Thankful Woman’s Book of Blessings

On Wednesdays, Judy, creator of an inspiring blog, A Thankful Woman’s Book of Blessings encourages participants to list their blessings, to give thanks for the five things in the past week and then link to Judy’s blog.

Be sure to also check out her other blog and her website when you visit.
This week I am thankful for:

  1. My sister, nephew and niece are able to come visit us from out East.
  2. Great Expectations, this month’s online book club book. Such humor and terrific descriptions.
  3. The opportunity to have lunch with a group from my high school class. We went to a terrific all girls’ high school, that’s since closed. Marillac High School gave us so many good experiences and friendships within one of the best Catholic communities I’ve been part of. There are lots of Catholic groups, but they aren’t always a true community.
  4. Reconciliation, a.k.a. Confession. It’s one of the best things about Catholicism, a chance for a new start with some wisdom to push me in the right direction. I know that sometimes the sacrament can fall into a rut of formality. If it has for you find another priest, because this can transform you so much.
  5. A chance to meet my friend from Milwaukee and tour the Johnson Wax campus with it’s Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Good buildings uplift a community.
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6 responses to “Thankful Woman’s Book of Blessings

  • Maria

    How great that you’ve been able to keep in touch w/ high school friends!

    Amen to Reconciliation! What a wonderful gift it is for us Catholics!

    I just reserved a biography of Frank Lloyd Wright from our library for our 11 yo son. One of his possible career choices is architecture.

    • smkelly8

      Wright’s designs are beautiful and I like that he considers and harmonizes with nature. He wasn’t the nicest man, but he knew beauty.

      I visited his Unity Temple. One cool facet is that people enter through narrow doors, one by one, but exit through wide ones, as a community. Buildings can communicated and teach.

  • Colleen

    Great list. #4 is my favorite. What an awesome gift!

  • Judy

    “Great buildings uplift a community”. I LOVE THAT!
    You really read awesome books, Susan!
    And I’m so glad you have a strong Catholic community with which to find fellowship:)
    Thanks for joining us and adding your blessings to ours!

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