Monday, May 6, 2019

Weekly Gratitude Journal...

Being blessed, seeing life through the lens of gratitude and thanksgiving, doesn't mean that life is always a bed of roses. Difficulty and blessing are present in our life simultaneously. Having a mindset that looks for the blessings even while living in the midst of difficulty, in my opinion, makes the hard times bearable. Seeing God's goodness in the middle of our mess reminds us that He's right there, in the middle of our mess with us. Thank God for that! 

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)


-my Papa God's love for me
-God's provision
-a walk with youngest grandson around my hometown
-and ice cream treat and a sunny afternoon at the park after I picked our two middle granddaughters up from school

-early to bed 

-tea with friends
-feeling 100% better after fighting a bit of a cold
-a good walk with a friend
-ministry friends to share with

-May Day!
-sleeping with the window open and waking up to birdsong
-picking up our middle grandson from pre-school for my daughter 
and spending some time with my little buddy

-the treat of a fresh haircut and pedicure
-a bouquet of white tulips
-catching up on the phone with a friend who's been out of town
-praying with my friend who's having surgery tomorrow
-a phone chat with my granddaughter
-a great time of prayer at church

-Friday date day!
-a beautiful day for lunch outside by the river
-my friend's surgery went well

-praying with some of our leader's wives
-a walk and talk with a friend
-reading Philippians and Colossians in The Message

-God's strength 
-steak on the grill after church
-a visit to the lilac garden with a friend

still following,

1 comment:

  1. Your phone call to pray with me the day before my surgery meant so much to me. And you know it was a very positive outcome and a huge answer to prayer. There is always so much to be thankful for!


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