Monday, May 28, 2012

** Monday Gratitude - Marie Harmony ..



Oftentimes life's troubles hit us down causing us to fall and give up. But God can bring Great Gain into our lives through our burdens and trials in life. We may feel we had the biggest and most severe blow in our lives but these same afflictions made us Stronger for the Next Chapter that God has prepared for us. 

"Our afflictions come to us as blessings, though they frown like curses" ~C.Spurgeon~

I often had many questions in my life but now as days go by I learned to surrender all my plans and cry out to God all my hurts. He is allowing these pains in my life for me to rely more and trust more in His goodness.

I am Grateful because these burdens are actually Blessings In Disguise ;)


Join Us every Monday with Marie Harmony's
 "Monday Gratitude - Open Your Heart To Love"
-- Diary Of A Heart In Transit --

Let Us all Start Our Week Right by giving Thanks and being Grateful
 Have a Blessed Monday Everyone ;)



46 comments:

  1. hi sie, this is a beautiful and practical reflection of our daily way of life's activities- just that sometimes it is not easy to follow... like me, i get jittery, impatient and sad when facing calamities that i feel i cant bear..
    but like it or not, we have to go through it.. and its true that after many times going through this kind of exercise , we all become stronger...thats life.
    have a beautiful week sie.

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    1. Hello Wan ;)

      Yes it is not easy to follow..I have been there a lot of times and as what they always say..it is so easy to say Thank you if all things work out well..the challenge comes when we can say Thank you even if things don't work our own way ;)

      But yes Wan I agree we have all to go through these let's say "furnace of fire" in our lives because we need it..it is a part of our daily lives ;)

      have a blessed Monday too Wan and thank you for being a good friend ;)

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  2. Wow Ms.Sie nice post, we must always star our week with happiness and fresh attitude!!! cheers! May u have a wonderful week!!!!!

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    1. Hello Sudhi..yehey you're here *hugs*

      I said to my hon last night you visited my site and he said..you still have contacts with them? I said Sudhi and Bella they visit me once in awhile and I am so glad to see your friends visiting and saying there hello's..

      I trully appreciate Sudhi seeing you here..I am so glad that after years you still remember me and Beany..you are really a true friend to us..*hugs hugs* ;)

      May you have a wonderful week too ;)

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  3. All the blessing from AlMighty, Sie!!!!

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    1. Hello Rina ;)

      God Bless you too and always take good care of yourself..thank you for your visit ;)

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  4. Be grateful and count your blessings! It's a bliss :))
    XOXO!

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    1. I agree sis Fida..thank you for your visit ;)

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  5. Very beautiful post Sie:) God Bless u:)

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    1. Thank you Sonia and God bless you too ;)

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  6. Thank you for this reminder, I know that I have so much and complain so much at the same time but gratitude is what I need most in my heart. Big hugs my sweet friend.

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    1. Hello sis Bonnie *hugs* ;)

      I also do complain sis Bonnie..it is our human nature and it is also hard for me to say thank you specially when things get rough but being thankful has taught me to see life at a brighter prospective..love you sis Bonnie..we can do this..we are all here standing by for each other ;)

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  7. Faith, as I was taught by my mom, is a gift from God. If we want it, we should pray or ask God for it. Faith is also not a magic wand that would solve all our problems pronto. Faith, good abiding faith, has to be worked at. We do this by being and keeping firm, constant, and focused on God in the midst of all the turbulence in our lives. Further, that with abiding faith should come a grateful heart which understands that God is in control and will never fail us... as he promised he would.

    I pray blessings for you and your family in huge measure far more than your gentle heart can hold. Keep the faith on high gear. :-)

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    1. I agree Ms.Ellen and I have experienced every bit of it ;) Faith has led me to where I am now..without it I would have given up my life..I love your words Ms.Ellen thank you ..I am teary eyed oh ;)

      God is in control though sometimes we don't see it because we have been blinded by the giants of trials that we are experiencing..He is there always and He never fails us..thank you Ms.Ellen and God's blessings to you *hugs* ;)

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  8. Thanks so much for joining sweet Sie!!! You are right they are blessings indeed and knowing this we learn a lot and know whenever we are in pain or hurt we can turn to God and ask for help.
    Thanks Sweet Sie, stay well my dear and look after yourself. xxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hello sis Marie *hugs* ;)

      I'll always support my sisters here sis Marie ;)
      thank you for your mails..you are really a blessing..much love ;)

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  9. Hi Sis,:) How are you? Hope all is well especially your health,.. Great sharing,:) Keep going..:) Muaaaaahhh! more hug!:)

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    1. I'm ok now Ate..I was sick but I am better now ;)

      looks like you are busy too..iksi ng mga comment hehehe..thank you for visiting ;)

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  10. Hey Sie
    Heart touching words, beautiful photos. Being grateful is a blessing. Thank you for sharing :) Take care always...

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    1. Hello sis Dana ;)

      It is a blessing sis..thank you for your visit just in time I'm editing the pix for your photo inspiration ;) take care too!

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  11. Just like you, I surrender to god and he goes work in miracle ways coming to comfort me. You take care Sie.

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    1. He does miracles Ms.Nava and yes I agree with you He is our Comfort in times of distress ;)

      Take care always too and thank you for your visit ;)

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  12. This just makes me realise that life isn't always bad to us. It's all about how we look at it. :)

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    1. Hello Confused Soul ;)

      It is on how we respond to each situation that comes..responding right..enjoy your day out Confused soul ;)

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  13. This is very inspiring! It's always good to read you again, Sie. I agree with you on life's trials when taken positively will make us stronger. :)

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    1. Hello Balqis..I needed to rest for awhile Balqis..so much stress lately and my health was really affected..thank God I am well again..thank you for your visit ;)

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  14. hi sissy, I was worried about you, pls take care ha and I'm sorry to hear about your friend, my sincere condolences :(

    God has plans for us. We just have to trust him. I am grateful for everything sissy. hugs hugs* missing you.

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    1. Hello sissy..Ate Sie is ok now thank you..I'm getting older na hay naku..my cousin sissy died of breast cancer..she is too young and we have the same age..career oriented and still single and in the end she said she got her cancer from where she worked in Singapore ;(

      I am grateful too..thank you for your visit sissy *hugs* .. missing you too ;)

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  15. We are worried about some uncertainties at the moment and like you said we need to trust God and that's what we're doing. Thanks sis.
    This is a beautiful and timely post.
    Hope you're having a lovely week =)

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    1. Hello sis Krizzy ;)

      God knows what's best sis..sometimes we just have to " let it be "

      your welcome sis Krizzy..God bless you and your family and stay strong *hugs* ;)

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  16. Learning to have gratitude from those "little problems" that come our way in life is not always easy. God is always teaching and instructing us, even when we may not be aware of it at the present time.

    Great thoughts, Sie! :)

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    1. I agree Ms.Mara..each day we are learning..God has His own divine plans for us..thank you for your visit ;)

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  17. and now..I'd like to visit every monday and read Monday Gratitude
    ate sie..I wish it was really xfactor GOSH!
    tapos na ba auditions?? how come I didn't know..
    ganun na ba tlga ako ka busy? hahaha

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    1. Hello Clai ;)

      I don't know if the auditions are over Clai..hay busy ka nga talaga..ah I have one more if still you don't know..showtime in abs cbn are giving chance for aspiring singers.."dark dreamer"..it is not a competition Clai..they are giving a chance for singers to share their talents for one week as guest performer..on weekdays the chosen singer will only be singing with lights off hehehe..mysterious..then on they will reveal the real singer on Saturdays..try mo Clai ;)

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  18. without burdens you can not enjoy the fun part of life.... burdens are to enhance joy in life actually. great post. :-)

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    1. I agree Fida..we are all in a process of learning..it is our way to growth and maturity..thank you for your visit ;)

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  19. Yes indeed, Sometimes our misfortunes are blessings in disguise...But only time can prove that....Beautifully written dear!

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    1. Hello Valli ;)

      It is true only time can prove it otherwise so we need to be patient and hold on to our lives because soon our desires will be given to us..in HIs right time..thank you for visiting ;)

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  20. This was such a powerful message!!! I loved the quote by Charles Spurgeon!

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    1. Hello Ms.Anjuli..it is a powerful quote..thank you for your visit ;)

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  21. Thank you so much for this post, sis. Your words made me reflect...

    It is difficult to look into the bright side of things when we are hurting and suffering. But it is possible if we have the faith. And if we trust and believe that those trials are actually blessings in disguise. God wants us to learn from those trials because that is what will help us become better persons.

    A beautiful, positive post, sis! <3 :-)

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    1. hello sis Irene..a big reminder also for me..I am still learning too..*hugs* thank you for sharing your words of wisdom sis ;)

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  22. A very beautiful thought Sie!
    An optimistic view in life can help us face adversities and gain something out of it. We just have to notice the good that something hurtful brings. They are blessings in disguise indeed!

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    1. Hello Sui..welcome back ;)

      I agree and we must all learn to stand strong and be still because we know God won't never leave us..thank you for your visit ;)

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