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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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've spent the past two days in bed sick. I'm finally feeling better...still a bit weak & tired, but nothing like before. Deo Gratias! 

2) Matt has been a tremendous help in taking care of The Blessings & me the past two days, in addition to getting his studying in. Deo Gratias!

3) I'm drinking coffee for the first time since Sunday. Deo Gratias! 

4) The Blessings were very helpful the past couple days. They'd come in to check on me & offer to get things for me. Every time The Saint came in, he'd hand me my glass of water & tell me to drink some. He also gave me one of his stuffed animals to sleep with. Deo Gratias!

5) For the next couple months, I'll be picking up a few extra hours at work while my supervisor is on maternity leave. It's not a lot, but any little bit helps! Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Maria, I am so glad you are feeling better! As you said on my blog, our husbands are wonderful!
And you children too! Taking such good care of you. The Saint is awesome!