Monday, October 4, 2021

Weekly Gratitude Journal


I'm a notorious multi-tasker. I'm always scurrying about doing several things at once. Saturday evening I was getting dinner ready when I decided to run out to the garage for something I can't even now remember. I hurried through the laundry room out through the door into the garage and because I was rushing instead of being careful and was in my stocking feet, I slipped and landed hard on my back right rib area on the cement step. OUCH! I was pretty sure I broke a rib or two, but x-rays revealed no breaks! I do have some back muscles that need to heal up, but I'm so thankful that I wasn't more severely injured.  I could have hit my head or my spine, or broken a hip or leg or arm. Sore back muscles aren't fun-bending, twisting and even standing up from a sitting position is painful. But, it could have so much worse. I'm so thankful to God that it wasn't!
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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)
#14,928-#14,950

9-27-2021-
-God bringing order and peace to a full and busy day
-such a sweet, precious time with our growth group
-taking communion together, discussing what God is showing us in His Word, praying together

9-28-2021-
-nice long phone chats with both of my sisters
-a video of youngest granddaughter singing to me
-sweet times of tea and discussing what God is doing in their lives 
with some of the women from our church

9-29-2021-
-a slow morning after two full busy days
-playing Yahtzee with my 9 year old granddaughter
-my 12 year old granddaughter blossoming into a beautiful young lady right before my eyes

9-30-2021-
-saying yes to God about something I was struggling to let go of
-asking for prayer-and my headache left!
-a phone chat with my youngest daughter
-tea and a good time of conversation and prayer with another dear one from church
-such a great Bible study! (Romans)

10-1-2021-
-foggy mornings
-cozy candlelight


-a fire in the fireplace

10-2-2021-
-Your great love for me
-that I was not more seriously hurt when I fell in the garage
-my niece-in-law and my husband praying for me

10-3-2021-
-being able to join church via zoom when I stayed home due to my sore back
-getting an open dr. appointment tomorrow for x-rays
-my dear friend from SoCal coming by to see me

still following,






1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow! I am rejoicing with you that you weren't seriously injured by your fall. Landing hard on concrete could have been so much worse than just soreness! Praise God for his protection.

    I love your gratitude list. Gratitude in the everyday-ness of life, not just in big things is so important, and that is what your list shows!

    It was in 2003 that the Lord prompted me to begin a gratitude journal. My husband was 7 months in to what turned out to be 25 months of unemployment. Times were bleak, and I didn't think I had anything to be thankful for. But in obedience to what the Lord put on my heart, I started my list. The more I gave thanks, the easier it became. I was faithful to record between 3 and 5 things every day. I ran a running list, just like you do. It was some time after 1,200 that I lost the journal while on a trip. Since then, I've begun another journal, but I remain bummed that I lost the other one. It was an amazing record of God's faithfulness!

    Blessings,
    Patti @ Leaving a Legacy

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