Things I'm Loving...

By PaisleyJade - Friday, February 25, 2011

I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something that you can be thankful for... no matter how simple it is.  

Currently, our Nation of New Zealand is facing it's biggest natural disaster ever.  Yet, in the midst of such devastation and sorrow, there are still things to be thankful for.

Our amazing emergency departments - the Police, Ambulance services, The Army, Navy, Civil defence teams, Search and Rescue teams and all others... these guys are so amazing.

Our Government and local leaders - we often grizzle and complain about them, yet in times like this when the weight and burden of such a tragedy must weight heavily on their shoulders as they try to hold our country together, I can't praise them enough.

The Nations of the world that have sent their own people over to us and helped us financially in our time of need.  Their concern and love has not gone unnoticed.

The businesses and organisations that have stepped in and helped, the amazing organisations out there like The Salvation Army, Red Cross, local churches and groups - I am so thankful for you!

The neighbours, friends and families and even complete strangers that look out for each other in times of need - and especially everyday people like you who give financially where you can (this is the best way to help). It proves that there really are good hearts out there willing to lend a helping hand.

Finally, I am so thankful for my family, life, faith, health and the simple things like clean water, flushing toilets and food.

Our hearts ache for you Christchurch and we continue to hope and pray.

Join with me even if it's one sentence or a photo.

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Link up below with your blog post telling us what thing/s you are loving, and don't forget to link back to here in your post (or use this button below). Linky open until Sunday!!


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  1. Anonymous7:05 am

    I'm loving that amidst this crisis and devastation you've pulled yourself together to blog and document it, and let the rest of the world(bloggers) know how we can help/pray/donate to the cause. Thank-you.

  2. Anonymous7:22 am

    such good things to be thankful for PJ
    much love and light to you and your country

  3. yaye for all those you mentioned

    pleased to join you for the first time this morning in this

  4. totally loving what you're loving Kristy! You've said it all, perfectly.

  5. It is so sad that your beautiful country is going through such a tragedy! Prayers are still being said here for you and your fellow countrymen. This is a beautiful post!

  6. I agree with each and every item on your list - it's such an awful time for our little wee country but as you say, there are still things to be thankful amidst it all.


  7. Love this post p.j. Loving all these things too.I actually felt a surge of love for Mr Key the other night as he addressed our country over this disaster. sounds weird I know but I truly felt it :)

  8. Says it all really Kris.

  9. Anonymous12:02 pm

    Just beautiful xx

  10. great post and so true.
    i've been really impressed with John key too. he's come across and genuinely compassionate and held himself so well (can you imagine if Aunty Helen was still PM??!!)

    blessings friend xO

  11. Anonymous12:49 pm

    A beautiful post. Well said.

  12. Some lovely thoughts to remind us that there is so much to be thankful for in the midst of tragedy.

  13. I live your spirit... Choosing greatfulness in the midst of hardship. Praying for your land.

  14. Anonymous6:25 pm

    and I am loving your opening sentence and attitude. You are amazing!xo

  15. So apt, so true. SOOOO much to be thankful for this week.

    It'd be awesome if you could add Welly Walks the Walk to your Help Christchurch sidebar icons too :-)

  16. Oh poor Christchurch, such a beautiful city with all those poor people, i sure hope there are more survivors!! Love Posie

  17. Fabulous images you've put together this week and a wonderful tribute to the amazing people helping to start the first of many, many steps to rebuilding Christchurch and restoring hope to the people.

    My contribution is a bit of fun - as we all need a bit of a laugh, especially in times such as these.

    Best wishes, Sarah x

  18. thanks for the reminder to be grateful for people we often (sadly) take for granted. great post!

  19. It's amazing to see that during the most difficult times, people take care of each other:) Take Care!

  20. Awesome list! It's difficult getting the words down this week but I agree with everything on your list.

  21. Joining you in gratitude for the amazing humanity which can shine through in times of crisis. I just hate that this is happening to your beautiful country.

    Would love to link in one time. On my to do list! Meredy xo

  22. I love your tribute to Christchurch.


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