Monday, August 12, 2013

Gratitude Journal #200

Today, I am grateful for 200 weeks, each one begun with gratitude!

Today, I am grateful for my friend Barbara who offered such wonderful encouragement and support when I needed it most last week.

Today, I am grateful for five years of blogging. What a blessing this has been for me! Thank you so much for reading and keeping me going.

Today, I am grateful for five years without a single sip of Coca Cola. Just as I was starting to think that monkey was off my back, Nick bought a Coca Cola t-shirt that makes me salivate every time I see it. I'm keeping strong, though!

Today, I am grateful for the comedy and thoughtful preaching of Mark Lowry. In this clip, he says what I've long thought. He doesn't like the saying "hate the sin, love the sinner." He revises it to this: "You hate your sin, I'll hate my sin, and let's love each other." Amen!

Today, I am grateful for my new car, the beautiful red Mazda CX-9. I'm mostly used to it, and see it as the perfect replacement for my beloved VW Passat station wagon. I'm grateful to George for making me test drive it in the first place.

What are you grateful for today?


  1. Today, I am grateful for your blogs. Thank you for taking the time to write this one and make me think and for creating art and posting it on your Simplicity blog. You have inspired me to find my clean and simple style. Keep writing and being grateful!

  2. Thank you, Lisa!!! I shall take your advice!

  3. Day late but grateful for wonderfully cooler nights that allow windows to be opened and fresh air in the house.
    I'm also grateful for a new vehicle to haul the Kiddo's and their teammates in.
    I'm grateful that soda very rarely appeals to me! (hehe...sorry couldn't resist! But! In all honesty, when I do try to drink soda now, it is just too sickly sweet and I have yet to be able to drink more than just a couple of sips!)

  4. I rarley drink pop. I'm avoiding the sugar, and fizzy stuff doesn't agree with me. Ironically, on the day you wrote this, I was grateful that my husband had a diet coke on hand, one of those mini cans. I felt odd about eating nachos for supper without a "bad" drink to go with it!

    Today, I am grateful for my stamping friends and our bi-monthly club night/potluck. Counting down the hours to break away from work for a gals night full of laughs, great food, and of course, stamping!


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