Sunday, June 26, 2011

Grateful For...

a miracle!

i hope you're having a great weekend...
despite the weather being maybe not too sunny where you are,
or that you're not feeling a hundred percent...
are you up to seeing past that
&
able to have a good weekend anyhow,
being grateful for the things in your life that are good
&
precious?



it is easy to focus on what is hurting
than remember
and be grateful for
all those bits of us
that are still working perfectly.




it is easy to forget
those days of summer when
the sun was beating down relentlessly
and you were sweaty and hot
and wished for a cold day..

when you're fed up and ready to complain about winter!

{or vice versa}



it is easy to focus on the problem

&

forget about the big picture!



the big picture in my life
is that
despite the challenges
i see
 growth in my life
&
in the lives of my family
&
the richness and wealth of all kinds of things and experiences
that we enjoy
in our everyday lives.

i believe in miracles..like tuesday.
when mr m rang early in the morning
asking for help,
as well as putting a little cash in the bank for him
i prayed
asking God to fill his car with miracle fuel...
'til he got to a petrol station.

he had 7 km to get to work
after putting all he had..$2.50 in the tank...
{his gas guzzler still registered on empty!}
he made it.

then he had to get to a petrol station
during his break..
a little money was in the account by ten in the morning,
after a dash by me ..to the bank.

he mentioned his dilemna to a mate at work
and was told there was a closer petrol station
than what he had thought.

a hundred metres from the petrol station
the engine spluttered for the second time
and he was just able to make it
by driving exceedingly slowly and coasting where he could..
into the driveway to fill up!

he was able to refuel his own tank then too..
after a weekend without food.
{he had shifted into another house
he had no money - due to a pay glitch over the queen's birthday weekend-
and his friends mum
had emptied all his food out
while helping to clean out the fridge!}

but i am grateful for miracles
i am grateful
it all worked out in the end.

i am grateful for 'maxabella'
and the opportunity
to focus on gratitude at least once a week..
and put everything back into perspective
when we can't see the trees for the forest!


naturally Carol xox


15 comments:

  1. Great images Carol! I hope the miracles keep coming x

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  2. Miracles really do happen...I am glad your family got to see one or two!

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  3. There are miracles in the every day, big or small, if we just open our eyes to them. Seeing the world with an attitude of gratitude sure makes the difficult times much easier to bear. Have a blessed and beautiful day. Tammy

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  4. Lovely shots! Enjoy the start of the week, Kellie xx

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  5. Dear Carol,

    great Photos...wonderful Post from you today!
    Send you many, many Greetings and wish you a beautiful Day...

    Marion

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  6. Hmmmmm... miracle, or just a very, very lovely Carol? x

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  7. Oh so true Carol. I often think we like to whinge about the things that are so not important... like the weather, as you mention here. Health is far and away the most essential thing in our lives. If you're healthy, there isn't much to complain about.
    Great story about your son, so pleased it all worked out for him... funny how it often does work out, even when it all seems hopeless when we're in the middle of it :o)

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  8. It is so good to think about what we are grateful for, and focus on the positives! I love your gorgeous images of the tree.... so lovely! X

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  9. Oh, Carol! What a story. You hooked me in - I'm so glad he made it to the servo ☺. A fabulous post. J x

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  10. We all have so much to be grateful for, sometimes we just don't realise how wonderous our lives are.I bet your son thinks your pretty amazing too..

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  11. Thanks for the post, Carol. I am trying, I really am, but to be honest this past week has not been easy...this has helped ♥

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  12. Good on you Carol, You are one of the most beautiful people I know. God is so good as everything worked out in the end. xxxx
    Hey did you know we are have a mice plague? I have it on my Blog.. Horrible.

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  13. Hi Carol, what a great post. And yes, how quickly we forget the opposite seasons when we are in one!

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  14. Thanks for so many wonderful reminders in just one post! Gill xo

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  15. Put in that context Carol it makes you think a little more about what matters, I need to do that more.
    best wishes Julie.C

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i am delighted that you care enough to comment..i love to read each one of them..thank you!