…continuing with the theme I introduced last week: 1. Brighter mornings. I took this photo at about 7:30 Monday morning – no lamp light required! 2. Saying “yes” to something new. A friend texted me Monday to ask if I’d … Continue reading Three on Thursday | Grateful.
Every day, as the last piece of that day’s journaling, I write down five things for which I am grateful. Partly to be intentional about gratitude. but also because it feels good to end each journal entry on a positive … Continue reading Three on Thursday | Grateful.
from my journal My morning devotion, from These Days, was based on Psalm 103. The first verse – copied above – sums up perfectly my feelings this morning. Yesterday was scary, but we are all ok: Mother’s power came back … Continue reading With a Grateful Heart.
My neighbor Tom was moved to inpatient hospice care Friday evening. Our little neighborhood is in a waiting place. Sunday afternoon in our neighborhood When I find myself failing to notice the beauty of a moonlit night, the abundance of … Continue reading Slow Me Down.
Today’s Gratitude Note opened with these lines: Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~Alphonse Karr~ and gave us this challenge: As you consider gratitude today, think about something that bothers you, irks you, ticks you off. Pause. Can you think of one thing (just one) (but maybe more) that’s actually good about this particular thing? Does it stretch you in some way? Can you accept the thorns in order to celebrate the rose? I couldn’t help but recall those words as I left the polls this afternoon after casting my … Continue reading A Rose among Thorns.
Thanks to Kat and Bonny, I’ve been following along with Michelle’s Gratitude Week. Today, she’s invited us to Take some time today to step outside or to sit in a favorite spot in your home. Take five minutes (yes, you can carve out five) and get quiet. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, then open your eyes. What delights you, what shakes you, what makes you say oh my? Five minutes. What struck me first when I read those words was that it wouldn’t be hard at all for me to carve out that time. In fact, those minutes … Continue reading Watercolor Wednesday | Five Minutes.
…Tuesday again. already?! This was my third Tuesday with Charlie and we’re having a ball. Life is good and I am happy about so very many things. Carole‘s asked us to share “Ten Things You’re Happy About Right Now”…and here … Continue reading Ten on Tuesday | Oh Happy Day.
…with Thanksgiving just two days away, it’s no surprise today’s topic is about being thankful. I certainly have plenty to be thankful for – family, health, home, friends, faith – and I am so very grateful for all of it. … Continue reading Ten on Tuesday | Thankful.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure. ~Psalm 16:9 Yesterday’s devotion* struck a chord with me. It talked about how being dissatisfied with what we have, where we are and even who we … Continue reading Choosing Gratitude.
…no surprise, carole’s prompt today is about being thankful. and of course it’s a list of only ten things. no way I can be complete, so I’ve decided to be quick. ten things for which I am thankful right this … Continue reading thankful right this minute.