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Having a Heart of Thanksgiving!

Updated on July 20, 2011

Having a Thankful Heart:)

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Good for the soul....

This last weekend, I had the opportunity to get away, tag along with the guys, while they went fishing. I could just relax, or go site seeing, what ever I wanted to do… then anxiety set in.

There was a problem…the day we were getting ready to go, I started to get depressed, was not motivated. Decided maybe I shouldn’t go, to just stay home…work on some projects, that need to get done. Next thing I knew, the negative thoughts were flowing into my head, and affecting my heart. The enemy was feeding me some more lies, then backing them up with reasons.

The phone rang, it was a friend….she said, are you ready to go? I said no…she said, did you make a list? I explained we did the night before. So then she asked how many things have you gotten done on your list? I had to say none:( She said, what? Nothing?…what are you going to do when your husband gets home? I told her, I would be in trouble! So she said, I’m coming over...I will help you get organized, and ready to be out the door. Wooo!, I was already relieved, just knowing help was on its way:)

Another awesome friend! I have to say this was the quickest, I was ever get out the door when it was time to go. My husband was impressed:) I told him my friend came over and helped make sure I was ready.

All of this to say, that once I got out…I was fine. Everything was taken care of, friends house sitting, the house clean, and things I was going to work on, were still there when I got back. The truth is when we got home; I had more energy to work on the projects, and to do it with a song in my heart.

The weekend was beautiful, the most beautiful it had been there, in a long time. Once the guys left to go fishing, and after I made them their lunch, I went back to bed. I was surprised I slept till 9:00am. I read, prayed, and rested…then I wrote! What a blessing I felt this morning as I wrote the words that were on my heart: see below the written prayer!


"Lord God, I am so thankful for the air you give me, breathing in and out, knowing you are the one who sustains my life. You love me enough, to know when I need a break...a change of scenery. It feels good to just relax, no interruptions. Giving my body a rest...even my mind and my soul. My feet are tingling, my heart is calm, and my mind is at you Lord replenish my being:)

The sea is calm, as my soul is calm. I came to this place where the river meets the ocean...with so many things to do, yet for want me to just be. Thank you God, for lavishing me with your love, on this clear and beautiful day! In this place with such a view and lots of light.

So peaceful is this place of rest:) Now with song, I praise thee..."My God is so Glorious, Miraculous and Marvelous, He is My God!" He is a God who hears my prayers, and gives me rest when I need it. I do praise Him for this day of goodness and light...and the freedom to write.

Writing from my heart, the things He's showing me today! Time to open the doors and let His fresh air come in! I see the light, I feel the breeze, I hear the ocean and the seagulls sing:) My mind has become the sea breeze, my soul calm as the river moves, and the fresh air I breathe, moves in conjunction with the waves.

I Thank You, Lord God of the Heavens...and Creator of the Earth, for sharing Nature with Me! You are Miraculous and Wonderful to Me!

© Heart4theword @ Hubpages 9/2010 all rights reserved

Have you had time to get away, and just rest in the Lord?

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    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from hub

      So much time has lagged since I wrote this page...and thanksgiving is just around thecornee again. I am thankful for each day and each night I can get a good nights sleep. We are still blessed even in the rough times:)

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from hub

      Ripplemaker, so appreciate you stopping by:) This was a prayer from the heart! So glad it touched yours:)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      A beautiful prayer and wonderful energy radiating from this hub! It's a nice way to start my day! Love and blessings. :)

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Lovely thoughts and I love the prayer! So often, we focus on the negative instead of all the blessings in our lives. Even difficult situations can be re-cast in our minds with a different outlook.

      I cannot believe that I have not found your hubs until now. Rated up - and I'm a fan!

    • lctodd1947 profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing this insightful aspect of how we can listen to our head and not our heart sometimes which can get us into trouble if we do it often enough. We all need the calm, quiet resting place more often.

      Thanks for this article.

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from hub

      Always good to hear from you, LovesToRead:) Thanks for stopping by!

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      Loves To Read 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us Heart. It is horrid when the enemy strikes with a vengence at the worst possible time. But then again i guess that's what he does best. Then God sends along an angel just like your friend and suddenly life seems a whole lot better Praise His Holy name

      Love and Hugs

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from hub

      Great verse Troy, does go right along with this hub:)

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      Troy Wilkerson 

      8 years ago from Norfolk, VA

      Like Jesus stated in Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

      Great hub, God Bless

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from hub

      Coffesnob, you are a sweet and loving soul! Thank you, for the song:)

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      8 years ago

      Heart4theword - God is so good isn't he? He sends those friends to help us stand in life. A favorite song of mine is playing right now..the lyrics are appropos...

      "In Christ alone I place my trust...and find my glory in the power of the cross. In every victory, let it be said of source of strength, my source of hope is Christ alone....only His tender mercy can reach beyond my weakness to my need."

      And in that need He sent a friend to you...i love it!

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from hub

      Back to you, many Blessing to you,Tamarjo and Judicastro:) I am so blessed too, when I read your hub-writings! Thanks for stopping by:)

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      8 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

      Heart you are so precious in how you openly share your struggles and then bring us along for the victory party! How awesome is that and even more awesome our Father who is the master of ceremonies. Bless ya girl!!

    • Tamarajo profile image


      8 years ago

      It seems like when we relax and depart from the hamster wheel of life is when we hear Him the best. Thanks for sharing a bit of the peace He gave you.

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from hub

      Appreciate you guys, and ladies:) I look forward to reading your imput! Thank you again, for your encouraging words:)

    • bayoulady profile image


      8 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      I second Quill! Recreation, I believe, is just plain therapeutic!

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      heart4theword: What a beautiful story about how God brings order into chaos. Thank you God! and thank you for the story.

      Brother Dave.

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      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      Glad you overcame and for the blessing you received. Your prayer was beautiful. Thanks.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a lovelyhub with so many good thoughts.

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      8 years ago

      Well done and rest is indeed a blessing especially when it is with the Father.



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