T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

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The Week’s Top Three:

3.)  A brilliant pink cloud hanging in the evening sky. God’s hand print.

2.)  Learning limits on what I can take on and how to say “no” so as not to take away from my family, writing time, or recovery maintenance.

1.)  Watching both of my boys working in my older son’s garage, interacting with each other, talking and laughing. My heart swells with so much love I think it will explode. 🙂

What’s on your list?

“As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.” ~Terri Guillemets

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T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

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My Top Three for the Week:

3.)  An exhilarating run on an exceptionally warm October evening, followed by a hot shower, a bowl of popcorn, a glass of A&W, and watching an episode of Castle. The ingredients for a perfect evening. 🙂

2.)  Finally, after several years, finding strength to truly forgive myself for a mistake, allowing the healing process to begin.

1.)  Time spent with my beautiful granddaughter and the joy, innocence, and heart-melting moments she brings to my life.

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Carpe diem, friends. Truly seize and live this day.

What tops your gratitude list this week?

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

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The week’s top three:

3.)  When I click on the Publish button to publish a blog post and that beautiful pop-up appears that says “No writing errors were found.” Simple joy! 🙂

2.)  The beauty of color – purple ink on white paper, the brilliant pinks, reds and oranges of a sunrise, the bright blue of a clear sky, the purity of the white clouds dotting that blue sky.

1.)  That feeling of immense freedom that comes from releasing every care, every burden to Him, knowing He will work all for good. His will, not mine, be done.

What tops your list for the week?

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”  — Harry A. Ironside

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T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

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The top of my gratitude list for this past week:

3.)  The smell and feel of the cool fall air and the fresh beauty of an autumn thunderstorm.

2.)  Triple chocolate chunk and pumpkin spice ice cream – not together. 🙂 Yum!

1.)  One-on-one time with my adult sons. Priceless!

What tops your list?

“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine.” -Joel Osteen

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My Top Three for the Week:

3.)  The joy of going on a weekend getaway for my wedding anniversary. It’s been an amazing eleven years married to the most amazing man and my best friend!

2.)  The soothing feeling from listening to the beautiful music of David Nevue. Here is a taste of peace.

1.)  Finishing my word count goal for Camp NaNo and having the most amazing cabin mates. Our cabin Rocked! 🙂

What are you grateful for this week?

Wishing you peace.

T.G.I.F. – On Saturday

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I’m a little late but didn’t want to let this post slip through the cracks. There’s so much to be grateful for that it seems a shame not to express it openly.

My top three for the past week:

3.)  Being a Minnesota girl, now living in Colorado for 17 years, going to the Minnesota Twins vs Colorado Rockies baseball game, sporting my Kirby Puckett jersey and cheering for both teams. It was a win-win. 🙂

2.)  My son’s “Good night Madre” in his own special tone as I call good night to him when turning in for the night. And the bonus when he comes out and gives me a hug. Is there anything sweeter?

1.)  God revealing to me that when others are irritating me, it’s usually not them, but rather a reflection of where I am and my own mental state at that moment.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  John F. Kennedy

I would love to hear the top of your list for the week.

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All is Grace.