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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Deo Gratias...a New Thanksgiving Meme

 "If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart

Since our mutual friend, Judy, has decided to leave the blogging world, Colleen at Thoughts on Grace, has decided to host a new meme on being thankful.

Colleen says, "Deo Gratias is Latin for Thanks be to God. Remembering to give thanks for all of our blessings, big & small, helps us to find God in our everyday moments and gives us an attitude of gratitude!"

Each week, I will join Colleen in remembering & sharing the many blessings in my life. This is such a great exercise for me, helping me to focus on the good that truly is happening in my life, no matter how many trials & stresses I may have.

This week, I am focusing on thanksgiving & prayers...
1)  While I am thankful for our safe travels in blowing snow this morning, I pray for those in Detroit involved in a 30 car pile-up, esp. those who lost their lives.

2) While I am thankful for the four beautiful blessings I've given birth to, I pray for those 55 million+ innocent babies murdered through abortion in the past 40 years.

3) While I am thankful for the warmth of my home on this cold, blustery day, I pray for those who are homeless or have to be out in this weather for extended periods of time.

4) While I am thankful that Colleen has started this meme, I pray for & will miss Judy as she withdraws from the internet world to focus on her Faith & family.

5) While I am thankful for & pray for the wonderful opportunity my nephew will have in Milan, Italy for his LDS mission, I pray for our whole family as we go for two years w/out seeing him.

You are more than welcome to join also...just list five or more blessings from God on your blog (or in the comments here or on Colleen's blog) & link back to your blog post on her blog.


Colleen said...

Great list of blessings! I love how you wrote them, listing your blessings and then praying for others. Beautiful.
I realized after Judy stopped that I need this exercise too. It helps me focus on the many gifts God has given me, no matter what else what may be going on in my life.
Thanks for joining me! It is nice to be able to stay in touch with you this way!! God bless!