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Friday, July 05, 2013

Blogging again today. I read a blog entry by another Sparkie and it made me start to contemplate thankfulness for me. No, it isn't Thanksgiving, but do we have to have a day to remind us to be thankful for the gifts God gives us every day? I guess some of us do. But I don't any more.

When my husband left me, it took a couple of years for me to be thankful for anything again. Nothing seemed important, I didn't see any purpose in being here on Earth any more. No husband, no friends, my children-all adults, not wanting to talk about it because they had to still be in contact with both of us. It was like he died for me, but I could never have any resolution because he was still there.

One night, while praying, and crying, I asked God why this was happening to me while my husband and his new wife seemed to be enjoying a life of prolific joy. He spoke to me that night and said "now I purge" and a wonderful peace came over me. My entire mindset began to change and I began to see again the wonderful gifts God gives us every day. Just the opportunity to wake up in the morning, hear the birds and breathe the air is a miracle. Some say "it's just science, I don't believe in God". Have you ever seen a baby born? Cancer cured? There are big miracles every day, but there are small miracles we overlook every day too.

I am thankful for having a place to live while millions are homeless. I am thankful for having food to eat, while millions have little or none. I am thankful to have my health for many are sick and dying. I am thankful to have my sight, my hearing, my speech, my feet so I can walk, my hands so I can touch, my tongue so I can taste. My children. My grandchildren.

Thanking God today for all of His gifts that He gives to all of us, those of us who believe and those who don't believe. He loves us unconditionally. Yes there is sorrow, yes there is pain. But he never promised we wouldn't have tribulations. He said He would hold our hand through them. We will never be perfect. He is. He does not work in the ways that we think He ought to work or how we want Him to. All things work according to His plan and we can never understand His ways. All we see is the underside of the tapestry He is creating: the knots and loose threads. I can't wait to get to Heaven and see that beautiful tapestry from the front. I bet it is awesome!

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    A beautiful reminder to be thankful for what we have, not jealous for the things we don't. Have a great day!
    1692 days ago
    We are so blessed to the opportunities we have. I travel around the globe and have seen first hand poverty like no other seen in the US or other counties that most Spark People live. The work is rewarding and a huge reminder of how lucky we are to be born where we were.

    When life gives you set backs we work through them. I lost my husband and mother within a couple of months. But you just pull up your big girl panties and do something positive rather than wallow in self pity. For me it was doing volunteer work. Finding something that gives you meaning.

    Good luck.

    1692 days ago
    You are truly making amazing headway with your life. And it is, YOUR LIFE. It is ALL about you. You can do anything you want to. You have the freedom to make decisions without asking anyone Else's approval. Decide on the life you want and then begin to live it. You are an amazing woman, strong and determined. I know these traits will help you find your way and will assist you as you become the woman you want to be!! Fight the fight,

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    1692 days ago
    God knows and care about us and our deepest needs. He provided for you when you needed Him to. While reading this I thought of my very sick husband and how I need to be thankful for him while I have him with me. Thank you for making me thankful!
    1692 days ago
    What a loving and touching and beautiful blog so filled with the love and grace and truth from our heavenly loving Father Abba Daddy God who gave us Jesus and now because of Him we live and live fully and completely in Him, by Him, and through Him in His love, truth and grace and mercy and the free gift of righteousness so that we many now with His Holy boldness and courage come into His throne room of grace simply because of how great the Great I AM THAT I Am is truly is. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon each new day is another chance to love, forgive and to party with one another.
    1693 days ago
    Well written, Cathy. I believe God has great things in store for his children. Thank you for this blog. It is a blessing in my day. And I hope you have a blessed day as well.
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