Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

A friend emailed me this and I thought there were some things to really consider as we go through each day. Today, being Thankful Thursday, I am thankful that I live in an age of computers and that friends can communicate so easily, no matter what the distance is between them.
I am thankful for wisdom that comes with age and for each day I am alive to live and learn and love. I hope you enjoy this.
Maya Angelou said this:

'"'ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands, you need to be able to throw some things back...
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Our lives are so short and each day we impact others, whether we realize it or not. It may be a smile or act of kindness to someone who is having a tough time, it may be an encouraging word or just a gentle spirit. Each of us have the ability to show God's grace and love to others; won't you take the time today to share a bit of sunshine to someone you meet along the way.....
Be blessed, Noreen


  1. Hi Nor', What great words of encouragement! Thanks so much for sharing them.

    Praying that your day is full of blessings!
    Love you lots!

  2. Hi Noreen,
    What a great read! I have seen that before but love reading it everytime I see it. Definitely food for thought, and I so agree with what she said. I personally love getting older because with age does come a lot more wisdom, I do not stress over things like I used to because of age I have learned to trust those things to God, because I have been around the block enough now to really know He is so trustworthy.
    I agree with people don't remember what you say most of the time, but I do think they remember things you do for them especially if it is at a low point in their lives,
    Cause we have had people tell us things we did years ago, that we didn't even remember doing.
    but they definitely remember how you treat them and how you make them feel. and if you don't make people feel good they will not want to be in your presence that is for sure!!
    Well, you have a great day my dear
    and thanks for sharing that lovely
    writing of hers.
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  3. Love the quote.
    Great words to use as a guideline.
    I have been keeping up with you (o:
    Missed your comments at my place.

  4. I've read some of this before, too. I am so glad you shared it with us again!

    Great words......

  5. I smiled as I read this list of quotes. Very true and worth reading. I'm thankful for you and your prayers. I'm sorry I've been remiss in emailing you lately but life has been busy with the sale. We should be moving in the next three weeks so I'm packing.

    Love you,

  6. Noreen, I love love your post today!!!! It is all so ture!!!
    No matter how your partents treated you, you DO miss them when they are gone, yes!! You are a wise woman!!!
    I have missed you. I am on dial up and my computer is very slow. I have about 10 or more comments everyday to answer and it takes all day to answer them. Which leaves no time just to surf.
    Thanks for coming to talk with me.
    It gives me a chance to come and visit with you.
    Big hugs, Fern

  7. I have this printed in one of my it and so very true! Blessings, Heather


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