Friday, March 11, 2011

In this midst of so much chaos I choose to be grateful...

for little people and their innocent fun

for smiles
for the nice surprise of little china cups
my kind neighbours stashed in my washing
so that they did not all break.
For school starting again and for shared experiences.

Our hearts are breaking for Japan
and we are exhausted from our own dramas

Today I'm truly grateful for a verse to hold on to...

For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Thanks Maxabella. I need the reminder to be more grateful!


  1. Oh Deb, God so understands when we just sit down and cry and feel sorry for ourselves. Doing that and telling him we are angry, helps us get to the point of being grateful.

    And like you stated, he gives us sweet children and sunshine to show us his love.

    We here are just in such shock too about Japan.

    blessings, jilly

  2. Sometimes we have to make that choice don't we? To be grateful and to choose to see what we have to be grateful for. There is just so much going on in the world right now it's very overwhelming. I hope this week is a better one for you. I'm kind of wishing the same thing for me as well x

  3. Annie-Rose's smile is a replica of yours! So glad you can still find things to be grateful for no matter how small.

  4. beautiful verse at the end there :-)
    really great gratefuls!! (oh and gorgeous tea cups!)

  5. Deb, it sounds a bit crazy at your place and I'm sorry to hear that. I hope finding the 'little things' today has helped just a 'little bit'. Best wishes for a happy week ahead. x

  6. this quote is is just so darn depressing to be kids are freaking a looks as though you guys are really coming along tho...back to school has got to be a great

  7. I found you because we both have Life is a Verb in our favourite books.

    Your post is amazing. "Our hearts are breaking for Japan
    and we are exhausted from our own dramas". How true is that? Our world has become a big and scary place. I do not know what I would do if I did not have God in my life.

  8. I love this post and its wisdom.
    A good reminder of how important family and love is.
    My reasons to be grateful on a day when the world caved in a little are over at


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