Celebrate the Small Things · Friday Four Fill-in Fun · thankfulness

Filled in the blanks and shopped…

Here it is Friday and time for you to learn interesting  things about
the ever fascinating me through the blog hop
Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun.
Hilary at Feeling Beachie
and her co-host
Ellen at 15 and Meowing
have come up with the following:

  1. The worst thing about going to the dentist is having to go to the dentist.
  2. I would rather read than watch TV.
  3. I can crochet, sew, cross stitch and do crewel work, but I wish I could draw and paint.
  4. The song All Is Well With My Soul evokes memories of times past that were sad and difficult that uncovered hidden blessings.


And today I
Celebrate the Small Things
with Lexa Cain

This week I had my taxes done. Ugh!
But I got a refund. Yay!
So I went shopping.

had to have

Got a new quilt and shams.
They didn’t have the sheets I wanted in stock so
I will look for them online.
Not something I needed but wanted.
The bag says it all.

I have a job…I like.
I pay  taxes…I don’t like.
Got some of those tax dollars back
so I went shopping without a credit card
and bought something just because I wanted to.
Yep, I am grateful.

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52 Weeks of Gratitude · observations · thankfulness

5 things about me…

52 Weeks of Gratitude 
isn’t really a blog hop but if you want
to get started on your gratitude journey
it’s a good place to find some ideas.

The prompt for week 10 is

Five Things You Like About Yourself

Five things I like about myself and am grateful for
are things that weren’t always part of who I am.

  1. I have a quiet and gentle spirit.
  2. I can forgive and not hold a grudge.
  3. I have a sense of humor.
  4. I am open to new ideas and new ways of looking at things.
  5. I have learned from the past live in the present and look forward to the future.

1 and 2 are gifts I have been given.
3 came from the realization that life is funny even the hard parts.
4, well, life would be dull if the only person I listened to was myself.
5 came with age.




52 Weeks of Gratitude · musings · thankfulness

Enough and more…

52 Weeks of Gratitude
week 9


I have enough of everything I need and more.
But once again, I have been beset with the wants.
I want this and I want that.
Whatever I have is not what I want or I want more.
It’s old, or I’m tired of it. I want something new and different.
Doesn’t have to be all that different.  I just want to buy something new.

When this happens I really have to sit myself down and have a serious talk.
Who says I should have everything I want?
If I had it all would I be happier?
I doubt I’d be happier or even as happy as I am.
Having everything could be having too much.
I really don’t need all I have.
I’m very glad I have it, but I don’t need it all.

I am grateful that I have enough of everything I need.
I am blessed to have more than enough.

This week’s prompt for 52 Weeks of Gratitude was
How did you do and feel?
referring back to lasts weeks prompt,
Express Gratitude to 3 People.

I have chosen to write this post instead because
my wanting more and more for myself, the greediness of it,
and the ingratitude for what I do have has been heavy on my heart.
Selfishness is bad.  Thankfulness is good.

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52 Weeks of Gratitude · memories · thankfulness

Three people who made a difference…

I am joining Esther and Jacob at Local Adventurer in their
52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge
this week’s prompt is
Express Gratitude to 3 People

I am grateful for three people who made a difference in my life
by caring enough to listen and hear me and help me find answers.

My third grade teacher for sharing her love of books and reading which led to my love of books and reading.  Every afternoon she would turn off the classroom lights and we would put our heads down on our desks and she would read to us for around 15 minutes.  She read the most wonderful stories.  I wanted the stories to go on and on, but we only had that 15 minutes.  When I told her I wanted to hear more she said not to worry because I was learning to read and I would read lots of stories myself whenever I wanted. I am so thankful to Mrs.C for giving time to a little girl was looking for an answer.

Dr. S.  For 30 years, I had gone to doctors trying find an answer to what was happening to my body.  They would do the same tests over and over and shake their heads and tell me I was a hyper person with high anxieties and if I would learn to calm down and relax the problems would go away.  Then I met Dr.S.  He listened to me and asked questions that I had never been asked before.  Then he said I didn’t seem to be a hyper person and he could understand my anxiety because of what I was experiencing physically. There were three relatively simple tests that would give him the info he needed to determine a course of action. The tests were done showing surgery was needed.  He did the surgery and in a couple of months, though not completely gone, the problems are controllable. The most amazing thing was that Dr. S apologized for all the doctors that didn’t listen or take me seriously.  I am thankful for Dr. S for giving me his time and attention and care.

My friend E.  For her patience and prayers and encouragement and love.  She spent time with me, listened to and answered questions, and walked with me as I was finding my way after being lost for so long. She taught me what being a friend is by being a friend.  She taught by example what a life of faith looks like.  I will always be thankful for E’s being a part of my life.

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Filling In and Celebrating…

Hilary at Feeling Beachie and Brooke at Brooke Blogs
have these three statements and a question for us to fill in the blanks for
Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun


  1. Being a night owl in a rooster world is the pits sometimes.
  2. Do you sometimes stay in your pajamas on the weekend?
  3. Tuna macaroni and cheese with peas and tomato casserole is my comfort food.
  4. Staying home with a book and something chocolate to eat always makes me happy.
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I Celebrate the Small Things this week

It has been cold cold cold the last couple of days, but I have a heater in my office at work that keeps me toasty warm and it is toasty warm at home.

Finally, after several days I got the info I need from the insurance company so I could make an appointment with an ophthalmologist.

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A friend of mine…

Friends, some are friends for life others for a time or season.
There are friends that are best friends for a while then they are not.
There are friends who are more acquaintances,
people we know slightly that are in the outer places of our lives.
Then there are those who are in our hearts.
We can see them every day and not grow tired or bored with them.
Or we may only see them once in a great while.
Then when we see them again it is like we have never been apart.


I have a friend who I met when she lived next door.
We saw each other most every day if only for a few minutes.
Then she moved away to go to school.
Now she lives in another country.
Sometimes 4 or 5 years will go by before we see each other again.
But when we do get together it is like we have never been parted.

We are friends of the heart.
I am blessed with her loving friendship and so very grateful.
I love you, Lesley.

I am taking part of the
52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge

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