Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thankful Thursday- 5 senses



Hello my sweet friends, praying that God blessed you all with a wonderful week. This week Iris has chosen the topic 5 senses, how precious. I am grateful for taste, without it I could not enjoy my delicious hot chocolate with tons of tiny marshmallows every morning. Yummy in my tummy. I am grateful for touch, without it, I would miss out on the precious touch of my lovebugs hand in mine, there is nothing sweeter. I am grateful for the sense of smell, especially this time of the year. Gingerbread cookies, pumpkin pie, turkey cooking in the oven, woo hoo!! Just smelling all the goodies makes me gain weight, lol I am grateful for hearing, without it, I would have missed hearing my dear Saviour call me to His heart, and all the times He tells me He loves me. Also, I would have missed hearing my lovebug tell me he loves me, and asking me to marry him. Those two voices are a sweet, healing balm to my soul. But, even if I lost my hearing, I would forever hear them with my heart. Last, but certainly not least, I am grateful for my sight. Due to my diabetes, my vision is very poor. Everything looks blurry, and very smeared. They hurt constantly, but I can still see for now. I am legally blind, but that is ok with me. As my eye vision has grown dim, my heart vision has grown stronger, and brighter. I see people, and things, as they truly are. It is a beautiful gift from God to see the heart, not the outward shell. I am grateful for all the senses that You have blessed me with dear Lord, I love You.

50 comments:

Lynn said...

My Sweet Sister Denise,

First, I always love stopping here on TT. Each week you have a new design and it is so cool.

Second.... Yummy in my tummy...... Girl, you make me smile.

Also, know that I pray for you and your Diabetes. My mother also suffers the affect of this disease.

Love you girl. Have a fantastic TT.

Jennifer said...

Beautifully said. I truly enjoyed your view and great appreciation for the 5 senses.

Happy TT!!!

lambofHisflock said...

Thank you for posting from your heart and life. As I read your post, I was praising God for giving us our senses to experience all He has lavished upon us.

Meridith said...

Just found your blog on LWG blogroll and thought I'd pop in to say hey!!

Off to read more of what you have to say :)

Marsha said...

I love you and your precious Thankful post!

Pia said...

beautiful list of thankfuls, denise. you're in my prayers. ♥

Daphine said...

Wonderful list!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I am so happy to hear that I'm not the only one who thinks about this! I literally praise God for allowing me to have all 5 of my senses. Every time I see a blind person or deaf person I am reminded of what a blessing they are.

~melody~

Amy said...

I was going to blog about something similar to this!! Great minds, huh?? :)

All I can say is.. AMEN, sista!

Grammy said...

I am thankful to get to know you a bit. I am glad you are at peace with your vision.
Be blessed my friend
Grammy

maiylah said...

i am always inspired by your TT posts, Denise ... thank you! :)

Peggy said...

PRECIOUS DENISE...I LOVE THE BLUE LOOK!!! YOU ARE SO CREATIVE! YOUR BEAUTIFUL HEART THOUGH IT IS NOT A SENSE SHINES WITH GRATITUDE! EACH WEEK YOU GIVE THANKS & THIS WAS AN INSPIRING ONE! YOUR TRUTH & HONESTY REFLECT YOUR LIFE...ALL YOUR SENSES THAT YOU GAVE THANKS BLESSED ME!
YOU are YUMMY...and so SWEET! Each one reflects a gift of God, for you are...I LOVED YOUR ENDING ON YOUR VISION...I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOUR STRUGGLES BECAUSE OF DIABETES BUT YOU HOLD ON TO YOUR HEALER...but frankly vision of the heart sounds much better! Love ya

Serendipity said...

Hi Denise, sure have missed you! Sorry I haven't been able to come around to visit lately. But here I am now :-) I love this post! We certainly do take a lot for granted for. I too am thankful for the 5 senses. Praying for your strength to manage diabetes. I know how hard it is at times as my own mom too is battling with it. Hugs to you.

P/s : I love the new look on your blog!

Debra said...

Denise,

Your beautiful heart always shines through .... what a thankful post!

Blessings to you, my sweet sis!

Rocks said...

Hi denise! my thankful thursday is not complete without visiting your thankful post :)

I'm thankful for that sense of yummy taste too! right now I am drooling for crabs and shrimps :)

luvmy4sons said...

Love your new look! And as always am touched by your thankful list. Hugs sweet sister.

Aniqueanik said...

very inspiring thanks for sharing.Happy TT! thanks for visiting mine.:)

Tammy said...

Thank you Denise for this encouraging post...

Blessings,
Tammy @ http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/mominmi

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

You always make me smile- I am thankful for you! Happy TT!

Jill said...

Denise - LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look of your blog! So soothing!

Love your thankful list as well!

I look forward to introducing my Mom next week to the world of blogging - she too has diabetes.

I'm thankful to have an extra computer to give my parents so they can keep in touch with so many wonderful people and their family! May God receive all the glory!

In His amazing grace,
Jill

Nancie said...

Wonderful thankful post. Thank God for giving us the 5 senses to enjoy Him and His blessings. Your blog's new look is beautiful! Remembering you in prayers.Take care!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

What a BEAUTIFUL page! I love the mini-marshmallows!! mmmmmm and pumpkin pie....

Thank you for sharing your list!

eph2810 said...

We use our 5 senses every single day, but I always take them for granted. I love what you said about your sight. Although it is sad that your vision is not what it used to be, you have images edged in your heart for eternity...

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Be blessed today and always.

Jacky said...

Thank you for posting your thoughts about your vision. My husband was born legally blind, and he often feels sorry for himself. I live my life to look at the positive in everything, but he does not see the positive. Through the power of technology (bioptics) he is now able to drive, he can SEE (more than some people can say), etc. etc. And I find myself reminding him of this often. I will be sharing your post with him. It is a very nice sentiment.

Laurie Ann said...

Your posts always warm my heart, Denise. I love you and hope you have an awesome Thankful Thursday!

Sharon Brumfield said...

This was a great post to have the opportunity to do. We are so blessed to have the bodies He has given us..what creativity!
And I will agree with you on taste and smell at this time of year...oh my goodness can you imagine what the feast in heaven is going to be like?
Love ya girl

Beth K. Vogt said...

Thank you for the sweet reminder to "see with my heart".
Your blog is one of may favorite stops on TT.
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Mary said...

Denise...I love your heart. The sweetness oozes out and covers me like honey! You make me smile girl. Blessings on your day.

gengen said...

That is nice entries thanks for sharing...TC

Tiffany Stuart said...

Your passion flows for our Lord. Loved your senses post. So sorry to know your vision continues to dim, but love your heart and how you shine brightly.

Lord, please restore Denise's vision.

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE said...

You are precious!

Blessings friend.

Bugzmommy said...

Oh I have enjoyed reading the posts regarding the five senses...what wonderful ways to count our blessings!

Alicia said...

What a beautiful post!! I really enjoyed reading your TT!! God bless you!!

Aisha said...

I enjoyed reading your posts!

hip chick said...

I love your posts. Today you made me think of how our sense of smell brings back so many memories that stir our hearts. The smell of Dial soap always reminds me of my nana and papa's seaside cottage.

Gretchen said...

I was just thinking about how thankful I am for my senses, especially lately with fall in the air. But you're right: our heart sense is the best gift of all.

Talk..to..Grams said...

You love some of the same foods I do!!
You have a very sweet heart! Hugs Grams

Diane ~Ever so Dear jewelry said...

what a beautiful posting! thank you for sharing your heart♥

BP said...

Thanks for sharing why you're thankful for each of your senses. Have a great day!

Bernadine said...

Beautiful TT post Denise. I always enjoy reading your thoughts.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

God was so good when he gave we humans these senses!! I would really hate being blind..I guess of all of my senses I would not like that one. But if that is what God wants for me I would have to accept it. Great post...

Debbie said...

Wow; you blew me away! As your eye vision has grown dim, your heart vision has grown stronger and brighter. Those are powerful words! And it provides me with something to really think about. How easy it is to take for granted our senses. God bless you.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Wonderful list Denise, and I love your new look!

Named Alicia said...

oh WOW! What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing! And thank you for always having encouraging comments! It's amazing to know you are being used despite your limitations. May the Lord continue to bless you!

God Chaser said...

Bless your sweet heart, a wonderful and delightful list.

Sherrylinn said...

As always, your TT post made me smile. I will pray for you and your diabetes. I'm diabetic as well. For now, my sight is corrected with glasses. Someday I may be in your boat. God bless you for your strong, thankful, loving heart.

Speaking from the Heart said...

Denise,

Beautifully written. Thank you for being a friend and for sharing your life with me.

Love,
Jean

mama meji said...

Prayers for you always...thanks for the visit.

Sweeta said...

Beautiful message. Thamks for sharing.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

What a beautiful post, Denise. God has indeed given us a great gift in our 5 senses. It's so great to see your wonderful appreciation of them!