Wednesday, November 24, 2010

blessings and thankfulnes

(not my photo)

I probably won't be posting tomorrow so I'm doing my Thanksgiving post now :)
I've been blessed by God with SO much. I have a lot to be thankful for.
Here are just a few things I'm thankful for,

My Savior Jesus Christ. He saved me from myself and in Him I have Hope. I don't know how I would keep going without Him. In the past year, I feel like I've grown closer to Him through all my health issues. Some days I feel like my life is just falling apart then I read a verse, talk to friend, or listen to a song that reminds that I can go on with His strength and love. That I am more than my problems or mistakes. I am His and I am a new creation in Him.

My amazing family. Seriously I have the best family ever. They love and care for me even when I'm in my worst mood ;) Our favorite things to do together is snuggling up on the couch and watching The Andy Griffith Show or taking a hike or just hanging out :) my little sister will make me sweet cards saying "I love you" for no reason and my little brother will give me a hug or say something like "you're the best big sister ever". My dad never ceases to make me laugh and he would do anything for me if I need it. My mom is the best. She teaches me, laughs with me,. cries with me, helps me, and has incredible patience and forgiveness towards me! Those things and more are priceless and I'll be honest... sometimes I'm not very fun at all to live with but my family puts up with it and does a very good job ;) I don't know what I'd do without them!

My fabulous friends. One of God's greatest blessings! good friends are hard to find nowadays but I've got a great bunch of 'em. My friends will listen to me talk about the bad day I had or what I'm struggling with. And they will encourage me or just tell me to suck it up ;) just kidding!! :) We can laugh and talk about random girl things ;)  I don't feel like I have to put on a fake face for them, I want them to see me just as I am- a beautiful mess. We can help each other grow spiritually, emotionally and physically. I love talking to a friend about how I feel and they say " i feel like that too!" knowing that I'm not alone. in the good times and bad. I love my friends and am SO thankful for them!

YOU! yes I'm thankful for you, the readers of my blog. You reading, commenting, and following is a blessing to me. When I started this blog I had no idea that a year later I would have almost 70 followers and meeting new people who are like me-striving to love and serve Christ and reach out to other people. and the encouragement and joy I get out of this blog is great! Thank you so very much :)

Awesome music. Music is a big part of me. I'm so thankful for the artists who write about things that God has put on their heart and create some really awesome and uplifting songs!  Songs are the words of my heart when I'm speechless. ♥

Some random things that I'm thankful for :)
  • my warm house
  • itouch ;) 
  • being able to get an education 
  • photography
  • my church 
  • clothes 
  • having clean food and water 
  • entertainment 
  • clothes 
Don't just think of all the things you are thankful for on Thanksgiving but all year round. When you think you've come to the end of your rope or just can't go any longer count your blessings. one by one.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I'll leave you with this Thanksgiving prayer from the episode "A Time to Heal" of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. It sums up my post and I think its beautiful.

Dear Lord,
Le us give thanks to God our Father for all of his gifts so freely bestowed upon us. For all the beauty and wonder of your creation and earth, sky and sea. For our daily food and drink, homes and family and friends, for minds to think and hearts to love and hands to serve, for health and strength to work and leisure to rest and play, for brave and courageous , for a patient in suffering and faithful in adversity and for all valiant seekers after truth,liberty and justice, we thank you dear Lord. Amen. 

Love in Christ,

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Samarah!!!


  2. Hey!
    I used your blog button on my blog (:

    Ellyn's Sis,
    Anna (:

  3. That was a beautiful post Samarah!
    ((praying for you!))
    Love ya!

  4. Lovely post. Have a beautiful day!

  5. I'm extremely grateful for my family and of course Jesus! ;)

  6. cute cute cute cute cuuuute header Samarah!!!! excited to see you!!!!

  7. Isn't it funny that the tiniest things we are the most grateful for? I am the same way. Like warmth and a bed and things along those lines because although it's great to be alive and on the earth at this time, it's the little things we love most :)

  8. Wonderful list friend! Thank you for posting this.. Keep serving Jesus Christ with all of your heart!

  9. Lily- Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! :)

    Anna- thank you! I love that you joined blogger ;D

    SarahLynn-thank you dear friend! praying for you too :)

    Polka Dot- thanks girl!

    Alexandra- thank you for the comment! :)

    SarahLynn (again :))- pickles I like it too ;)

    Mikalya- yes I agree, there are so many little things that we overlook. thank you so much for the comment :D

    Jessica- thank you for the sweet comment! :)

    Love in Christ,


hey there! thank you so much for reading and commenting. seriously, thank you from the bottom of my heart. ♥


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