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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday - counting my blessing

The devastation in Haiti is heartbreaking.

Countless children lost.

Countless families divided.

When something like this happens we are given an opportunity to see what is really important in life.  What really matters.

It isn't all the material things that bind us, it's human connection.  It's touch.  It's a hug from a friend.  It's a phone call from your mom.  If you've been putting off that interaction today is the day to reconnect.

As for me, I'm at home today nursing a sick little boy who has a stomach bug.  I'm sitting in my warm house hovering over him as he tries to fall asleep.  He had a few sips of clean, pure drinking water and he is resting comfortable on our couch.  The only sound is the rythmic rotation of the washing machine as it cleans his soiled clothes and bed sheets.

Even in my exhausted state, I am capable of seeing how truly blessed I am.

May God's goodness shine down on Haiti.  We are praying for you.

5 random thoughts:

Scattered Scrapper said...

A word about this post. AMEN!

Be thankful for what you have today. Even your stresses, they could all be gone tomorrow.

SparkleFarkle said...

My every prayer goes to the people in Haiti. So devastating. I can't even bear to watch the news. Prayer is a very powerful thing. Today, and in the many days to come, it will be constant.

P.S. Feel Better Soon Wishes to your little one.

Steven Anthony said...

what a truly lovely post, and a much needed reminder...

thank you friend, be blesed

I hope the little guy gets better soon;)

blueviolet said...

It's true. It makes everyday annoyances seem more than trivial.

Becca said...

It is absolutely heartbreaking. I can't even imagine how difficult it is for them right now. You are so right though, even in times where we are exhausted, sad, frustrated, and so on there are people out there that are facing much worse and we have to remember that.

I do hope that your little guy gets better soon though!

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