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Wednesday, April 22, 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) At the end of every choir rehearsal, we sing a benediction...The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Last night's was just beautiful, echoing throughout the empty church, carrying our prayers to Heaven! Deo Gratias! 

2) The Archangel turned 12 this past Saturday. He's overcome many obstacles w/ his ADHD & has grown into such a wonderful young man. Deo Gratias!

3) Last Friday, I met w/ my dear girlfriends for dinner to plan our yearly weekend getaway. This year, we're going in the fall...it will be beautiful! Deo Gratias! 

4) I found a copy of Scott Hahn's book, Lord Have Mercy, at a thrift store for only $1. I've heard it's a great book & can't wait to read it! Deo Gratias!

5) Matt & I have been making a more concentrated effort to go out on dates at least once a month. We've had some great lunches, shopping sprees, & conversations. Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Happy birthday to the Archangel! I can imagine your fall getaway will be awesome!!
Our parish has a Date Night once a month. It is fairly new and we are not able to go on the night they have it. A great idea though.

I didn't post this week. I may take a blogging break. I am not sure. Will let you know.