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Thursday, January 24, 2008

A pause for thankfulness ~


Have you ever had a day where you were weepy? Not weepy with sadness but with gladness. With pure thankfulness for all that is good in your life. We all have our days when we're frustrated and stressed about day to day things, don't get me wrong. But today, I am thankful. Not that I'm not every day but the emotion of thankfulness has overflowed in me this day.

I'm thankful to our heavenly Father for everything imaginable. For His unconditional love, for His gift of His only Son to die for mankind's sins that we may live with Him in Heaven. For patience with mankind, loving us and waiting for all to turn to Him.

I'm thankful for my sweet husband, who has been so wonderful to me our entire married life together, knowing that I so love being home, being domestic, being with our children and to have the freedom to create at will.

I'm thankful for my precious boys. I love them all so very dearly ~ each in their very own way and for the wonderful men they are becoming.

I'm thankful for my parents, their love, my upbringing and for all that they surrounded me with as a child.

I'm thankful for my precious friends. Those that I've known for so many years, who if I were to not talk to for months, we would pick up right where we left off and not miss a beat. And for these wonderful friends that I've met through this blogging world. I have been constantly amazed at the pure sweetness of you all. The goodness here overflows. If you are new to blogging, you will be welcomed with open arms, embraced and lifted up.

I'm thankful for so very much more, (good health!) I could go on and on. Today, my eyes fill with tears and fall to my cheeks because my heart is full of thankfulness . . .

24 comments:

Maebelle Park said...

We are all so blessed in so many ways and it feels so good to be able to express our gratitude. I am glad that you did! Thank you for you!You are wonderful!

Lorrie said...

Your expressions of gratitude are from the heart and that comes through even this impersonal, technological means of communication.

Let your tears flow from a full heart. Mine often do, too.

Lorrie

vikki said...

it is sooo important to praise Him everyday, and i do that everytime i awake and can see, it is another day, a gift, the present! i am so blessed too! and so very grateful, thankful for everyday to be able to see and enjoy the beauty of nature. to be able to do the creating i enjoy, to pass on to others to love. thanx for being u!! i so enjoy your blog!! we are blessed to have u, vikki =)

Vonna said...

What a sincerely lovely post and something straight from your heart! It's something we all need to read and reflect on from time to time to remind ourselves of our many blessings!
Thanks for writing and sharing yours with us! Makes me happy and thankful for all the blessings in my life :)

LivingTheLife said...

What a beautiful post...just like you. I have days as you have described...and the flood gates open wide...and for that I am thankful! I am also thankful for you; my newfound friend...you are so precious to many of us. Thanks for sharing your heart with us today...it was thought provoking...and I feel just like you...truly, truly blessed!!

Blessings...
Teresa

Kathy said...

Dawn , you speak so sweetly and your work also reflects that sweetness to create something of beauty and that speaks to the heart. Every detail tells a story -- just looking at them is a delight -- wish I could purchase each one . Your love of Christ truly touches my soul this day -- I have been blessed beyond measure and truly beyond my worth -- that God would give his son for me , for mankind ! Ah the true measure of love -- at this season when love is talked of so easily .Yes , you and people of the heart that seem to inhabit this blog world make me smile and cry at times ,
It truly amazes me . as I wrote on my blog days ago . Yes, tears do fall as I write this -- a good day
A great day -- My Grandson -- Today is 9 - last year a year of upheaval in his and my dtr and grand dtr life , and the whole family as well . MY God is
sufficient to bring about healing of their hearts and strength, It is a new year a fresh start . Yes !!! today I am thankful -- and especially for you today who made me pause and reflect on God's goodness in an unlikely place -- my computer ,
Kathy - Ga .

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

How lovely to read your abundance of thankfulness. And it's a wonderful reminder for us to stop and be thankful for our countless blessings.
*heidi*

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a lovely post today....thank you for reminding me to take the time to be thankful!
Penny

Bethany said...

A very beautiful post with so much heartfelt honesty...we really are so blessed with sooooo much each day...even just the chance to be able to have the freedom to be able to express the love for Our Father is truly a blessing...thank you for this post :)

Fete et Fleur said...

Dawn,
What a beautiful heart you have! I completely understand how you feel. Thank you for putting into words for us.

Hugs! Nancy

Heidi said...

I am thankful for your beautiful blog! When are doing the right things in life, the blessings follow. Enjoy the feeling of thankfulness and we all need to capture it a little each day.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I feel just the same as you but thank you for reminding me ; -) xoxoxoxo Clarice

Sherry said...

A beautiful post, and yes, I have had days like this. They are sweet and they are bliss.

Joyce said...

It was nice to read your post.
Always a good thing and the "right" thing to be and to stay "thankful."
Thanks for reminding us.
Joyce

Lori said...

Dawn, this is so very beautiful!!! it really keeps things in perspective when you think about all the good things in your life:) i am glad you have so many things to be thankful for...and i am thankful for all that you do to inspire me, to make me think, and the beauty you share with us each and every post!!!

Donna said...

I found your blog while visiting Deb at posted from home. What a beautiful post. Thank you for making me stop to be thankful. What a lovely blog you have. I'll be back to visit again.
Donna

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh Dawn! What a sweet and beautiful post! Those tears of joy you shed can grow a beautiful garden!

Deb said...

Gorgeous post! The treasure pocket you created in a past post is pure genius! You are so very creative.
I am thankful for all my inspirational visits at the feathered nest!

Rhondi said...

Hi Dawn. It seems that the lord is reminding many of us to be thankful today! I decided last week that every Thursday would be thankful Thursday on my blog. Come and visit me sometime. Rhondi

Kay said...

Thanks for the beautiful post... I needed just this reminder to stop and thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for the many blessings He has given me. I let life get in the way of my relationship with the Lord today thanks for getting me back on track.

Miss Sandy said...

Counting my blessings righ along with you sweet friend!

Kentucky Bound said...

Thank you for the beautiful reminder! We ALL have so much to be thankful for but rarely take the time to BE thankful. Among all of my other blessings, I am thankful that there are people like you to provide that gentle reminder.

Blessings!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a beautiful post, sweet Dawn! Thank you so much, it is good to be thankful in a weepy way. You are right, we are blessed.
xo and hugs,Lidy

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhh Dawn ~ I just love this post ~ Isn't it wonderful to take the time to just be thankful to the Lord for the blessings He has given us !
xoxo,
Lori

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