July 23, 2010

Grateful Friday


Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
~G.B. Stern

I am grateful for the opportunity to write and connect with friends on the internet. I love blogging, both my own and the ones I read, and the various sites that I peruse each day - it is such a blessing.

I am so grateful that we got to drive the North Cascades Highway today in the glorious PNW sunshine - it was GLORIOUS! We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of our great country!

Since I'm pretty discouraged with some things I have been reading here on the internet as of late (not worth discussing, though), I'm going to say that I'm grateful for the ability to ignore.

I'm pondering this quote:
“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson )

The LORD is my everything. Period. I can't do anything without Him.

"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.” ~Benjamin Franklin

This morning I'm grateful that the LORD sometimes says it's OK for me to do something I've wanted to do just for me. So, so very grateful :-)

What are you grateful for this week?

5 comments:

Ari C'rona said...

Love this weekly post, my friend!

I'm grateful for the strength and maturity I gain from going through those tough times.

And, for this on-line thing - I've gotten to know some pretty awesome folks this way.

And, for my Master Who directs my every step and thought. I'm overwhelmed in His presence this morning.

Stacy Christian said...

Right now my wrists are tired and I'd rather not see any more corn for awhile, but I know I'll be grateful for it come January! God's bounteous harvest is such a blessing.

Kaaren said...

Today I am grateful for my mom. I have a friend whose mom passed away over a year ago, and it was her mom's birthday yesterday. She is still torn up.

Mom and I are separated by an airplane ride (unless I want to swim the Caribbean) and I wish she were here instead.

Mama Cache said...

An odd thought, I suppose, but this morning I am grateful that some things come to an end (this coming from the girl who typically enjoys continuity and constancy).

asl4god said...

Having just returned from a trip back east to visit family and friends who have known me since I was a child, I would have to say I'm grateful for that history....and genetics (though good and bad, God decides what is passed on that way). I'm also grateful for the home God has provided me in the PNW, my soul-mate, and my dear God given sister whom only God knows how deeply I love.