Thursday, September 6, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful for sharing, specifically your stories & ideas shared here. When passed on, stories & ideas pour onto the soul like sunshine through a window on a January afternoon. And when Susan shares her luminary design, or Erin shares her Go, Kyrie, Go idea, or Mother of 2 shares a lesson, or Karis shares a little reminder, or Melissa shares a song, or Jordan & Lacie shares Kyrie's story, suddenly, what seems a simple thought to the giver multiplies in proportion & purpose. Stories become resonating feelings; feelings create empathy & community. Ideas become personal goals; goals become motivation & inspiration. Amazing, isn't it?

Ksfaith, a longtime reader & commentator here, shared a moving video with me a while back that's really something. Ksfaith herself is really something, too. She is a magnificently talented dancer who has traveled the globe with her award-winning, passionate skill that she uses to express artful stories through muscular grace. As a young mother and faith-filled follower, she now choreographs and teaches dance to the next generation. While not her work, the video resonated with her in a way that deserves to be passed on. This video is a choreographed skit by young adults in Knoxville, TN, to Lifehouse's "Everything" song. An unusual interpretation of the world versus The Big Guy. Pretty neat.

What are you thankful for today?

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Melissa said...

Good Morning! Today I'm thankful for the seasons... This morning there was a crispness in the air and I could sense that autumn is on it's way. The steamy heat of summer is going away, and the scent of autumn is in the air. Honestly, I never really used to enjoy the fall season...I battle with my allergies, school started which meant the freedoms of summer were gone, the green scenery died and turned a dank brown, and I've never been a fan of Halloween. I guess with age and life's experiences I've learned to appreciate what autumn brings. The leaves first turn a brilliant color before they die and fall from the tree, what a special gift from God. Without those leaves falling to the ground, we could have no promise of new life in the spring. Likewise, without our physical death we would have no promise of an eternal life with Christ. I was reminded of that this morning as I sensed the first signs of autumn. I thank God for all the seasons of life...whether they bring happiness or grief. I have to say that I am thankful that through it all those of us who know our Lord and Savior have the promise of a future that is beyond our earthly comprehension. Pretty amazing.

Karis, thanks for your story of the butterfly. How special. I look forward to meeting you someday soon.

Big Love,

Melissa said...

PS. I just watched the video. Incredibly powerful. I think we've all felt those emotions at some point in our life...Jesus is constantly pulling us to His side. Amazing. I've passed it on to our youth director. Wow. Thanks for sharing!


Sarah said...

I'm thankful for rest! I've been going through a real "burn out" stage, and I was able to get away for the weekend and get revived! In addition to that, I'm thankful for a God who never gets tired or burned out, who never sleeps or slumbers, and who is continuously upholding me during my very weakest moments.