Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm So Thankful!

Hello, Dear Ones! I've just been thinking. I haven't really thought much of celebrating the new year. Shame on me! Just going about my little day taking care of my Mother, Mr. Precious and Chloe Dawn, yes, in that order.

Now I don't usually make resolutions but I did decide I was going to make a much bigger effort to be thankful. Thankful!

I could look at all the bad things in my life
I could see just the hurt, the pain and strife
But I have so much to be thankful for
Despite all the evil waiting outside my door
My family is a blessing
Though we do have our times
And I am grateful for the memories I have
Because these I can keep while we all go our separate paths

My friends are amazing
I just can't say enough
To give them the credit they deserve
For sticking by me when things get tough
Those two things I treasure most
They are above everything else
You could give me money and all the glory and fame
But it would all fade in comparison to those precious names
God has blessed me in so many ways
Just sometimes the good gets lost in the bad throughout the days
But on this blessed day
I felt I had to stop and say
Thank You, God, for everything
For the sun in the sky, the birds and the trees
But most of all, Thank You for Your merciful love
And for being for me much more than enough
Thank you for all the treasure you have given me
In amazing friends and a wonderful family
I could not ask for more on this blessed day
Because everything that I need is right in front of my face
I'm so thankful for my life and for you, my Dear Blog Friends. I'm thankful for the opportunity I've had to meet so many wonderful ones and to share in your lives and hoped you've enjoyed sharing in mine too!

Guess what? I'm also thankful because...

I Won!!!!
Woo Hooness! I Won!!!


I entered our most wonderful artist, Fifiness Flowers give away and won a set of her note cards.
And, do you know what else was so special? She let me pick which set I wanted!! Woo Hooness!
Of course I picked "The Music Room" with the baby grand where I play my little Note Songs for you! Isn't this great! Thank you Dear Fifiness! If you don't know this Most Wonderful One, go visit her and tell her I sent you. You can find her at http://fififlowersdecor.blogspot.com/

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~
Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks unto the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say, 'I am strong'
Let the poor say, 'I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us'

Give thanks
~ by Don Moen

62 comments:

  1. Beautiful words Shelia and a wonderful reminder that no matter what is going on we also have so much to be thankful for too. Congratulations on your win and the cards are perfect for you!!

    If you do stop by my blog over the weekend keep your eyes closed and open them slowly..its a spider that someone wanted to know about. And even my Aussie readers got a shock.

    Hope your mother is recovering and feeling better.

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  2. What a wonderful day to give thanks Shelia! and in such a wonderful way too!

    Congrats on your sweet prizes!

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  3. I don't know which is the most beautiful, your pictures or your thoughts. You are a very sweet lady.

    Love Ya,
    Chris

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  4. Oh you are so right. We should all stop and be thankful and thank him for all we do have.

    Congratulations on the note cards! I was trying to win too! That was a perfect picture to have put on a card!

    Good luck Mr P on Sunday!

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  5. Morning Sheila,
    Your words are touching. So glad you won the music room cards. If nobody told you today, let me be the first. Your're special to me.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Kathleen

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  6. Yay you won!! Perfect note cards for you too. Thanks for sharing your thankfullness sentiments. We all need to stop and remember.

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  7. Congrats on winning from her FIFINESS! The cards are just too cute...and sooooooooo YOU!!! LOL!!

    I loved your post today...showing thankfulness in ALL that happens, is exactly what God wants from each and every one of us. It's just soooo touching!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  8. Aw, what a sweet post, and with great pictures too! And you gave me a giggle with your "woo hooness!" Too funny!

    Justine :o )

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  9. This is a very sweet post Shelia. It's so important to focus on our blessings, especially when we're going through a tough time. As I fall asleep each night, I think of at least 3 things that day that I have to be thankful for--it really helps me to keep the right perspective.

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  10. Those cards are beautiful and so YOU. I doubt that you'll be able to use all of them. Keep one and frame it so that you'll always have it.

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  11. Beautiful Pickle..and I am alive and for that I am thankful..great words...hope you have a blessed day...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  12. Congrats on winning those lovely note cards - love the music room. This was such a sweet, thought-provoking post. Very grateful to call you friend and look forward to visiting you blog daily. Take care and God bless.

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  13. Love all your pix....they are so peaceful, BUT I love the socks one the best, chickee!! It just shows us "YOU"!!

    Don't forget to enter my giveaway for 500th post, honey. It wouldn't be the same without "SHELIA"!!

    Smooches,
    Connie

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  14. First Shelia...congrats on the win! Those note cards look just like you! And, yes, I get busy and forget to be gratefu. Sometimes God just pulls me to a screeching halt from my busy life and says...Now, just look at that beautiful moon! I also need to slow down and say thanks. Have a great weekend...Debbie

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  15. Sheila, I loved your post. Growing up I was always taught if you have a roof over your head. And you don't go to bed hungry you have something to be thankful for. There are many in this world that aren't that lucky. I try to remember this is I start to have my own little pity party. Which is seldom! I am so grateful for the life I have. I am truly blessed.

    I loved your beautiful pictures and words. I wish everyone would realize how lucky they are. Even the worst of times can't be that bad. It helps us lean on our lord and savior.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  16. Amen...and congrats on your win!

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  17. Beautiful post, Shelia!

    I am thankful to have met you here in the land of blog. I treasure our friendship.

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  18. I so appreciated your post. I laugh at myself at night when I want to say my prayers. I find it so hard to thank the Lord "good enough" for all He has done for me. I tell Him that I can't pray long enough to thank Him for everything He has done, given, helped me...I am truly blessed. Wonderful post.

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  19. What a beautiful post. I am so thankful I met you here in blog-land. What a blessing. I do hope to meet you sometime in person when we travel to my parents home in Houston!

    LOVE your win...the little piano notecards are just perfect for you!

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  20. What pretty cards! You go Miss Sheila. We all love you too~ I know what your saying about your friends becoming a blessing. Just when I need that little pick me up... someone always comes along and says the right thing. Enjoy your day with those cute fuzzy feet and tell Momma I said Hi~

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  21. A gracious and glorious post...so sincerely given and so joyously received!

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  22. Thanks for reminding us to be thankful! Sometimes it is hard!

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  23. A great reminder to focus on what we do have instead of what we don't have.
    Pretty pictures.

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  24. Oh, Sheila, this is one of the most beautiful posts I've read..and it is so evident that it cme straight from your heart. You have such a sweet spirit and I love you to pieces!
    xo bj

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  25. Hi Shelia
    This was a lovely post with all that you are grateful for.
    I loved looking at the pics too.
    Keep well...keep your faith...love your friends and family...don't be naughty (well too naughty)...and enjoy the sunshine and the love around you..*tight hugs*.
    Have a lovely day
    Judi

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  26. Beautiful post! Congrats on the WIN! CHEERS! Michele

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  27. Thank you Sheila.Yes ,we all forget how blessed we are.Thank you for reminding us.
    Doesn't it feel fabulous to win something?Congrats...Ann

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  28. I love------your light switch plate...Ann

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  29. I never forget to give thanks as I have been so blessed. Love that song, too. Sally

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  30. Do you have any idea how wonderful you are? I hope you do because you are! Thanks for sharing. Stay warm and be blessed...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  31. I agree with Chris on this one Shelia!!! Beautiful pictures from your home.. and what wonderful thoughts you have had... I am so happy for you!

    Monica

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  32. Congratulations on your win Shelia. I enjoyed reading your posat and looking at all of the lovely pictures. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  33. Shelia,
    Hi, I haven't been around in a while but have missed you. What a lovely sentiment today, something most of us can relate to. Your pictures go beautifuly with your writing. thanks for being you friend.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  34. Piano, switchplate and striped socks... these are a few of my favorite things. And congrats on winning. Whoo Hoo To You Too!
    Roberta Anne

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  35. Sheila, what a beautiful post. Reminds us to be thankful for this side of the door. Although ugly is on the other side, Our Heavenly Father holds our hand..thanks for the reminder. Your pictures are just beautiful.. Congrats on the win.. they are "perfect" for you! How is your mother doing? I hope she's improving now. Thanks for the compliment on the new blog dress and picture. :-) I'm so blest to have you as a friend.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  36. Sheila, what a beautiful post. Reminds us to be thankful for this side of the door. Although ugly is on the other side, Our Heavenly Father holds our hand..thanks for the reminder. Your pictures are just beautiful.. Congrats on the win.. they are "perfect" for you! How is your mother doing? I hope she's improving now. Thanks for the compliment on the new blog dress and picture. :-) I'm so blest to have you as a friend.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  37. Dear Shelia, we are all very thankful for YOU!

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  38. Shelia, What a heartfelt and glorious post. The sentiment and the photos are both warm. And Woo-hoo to you for winning those delightful cards. Fifi is so talented....Robyn

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  39. YOu are such a sweetheart and so kind....we love YOU for being YOU;) It's that simple! Hugs French xoxoxo

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  40. Oh Shelia, what a terrific post!! You just hit the nail on the head---we have so much to be thankful for if we have our Lord, our family and our friends! And of course our little fur-buddies, but they really come under the "family" category, don't they?
    Congrats on that wonderful win from Fifi!! What a thrill!

    Dana

    PS CUTE feet! :)

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  41. Hi Shilia,
    What a wonderful post...you were talking right from your heart...made me stop and think how lucky I am....
    and congratulations on your win...way to go Shelia...
    Hugs,
    Mo ;-)

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  42. Love the socks!!! I love for my toes to be fuzzzzzzzy!!! hehe Kathy

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  43. Morning dear Shelia~

    This post is beautiful~ Your words and your pictures touched me. You have the sweetest heart. :)

    You are a treasure indeed.

    Hugs~ J

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  44. Sweet Sheila, Even as a new friend, you deserve this AWARD, please stop by my Catherine de th`e Cups blog and accept. I enjoy my visit so much when I enter your site! Can't wait to come back today when I have more time! ENJOY the award, YOU deserve it sweet lady! ~CC Catherine

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  45. Shelia, this post was so heart touching and beautiful. Your pictures, your words, your heart out there for all to see. It was al beautiful. Congratulations on winning the note cards, and of course you picked that beautiful music room. laurie

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  46. Hi There!
    You have been tagged! If you want to do it please go to my blog for the rules. I so love your blog.
    Roberta Anne

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  47. Shelia, this is such a lovely post. I want to add that we are all thankful for you. You always have a smile, kind words, a laugh and a song to share with us. You brighten all of our days.

    And, may I add that you are one lucky winner. ;-)

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  48. How beautiful this post was. Just lovely.

    Congrats on winning some of Fifi's wonderful art! She is the best!

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  49. Dear Shelia...you are such a precious lady. You bring so much cheer and sweetness to blogland. I know I'm not alone in being most thankful for you! I loved the beautiful photos that accompanied this lovely post!!!

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  50. Thank you for the inspiring words dear Shelia.
    You're the best.
    Cute sockies! :)

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  51. Lovely post... I love how the sunshing shines through that lovely window and all your white dishes...

    Have a blessed rest of the weekend, Shelia

    cielo

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  52. Oh Pickle you sweet little Toot you...congrats on your beautiful cards and double congrats & thanks to you for this beautiful post...I loved ever single thing about it....you are a true lighthouse in the sea of blogland my dear friend! Love ya girl!♥

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  53. Hey Sheila; What a very sweet and lovely post. And congratulations on winning those pretty note cards.

    they sure do fit you and your personality.....

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  54. Oh Sheila, I love visiting your blog! Thanks for finding me on RMS and I think I fixed it so you can email me now. This blog stuff is so new to me and a little over my head! I hope your mother is doing well but remember how important it is to take care of the caregiver! God Bless!

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  55. Shelia, I know I posted on here once before, but I couldn't let the night pass without wishing you a beautiful Sunday. Hoping that Mother Precious is doing much, much better and that you are getting some good rest.

    Much love,

    Sheila :-)

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  56. Beautiful post Shelia! I love your note cards Congratulations. And I know that I am thankful for you as well.
    *hugs*

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  57. Shelia, I have enjoy this post as all the posts you do! I am so blessed to have come across your blog! What a blessing you are! Congratulations on winnig the cards, they are beautiful! Blessings to you, Nancy

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  58. Dear Sheila, your post is so lovely in every way. Your sentiments about being thankful and your beautiful photos. You are the sweetie Sheila and I am very glad to know you in blogland.

    We all need to be thankful for having so much when others have so little.

    I hope your mom is improving each day. I am sending up prayers for her healing. Also for you, because being a caregiver is a very difficult job.

    Congrats on your win from Fifi. How sweet the notes are. Lucky you. smile.

    Love you...Jeanne

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  59. Hi, Shelia, I missed you on Pink Saturday.
    This is such a lovely, love-filled post.
    I hope your mother is doing well.

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  60. Mz Sheila, you are such a precious gift. This was very beautiful. Congratulations for winning!

    Have a blessed evening,
    Kathi :)

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  61. Congratulation, dear Shelia!
    And thank you for this beautiful words and photos. And Thank You for being my friend!

    I love your song:

    Give thanks with a grateful heart
    Give thanks unto the Holy One
    Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

    And now let the weak say, 'I am strong'
    Let the poor say, 'I am rich
    Because of what the Lord has done for us'

    Give thanks


    Amen!

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