January 13, 2012

Grateful Friday


I'm grateful that I came through surgery without complications.

I'm grateful for pain medication and a caring doctor.

I'm grateful for all the friends who are concerned about me.

I'm grateful for good books to read (love my kindle!).

I'm grateful for sunshine out my window.

I'm grateful for the company of my cats when it's best I just hang out in the bed.

I'm grateful for all the electronics that keep my mind occupied while waiting for my body to heal.

I'm grateful for hot showers.

I'm grateful that my husband is happy.

I'm grateful for subjects that stimulate my mind to think deeply.

I'm grateful for blogging.

I'm grateful for memories of my mom, although I sure have missed her careful nursing as of late.

I'm grateful that I'm included in the Life Center choir, even though I haven't been able to join them for a couple of months now.

I'm grateful to know that there are congregations that are welcoming, that somewhere there are people who are accepting and for hearts that are not so closed that they can entertain a different perspective.

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able 
to entertain a thought without accepting it."
~Aristotle

I'm grateful for those that are giving and not self-focused.

I am grateful that Jim saw the danger of Netanya's tire and that she was able to get a replacement.

I'm grateful that the LORD speaks to His own.

I'm grateful for Vitamin Water.

I'm grateful that my children have servant hearts.

I'm grateful for helpful pharmacists.

I'm grateful that Lisa found a new chair for the homeshul!

I'm grateful that time moves on.

I'm grateful the Chaverim is able to help Rosa when no one else is willing.

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
~Matthew 25

I'm not so grateful for those that speak one thing and do the opposite; admonish others to correct living but have absolutely no intention of doing so themselves, or simply make it appear as such. I am grateful that the LORD does reveal all things in time, and that deception does not remain secret forever.

I'm grateful for smiling faces in the mall.

I'm grateful for times spent laughing and feeling accepted.

I'm grateful to know the unconditional love of my Savior.

I'm grateful that my salvation is not dependent upon my good deeds.

I'm grateful for the beautiful afghan that Katie made for me.

I'm grateful for little, plump chickadees playing in the naked tree branches outside my bedroom window (and the fat robins hopping around in the grass enjoying the sunshine, too).

3 comments:

Ari C'rona said...

I'm grateful for a certain friend who is so helpful even though she's miles away.

I'm grateful for the sunny weather we've been having the last few days.

I'm grateful for lessons in humility - oh so hard, but so worthwhile...

Mama Cache said...

I'm thankful that you posted. You have changed my Fridays for some time now. Did you know that?

I am grateful that I have a vehicle in the driveway today -- easy for me to take for granted until I think I really need it, and it's not there.

Lord, I'm thankful you made Mr. Alexander G. Bell, and that you put the idea for a telephone in his mind. Thank you, thank you.

I'm thankful, too, for the internet -- even though I don't know who really invented it. I only know who has taken credit for such a clever notion, and that's always good for a laugh.

Barb said...

I'm grateful for artists who make this world a bit more interesting.

I'm grateful for faithful friends.

I'm grateful for warm houses, warm beds, and cars with heaters.

I grateful for the awesome sunset with the reflection rippling across the bay.

I'm grateful for my eyesight.

I'm grateful for a reliable car that gets me there and back.

I'm grateful for a change in the weather. How boring if it were always the same.

I'm grateful that G-d is ever faithful, that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

I'm grateful for co-workers that work well with one another.

I'm grateful that G-d heals us.

I'm grateful for friends with a servants heart.