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Day 8 Project GRAPEful

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Project GRAPEful Grape News LogoProject GRAPEful continues…Recap: We aim to bless our readers who, for the most part, have had a very difficult year in 2015.  For the next 21 days until Thanksgiving day, we will be sharing inspiring stories and things we are “GRAPEful” for.  We pray these tidbits bless you and that you and your family will find peace and strength each day.  (Aside from being able to enter to win prizes which you can read more about by clicking the link above.)  I'm posting bite sized pieces each day of my article, The Blessings of Pain.  Here is part two: 1. Pain makes you compassionate. The people who have suffered the most, tend to be the most compassionate.  The more struggles a person goes through, the more they have compassion for others who are going through difficult times.  I’ve known some amazingly compassionate people who consistently take time to support, uplift and help others.  I almost always find that they have suffered a great deal in their own lives and have a calling to be of help to others. There is a saying, “hurt people hurt people,” but I have found that struggling people help struggling people because they seem to have a heart for others and feel their pain as if it were their own–because it was (or is). So today, I’m thankful for the understanding pain has given me to be compassionate to others who are suffering or struggling with chronic issues.  What are your struggles and what are you thankful for today?  Please share as a comment down below this post. And please share this post with your Facebook family and other social media friends to inspire them to come and share their own as well.  We’ll be praying for each person listed below. ============================================================= Here’s what will be awarded for the contest so far: 1. The most inspirational story 2. The person who shared our blog posts the most 3. The most insightful thing gained from doing this project Prizes will include: GGB Main Pix   Grape Grill Buddy BBQ Grill Mats     Adult'sStudies3001   Art of Eloquence Prize Packages     =============================================================  

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  • Today I am grapeful for Facebook. It ha reconnected me with old friends, brought interesting information and ideas to me daily and has allowed me to be closer to those friends and family that are not nearby. Facebook has enriched my life with words of encouragement, stories of hope, and knowledge that people who love me can be right here with me when I need them most.

    Laura Cassity on
  • Today I am grapeful for Facebook. It ha reconnected me with old friends, brought interesting information and ideas to me daily and has allowed me to be closer to those friends and family that are not nearby. Facebook has enriched my life with words of encouragement, stories of hope, and knowledge that people who love me can be right here with me when I need them most.

    Laura Cassity on
  • Today I’m choosing to be thankful for our current struggle. God knows the details. Prayers appreciated.

    Phyllis Sather on
  • Thanks for sharing, Ladies. So very true! I’ve found Facebook a blessing and God has been my strength this year!

    TheGrapeOne on
  • I’m grapeful that God gives us hope for the future. Even though things are hard right now, it doesn’t mean that they always will be. I’m not where I want to be, but I have the hope that things will change for the better because I know that God answers prayer, and He has good things in store for us. I’m thankful for that hope. It brightens today thinking that tomorrow will be better. The things we’ve prayed for will come to pass.

    Penney Douglas on

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