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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thankful Traveler

Columbia River, WA
Photo by Shawn Watson
Tis the season to be thankful.  A few random thoughts:

I've been reading some of my friends' Thankful Lists on Facebook.  I was surprised and honored to find my name as one of Dorean's mentors that she was thankful for (I was a singles pastor way back in '88 and she was an artistic, beautiful single young woman).  This was a reminder to me that we never know who we are influencing.  No matter what our age, we should live ours lives, not unto ourselves, but to draw people to Christ.  Our friends want us to be real, someone they can relate to.  That goes for family too.



Travel Memory:  I spent one Thanksgiving on a WWII ship on the rolling Baltic Sea in '94.  I was too sick to eat the Thanksgiving feast that the American chefs had prepared, so I've been thankful for stable shores ever since.



Thanksgiving Tip:  Be thankful for those around you, and those afar.  Don't judge.  Instead, love ...  and sprinkle with laughter.



I wish you smooth traveling and oceans of blessings for your Thanksgiving holiday!


Life is what we are alive to.
It is not length but breadth...
Be alive to ... goodness, kindness, purity, Love,
poetry, music, art,
flowers, stars,
God, and eternal hope.
We're having a cold Thanksgiving
here in the Carolinas
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father,
who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement
and good hope,
encourage your hearts and strengthen you
in every good deed and word.
2 Thess. 2:16-17






3 comments:

Doe said...

Thank you so much for everything, Sharon! Your influence in my life is a treasure to me. Your blog continues to mentor me from afar. Much love in all your travels and for your life in my life. Love, Dorean

Jennifer Richardson said...

I hope someday we'll look back over our lives played out
and be thrilled and happily surprised at how much impact we had for the good.
I'm grateful for you and your friendship, friend.
So so grateful:)
-Jennifer

Sharon (Cook) Leaf said...

Dearest Doe, All of those memories still linger long after our youth has gone. And sweet Jennifer, our friendship still glows, like the bonfire we shared two Christmases ago. Much love to my So-Cal and my Carolina friends!