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Wednesday, April 29, 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) Matt & I are planning an overnight trip to Amish country once he's done w/ his finals this semester. Deo Gratias! 

2) Last weekend, we got together at my parents' house for a bonfire. It was the last day before my nephew left to go back to school across the country. This is the same nephew who just returned from his two year mission in Italy. Deo Gratias!

3) Picking up these extra days at work has been great...not just for the financial aspect, but I've really gotten to know more of the residents, visitors, & staff. Deo Gratias! 

4) Yesterday was not a great day for me. I had a doctor's appt. & arrived only to discover that they do not take my insurance. After much prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament, I realized that even though I need to change doctors now, it's not a crisis like many of the other things going on in our world. Deo Gratias!

5) Three of the kids had eye doctor appointments on Mon. & none of them need new glasses. YAY for saving money! (Although, it makes up for the fact that mine cost more a few weeks ago when I had to get bifocals! LOL) Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Maria, great list. I have never been to Amish country and would love to go sometime. That will be a nice trip away for the 2 of you.
I can understand your sadness about having to change doctors. I would feel the same. But it is awesome how you brought it to Jesus and you were able to deal with it. That is a good reminder for me.