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Friday, December 07, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I slept so late last night. Actually, it was already early morning when I laid my head down on the bed. I had a task to do and it was only when Matt is asleep that I could work without interruption. I decided to bring down some of my son's old posters and replace them with new ones - bigger, more colorful and attractive posters.

Over the course of this task, I was suddenly struck with a thought that put me in a reflective mood. I was thinking of my reason for taking these old posters away and replacing them with new ones, which I believe looks better and more fitting for my son's age.

And yes, I came to realize that this must also be the reason why God took away some things from us. He only meant to replace them with better, more wonderful things.

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So today, I'm thankful for everything that God took away from me - material things, relationships, opportunities - because He certainly replaced them with greater and more amazing things, relationships, opportunities.

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Denise said...

Bless you for speaking from your beautiful heart.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful way to look at that. Sometimes we don't understand why certain things happen- but of course it is all part of God's plan.

Melissa said...

What a great way to look at things!!

Cheryl said...

Oh this is a wonderful TT post. We sometimes need to look at things in a different light and your certainly did today. Thanks for the reminder. Have a Happy Christmas time! God Bless!

Dirtyhands4Him said...

Such an honest and encouraging way to look at things. :)

Laurel Wreath said...

Thank you so much for sharing this perspective, I think I needed to read it today. Blessings.

WorksForMom said...

Zam, you are a beautiful person my friend.

BP said...

That's a good way to look at it. Thanks for sharing with us.

Lynn Donovan said...


This is an awesome post. Brilliant and spot on. It makes me think about what God has taken from me and it was spot on too.


BTW, I am doing great. Our Lord our God is so good.... to you.... to me. Love you, Lynn

Anonymous said...

God is really good!
I have read your message in friendster...sorry for not responding.
I am ok, very much OK.
Merry Christmas!

maiylah said...

This is a wonderful perspective (and post!), Zen ... :)

Very uplifting. :)

Regina said...

Awesome post! Yes , I do beleive your theory is very accurate! but we only complain when he removes things because we can't see the big picture...

cheh said...

What a thought provoking post day zed!

happy weekend dear!hasta sad sa mga bugoy nimo! ayo ayo muaah

la bellina mammina said...

I came by via Melanie. How true:-)

Sonya said...

What a wonderful way to look at it. Your post made me think of a friend who lost two children about a year apart. I think of how hard it has been for her but also how gracefully she, her husband, and their three other children, have pulled through. He did give her something new. A wonderful spirit, renewed by knowing that God is in control of all things and that He is the Giver of all things.

ZJ said...

Awww- what a wonderful post! It's so right on, and I say AMEN to all you said :D

ZJ said...

Hi Zam.
Nakalimot diay ko ingon. I have a tag waiting for you, too :D