I just wanted to stop by and share a few things I am thankful for today.

1. When the tunnel is the darkest, even a glimmer of light becomes a beacon of hope.

2. As long as there are new sunrises and new sunsets each day, there is always joy.

3. We have a storm coming out of the gulf of Alaska. Promises of wind, rain and snow make me happy. I hope the heat goes away and year.

4. I am thankful for friends who make me laugh, smile, think and tell me when I need to get out and quit with the pity parties.

5. I have eyes. I can see to read, sew, I can watch the seasons change.

6. I have ears. I can listen to music and hear birds sing and listen to the new bird calls of birds flying through.

7. Today is Thursday. I am so thankful today is Thursday. I like Thursdays.

 When I have moments of doubt or unbelief or even if I think I have sinned so much that God can't possibly forgive me one more time, I am only responding with my finite mind. But, my Father who is always there with these words, not in condemnation, but a voice filled with love, acceptance, all that I need to hear:
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither your ways my ways," declares the Lord. " As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
(Isaiah 33:8-9)

Then I realize,
It is enough.

" Lord, give me eyes
That I may see,
Lest I, as people will,
Should pass someone's Calvary
and think it just a hill."



Debbie said...

your images are gorgeous today kim!! i didn't think you got snow there.....i would love for you to get some snow tonight!!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet faith and gratitude.

Patrice said...

I love Thursdays! Such blessings we have!

Beth said...

Wonderful things to be thankful on a Thursday!

Miss Debbie said...

Beautiful pictures...beautiful thoughts! :-)

Kessie said...

Aw crap, there's the second time the verse about God's ways not being our ways has showed up for me today. I think He's trying to tell me something.

You're right about being thankful for today. I am so thankful to just have today. Every day I feel a little more sane.

Just Be Real said...

Farm Girl thank you for sharing your gratitudes list and the Scripture verses. Blessings.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Kim...keep the faith...always thankful and blessed my friend...Hugs Francine.

Vintage Gal said...

Kim ~ beautiful post and full of inspiration. We all have something to be thankful for. I sometimes have to stop and listen to that still small voice when I get down, and then there it is. Meditate on the good, kind, loving ways of our father and you will smile ;-)

Julia said...

Kim, I have those self pity trips once in a while too when things gets too big for my little shoulders to carry. Then I remember that Jesus offered to carry my yoke for me.

I love your gratitude journal.

annie said...

Yes, amen, and yes. Were it not for the valleys, we might never know the mountains.

Pom Pom said...

Yay for the storm coming, right?
Bless you, thankful one.

Unknown said...

Great images and attitude. We should all find something to be thankful for each day.

Debbie said...

Good morning! Not sure how I missed this yesterday, but glad I caught it this morning! Loved your thoughts here! Have a wonderful week-end! HUGS

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

We should always be grateful..sweet post. said...

I can only say "Amen" as I feel you have echoed my own heart this morning..thanks for the post!

Paula said...

Lovely! It is good to stop on reflect on what we have to be thankful for. Where do you live that the Gulf Storms affect you?

In SE Alaska it is overcast, but bright and cool and very breezy. Kind of refreshing and brisk, and a perfect day to sit by the woodstove with the dog draped around my neck!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi kim, What a wonderful post!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a wonderful list of things to be thankful for. You are such an encouragement!