Article: Spotlight: Words: Humbling Quote

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By Sharon Brown on January 12, 2014

Sometimes all we need is a word or two.

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Jan 12, 2014 7:37 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Why is it that we expect only good things to happen to us, and take them for granted when they do, rather than be grateful? Good quote, Sally!

Once, years ago, I was walking down the hallway at work and a woman was walking toward me. As she got close, I could hear she was mumbling to herself. Then for no apparent reason, she nearly stumbled, but regained her bearing quickly.

As she passed me, I heard her whispering, "Thank you, Lord, for keeping me from stumbling..." and she kept walking and whispering.

I realized that her mumbles were prayers, and that she was being a dutiful Christian. Praying without ceasing and thankful for every favor. God taught me a lesson that day. I have never forgotten that woman's faith and loyalty to her Lord, and I find myself doing the same thing very often. Thanking him for everything.
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Jan 12, 2014 8:38 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
I wonder how often that happens Nap? I'm sure more than we realize and I know I have times when it is me. We always ask why - that is our nature - but we need to be taught to say Thank You. Confused Confused
ImageMaryE
Jan 12, 2014 2:48 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
People are quick to blame God, but slow to thank Him.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageZanymuse
Jan 12, 2014 4:22 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
MaryE wrote:People are quick to blame God, but slow to thank Him.


How true! And they often blame him for the things which they were the cause of...I eat too much and am fat...Why did God make/let get me fat?

Someone was driving while drunk...why did God let them kill my...

We often blame God or kismet for things that happen as a result of our freedom of choice or the choices made by others.

But are they thankful for the trip to the mailbox when they didn't get run over or trip and fall?

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ImageAudrey
Jan 12, 2014 4:46 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
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Well put, Brenda!
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Jan 13, 2014 12:47 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I agree with all of you Lovey dubby Be thankful in all things.

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Jan 13, 2014 11:44 AM CST
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland
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ImageSharon
Jan 13, 2014 11:46 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
So good to hear from you, Magga!

It is a very humbling quote, it made me change my way of thinking, too.
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Jan 15, 2014 11:13 AM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Wonderful words! I do thank God for graces I receive, even small ones, like all the traffic lights being green when I'm running late. Hurray! I started that after surviving intact (mostly!) after brain surgery. Staring your mortality in the face does things to you!
ImageSharon
Jan 15, 2014 11:30 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
The older I get the more thankful I am for little things, and the more I notice the little things, the more I find that they far outweigh big bad things in my life. Funny how that works out.
ImageKyWoods
Jan 18, 2014 9:50 AM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Sharon did you paint that flower? It's gorgeous!
ImageSharon
Jan 18, 2014 10:36 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Yes, Renee, thank you!!
My Southern Magnolia tree in bloom.

I started it from seed about 7-8 years ago and it had its first bloom 2 years ago, total now for it is 5 blooms, I think. I love that tree!! It might be about 15 feet tall, still a baby.

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