5 simple things bring gratitude

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i have a notebook with purple pages. i have a flowy gel pen. i use these two to record a daily blessing. today is friday. i “belong” to susanne’s friday’s fave five. so i recorded 5 blessings from last week. easy peasy assignment since i have my
trusty notebook. here are my five.

1. my brother-in-law is a thoughtful, smart, patient, helpful guy. he connected my wireless internet. now i have uninterrupted internet connection anywhere in my home. i can connect with my laptop and kindle.

2. i spent time with my 9 y.o. niece TWICE last week. she helped me with some cleaning and cookie baking. we made lorna’s peanut butter cookies and reva’s pistachio thumbprint cookies. both were delish and are in cnc’s cookbook. we still have books for sale. (hint. hint. the cost is donation or $10-whichever you prefer.)

3. many ladies responded to my phone calls asking for their help. i wasn’t able to attend a dear friend’s
baby shower,  but i was able to find ladies to bring food, help with set-up and clean up and give a devotional.

4. i found my kindle. i read uncle tom’s cabin (a free ebook from amazon). (and glad i found a clear thinking brain – finally.) wow did that book affect me. i am embarrassed by america’s past position on slavery. i was horrified at how some of the characters were treated because i know they were based on real people and true events. i was touched by the gospel messages that was presented throughout the book. i want to be like eva!

5. advice from a friend is priceless. a dear friend that i’ve known for years came over to listen to my “problem” and then brainstormed some ideas with me. our time ended with prayer. she also came bearing gifts (bread and jam from 2 different ladies) and dove chocolate and pretty click pens from her.

of course there are more blessings than these: meals, one lady stayed with the meal to eat with me, a special lady is doing most of the children’s ministry oversight and another one is steering the speakers for women’s retreat. thanks to EVERYONE.

these are a few of my favourite things from last week. to share yours click here.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Willow  |  . at .

    I love the idea of the DAILY gratitude list. Surely, we all have so much to be thankful for everyday.

    Yes, the abolitionist literature of the 19th Century portrays a horrible picture of slavery as do the writings of 18th and 19th Century writers describing the horrors of the American attitude toward Native Americans. I am a proud American citizen but I’m ashamed of some events in our history.

    Glad you have people to gather round you and help you.


  • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

    willow, i started doing the daily list because i found myself becoming fretful with pain meds not working and side effects, sleeplessness, and lack of mobility. i knew i still had things to be grateful for, so i started this daily list.


  • 3. Laura  |  . at .

    Friends who help us brainstorm are awesome. I had one do that with me just yesterday. Such a blessing.

    I love gel pens, too! Have you read The Help by Kathryn Stockett? It really affected me.

    Have a great week ahead.


  • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

    yes, i read the help several months ago. that book also affected me, laura. the story happened in my young lifetime which is what made it so shocking to me.


  • 5. hip chick  |  . at .

    sounds like a wonderful week. There’s nothing better than having friends and family who will help you out when you need it.


    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      i certainly agree with you on that hip chick. that is a main blessing from my broken arm, i am getting to reconnect with old friends and even with family members. i made my life too busy for them.


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