Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

What surprised me this week?
I've been on the receiving end of a lot of kindness and attention lately. My foot is eons better now and mending perfectly, and it feels good to be getting back to normal. This last week a number of people in our area have come down with the flu. I had the opportunity to help a few of them. It surprised me how satisfying it felt to be once again on the giving end of service, rather than the receiving end.

What moved me this week?
Yesterday Colorado experienced a record early snowfall. It snowed most of the day and into the night. I received a phone call from a girlfriend last night. She was concerned about the snow on my driveway. She knew that I'd had foot surgery last month, and that it might be difficult for me to shovel it with a sore foot. You see, my usual form of snow removal -- my big, strapping hunk of a husband -- was out of town. This morning my friend's husband called to see if I needed any further help shoveling the snow. Good friends. They move me and bless my life.

What inspired me this week?
There have been many times in my life, when I had a thought or feeling come over me that was not my own. As a parent with children living at home, I often felt inspired to do or say something to help keep my children physically, emotionally or spiritually safe. Those feelings have come less often as my children have left home and started their own families. Today, however, I experienced again in a very real way the prompting, guidance, and instruction that only the Holy Ghost can provide with regard to the safety of my family. I am grateful for moments of clear understanding and inspiration.


Kristen said...

Great list!

Maryam said...

What a nice post. Family and friends make everything have meaning. love you! m

Annie of Blue Gables said...

You are so awesome. I have a feeling that if we were in the same state, and town, Ward? we would be great friends.

Quilt Hollow said...

You sure know how to make me think about these same questions in my own life and just how I could answer them....thoughtful and inspiring...enjoy the rest of your week.

MiaKatia said...

Beautiful list Suzanne. Thank goodness for inspiration.

Carolynn said...

Lovely. There's really nothing like the rock solid love & support of friends, is there? Angels appear in all manner of guises.