Monthly Archives: November 2013

10 Days of Gratitude, Day 10

Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends! Today, I am especially thankful for 1. news that my father-in-law is gaining weight, tolerating his medicine, and getting stronger every day! 2. a son-in-law who has mad skills to help us with … Continue reading

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10 Days of Gratitude, Day 9

1. Washing a load of newly-acquired garage sale clothes 2. perusing a new magazine, propped up in bed 3. Pilot Precise rolling ball pens 4. my son’s “Indeed”s 5. two pence pieces 6. pineapple dump cake with cream cheese frosting … Continue reading

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10 Days of Gratitude, Day 8

Things I am thankful for today: 1. A Thanksgiving meal coming up: in our house, it’s turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade noodles, corn casserole, spinach bisque, crescent rolls, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll. 2. And as if that isn’t enough … Continue reading

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10 Days of Gratitude, Day 7

Today in church, our associate pastor spoke about, of all things, giving thanks. Two points he made that hit home: 1. thanksgiving pulls our focus off ourselves and our desires and onto God 2. gratitude makes our faith more obvious, … Continue reading

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10 Days of Gratitude, Day 6

Another quotation from Annie Dillard to begin my thanksgiving right: in this passage, she is talking about the fleeting glimpses of God we can see through “stalking” creation, seeing pieces of beauty and holiness in everything around us. “Just a … Continue reading

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10 Days of Gratitude, Days 4 and 5 :)

Life got in the way of my expressing my gratitude yesterday, but I doubled up today! Share your own blessings with me! 1. The wind-swept scent and rough texture of sheets dried on the line 2. Saving an earthworm which … Continue reading

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10 Days of Gratitude, Day 3

I’ll skip the Annie Dillard quotation today (but be looking for one later!!) and launch right into my litany of thanksgiving: 1. blotchy, impressionistic watercolor landscapes 2. the indescribable rustlings of a baby moving inside me, nestling closer to my … Continue reading

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