A gratitude list on this day

Very Grateful for

God’s Angels

Amelia, driving so well in the dark early morning rain

this delicately beautiful song that I play over and over: https://youtu.be/teSuDu84kMc

the man who greeted us curbside, checked my bag for me, and, after we talked briefly said, “your mom is having the best birthday ever today.”

the woman next to me at the security checkpoint who grabbed my boarding pass as it attempted to sail away from the gust of wind dispatched by my frenzied thrump of stuff into plastic bins

Amelia, calling and calling back to check that I boarded all right

the man in the aisle seat who lifted my computer bag into the overhead

the man in front of me who has graciously not reclined his seat

the man next to me who picked up my spoon when I dropped it

the woman behind me who picked up my apple when it fell behind me

the tears that come and go unpredictably, so I won’t think there is a magic potion I can impose upon them to control them

I am a mess today, and gratitude is my service dog

remembering my mom, on our first birthday apart- she in heaven and me in seat 13F

“Because every gift I acknowledge reveals another and another until, finally, even the most normal, obvious and seemingly mundane event or encounter proves to be filled with grace.” ~Henri Nouwen


This Weekend ~ November 4 ~ Celebrate National Gratitude Month

National Gratitude MonthJean Wise at the Healthy Spirituality blog remind us that November is National Gratitude Month.

“…practicing gratitude helps us turn our heart outward, focusing on God and his gifts. We find hope, light and strength in gratitude.” ~ Jean Wise




This weekend, how about playing a gratitude version of “I Spy” this weekend!

“I spy with my gratitude eye ______________”(someone or something for which to be grateful).

Other ideas:

**Use #NationalGratitudeMonth to post gratitude lists and links on social media
**Participate the in the Global Gratitude Challenge (anyone can join at any time)
**Consider creating a Gratitude Jar
**Take a look at the post on gratitude  and these gratitude quotes

I’m grateful for you!!



More Weekend Activities

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This Weekend~January 3~Gratitude Jar

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“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~Johannes A. Gaertner


More Weekend Activities

This Weekend~October 25~Say Boo!

boo sign


This Weekend, just for this weekend…say Boo!

Say Boo! to ingratitude.

Try this simply quick Boo-rrific! little game:

Watch the clock for a minute. Just watch the second hand move around the minute circle.

Just for a minute. And as you watch, say 60 things you are thankful for in a minute

Can you?


Can you talk really fast like the guy in the commercial

Can your mind go faster than your lips? with gratitude?

Make the words happen … 60 in 60

Just this weekend….Go!   :)

… “be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
~1 Thessalonians 5:16–18


More weekend activities

Monday Words for the Soul~September 9~Gratitude

Gratitude […] goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. ~Henri Nouwen

thank you


More Monday Words for the Soul

April Gratitude Nudges

April gratitude Ann Voskamp

From Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience

Mid-Week Question: Is Spirituality a 7th sense?

Dear God 5 Senses

A Mid-Week Question to Consider:

Is spirituality a 7th sense? Is gratitude an 8th sense?


Other Questions to Consider

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