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Wednesday, October 2, 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) Matt & I took a belated 15th anniversary trip last week. We spent two & a half days in a cabin in the woods of Hocking Hills, hiked, shopped, soaked in the hot tub, & just enjoyed each other's company. What a great time! Deo Gratias!

2) While we could really use some rain, I have to say the weather the past couple weeks has been beautiful...sunny skies, fall temperatures, just beautiful! Deo Gratias!   

3) My aunt (HandyGramps' sister) & uncle were in town visiting for a few days. It was fun to catch up w/ them, play some dice games, & share old stories. Deo Gratias! 

4) I gave The Princess some material that I didn't need anymore. Last night, she handed me a pillowcase she's made for me out of it. She's so creative! Deo Gratias! 

5) Speaking of The Princess, ever since Matt & I returned from our trip last Thursday, she & The Prophet have been getting along quite well. This is a huge change since his normal attitude towards her is usually not a nice one. Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

I loved your pictures of the cabin. Great place.
Wonder if Princess and Prophet became friends while you were gone!
My 2 boys were like oil and water and then one day - almost overnight - they became best friends.