Monday, March 30, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

This week has gone by in a blur. With the "shelter in place" orders in our state the days blend one into another with no appointments, church events or gatherings with family and friends to fill up the calendar squares. This week our oldest daughter celebrated her birthday tucked into her house with her husband and girls and us having to communicate with her via FaceTime, phone and text.  My daily gratitude journal entries help me to realize that the days, in truth, aren't all alike. Each has it's own challenges, but its own blessings as well! 

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 faithful provision
-a bouquet of white spray roses
-group texts from my siblings checking on one another
-my husband cleaning up the kitchen after dinner

-a FaceTime visit with my friend
-a nice long walk between rain showers
-a super simple, yummy dinner for the two of us

-texts with photos of our godson's new baby boy
-friends sharing hard to find items with one another
-thank you God for paper towels!
-encouraging texts from our church family

-our oldest daughter! Today is her birthday.
-getting to FaceTime with her and our two middle granddaughters
-have a prayer meeting via facebook

-thank You God for flour!
-a Friday date day (quarantine style) drive up the Columbia River Gorge
 and having a picnic in the car
-warm sugar free chocolate pudding with walnuts sprinkled on top

-having more than enough 
-a phone call with my longest time friend
-fourteen month old youngest granddaughter somehow Facetiming me twice

-such a good online church service with a lot of participation and feedback
-getting to see all of our kids and grandkids (from a distance)
-trying to learn something new while quarantined-making sourdough bread

still following,

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