Thankfulness Mondays – Those Quiet Moments

Week 32 (of 52) I’m joining Bernadette from ‘Haddon Musings’ each Monday, posting of things large or small to  be thankful for, in an effort to offset areas of negativity that surround us on a daily basis

As I’m sitting here, it’s Sunday evening and thinking about what I would write, there was a realization that just being able to sit at home relaxing, was something to be thankful for.

While we all have concerns about situations or people in our lives that may be going through difficult times, I thought that there can be those quiet moments, when we can turn everything in our minds ‘off’ for a little while. There can be a temporary respite from everything, and we can just enjoy whatever we are doing.

When we can’t do this, it can wear us out. When we can’t stop the concentration of all that is not right in our world around, it can be debilitating. I remember so well going through many years of intermittent depression when negativity was so present in my mind, and peace was nowhere to be found.

Depression is not something we ‘invite’ but for many reasons, it just happens. And it’s not just as simple as thinking only nice thoughts, but so very much more. Negativity takes over and robs us of hope. For me it took a long time to find a way to examine my thinking pattern, that had developed over the years, and by doing so, with the help of God and a very kind and caring doctor I was released! Not that I don’t think or have those trying and sad moments, but it’s not the same.

So today, I am just thankful for those quiet moments of reflection and the peace that I have.

I hope that you have, or can find that same peace if your mind is troubled…….  !

2 Timothy 1:vs 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.



12 thoughts on “Thankfulness Mondays – Those Quiet Moments

  1. It’s so nice you have recovered from depression.
    I believe we sometimes cannot control depression that is caused by some medications and conditions since they interact with brain chemicals and one can think or not think about good things, these interactions will prevent one from feeling good, that’s why they cannot be prescribed to people with a history of depression. Any illness makes us more fragile, and long periods of troubles certainly are keeping us away from the true meaning of life.
    You are always such a sunshine!

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  2. I find that it is in giving that we receive, not just giving materially but also our time too but like you Diane I also need and enjoy time out to rest and be strengthened but I know when I focus on my problems I loose my Peace.

    As you know I’m going through a very hard time right now Diane even more so than I have shared Blogging but I just keep giving it all to God and I feel at Peace again which is what He tells us to do as we see confirmed in the Scripture below.

    Philippians 4 ( 8- 9 ) Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me these do and the God of Peace will be with you.

    Christian Love Always – Anne.

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      • Thank you for caring Diane, I will be doing an Update soon on my Blog but to condense here, there has been ups and downs, the Procedures for finding what is causing my Internal bleeding are booked for the 15th of this month, there is a lot of preparation. The Operation on my shoulder is advancing too and should be within the next few months but this is not confirmed yet as the waiting list is very long although I have been classified as Category 1 – this is an Urgent listing.

        The House has not been sold yet but we now have a new Real-estate Agent so hopefully we will see results in the near future.

        Thanks again Diane, Blessings – Anne.


  3. I read your post and thought amazing. God has given me peace over the past few days, my energy is slowly coming back. I have read your post before about depression and agree whole heartily with you. I relish my quiet moments.

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