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Wednesday, August 26, 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.
As an end to our summer, Matt & I took a trip to a cabin in Hocking Hills for a few days. He starts back to school today & I'll be starting the Blessings back on Monday. So, today, I thought I'd share some photos from our trip...the wonderful things I'm thankful for from this excursion!

Deo Gratias!

1) This beautiful Barred Owl is kept at Waukeena Nature Preserve. She was hit by a car & is unable to survive in the wild, so they take excellent care of her. She is blind in her left eye. Isn't she gorgeous?

2) One of our delicious meals. The steak (Tahitian Mermaid...steak stuffed w/ crab) was my favorite meal to order from the Kahiki Restaurant when it was still open. I was thrilled to find the recipe in a book about the restaurant.

3) New Beginning...our secluded cabin in the woods.
4) One of our hiking spots...Rockhouse. 

 5) My wonderful hubby & me!

Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Love the pictures! That cabin looks awesome.
Love the owl too. They always look so dignified.
And the picture of the 2 of you is great. How wonderful to get away!