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Wednesday, July 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) Took the Blessings to see the Minion movie last night. Gotta love those $5 Tuesdays when you're taking a family of six to the movies! Deo Gratias! 

2) It was such a hot day yesterday. After the Blessings' music lessons, I surprised them w/ flavored shaved ice at one of those little parking lot vendors yesterday. Deo Gratias!

3) No matter which Kroger I go to, I always check out their clearance/markdown sections. You never know what wonderful deals you may find. Yesterday, I found facial wash for The Prophet, Matt's favorite chocolate bars, & several other great deals. Deo Gratias! 

4) We spent some time w/ my parents on Monday afternoon. I showed HelpfulGrammy how to use her new Kindle Fire & how to add/share photos on Facebook. I also had some wonderful conversations w/ her & HandyGramps. Deo Gratias!

5) And the best news this week...Matt was accepted into one of the two programs he applied for. He's still waiting to hear about his original first choice, but it seriously considering this one (Cardiovascular Sonography). I'm so proud of him! Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Maria, that is wonderful news about Matt! Congrats!
My mother loves Krogers. We do not have one in our area.
Thanks for joining me in giving thanks!