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Wednesday, October 7, 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 I said in Monday's "Light in the Darkness" post, I'm sorry for the delay in posting. It's been a busy past month or so!

Here are the things I'm thankful for...

1) When shopping at Volunteers of America over the weekend, we came across a sturdy cartop carrier for only $30. We snatched it up right away, knowing it will come in handy for our family beach trip next summer.

2) Regarding said purchase above...we got to the van & realized that there wasn't any room to carry it home. It didn't come w/ instructions, so we didn't want to risk installing it incorrectly. So, after a quick call to my parents, HelpfulGrammy came to our rescue w/ HandyGramps' pick-up truck!

3) My annual Hocking Hills trip w/ my mom & four other dear friends was last weekend. We've always gone in the spring, so this was a pleasant change to enjoy our rented house in the fall. I wasn't feeling great w/ a head cold, but still managed to have a wonderful time laughing, crying, eating, shopping, & repeating!

4) Matt & I put it off long enough...we broke down & invested in smartphones. Thankfully, we were able to get a good deal on them & now he can rest at ease when he needs his for college classes.

5) Church choir is back after taking the summer off. It's so wonderful to join my voice in praise for our wonderful God & all He's done for us! An added bonus this year...The Prophet has joined the tenor section. He's loving it!


Colleen said...

I took a few weeks off myself. I am glad to see you back!

That is great that the choir has started again!

You got a good deal on that cartop carrier. We lived at thrift stores for weeks when moving. We got good deals and saved a lot of money.

Good luck with your smartphones. I love mine. Dont know what I would do without it. It makes my life simpler in so many ways, at home and at work.