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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Five Minute Friday - Grateful

So here's the deal.  Lisa-Jo gives us ONE WORD.  We set our times for FIVE MINUTES.  Then we write the real, the raw, the unedited.  Then we LINK UP, and ENCOURAGE each other - especially the one who linked up before, your neighbor.  Care to join us and give it a whirl?  It only takes five minutes.  Here we go.....

Five Minute Friday

GRATEFUL

I like to think that I'm one who is thankful - grateful.  I feel it deep down, but I'm not sure I express it very well.  I wonder if my parents know how unbelievably indebted I am to them for the countless ways they have loved me and cared for me over the decades - day by day!

Does my sister know? She's the one with the awesome lawn mower move at 2:29 in this You Tube video.  I wonder if she hears "Thank you", very often from the scores of kids that she works with every day as a speech pathologist in an inner "city" school.



My husband - oh my!  Where to even begin.  I think I need to go do some serious thanking there.

Lastly, actually ultimately is better - my God, my Creator, the Lord of Hosts, my fortress and stronghold, the lifter of my head.  This life, wouldn't be a breath worth breathing without HIM!  There aren't enough thanks or praise to express my gratitude for new life.


Thank YOU for sharing part of your valuable time here and reading my paltry offering.  I truly appreciate it.  :)

26 comments:

  1. So many things to be grateful for, Amy. Thanks for sharing and encouraging us to remember to find and express our gratitude.

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    1. Thank you, Holly, for being such a light!

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  2. Love this! Yes, so many people that I neglect to be thankful/grateful for! I love your shout-out to your loves!

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    1. Thanks, Marcy! it's not much, but it was what I could get in 5 minutes. :)

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  3. I need to do a better job of telling the ones I love how grateful I am for them.

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    1. Oh, me too! This was a good wake up call for me!

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  4. How fun! Your sister needs to hear "thank you" every. single. day. for what she does! Sweet for you to honor her tonight.

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    1. Thanks! I don't think most people would even believe the sheer number of hours she puts in. Right now she's a chaperone on the school's choir trip to Dollywood (not really a sacrifice for her, though.) ;)

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  5. Now you have me thinking of a list of people I need to express my gratefulness to on a regular basis! It's so easy to think we're grateful, and so easy to forget whether we've thought those thoughts out loud to the ones who need to hear them!

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    1. Oh, yes! It would've taken so long to think of everyone to thank. I need to be more immediate about it!

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  6. I adore you... and am so thankful for you, sweet Amy! (Ya see what I did there?) I love this because I like to think I am grateful too... I count on and make lists and say how thankful I am for all the things and all the people and ...still, this reminds me to not just list them - but to TELL them! So thanks for that!

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    1. Karrilee, you are a blessing! It's so easy to "spiritualize" gratitude and never really express it - same with a lot of what we want to grow in. Thank you for this!

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  7. Amy,
    Your sister's lawn mower dance move is impressive....and I love your list....you're right, our loved ones need to hear us tell them...blessings to you :)

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    1. I'll pass along your compliment! :) so thankful for your always kind words, Dolly.

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  8. "the lifter of my head" - Oh, just this. Yes, what a beautiful thank you to our Creator! And a thank you to you for your words that bless! XO

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    1. Thanks so much, Angie! Your encouragement is always a blessing!

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  9. You did it - I just wrote about being grateful... but you actually are!! Yup, now I have some thanking to do too! Ruth

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    1. Thank you for you kind encouragement. I'm sure that you are grateful as well, and we can't judge ourselves on what we write in five minutes with a timer. :)

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  10. Yes! It would not be a breath worth breathing without Him. I LOVE that truth!

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    1. Thank you!! So glad you found your way here today.

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  11. Being grateful and learning to show others how grateful we are is two different things and I am learning that.

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    1. Me, too, friend. I so often forget to say the words. Still learning here - always.

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  12. Dear Amy
    I also am at a loss for words when I try to voice all the virtues of my husband for which I am grateful.Then I don't even want to mention our Pappa God!
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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    1. Oh, blessings to you , too Mia!! Innumerable!!!

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  13. Sweet friend,
    I am grateful for you. It seems inadequate to put it that way doesn't it?
    Love you so very much!!!
    Becky :)

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    1. Becky, Becky, Becky... what in the world would I do without your friendship!! XOXO!!

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