My Potpourri of Reasons to be Grateful

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It’s Friday so it’s time to share our 5 reasons we are grateful. Go here to share your list.

Bathroom. My apartment bathroom is almost remodeled. I should be able to move back home this weekend. The contractor put in a new tub and fixed the “door” the car created. Today I get new flooring and the walls will be painted. Go here to read why I needed an emergency bathroom remodel.

Battery. Tuesday night my car died in the driveway of a friend. I was there to drive her and her cat to the vet. We ended up taking her car. The next morning I called my car insurance and found out I have towing. My mechanic found out that the car’s electrical system is fine. I just needed a new battery.

Perseverance. Chip is my 19-year-old miniature toy poodle. He is mostly deaf and blind and has arthritis. Chip has had a tough week. As he ages, it is becoming quite apparent that the only place he is truly comfortable is at home, even if he is on my lap. Despite being constantly agitated he has been a trooper. Only 2 more days (I HOPE and pray) and then all will be right with his world.

Prayers. I have been a little flustered this week. I have been mixing up my words (spoonerisms) even more than normal. I know that folks have been praying for me. I know that has been making a difference in my emotions, sleep, attitude, and all around daily life. Wahoo for prayer’s power. And wahoo for those who have been praying. And mostly wahoo to the One who answers prayer.

Series. November is 4 days away. During November and July, I sometimes do a month-long gratitude “series.”

  • One time I took a daily photograph and wrote why I was grateful.
  • Another time it was a daily listing of things, people, places, feelings, and/or events for which I wanted to give thanks.

For this November, I am going to write a daily letter. The purpose is to express my gratitude. It would be great to have you join me.

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  • 1. Shannon  |  . at .

    My goodness, your DOG is 19?! God bless him. I pray for the same kind longevity for my kitty. She is a seemingly healthy 13 and I am already beginning to think and dread the inevitable.

    Hugs to Chip!

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  • 2. Jan  |  . at .

    I like that idea for letters!

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  • 3. claudiawjohnson  |  . at .

    Susan, I’m glad that you can go home soon, and I will be praying that you are able to sleep in your house after this terrifying event. Oh, my. I do think of the verse, “I will lie down and sleep in peace.” Wow, what a thing to get over, Susan. Now the car battery. When it rains, it pours. Susan, I will quit this postaday at the end of the year, but I have been grateful to get to know you through posts. I hope to meet you some day here on earth!

    Blessings,
    Claudia

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  • 4. kindred hearts  |  . at .

    Susan those are great ideas for thankfulness! I know the Lord will honor your attitude.

    Congrats, you won “I’m Outnumbered” by Laura Groves from our Kindred Heart blog! Please send your address to karen@karenrevansdotcom. Blessings**

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  • I love your five things that you’re grateful for! I’m praying for Chip—it breaks my heart when my dogs are in pain and suffering, so I know you’re having a hard time watching him have a tough time. I love the idea of writing a daily letter to express my gratitude. There are so many things that I’m grateful for—I almost don’t know where to begin!

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