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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

To the Point.....

The word "thankful" is often thought of in the most basic sense: being grateful for something you have. But all too often, when our turn comes to list the things we are thankful for, we merely rattle off lists we have memorized by heart and that we repeat every year without even thinking about it. Examples of items on such a list are family, friends, having a home, pets, and food. However, the term "thankful" has come to mean so much more to me. No more does it simply mean being grateful for the bigger things--it also means being grateful for those moments where you want to lift up your hands and praise God for giving you something. The 'something' doesn't have to be a material possession--it can be the love of a friend, a beautiful sunset, the sound of rain upon a window, or the feeling you get when you accomplish a major goal. Still, this does not mean that you should not be truly thankful for the bigger things, as well. Think of all the people who have suffered because of Hurricane Katrina and no longer have homes. Think of the millions of orphans in Kenya who are alone in the world. So today, I challenge you to take time to think about everything, even the smallest things, that you are thankful for.

posted by Ms.Honey at 5:14 AM


what a great challenge. i posted a similar blog a while ago on the very same topic. my most recent thankful/grateful moments were...

having to discipline lil lady because she needed it and it has since brought us closer.

lil lady and i watching Happy Feet together

lil lady txting me with silly messages

lil lady calling me to ask what she should take out for dinner.

damn, i love that kid!!!

God, for His unfailing love for me

my faith and not ever letting it go

my church for having a place to go when i need to feel at "home"

thankful for great blogs (yours included)

for the woman i'm growing into

the simple things

unexpected smiles and laughter

the loves that broke my heart and the future love that i'll be able to have as a result of all my healing

oh and for being the FIRST to!

June 06, 2007  

Blu J....It's so funny cause I think I haven't done one of these posts in about a week or so and when I realized that I realized how weak so to speak my spirit was..I feed off of these. SO I'm glad to be back in the groove of things...I love Happy Feet nephew trys to dance to it all the time...Loved your list as well and that your number 1 to comment sorry there is no consilation prize haha

June 06, 2007  

I am thankful that you did this post.

I am thankful to God for being a keeper and a sustainer. You have no idea.

I am thankful for people who walk out of my life thinking they have hurt me when in actuality it is a blessing that they are gone.

for my niece who tells me everyday that I am going to be an awesome mother and that she cant wait til I get a husband. lol

I think I may just do a post like this cause I dont want to take up all your space. lol

June 06, 2007  

That's really beautiful.

June 06, 2007  

Deep...I so feel you on how folks think they hurt you and it's all for your good I tell ya...and how God keeps us when we dont even know we need to be kept :)

Diva...thank you

June 06, 2007  

i am thankfult hat iw oke up this morning, it may be to face another day or working for my debt or to complain about the size of my ass, but hey its better than not waking up at all.

June 06, 2007  

thankful that he let me get through another day.. and wake up today.. as hard as it was I peeled myself out of bed.. and I'm makign it through today!

June 06, 2007  

I'm going to accept your challenge.

I'm thankful for the things I have.

June 06, 2007  

Challenge accepted.

June 06, 2007  

I accept that challenge as well. You always come through with the right posts at the right time. Thanks.

June 06, 2007  

you are right. I don't think about being thankful enough. I am so caught up with all the things going on in my life; that i forget the small things that I have that other's don't. Woke me up!

June 06, 2007  

Lately I feel like I have so much to be thankful for. So much.

June 06, 2007  

now this is a beautiful are right-we definitely need to be thankful for EVERY single thing in our lives...the small moments that make up the bigger picture...we truly have to really THANK Jehovah GOD for it all....

like the text that said I love you with every fiber of me

like the fact that i really didn't have money for lunch and only paid $0.57

like someone telling you that they realize what they have

like having my parents back home safe and sound

liking the people that i work with

working in a non competitive enviroment for a purpose and filling like my life is about more than me...

June 06, 2007  

beautiful post, beautiful girl!! i love it! and you! and i'm thankful for having come across you and this blog. or did you find me first?? (lol) who cares!? however it happened, it was a good thing! :)

thank you for always being so sweet to me! and since i've already posted my "list" and you've already read it, i won't be redundant!

i hope you're having a wonderful day!!

peace, love, and hugs!

June 06, 2007  

i accept ur challenge... and when i determine what im truly thankful for.. i'll be sure to let God know that i appreciate them :-)

June 07, 2007  

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