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Wednesday, January 28, 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) My nephew has returned from his two year mission in Italy. I could see a lot of his personal growth. He's got a good head on his shoulders & we are all so proud of him. Deo Gratias! 

2) On Sunday, we gathered at my parents' house to welcome him home. We ate, played cards, & shared stories of the past two years. Deo Gratias!

3) Part of Sunday included a lot of laughter...you know that contagious kind that brings tears & lots more laughter! Deo Gratias! 

4) As we were leaving their house, I paused to scrape some of the freshly fallen snow off the back of our van. My parents live out in the country & there was such a beautiful, peaceful hush in the darkness. I've always loved the look & silence of a fresh coat of snow. Deo Gratias!

5) Homemade chili...after much experimentation, I've finally come up w/ a delicious chili that my whole family loves. Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Love chili.
I always loved that first snow. I do miss that.
Wonderful to hear about your nephew and your contagious laughter! I love that too. I guess I love your whole list!