recounting blessings makes me feel better

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 whenever i give a “thanksgiving report” i feel better emotionally. how about you? i am aware that every good thing in my life is because of God’s grace.  it’s time to once again recall the blessings from last week.

1.  mother’s day. (a) i received a lovely card in the mail from my daughter with a gift card to a local coffee-house. she took time off work last week to see me. (b) a mother’s day visit complete with card, flowers and a steak dinner (on saturday) from son and his girlfriend (who i met for the first time and i like her a lot!) (c) mother’s day meal at my sista’s on sunday. the gourmet lunch and dessert were prepared by her daughters. i also received a miniature rose plant in a ladybug container from my b-i-l. i felt spoiled & loved by all.
2.  my dog. the cut on chip’s cornea is healing nicely. he feels so much better.
3.  healing. i am feeling stronger this week in body (broken shoulder) and mental clarity. i worked one hour a day and boy did that hour fly. and i was productive. i am grateful to God for how well i am progressing.
4.  help. friend came over with lunch and helped me shower. until i can take the immobilizer off by myself, i need humble help with such things.
5.  movies. i am grateful for movies that completely absorb my attention where i even forget that i am hurt. a few times i have been startled to find that i have a broken arm at the conclusion of the movie. lost in austen and the #1 ladies detective agency are some movies that  have captured my attention last week.

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  • 1. Laura  |  . at .

    I didn’t realize you had broken your arm — wow! I do hope you’re healing well. Sounds like you’ve figured out a system for everything, and thank the Lord for that humble help!

    Take care and hope you have a healing week that flies right by for you!


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      thanks, laura. i am slowly healing and figuring out how to do life one armed. i am amazed at how quickly the days go by. i truly have been blessed by many.


  • 3. Susanne  |  . at .

    Gift card to a coffee house, how blessed you are. That is one of my favorite gifts. Sounds like your Mother’s Day was really nice. Glad to hear that your arm is getting better.


  • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

    i used to spend many mornings at that coffee house before i broke my arm. i often wake up at 5ish and would go there to use the internet.i now have internet at home, so going there will be just for the tasty treat.


  • I’m glad that you (and the dog) are healing. You’ll feel so wonderful when that immobilizer comes off! It sounds like a happy Mother’s Day. Isn’t it nice to have a friend good enough to help you with a shower? That truly is a blessing!


    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      hi catherine. i am grateful for the healing going on in this house and for friends i can impose on. with all the spoiling that accompanied mother’s day, this weekend feels kind of plain. thanks for stopping by.


  • 7. Melissa  |  . at .

    I’m so glad that you have a good friend to help you, and that you’re finding distractions while you’re healing. Extra love at Mother’s Day is a blessing, too!


    • 8. susan2009  |  . at .

      i am happy that the distractions last longer now that i have mental clarity and am usually free from intense pain. i have been trying to read uncle tom’s cabin for awhile. maybe now i can settle down and finish it. thanks for visiting, melissa.


  • 9. Faith  |  . at .

    so glad you are on the mend. Thank you for your kind words about my blog and about me post…..that was nice of you!! Yes, the Got Teens book was excellent and now we are studying Living Above Worry and Stress…it is most excellent!! Blessings to you and i loved your list…how awesome that you had a fantastic Mother’s Day with special gifts and food!!!


  • 10. susan2009  |  . at .

    many times i doubt my mothering. i wish i had done this and that differently. my children’s loving words and gifts help me know i didn’t do a terrible job.

    living above worry and stress sounds like an ideal book for the times we are living in. sure wish i lived near you so that i could attend your study, faith.


  • 11. Brenda  |  . at .

    I’m so glad you had such a wonderful Mother’s Day! Our children mean so much to us that its nice when they remember us.

    When I was ill I found nothing worked better to make me forget the pain than distraction, and I enjoyed the movies you wrote of. I also watched marathon sessions of some shows that I enjoy like Monk and The Closer.


    • 12. susan2009  |  . at .

      hi brenda, i haven’t seen either of those shows. so i will surely check them out. thanks for mentioning them.


  • 13. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    Yes, yes yes! Recounting blessings feels good. Hope you continue to improve in the area of that shoulder.


  • 14. susan2009  |  . at .

    thanks, nikki. i try to make gratitude a part of my life. right now i have a notebook with purple pages and i write a sentence of gratitude daily using a gel pen. thanks for stopping by.



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