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Wednesday, July 1, 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) After several weeks off, our cantor rehearsals for summer began last night. It's so wonderful to be back, singing w/ such a talented group of liturgical musicians! Deo Gratias! 

2) The temps have been cooler this week & we've enjoyed having the house opened up. Deo Gratias!

3) A few days ago, Matt mentioned that we should get a kitchen timer so that we have another device for managing the Blessings video game time. At a thrift store yesterday, just as The Saint & I walked past an aisle, a kitchen timer went off...as if to say, "Remember what Matt said! You must buy me!" Bonus: it was 50% off day, so I got the timer for only 25 cents! Deo Gratias! 

4) I seem to go in spurts w/ dinner plans...one week I prepare some great meals, while other weeks we just kind of muddle through to get something on the table. So far, this has been a good week for meals! Deo Gratias!

5) I was able to trade shifts w/ one of my co-workers. This will enable me to make it to a family reunion for HandyGramps side of the family...the first in MANY years. I can't wait to see family members I haven't seen in ages, as well as meet some I've never met! Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Ahhh, it is always nice when we can open up the house and let fresh air in!!

#4 - I know just what you mean.

#3 - love it!

Thanks for joining me!