Grateful for 5 Things That Put Life into Perspective

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It’s time to share my post about last week’s blessings. If you’d like to share yours or read other’s posts, go to Living to Tell the Story.

The following are five things (plus 1 bonus answer) for which I am grateful. 

1. I am grateful for movies that help put life into perspective (like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close).

2. I am grateful for gardening. “Playing” in the soil helps me put life into perspective.

3. I am grateful for friends who listen and then give advice. These twin actions help me put life into perspective.

4. I am grateful for God’s Word. When I take the words in and think on them, I am able to put life into perspective.

5. I am grateful for a good night’s rest. I have rested well these past 3 nights (in large part to Nyquill knocking out my cold symptoms for the night). Getting consistent rest helps me put life in perseverance.

BONUS . . . .

6. I am grateful for prayer from friends. This definitely helps me see perspective.

These past 5 weeks have been hard with Chip’s rapid health decline and then death. I am surprised at how hard I am taking this. So I am very appreciative of things that help me put life into perspective.

Your Turn . . . What do you do to put life into perspective?

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  • 1. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    I’m not much of a gardener, but I have been thinking about starting some bulbs indoors to plant when it gets warmer. It’s so uplifting to see something growing in the winter.

    I share your thankfulness for the rest of your list as well! Hope you’re feeling better. I just started developing a cold last night and can’t take any kind of decongestant due to a heart-rhythm problem. Trying to rest up today and hope it goes away soon.


  • 2. lynette  |  . at .

    I’m not surprised at how hard Chip’s death has been. You two have been close companions for so many years. You shared many memories together with your kiddos and even your Mom.


  • 3. Melanie Lopata  |  . at .

    I like this….what you’re grateful for. God’s Word is my favorite! I don’t know what I would do without His Word and direction.


  • 4. Carrie, Reading to Know  |  . at .

    I am so looking forward to getting into the garden this year. That’s one of my hoped for joys this season. Sounds like you are having fun with it! Loved reading your list.


  • 5. Lisa notes  |  . at .

    Amen to gardening. I did a lot of flower gardening last spring, but not much since then. It was good for my soul; I hope to start back again when it gets a little closer to spring.

    Friends who listen and give advice–definitely a favorite of mine too.

    Nyquil is also a favorite of mine when I need a good night’s sleep.

    So sorry about your losing Chip. It’s always hard to lose a pet that you’ve loved for so long.


  • 6. Ellen  |  . at .

    It was good to read your grateful list. May God continue to comfort you over the loss of your little companion….


  • 7. Faith  |  . at .

    I liked reading all your faves this week! it is GOOD to be grateful for the Word of God…i cannot imagine not being able to turn to Scripture. and the prayers and ears of friends is so important! sounds like the Lord really blessed you this week. Have a great weekend!


  • 8. Gattina  |  . at .

    Even if I wanted too, (which is not the case, I don’t have a green thumb) the earth is so frozen that they have to use small diggers to repair water damages ! Even my cats can’t dig their little holes and therefore prefer the litterbox, lol !


  • 9. renita  |  . at .

    Lovely list.


  • 10. Brenda  |  . at .

    Sleep is one of the best ways for me to put things in to perspective, exercise or a long walk help a lot as well, kind of like you gardening. Sometimes we just need to take our minds OFF of what ever is happening.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.


  • 11. Susanne  |  . at .

    Again saying a prayer for you as your grieve the loss of your little buddy.

    Thanks for the reminder of Nyquil. I’ll be going to get some today! Hope you feel better!


  • 12. Willow  |  . at .

    Good ways to adjust your perspective. When I need to recharge, I find a quiet place to sit with a comforting cup of coffee or tea.


  • 13. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    Perspective is a wonderful thing to have — I’m glad you found so many ways yours is righted. I’m so sorry about dear Chip. Hugs.


  • 14. kara  |  . at .

    I also love gardening. We won’t be seeing much of that here in New England for a few more months though. I am sorry for your loss.



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