It never ceases to amaze me how much God provides for me and at the perfect time. What does that say about me and my faith? It is growing. All the time. Or, if you prefer, it is lacking. All the time. Either way, I am frequently reminded that He is active in my life in more ways than I acknowledge.
Tonight I am so grateful to have a firewood delivery. We had to decide between groceries or wood and we chose food. That means we got a roast to cook in the crockpot for Christmas and ingredients for other yummy side dishes and we are so excited!
This morning I woke up to moisture! Something I crave but have not experienced in so long I can’t remember the last time. There are clouds, fog and a drop here and there of, well, I can’t call it rain but it was moisture. It was glorious!!
While my purpose for writing about Gratitude is to increase my awareness of daily blessings, I must take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the clarity of hindsight. I am always so comforted by seeing the beauty of lessons learned, even if the process of learning was not pleasant.
Tonight I am grateful for my art/craft supplies and the time and ability to make happy things to give to other people.
Today I am so grateful for being able to replenish some of the herbs I take. I had run out a few months ago and have been so depleted. I received some in the mail yesterday and the rest today and I am so amazed at the difference they make in how I feel.
Today I am grateful for my Bible and for free access to exercises that help to balance me. It has been such an upsetting day as I have had to call several creditors to tell them I lost my job and have run out of money to pay them. While I totally believe that God has a plan for me
I am 54 and my daughter is 35 and we share a small bedroom in a tiny house that a friend is renting and letting us live rent free. SO much to be grateful for in that sentence, but my human arrogance and bad attitudes are always longing for a room of my own where I can shut the door and just be by myself when I want to. A place to study and cultivate my inner peace.
I found out yesterday that I did not get a job I had interviewed for that I really wanted. I know and trust that God has a plan for me for something better but in my human wisdom (or foolishness) it seemed like the perfect job, location, salary and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. All the signs that God was opening this door for me and provide a way for me to get back on track financially.
Today I am grateful for friends. Actually, I have been feeling this particularly since Sunday when a friend, my daughter and I went to see Murder on the Orient Express. I have been doing a countdown for months to see this movie, being an Agatha Christie fan in general.
This was such a great picture and quote posted on Instagram by danawfulton that I just had to repost it here. It reminds me to be grateful that I have access to God’s Word and also to communicate with Him through prayer and reading the Bible. Today I am hoping to hear if I got the job I interviewed for a couple of days ago. We are so close to reaching the bottom of the barrel with food, toilet paper etc… and paying the electric bill and I have no money coming in to help pay for these things. But I have enough for today and tomorrow so I am reminded, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matt. 6:34) So today I will do some cleaning up and try to figure out if we are having trouble with the septic tank. We have a terrible smell and I cannot find a reason why. That is enough for today for me to deal with. So I will ask God to help me handle today the way He wants me to and to see everything the way He sees it. That will help me keep it in perspective and not be too overwhelmed. I am grateful that I can strive to think this way because it gives me hope and reminds me that I will survive this.
I am so grateful for the peaceful times I’ve been able to enjoy here with my daughter and my pets. We get to spend each morning and evening outside walking around the fenced in one-acre property. It is so cute, both cats and one dog follow us all around the perimeter and then we play catch with the dog while the cats watch. The animal awareness and interaction is so cute and unexpected and keeps us in the present moment. This happiness and peace is so healing and I am so blessed to have this time.