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Wednesday, November 12, 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) HandyGramps once again lived up to his name...he came over last week to help install our new drapery hardware & hang drapes in the kitchen. It looks great! Deo Gratias! 

2) Not working those new, extra hours at the nursing home really paid off in the end...I am now available to watch our two neighbor girls four days a week. It's a win-win for both of our families now! Deo Gratias!

3) The oldest is three & the youngest is about 10 months. It's been nice to have a baby in the house again. Both are well-behaved & have fun playing w/ our Blessings. Deo Gratias! 

4) Our older two boys are now involved in our parish's youth ministry & are really enjoying the activities. It's been great for them to be able to share their faith & make new friends. Deo Gratias!

5) I'm thankful for our library system. We make use of so many wonderful resources...supplemental books for school, movie & TV series rentals for free, craft idea books & DVDs, and so much more. Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

That is awesome about your babysitting! God worked that out well, didnt He? And a baby too! Fun!
Love libraries!
Great list!