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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Deo Gratias!

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

Colleen, from her inspiring blog Thoughts on Grace, hosts this wonderful meme each Wednesday. She 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 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.
1) We have been blessed beyond measure this year for the older two boys & homeschool band...a donated trumpet for The Archangel & a great deal on a saxophone for The Prophet. Deo Gratias!

2) The past Sunday's Mass really touched me...from the Opening Prayer to our pastor's tear-inducing homily. I walked out of church w/ such hope & inspiration! Deo Gratias!   

3) I love my job as a receptionist at a nursing home/rehab center. I meet so many wonderful people & have some of the best conversations. The only thing I don't like about it is that I'm away from my family ALL day on Saturday, but thankfully I know The Blessings are in good hands w/ Matt. Deo Gratias! 

4) We took a trip to Deer Creek State Park on Sunday afternoon to visit w/ family at the Harding Cabin. We were blessed w/ a beautiful day. Deo Gratias! 

5) The Prophet entered a Lego building contest at the orthodontist's office. Using a Rankor from a Star Wars Lego set, he built the ortho's office & had the Rankor getting braces. While he didn't win the contest, they really liked his creativity & gave him 100 points on his patient's reward card. Deo Gratias! 


Colleen said...

Maria, sounds like the Spirit was inspiring you at Mass. Awesome. That Lego contest made me think of my son who loved Legos so much when he was growing up. That is awesome that the Prophet got those points! What happens with those points?
#1 is really awesome (the word of the day.)