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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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) I went to dinner w/ my girlfriends Friday evening to plan our annual weekend getaway...good food + laughter + friendship = a great evening! Deo Gratias! 

2) The past two days have been beautiful. On Monday, my Mom Therapy friend called for an impromptu trip to the park...exercise + fresh air + friendship = a balm for the winter blahs! Deo Gratias! 

3) I'm pretty good about washing our sheets regularly. There's just something about sleeping in freshly laundered sheets...clean sheets + fresh scent + snuggling in = a good night's rest! Deo Gratias! 

4) I've been going through old photos lately, both those printed & those on the computer...reliving past occasions + saving photos to a computer disk + planning how to someday get them all scrapbooked = a wonderful collection of memories! Deo Gratias! 

5) My prayer routine has been going well this Lent...daily Mass readings + devotionals + prayers w/ family (morning prayers before school, Divine Mercy at 3pm, prayers at bedtime) = a great deepening of my Faith life! Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Maria, a wonderful list. You are so blessed to have such good friends! That weekend is coming up again eh? What a gift.
Your prayer routine spreads out throughout the day. Beautiful. "Pray unceasingly!"
Thanks for joining me every week!