Monday, November 4, 2019

Weekly Gratitude Journal

Choosing gratitude and keeping a journal of at least three things each day that I thank God for helps me to cope with the reality that time is zooming by. How is it already November? How are we already on the cusp of a new year?  As we get older, the days seem to go by faster and faster. I don't know why that is. But, what I do know is that these years of gratitude journaling have helped me to see that God is always faithful and it reassures me that He always will be faithful. Always. Yesterday, today and forever.
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)

-God's care for me
-frosty mornings and cold weather with clear blue skies 
-laying in my granddaughter's backyard swing under the branches of their oak tree 
turned all golden while they play on their trampoline
-getting to chat with my oldest daughter and son-in-law
-my husband surprising me by having the grocery shopping done and dinner ready for me
 when I got home from grandkid sitting

-an answer to prayer for more workers in children's ministry
-Jeremiah 31
-cozy candlelight and a fire in the fireplace

-a day stuck at home waiting for a service appointment with the gas company 
that resulted in getting my pre-holiday deep cleaning done. YaY!
-our gas fireplace all cleaned for free!
-letting go of more stuff

-photos of the grandkids in their costumes
(oldest granddaughter)
(oldest grandson with his sister's best friend)
(the two middle granddaughters, in the middle in this photo, with their friends)
(middle grandson)
(youngest grandson)
(youngest grandson and youngest granddaughter in their lobster boat that their daddy made)
-chai tea lattes and a visit with my friend
-a cold but clear day for all the little trick or treaters

-my husband taking me to one of my favorite lunch spots for Friday Date Day
-oldest grandson mowing our yard and oldest granddaughter folding a load of laundry
 for us while we were out-what a surprise!

-spending the day in Kirkland/Bellevue with youngest grandson while Papa, 
his parents and baby sister were at the Huskies game

-this beautiful day by Lake Washington

-lunch with my little buddy at Teriyaki Madness-they had worship music playing in the restaurant
-my grandson taking a long nap in the stroller while I walked 
-our granddaughter facetiming with us

-God answering prayer
-the truth that God really is a good, good Father to me
-my husband's message today
-Sunday afternoon rest

still following,


  1. Wonderful things to thankful for. I am currently sitting in Brigham and Womans hospital waiting for my sister to finish her radiation treatment. I truly don’t know how people make it through without gratitude.


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