Tuesday, December 24, 2013

50 States of Pray



It’s been a very difficult year for me and I’m afraid I had let myself become worn down and bitter. Even a little depressed.  This month that has changed.  I’ve had too many examples of how blessed I truly am.   

Things can be hard, hopes and dreams may not be fulfilled.  But it doesn’t matter.  I am so very blessed in the life I have, in my family, in my home.  I’m so grateful for this season that reminds me of what’s important in life, and how lucky I am. 

I hope each of you are having a wonderful and blessed year end.


Merry Christmas everyone!

36 comments:

  1. Hi, Sara! No matter what life throws at us, there is always something to be thankful for. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. Aloha Sara,

    Cheers for sharing and glad to hear that December was a better month.

    Will scrounge my eyes closed and hope that 2014 will be more of the happier same :)

    PS... you cracked me up with the figment of imagination comment a few days ago... but sorry I am such a slacker in getting back to you and awarding you a bottle of awesome sauce :)

    Merry Christmas and *Happy* New Years to you and the Clan Bowers :)

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  3. Realizing ones blessings is always a great way to get out of a slump. I hope next month is even better than this one!
    Merry Christmas!!!

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  4. Think of the mess of life sometimes as the part of the image a child sees from the bottom of their grandmothers embroidery hoop...the top, the part that is being created, is beautiful. And sometime you will see why the messy looking knots and long stitches were necessary to create the blessings. Merry Christmas!

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  5. I'm so glad things are looking brighter for you! Merry Christmas!!!

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  6. We all have those hard times we are forced to get through. Glad you got through yours. Happy Holidays!

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  7. Remember to breathe. That is the greatest blessing of all. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and most fabulous New Year!

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  8. So glad you have a brighter outlook and that the Christmas season is lifting your spirits. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  9. Merry Christmas, Sara! Hope the New Year brings lots of wonderful things!

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  10. Merry Christmas! Glad to hear things are looking better for you.

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  11. May your coming year be a constant reminder of the good things- because of their presence, not their absence. Merry Christmas to You!

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  12. Yes, honey you are blessed am so is everyone if they choose to see it. Count and stand on your blessings and you won't sink.

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  13. Have a blessed and peaceful days ahead,
    Thanks for sharing a bit personal side.
    Keep Going
    Best

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  14. Thank you for sharing yourself and your thoughts. Merry Christmas and wishes for a peaceful and healthy New Year.

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  15. I feel the same as you. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  16. I hope that feeling lasts throughout the year, Sara.
    Merry Christmas.
    xoRobyn

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  17. I am so pleased that December has been better for you - hope it continues into 2014 xx
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

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  18. It's moments like these that help carry us through the darker moments, sometimes without even realizing it. Merry Christmas.

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  19. Hi Sara,

    You are blessed and you draw inspiration from all that is truly good in your life. At times we can give depressive thoughts permission to overwhelm our lives. We refuse to let that happen. For we know that the niggling self doubts are telling us lies.

    Your upbeat attitude is greatly admired, my friend.

    I do so hope you and your loved ones had a peaceful, positive Christmas Day.

    Gary :)

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  20. Yeah I know what you mean. A few times this year were really hard on me, but right through them, I knew I was still blessed and still ten times as happy than I would have been if I did anything else with my life.

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  21. Hi,Sara,

    We have ALL had troubles this year, but the bottom line is.... we are very blessed. We just need to open our eyes and hearts to realize how lucky we truly are...

    Hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas!! ALL the best for the coming new year!

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  22. Hi Sara .. you have some wonderful friends here with some wise word - though you've done the right thing and realised we are blessed, whatever troubles are pesking us ..

    Have a better year .. and for now enjoy realising the blessings you have - Hilary

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  23. The only time we humans have no troubles is before birth and after death. In between that's what it's all about and how we manage those troubles is our life. It's the dash on the tombstone that holds the story. May your dash be filled with wonderful things.

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  24. I'm glad things have taken an upturn for you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  25. I'm very happy that things have turned to the better this month. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and I wish you a 2014 filled with joy and many wonderful blessings!

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  26. I'm glad you're feeling better this month, and may that feeling carry with you well into next year. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

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  27. Life hits us hard sometimes, but it helps to count our blessings. Glad things are looking up again. Best wishes for the coming year in all your pursuits.

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  28. I hope you and your family had a joy-filled Christmas and that all of you are facing the New Year with hope in your hearts. I'm glad this last month has been easier in important regards for you, Sara, and I pray that upward trend is here to stay.

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  29. Once we start counting them, the blessings can be overwhelming - and even more so sometimes for the fact that we took them for granted.
    Wishing you a joyous new year!

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  30. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  31. Sometimes it's difficult to overcome what seems to be an overwhelming amount of negative things that string themselves throughout out our year. But in quiet reflection, when the good is remembered, too, it can sometimes makes things a little brighter. Happy New Year!

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  32. Hi there! It sounds like you had a year similar to mine. I'm glad you were able to find the positives of it. Happy New Year!

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  33. Hey Sara, I'm popping in to wish you a happy, peaceful and productive 2014!
    Writer In Transit

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  34. Please forgive my tardiness in saying "hello" to you, Sara. I hope your 2014 is off to a great start! All the best ~ Victoria

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