Quote of the Week

“Someone is praying for the things you take for granted.”

I thought this quote was especially appropriate today as we talked about the devastation and tragedy and pray for the people in the Philippines.

The things that we have right this very second, someone out there is desperate for: food, water, shelter, clothing, safety. Do we think of how blessed we are? When we complain about the internet not being fast enough, the fact that the car is cold when we first get into it (now that it is winter), or how we ran out of milk and can’t have cereal in the morning?

The other thing that impressed me with this quote, is that sometimes the only thing you can do, when surrounded by tragedy and are in a desperate state, is pray.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the millions of families who are praying for a miracle.




Quote of the Week — 34 Comments

  1. SO true and so needed for me today! Thank you. I was beyond frustrated yesterday b/c I couldn’t upload a video and I had to stop and think “Seriously? THIS is what’s causing me to meltdown?” Perfect timing Leah.
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    • I know, it happens to me all the time. And those things are frustrating, but we need to take a breath and remember to not let the little things consume us.

  2. What a great reminder!! I know that I take way to many things for granted every day and should be more appreciative. So easy to get all wrapped up in the little things surrounding us – thanks for a great quote and a very important reminder.
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  3. I really love this quote and it is a great reminder. I’m in such a funk this week thinking I have nothing. Of course I have MANY things and I have something I love to do, but I’m not making money off of it so I’m feeling so low and worthless.
    And I am so very lucky for many things.
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    • It’s hard when we get in those funks – and we all get in them. Sometimes we KNOW we are blessed, but we just get so down on ourselves. Just need the occasional reminder:)

    • Relationships are one of the first things we take for granted. Being in a second marriage, both Rob and I are especially mindful to appreciate what we have – we know how fragile it can be!

  4. Oooph, this one kind of hit me. It just puts everything into perspective. My heart is with the Philippines, and you are right, sometimes all we can do is pray and honor those who suffer by practicing gratitude for what we have. So beautifully said, Leah!
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