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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Well, this has been a year to forget. Anyone else? With Di's cancer battle, and the economic downturn, it can be easy to forget that we are truly blessed.

If you have your health to pray for Di, you're blessed! If you have a full stomach this morning, you're blessed. If someone (especially a little person) told you they loved you today, well, you have HIT the jackpot!

It's been a hard couple of years for us as a group, but I think the main reason we're put here on earth is to connect and love as Jesus did. So if you look at our years from that standpoint, we've done pretty good.

Today I'm grateful that school starts tomorrow. I'm grateful for my book, A Billion Reasons Why, in large print for other fans of the 40's. I'm grateful that I found my Joe's Jeans (two pairs of which were falling off of me they were so old) at Nordstrom Rack. I'm grateful that the family knows not to take Mommy's pens (Pentel EnerGels) and I'm grateful that this morning, I can afford to start my workday at Starbucks. Sure, it would be smarter to put it into a 401k, but I guarantee you, I would not have the same amount of joy. Even later.

Seize the day! What are you grateful for today?

posted at 10:09 AM  
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At 11:34 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

What am I grateful for? So many many things. I am grateful that I have such a wonderful daughter who is presently painting my guest room. I am grateful for my husband and that he can go to work each day and that our health problems are manageable. I am grateful for my son-in-law who is such a hard worker and takes such good care of my daughter. I am grateful for my son, who is a joy to me even as he tries to figure out his own life. I am grateful for my siblings, most especially my sister, who help to take care of our 91yo mom. (Mom's leg is finally healed and she should begin therapy soon). I am grateful for all my friends and family. I know some people dislike Facebook but I get such encouragement from my friends there so I am grateful for Facebook. :-) The most important things to me are God and family so the thing I am truly most grateful for is my salvation. I am fully aware I could never have done it on my own. So thank you, Jesus!

At 1:13 PM, Blogger freddikb said...

I am thankful for the day, simply put. I am thankful that I have another day to enjoy every detail. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, people are smiling. I am thankful for just these things. I try not to forget the little things, for some day, they may become the biggest moments.

At 1:37 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

I went for a run on the beach today after reading that excessive sitting can lead to premature death, and while I did, the endorphins kicked in. I found myself gazing at the water, dog at my side, thanking God for the pleasure of the moment--and I asked him for help from the depression that has crept in lately. The economy and family/friend's health issues have, too, made it a tough year. But I'm glad that God is alive and well and actively reminding me of all He has done.

At 1:38 PM, Blogger Tonya said...

Great post! I've been working on finding things to be thankful for, no matter how small, lately!
The past few years have been super hard for me and things started to look upcearlier this year only to change recently and things are hard again :(
I've been thinking about how as Christians no matter how difficult things are we always have the promise of heaven so there really is no reason to get down. However, that's easier said than done! But I do try to focus on and be thankful for the fact that one day we will be in heaven and everything will be perfect.

I just heard Adele's "rolling in the deep" I'm thankful for that because it's a great song :)

At 4:10 PM, Blogger jel said...

am grateful for the rain that we have been getting!

fans of the 50's are grateful to for large print! :)

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

LOL Jel! Sandie, I want your family, they sound fabulopus!

Freddi, that is a total gift to be able to look around and see the beauty all around you!

Julie, I'm jealous of you. I have to get back to exercising. I am getting flabby and it's not pretty.

Tonya, isn't that a great song??? It's Elle's favorite right now.

At 9:38 PM, Blogger Tracy Ruckman said...

At the end of 2010, the Lord gave me the word CELEBRATE as my word for the year. I questioned that, because we've been through some rough years lately, and I couldn't imagine having a year full of celebrations.

Well, the Lord was teaching me. It has not been a year of celebrations. This has indeed been another rough year. But in the midst, I've learned to celebrate HIM - and that lessens the pain and the hardships we endure now. It totally changes my perspective on everything.

So, today, and every day - I celebrate God - our Creator, our Provider, our Healer, our Sustainer, our Savior. He is Love, and He is still in control, regardless of how wacky this world seems to us at times.

At 9:33 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I have to say that God wired me with a thankful and sunny outlook. But above all of family & friends, health & needs met, I'm thankful for His grace. When I ponder what He did for me ... I can't even begin to put it in words. It leaves me speechless. And for me, that's quite a statement!

Y'all have had a hard year, and I'm praying the Lord blesses your socks off this year, Kristin. ALl of you!

Now, as a fan of the 40s, I'm off to buy your book!!


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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