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Deo Gratias


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Deo Gratias is Latin for “Thanks be to God.” Remembering to give thanks for all of our blessings, big and small, helps us to find God in our everyday moments and gives us an attitude of gratitude! Colleen at Thoughts on Grace has organized this meme and you can contribute by clicking here. This week I’m thankful for:

  1. We found my aunt who may have had a heart attack and got her to the hospital. Not sure what happened, but she hadn’t answered the phone for a few days and was lying on her bedroom floor for a long time. (She doesn’t know or doesn’t want to say how long.)
  2. That my aunt’s getting good healthcare.
  3. For my friend Kristyn who came to visit the last 2 and a half days.
  4. For my friends Tundi and Kristi who are so wise and have already had to handle aging parents so they can understand and offer the wisdom needed.
  5. That it warmed up a bit today and we had sun.
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Deo Gratias

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Deo Gratias is Latin for “Thanks be to God.” Remembering to give thanks for all of our blessings, big and small, helps us to find God in our everyday moments and gives us an attitude of gratitude! Colleen at Thoughts on Grace has organized this meme and you can contribute by clicking here. This week I’m thankful for:

  1. That I got to talk with my mother and that she’s satisfied with the rehab facility.
  2. That the weather’s sunny some days ~ a break from the pollution.
  3. For my colleague Bob Foley, who left on Sunday. He was a very down-to-earth likeable teacher.
  4. The Paradise on PBS a nice dose of drama and history. The story is compelling and not an affront to my soul. (Too many shows are.)
  5. His Family, a lovely book by Ernest Poole, that I savored. It’s the story of a man who promises to engage more with his grown daughters after he loses his wife. Set in the early 20th century around WWI and free on Kindle.

Deo Gratias

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Deo Gratias is Latin for “Thanks be to God.” Remembering to give thanks for all of our blessings, big and small, helps us to find God in our everyday moments and gives us an attitude of gratitude! Colleen at Thoughts on Grace has organized this meme and you can contribute by clicking here. This week I’m thankful for:

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  1. The “chat and chew” dinner I just attended. Alexis, 15,who’s here with her mom, cooked a lot of scrumptious food: soup, chicken, rice, salad, and lots more. It was fun to chat with everyone in a homey environment.
  2. The gorgeous fall weather. Yes, fall with its slightly lower temperatures and leaves that are beginning to turn is gorgeous.
  3. A week of vacation. We had a week off for National Day. My travel plans fell apart, but it was fun to rest.
  4. That Hong Kong’s patriots are still alive. God bless them as they seek to choose their own candidates as promised in 1997.
  5. The goodies we had at high tea on Saturday. Yum!

P.S. I’m asking for prayers for my mother who will have back surgery this afternoon.


A Thankful Woman’s Book of Blessings

 

On Wednesdays, Judy, creator of an inspiring blog, A Thankful Woman’s Book of Blessings encouraged participants to list their blessings, to give thanks for the five things in the past week and then link to her blog. Judy has since stopped blogging, but giving thanks is a good spiritual practice so I’ll continue

This week I am thankful for:

  1. The beautiful snow we got on Christmas and on the 25th, just enough to make everything pretty, but not make driving hazardous.
  2. The documentary film Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry. It’s a bracing film about an artist who sicks his neck out to make China more transparent and democratic.
  3. Christmas cookies. We still have loads and I’m glad God gave me some discipline so I’m not gobbling them all up.
  4. The afternoon tea I got to enjoy with my friend Theresa who’s in from out of town and Sheila. Tea is so civilized.
  5. All the men and women, police, military, firefighters, who sacrifice so that we’re safe.