Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This morning as I sat trying to gather my blogging thoughts, I felt strongly led to remember what all Im thankful for. I feel that sometimes in the rush of everyday life we forget to stop and thank the lord for all we have been blessed with. I try my best to always make it a point and thank him daily but even I fall short of always doing just that. Last night I was able to spend time with family and friends for my boyfriends moms bday {oh what a great time we had}. This morning I was blessed to get up and ready for my job that I got to daily, I was able to drive my own car, I called my mom to tell her I love her and have a wonderful day, I enjoyed a warm breakfast.....my point in these small things is that I am so THANKFUL for them. Yes, these are simple things I take for granted some days but I am so BLESSED to be able to work, eat, talk to my family....etc. These are not the only things Im THANKFUL for...I have so many. I encourage you today to stop and think of all you are thankful for...some of you may blog about it and some may just quietly think to yourselves but the point is we STOP and remember what all we have been blessed with!!


I have been keeping up with the devastaion in Haiti and praying for everyone. I read Fox news daily and the pictures are absolutely heartbreaking. I do not realize just the hell these people are going through until I see the pictures myself. I read an article from a father whose 19 year old daughter was staying with three girlfriends and two teachers at the Hotel Montana--he has yet to hear word from her. How awful! He was told once that she was found alive, only to be told sorry....false information from inside sources.  I cant imagine the heartbreak this father is feeling over his daughter. Fox news said the death toll is at 200,000 and that is only the bodies that have been captured.....there are thousands still burried and missing....250,000 in need of urgent care....2 million homeless that are searching for food and water ....disease is spreading as well.  This is absolutely heartbreaking.

May God Bless you!!

8 comments:

Simply Me said...

cute blog!!
new follower :)

Jennie said...

I'm liking this Thankful Thursday!! And yes, the images from Haiti are just awful, breaks my heart.

Elizabeth said...

Thankful Thursday!! Gotta love it! There is so much to be thankful for!!! We have wonderful lives here in America.... Haiti just breaks my heart..all those people just trying to stay alive...and the ones that have lost their lives...we must keep praying!! :-)

Candice said...

Great post lady :) Thanks for reminding me that even the little things matter!!! Love you!

Heather said...

What a great post Leigh! We have so much to be thankful for, thanks for sharing your heart with us!

Leigh said...

I like your Thankful Thursday post. The soldier that died last week in Afghanistan was a friend of mine. I've been trying to complain less and be thankful for the little things we take for granted. :)

sHp said...

Ame AMEN AMEN!!! Great post!!!

Brandi said...

I saw that story about the missing girl; poor parents! Oh, how my heart aches for those people in Haiti.