Monday, May 22, 2023

Weekly Gratitude Journal

As I was preparing this post I realize I didn't record a huge answer to prayer for one of my sister's grandsons that our family has been praying for. I just have to mention it since it's not in my list down below. I wrote it down in my journal today though. It's never too late to give thanks for an answer to prayer! There are so very many things to be thankful for, big and small, but in my opinion the greatest thing to be thankful for is God's love and divine intervention in people's lives. If you have loved ones you are interceding for, don't give up. God's persistence is greater than their resistance. Keep praying and keep giving thanks that God is always working.
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 help with the notes for tomorrow's meeting
-praying on FaceTime with my sweet grandson who is sick
-God's provision and care for us

-God's help and wisdom when I ask
-our growth groups praying for our grandson
-tonight's meeting

-a preventative check for skin cancer that went well
-new baby leaves on the fiddle leaf fig I thought I'd killed
-the trees full of birds singing on my walk today

-our second grandson is nine today!
-our third grandson who was so sick is much better
-God speaking very clearly and personally to my heart

-our firstborn grandson is nineteen today!!!
-a condo on the beach reserved for our time with our east coast kids
-a beautiful day off and a day trip to a new to us beach

-freshly mowed grass
-summer weather in May
-a nice long heart talk with my big sister

-videos from my South Carolina grandkids
-singing The Blessings with all of the mamas and their kids who were at church today
-my nephew and his family joining us for lunch

-a good follow up visit with my doctor-
I'm healthy and well, thank You, God!
-a freshly groomed pup

-our five year old grandson talking the waiter into free cake because 
"it's almost my birthday!" (It's ten days away.)

-God working out the details for loved ones I've been praying for
-making Joanna Gaines chocolate muffins to share with others
-lunch, prayer, planning and heart talk with a friend

-my almost six year old grandson asking if I can stay an extra week when we visit-(Papa said yes!)
-God's care and protection of my heart when running into an old friend who greatly hurt me
-God's care for me when I got so sick in the night

-our friend from Hawaii joining our growth group online for prayer
-a clearance sale windbreaker for our trip
-getting to be at our granddaughter's school concert

-our secondborn daughter-today is her birthday!
-irises in bloom in our backyard
-a caring friend

-a new summer nightgown
-a clean house
-my husband changing my flight so I can stay an extra week in Florida!

-our church family
-a friend's help weeding my front flowerbeds
-love and forgiveness

still following,

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your gratitude list, Elizabeth. It reminds me of how simple gifts and beauties are often the ones that touch us the deepest. God bless you and yours… Julie


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