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Snowy Blessings

Snowy Blessings

Joining the community of gratitude on Mondays at A Holy Experience. #56 … a glimpse of spring #57 … but the reminder that it’s still winter #58 … starting a new series on a Sunday afternoon #59 … a family snow day (even my husband took the day off of work!) #60 … homemade soup and bread on this snowy day #61 … that feeling of accomplishment when I finally finish something that has taken me so long to complete…

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Be Mine

Be Mine

Grateful for the blessings in my life. And counting them one by one. #47 … realizing that my first Valentine is really God. He loved me first. His love for me is so deep. And He is constantly asking, Be Mine. # 48 … my DH who bid on a silent auction item secretly and surprised me with it for Valentine’s Day #49 … the rare occasion that I get to dress up! #50 … my children :: each. and….

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Half Asleep

Half Asleep

I hear him stir. Oh, maybe he’ll fall back to sleep. The tiredness weighs upon my entire body. A few seconds later, I hear his little cry. He needs me. As much as I love my sleep, I have to remember what I’m here for. Why I’m needed. Who it is that needs my help, comfort and love. What a blessing! How humbling! That this child doesn’t need just anyone; he needs me. I pull myself out of the coziness…

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My Oh-So Grateful Heart …

My Oh-So Grateful Heart …

… has much to be thankful for today. Here is my continued list of One Thousand Gifts … #29 … health and wellness #30 … a smart, caring, good pediatrician #31 … the cleansing of sin and sanctifying grace of Baptism #32 … oxygen #33 … compassionate nurses #34 … pastoral care #35 … Kahlua cheesecake shared with a friend #36 … homecomings #37 … warm soup made and delivered to us by a good friend #38 … a surprise…

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Gifts of Ordinary Time

Gifts of Ordinary Time

Continuing to practice gratitude in my life. Joining Ann at A Holy Experience for One Thousand Gifts. #21 … Ordinary Time #22 … extraordinary grace #23 … being with my daughter as she received her First Reconciliation (the beaming glow on her face was priceless!) #24 … the mercy that flows so freely from Jesus #25 … going out to a movie with my husband #26 … and sharing conversation with him (without interruption!) #27 … a good, clean novel…

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New

New

New year. New week. New day. New beginnings. New habits. There is one that I keep coming back to these past 11 days of this new month. Gratitude. Because when I practice it, I cannot help but think of the Giver of the gifts for which I am grateful. HIM. Big and small. He is the One who gives. So freely. So often. So generously. And He is the One to whom my gratitude is directed. Most of my life…

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