Monday, November 18, 2019

Weekly Gratitude Journal

We had the three middle grandkids all weekend-our oldest daughter's two girls and our middle daughter's youngest son. Our granddaughters are back home now and our grandson is going home this evening.The house is cleaned and tidied after letting the grandkids camp out in the living room together and cover the dining room table with craft projects. I think a good time was had by all. Now Nana needs a bubble bath and an early bedtime!

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)

-Veteran's Day! Thank You, God for those who serve/ have served our country
(my dad)
-taking the day off together since we'll have three of the grands here on our usual day off
-taking our two youngest grandkids on a walk on this beautiful day

-a delicious dinner at our youngest daughter's 

-thank you God, for an unexpected blessing
-catching up with a friend I haven't heard from in a while
-pork chops in mushroom gravy. Yummy.
-God's provision 

-a friend coming to see me
-a beautiful autumn sunset on my walk
-God who works out the details on our behalf

-God working out today's busy schedule
-our neighbor who leaf blows our whole cul-de-sac
-a single, large, golden colored maple leaf floating in the air
-the workers and volunteers who keep our neighborhood park clean
-a powerful night of worship and prayer

-a quiet Friday date day morning before getting the three middle grands for the weekend
-dinner with the kiddos at Spaghetti Factory
-doing crafts together
-watching old movies on the new Disney app

a good night's sleep for all of us
-an afternoon snack for the grandkids of cookies warm from the oven and a glass of cold milk
-ending a fun and noisy day with with the grands by reading a Bible story, worship and prayer

-a fabulous message at church this morning
-our youngest daughter and the grandbabies surprising us by visiting our church
-the grandkids and I spending Sunday afternoon in our pajamas

still following,

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth, I have been reading these weekly gratitude posts for quite some time. I remember reading Ann's book when it came out and am thinking it may be time to get it out, re-read it and start my own gratitude journal in 2020. The Lord has been gently pulling me to do so for some time, but today I realized more fully I must do so. Blessings!


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