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Wednesday, October 14, 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) There is a tremendous amount of joy that I find in my children. Each one has a different personality & is at a different stage of their growing years. The joy I receive from them is a wonderful blessing.

2) The Saint had a cavity filled the other day. Matt & I were worried about how he would handle it, but found he did great! I was very proud of him.

3) We got out our fall decorations the other day. It really brightens up our home when we get it straightened up & decorated.

4) This Friday is our annual All Saints' Day party (yes, I know it's a bit early this year). Our saint costumes are coming together, much easier than I thought they would. Photos will come later!

5) Our church choir has started rehearsing some of our Advent pieces. We will be singing the Communion Antiphons, something I've never done before. They are BEAUTIFUL!


Colleen said...

Great list.
I still cannot believe it is fall. In Florida fall comes and goes in the blink of an eye.
Love #1. That feeling of joy never goes away. It just multiplies.