Monday, August 9, 2010

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

I have been blessed over the past months, reading the Gratitude Community posts on Multitude Mondays, over at Ann's, A Holy Experience.  I wanted to join in with those who are changing their outlook and increasing their joy.  So, today marks another first for me...(don't know if I like all these firsts, here at this age.)  I sincerely believe this first will be a life-changing experience for me.  I want to be included in this one!  Join me in the Journey.

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My Thanks~living list begins:

1.  the One who loves me more than I love myself
2. fellowship with the One who created me for fellowship
3.  smile from a one year old birthday boy
4.  loved ones voices through the telephone lines miles away
5.  The Written Word inspired by the One who loves me
6.  a clean kitchen window
7.  negative results from a biopsy
8.  cool air on 100 degree days
9.  quietness
10.  music
11.  marriage between my husband and me
12.  21 years for our oldest
13.  a schedule and routine
14.  good memories of moments shared with those who's lives have crossed our path
15.  lol on the computer with a dear girlfriend while chatting
16. cool flip-side of the pillow :)
17. The Holy Spirit bringing those to mind who need prayer
18.  talent given to family
19. priviledge of spending the day at home
20.  those who are doing something postive on the www

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:7

Thanksgiving is trusting and placing your faith in God.  Peace instead of anxiety.  What a life lesson for me as I begin my
 Thanks~living Journey.


Anonymous said...

I love you, like your page. NS

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Such meaningful blessings. Thank you for gifting us.
Your photo of the bougainvillea is beautiful and so is your blog design.


scarborough2 said...

How sweet - to see my children loving each other!

Sandpiper said...

That's a great list! The cool side of the pillow, I love that!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, blessings to you!

Sandpiper said...

ps. I just wanted to say that I'm enjoying your playlist!

Julianna said...

Mrs. Karen!
What a blessing it will be to read hyour blog! I am so glad you joined the "blog world" there are SO many blogs out there that are great reads! Thanks so much for sharing your link with me! :)

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Hi Karen~
THANK you so much for stopping by and leaving a post.

I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE...the look of your blog! Your header is BEAUTIFUL!

What a great blog post today. Thanks so much for sharing...and I'll be following you!


Traci Michele said...

Love it!

Stopping by to follow your blog! Nice to meet you.

Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

Dining Delight said...

Just "happened" on your blog through Colour Outside the Lines Vignette Party and wanted to tell you I went back and read all your posts! You have just the right mix of spreading God's Word, home decor, and real life! I usually hate music playing on blogs as I find it distracting when I'm reading but your playlist really adds the perfect touch! I'm a new follower!