Monday, July 3, 2017

Worthy of gratitude and appreciation...

“Maybe it feels as if choosing contentment is a simultaneous choice to quell your desires and silence your future aspirations, to quit ever hoping for more. On the contrary, contentment is the equilibrium between the enjoyment of life now and the anticipation of what is to come...It is the key to unlock you from the bondage of unrestrained longing that wells up within your heart and inevitably begins to control your life, making you a slave to what you don’t have instead of a fully engaged participant with what you do. It is the faith-filled belief that what God has bestowed now is worthy of gratitude and appreciation, not merely because it is enough but because it is good.” Priscilla Shirer

Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
 I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)


-a sweet time with our three year old grandson
-an itsy bitsy frog
-yummy middle eastern rice and fresh green beans
-my kind oldest grandson

-morning snuggles
-brothers-the way our oldest grandson watches over his brother
-a few quiet hours
-a phone call with my oldest brother
-delicious Alaskan halibut that our good friends gave us for dinner

-our son-in-law's birthday
-a fun morning visit with our middle granddaughter while the youngest slept in
-making yummy homemade blueberry muffins with my granddaughter

-a couple of inexpensive bouncy balls bringing joy and fun
-both girls falling asleep on the ride home

-this beautiful day
-a visit from our daughter and sweet youngest grandson
-cute new toys for him
-a nice walk
-Hula Boy, YUMMM!, with our daughter, son-in-law and grandson
-God taking care of things when I trust and rest in Him
-a really good time of worship and prayer

-our day off
-lunch and a walk by the river
-a restful evening

-our oldest grandson helping papa in the yard
-our oldest granddaughter's big smile when she road past the kitchen window on her bike
-making homemade ice cream for tomorrow's contest at church

-a great message 
-a fun church BBQ and homemade ice cream contest
-God's provision and blessing

still following,


  1. Loving another gratitude post! What a blessing to see the 'little' things in each day.

  2. What a great quote! Such a blessing to see all these sweet faces! Have a blessed fourth!


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