I'm grateful for my parents; the older I get, the more I realize how awesome they are. This weekend my Dad surprised me by bringing me one of my favorite dishes prepared with kosher meat - how do you like that? Now, that's love!
|my beautiful daughter is in the green plaid|
I'm thankful for comfy sweats to wear around the house on a drippy, gray day. And, I'm grateful that I'm not 'on duty' to anyone today, either. Just a quiet day at home with all three of my children. How 'bout that? It's more than enough to be thankful for!
I'm thankful that I have hobbies that capture my interest and enable me to make friends all across the country.
I am grateful that I was able to spend a day this week working in my craftroom. I was thrilled to be able to open up a postal ring* with no restrictions (in answer to recent complaining on the boards) and make some new connections with a few new to postals*. It gave me great pleasure and satisfaction to complete a set of LTCs* for a swap, finish a stamp* for a friend, and have a long, luxurious conversation with a far-away friend on the phone (...as long as we wanted, which was until I hit the wall!). I'm thankful that I'm alive to do those things, and to enjoy them.
I am grateful for my daughter. It's nice having her back home after her being gone all summer, plus she really keeps the kitchen clean!! Wow!
I am grateful for memories, as they can be great friends. I call them 'ghosts' and visit them in various places. There are ghosts in Cannon Beach that I love to visit (and don't nearly enough) and downtown Seattle... and there are ghosts here local, as well. I have been visiting some lately that have been very kind and generous, and I'm grateful that we have those memories to remind us of who we were, of people now gone and of times that we truly enjoyed (even if we didn't think so at the time).
I'm grateful for friends, old and new, who accept me the way I am.
I'm ever grateful and thankful that the LORD humbles the haughty and raises the lowly. That He brings out the captives and frees the humble, and helps the impoverished, and He answers His people when they cry out to Him.
And I am thankful for the beautiful bouquet of flowers that my neighbor sent over...they are simply wonderful!
What are you thankful for this week?
*For the curious, I am a letterboxer. This interesting hobby includes carving rubber stamps and sending my efforts across the country to other letterboxers, as well as creating artist trading cards called LTC (Letterboxer Trading Cards). You can find out more about my hobby on my other blog, My H'Art in Rubber.