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Wednesday, November 19, 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) St. Cecilia Sing...Our choir joined two other diocesan choirs & a handbell choir on Sunday for a wonderful, uplifting day of music w/ guest conductor Kevin Keil. Deo Gratias! 

2) Snow...I just love the beauty & silence of freshly fallen, untouched snow. Deo Gratias!

3) Heat...With the 20 degree temp yesterday, I'm thankful for our furnace, hot cups of coffee & tea, & blankets to snuggle w/ little ones. Deo Gratias! 

4) Family Time...Choir practice was cancelled for last night, so we took the opportunity to have a family movie night. I popped popcorn & we watched "Private Eyes" w/ Tim Conway & Don Knotts. I love hearing the Blessings laugh! Deo Gratias!

5) Kidspeak...The Saint comes up w/ some of the cutest & sweetest comments. Yesterday he told me, "You're so beautiful. How did God make you so beautiful. I just know you're so beautiful & I love you!" Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Awwww. The Saint is so precious!
A great list. Love that first snow but have not seen it for years and years!
And we thought were cold when our temps went down into the 40's & 50's!
Love family night.