Being Thankful for this Blessed Life of Mine

“Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence. ~ St. John Paul II   At the end of a full and lively week, I am simply grateful for being given the chance to live out this blessed life of mine. Despite the difficult trials I faceContinue reading “Being Thankful for this Blessed Life of Mine”

Thankful for the Practical Things, for Wood Floors and Simple Living

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward   The thanks I give today is for the wood floors found throughout the first floor of the home I share with my husband and children. Yes. Wood floors. These Brazilian-red, wide-set planksContinue reading “Thankful for the Practical Things, for Wood Floors and Simple Living”

Grateful, thankful, blessed to be

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite – only a sense of existence. Well, anything for variety. I am ready to try this for the next ten thousand years, and exhaust it. How sweet to think of! myContinue reading “Grateful, thankful, blessed to be”

Inner-peace and perspective

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.  ~Mother Teresa Today is a new day and for this, I am glad. Yesterday was equal parts tragedy and healing. The only way I came through it was by the prayers and heartfelt sentiments from my husband andContinue reading “Inner-peace and perspective”

The beauty within

If you tell God “no” because He won’t explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say “yes” to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teachingContinue reading “The beauty within”