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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Time for a Little Gratitude

Last night I took my granddaughters out for a "girls' night" and we ended up painting pottery.  In the very foreground of this picture you can see my coffee mug - I wrote "Gratitude" on it.  I'm not sure where that word came from but I thought maybe I should show a little today...you know, in case it was the Big Guy calling.

Today I am blessed and grateful for:

My beautiful granddaughters who are just all around good people.  I love spending time with them and it will be hard to take them home on Friday.

The fact that two of my three at home have found summer employment.  If you've got an extra prayer, please send one up that someone calls Brian back soon.  His already fragile self-esteem is beginning to take a hit.

My husband who takes such good care of me when I'm running around like a crazy woman.  He's even picking up things at Sam's that I need for work!  I thank God every day that I had the good sense to go out with him when he asked.

My acceptance into graduate school!  I'm registered and just waiting for my financial aid to come through.  This program is so perfect for me that it's scary.  Can't wait to get started.

My job.  I love the people in my crazy office and even though the work isn't what I want to do for the rest of my life, it pays the bills and makes me laugh and keeps me in shoes.

My cute as a button new granddaughter in Oklahoma who I can't wait to see in September!!!  Bill and I are driving out to be there when her parents get married.  I can't wait for Bill to meet her either.  And if you think I'm kidding about her cuteness, I've included proof.

The sunglasses are to protect her anonymity...you know how the paparazzi can be.
And finally for today...my faith.  The thing that gives me hope when I feel all is lost, keeps me up when I'm feeling down, and fills me with love and peace on a daily basis.

Thank you God.


1 comment:

  1. What a lovely list! Gratitude is contageous. And that grandbaby of yours is precious!