Monday, October 7, 2013

Gratitude Journal #207

Today, I am grateful for not living in Rapid City anymore. This weekend, Rapid received two feet of snow, high winds, 10-foot drifts, blocked roads, and extensive power outages. At the air force base, they were handing out MREs (Meals Ready to Eat...nasty things, really). I was wearing shorts and wondering when fall would get to Ohio. My thoughts and prayers go out to friends in South Dakota for safety, for warmth, and for patience given all the mud this will generate.

Today, I am grateful for rain. We've had a lot of it.

Today, I am grateful for sleep-overs with teenage boys. So much quieter than with girls. Our boys got wild and crazy playing Dungeons and Dragons, watching Big Bang Theory, and drinking Hawaiian punch.

Today, I am grateful for friends who come into our lives. Sometimes they have to move away, and it is sad, but how lovely they were here in the first place!

Today, I am grateful for Communion.

What are you grateful for today?


  1. Thankful for the glorious weather we had this weekend.

    Thankful my mom was not seriously injured by the driving that turned into her at an intersection.

    Thankful for a great work out program I am doing.

    Thankful for the gorgeous colours of fall.

  2. I"m grateful every time I walk into my small studio. Yes, I miss my big beautiful house I had when I was married but now I'm grateful for my own little space where Annie and I can just be. Walking through the door and just happy to be home.


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