Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gratitude

Since the time I was a young school girl, I have always loved the meaning of cornucopias. They invoke a sense of nostalgia in me, but more importantly I love the idea that they represent. A cornucopia, or "horn of plenty", dates back to the 5th century and has been a symbol of abundance since then. Today, I feel abundantly grateful. I feel full and refreshed. I hope that you have the same abundant blessing in your life today. Join with me, as I remark on some things that make my heart leap for joy this morning.

1. My God. My Strength. My Shield. A Very Present Help in times of trouble.
2. My husband - he is my safe-haven and companion, my partner and my heart's delight
3. My family - they are my sanity, my sounding board, and my support.
4. My friends - they have picked me up and walked through the trenches with me
5. My home - my place of rest and relaxation
6. My church - they have rushed in and fed me, clothed me, shopped for me, supported me, cleaned for me, encouraged me, and blessed me
7. My doctors - each one knows the Lord and recognizes Him as the Great Physician
8. My workplace - they put my mind at ease as they cover my responsibilities for me
9. My dogs - they are pure comedy and therapy
10. My health - God has sustained me today.

I will rejoice!

17 comments:

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

So many things to praise God for. I love it. And I love you! When is your next chemo session? You just looked like a little girl in that big ole chair. So sweet, you are.

Liz said...

You are such a special woman with an incredible heart. God must be SO proud of you.

Amy said...

Your list of blessings reminds me of an old song we sang in school when I was a little girl.

You may have sung it too.

"When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Refrain

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

Refrain

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

Refrain

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end."

God Bless,
Amy:)

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Lindsey ~ what a wonderful post. We have so many things to be thankful for. Our Lord is so great.

Hugz,
michele

Lindsey said...

This is such a great list of things to be thankful for. Love this post.

My home - My life said...

You are awesome girl! Every post from you just warms my heart - to know about your situation and then reading something like this is just awesome and so encouraging. Keep the great attitude you have and I know your life will be blessed!

one of nettie's girls said...

Once again, as I read your post, I got chills. Your amazing spirit is such an inspiration to me. God is doing such a work through you as you are ministering to so many through your words of praise. Thank God for you and your testimony.

Rebecca Taylor said...

What a beautiful post! You amaze me!

Melissa Ellen said...

This was a great reminder. You are so incredible with your gratitude even through the tough times. I admire you.

erinkern said...

I like the list. Good reminder of what to be thinking about this season.

SweDaisy said...

You can hear your smile across the screen. God has truely blessed you. Your pumpkin farm post is so cute. So is your new niece.

take care,
Lisa

Podso said...

Thanks for the perspective of thankfulness midst hard times! God is pleased and honored.

Hollie said...

wow, so much to be thankful for! you're right, sometimes it helps to actually list them....thanks for the reminder.

Just found your blog and love it!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

That was beautiful! You are so positive and uplifting! Thank you!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

P.S. you should come by and check out the giveaway going on. It's Breast Cancer related!

Weeksie50 said...

What a wondeful list of blessing..
I thank GOD everyday for the blessings in my life..

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a great reminder of all the things I should thank God for daily! You are truly blessed.

Liz said...

Happy Halloween Lindsey!