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Wednesday, October 28, 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) Last Friday, we got the whole family up for daily Mass at 8am, followed by confession w/ our new pastor. The timing was perfect & he had just the right counseling words for each of us! Deo Gratias!

2) Afterwards, we surprised the kids w/ a trip to Hocking Hills. Deo Gratias!

3) Our church choir has been working on Advent music & there are some beautiful pieces we're planning. Deo Gratias!

4) The Saint is starting to take off w/ his reading skills. We were worried for a while, but know that it's all in good timing. He's finally enjoying it as well.   

5) I found some really pretty fall artificial flowers & scarecrows on sticks at a thrift store. They were perfect for decorating our front window boxes. 



Colleen said...

I love advent music and finding new songs!
Congrats to the Saint! Good to know he is enjoying reading.
Love your new blog look. Looks great!