Monday, October 24, 2011

Gratitude Journal #110

Today, I am grateful for laughter in all its manifestations, from gentle chuckles to belly laughs to laughter that is silent and so uncontrollable that it leaves you with a face full of tears and snot. Did I ever tell you about the time I was reading Bridget Jones's Diary in a coffee shop in Rapid City, South Dakota? I started laughing so hard I knew it looked like sobbing, so I held the book up so the strangers in the coffee shop would know that I was reading a funny book and not having a mental breakdown.

Why do we care what strangers in coffee shops think?

Today, I am grateful (once again) that George enjoys cooking because the following picture from Pinterest is so very me.

Yes, of course. But sometimes I wish it were going to happen. I mean, who wouldn't want Owl Post (Harry Potter) and friendly dragons taking you wherever you wanted to go in a few seconds (Anne McCaffrey's Pern series)?

Today, I am grateful for yesterday's sermon at church. Rejoice in the Lord always. Paul wrote this to the Philippians from prison. From prison, people! If he could muster up a positive perspective while awaiting the possibility of martyrdom, I can muster one for Jack's medication situation and for our new house dilemma. Rejoice, indeed.

What are you grateful for today?


  1. Restful sleep. Time with relatives. Good food. The first cup of coffee in the morning. When John calls me Susie. My PTI order waiting for me when we return home. New eye glasses (boy I can see so much better, now). Good health.

  2. I'm thankful for the six months we've had this summer in NC and the gorgeous fall we've had/having in the mountains of western NC. Every morning, every moment of these days has been so glorious, I just stop and thank God that I'm able to enjoy His earth.

  3. I am grateful for my loving husband. Never thought I would divorce my first husband; and then never thought I would find a second. It is amazing to be madly in love again at my age and enjoying so much time with my best friend.

  4. Thank you all for sharing! I feel extra warm and fuzzy reading your comments.

  5. I am grateful for you & your blogs, which always speak to me in some way, both here & on your crafty blog. Every week there is something that makes me think you are a "kindred spirit" despite a world of difference between our experiences & situation (metaphorically & literally given that I'm writing from New Zealand!). I have resisted commenting to date, but your Bridget Jones story has brought me out of hiding as I had a very similar experience whilst reading the same book. I was on a bus, not in a coffee shop. The other people on the bus didn't seem to notice me shaking with laughter but I happened to look down & see someone in a car next to the bus looking up at me with a very puzzled expression!
    Anyway, thanks for putting so much of yourself out here on the internet to make a total stranger smile.

  6. Becs, I bet that puzzled expression made you shake even more!

    You're very welcome, and thank you for commenting.



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