608. Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. ~Author Unknown

Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, — a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
~George Herbert

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Praise the Lord and hallelujah! First, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who have been praying for me. I do appreciate that so much. Secondly, I want to share my good news. The orthopedic surgeon called yesterday and the knee being constructed especially for my body and bone structure will be here on February 14th, and so the surgery to replace my knee has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 17th. Thank you, Jesus! Five weeks, three days and counting…

Whatever be the depth of woe
Along the path that I must go,
I’ll sing my song—
My song of joy for all the love
That’s lavished on us from above,
And count no loss of treasure-trove
When things go wrong.
I’ll sing the sunlight, and the bright
Soft smiling stars that gem the night;
For gifts of good
That God hath spread along my way,
The lilt of birds in tuneful play,
The harvests full and flowers gay,
The whole day long
I’ll sing my song
Of gratitude!
~John Kendrick Bangs

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. ~Psalm 150:6   ✝

27 thoughts on “608. Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. ~Author Unknown

  1. What great news—a Valentine’s gift of renewed mobile freedom, free of pain—and whereas I know you still have trepidation about the surgery–prayers will continue that all goes seamlessly–as we weave blessings of thankfulness to our prayers!!!
    Warm warm hugs—Julie

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    • Yay!!! Hooray!!! Yes, you know that I’m a bit concerned about this, but I know the Lord is in control and watching over me. Thanks for your continuing prayers and enthusiasm. It keeps me lifted up, sweet, Georgia Peach. Hugs, N ❤


  2. That is wonderful, Natalie!! Now comes the time where you envision that every one and everything will be vibrating at the highest level in relation to your surgery. ALL POSITIVE thoughts about the BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME. Banish even the tiniest worry or thought about a negative outcome. Go into that surgery KNOWING the outcome will be perfect!! I know it must feel like a long wait…but it will be here before you know it!! Much love ❤ ❤

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  3. That is indeed wonderful news, and I will continue remembering you in my prayers, both that you shall be able to endure the pain until the time of the surgery, and that the Lord shall grant you an increase in strength for the surgery. With all the good thoughts and prayers going your way, and your own great outlook and faith, I can see this whole thing being a great success already. God bless, and will read you soon.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this update on your upcoming surgery. This is good news. May God’s strength and love be with you during this waiting period. His guiding hands be with the surgeon. God Bless you Natalie. Regards, Carol

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