Skip to main content

Grateful Friday


I'm grateful for the re-lease of Star Wars, The Phantom Menace today - how fun! My favorite on the big screen, with theater sound and 3D...sweet! 

I'm grateful that we are afforded time and provision to enjoy entertainment such as movies, concerts, theater, fairs and carnivals, theme parks, hobbies and outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking and boating...etc., etc., etc...we are most fortunate to live in this time of history, for sure.

I'm grateful that the taxes are done for this year and that it doesn't take the six to eight weeks to get the refund (like it used to years ago).

I'm grateful for happiness, growth, life and confirmation from HaShem Himself.

I'm grateful for mornings that I can be lazy in the bed because there is nothing pressing going on. (What a luxury!)

I'm grateful that my children get to sleep in, rather than having to rush, rush, rush out the door every morning going to school. (Actually, I wonder how many times they have done their schoolwork in their jams? haha!)

I'm grateful that our furnace issue will be resolved soon.

I'm grateful that spring inches closer and closer.

I'm grateful for online dictionaries and this bible study site.

I'm grateful for caller ID.

I'm grateful for peace.

I'm grateful for a prescription benefit through our medical insurance that I just found out about - lots of savings! Baruch HaShem!

I'm grateful that our Tu B'Shvat celebration was a (yummy) success.

I'm grateful to learn new things, stretch my thinking and the opportunity to study with friends.

I'm grateful for the will to stand.

I'm grateful that the LORD has enabled me to make the hard choices and follow His direction - I have lost so much, but have gained the favor and blessing of our LORD. May it always be so.

I'm so thankful for the ones that have chosen to live life with me.

I'm grateful for wonderful time walking the beach and for the glorious sunset we were privileged to see.

So grateful for readily available food, fresh water and a roof over my head.

I'm grateful for couples that truly love each other - and everyone can see it because of their actions.

I'm grateful to hear a bird call this morning.

I'm thankful for voicemail, email, texting and all the different ways we can communicate. I'm so very grateful for the ability to communicate.

I'm always grateful when I am able to serve and be there for those in need.

I'm thankful that Laura's brother came through surgery well.

I'm thankful for the journey.

So, what are you thankful for this week?

Comments

Mama Cache said…
I'm grateful for the skilled hands of carpenters, cabinet-makers, painters, and the like. They make my world a more attractive place.

Ah, yes, and for a sense of humor, I am very grateful. I've needed it these past few days.

I'm thankful for a hubby who makes opportunities happen for me and gets genuinely excited (his word) for me when they do.

I am grateful that vinyl cling red lips really do exist and can be purchased at WM . . . the end of a long search. ;-D
Ari C'rona said…
I'm grateful for a respite from a rocking first part of the week - and modern medicine.

I'm grateful for times of laughter and sunshine - just sharing life with those I'm so blessed to be with.

I'm grateful for stimulating studies and discussions that stretch me intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

I'm grateful for the next couple of weeks filled with friends, travel, study, laughter, and most especially love.
Stacy Christian said…
Grateful does not adequately describe how I feel to be celebrating 13 years of life with one who "should not" have survived.

I rejoice that "he himself [who] gives to all mankind life and breath and everything else" does not pay attention to shoulds and should-nots.

I am oh-so grateful for the human tools that He uses to extend the limits of birth, in the face of others who seek to do the opposite.

And I am grateful that the tears of emotions still flow easily, but are now tempered with joy and trust rather than fear and pain.

Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to sing!

I am also grateful that she isn't taller than me...yet.

Popular posts from this blog

Our History with Saber Forge

UPDATE, April 19, 2012: we purchased new sabers from Ultra Saber LLC. To see a review, go HERE.
* * *
Saber Forge's Ambassador saber hilt
This post is to document and record the history of our experience with a company called Saber Forge. I would like this information to serve as information and perhaps a warning to all that are interested in purchasing a machined lightsaber, and/or are considering Saber Forge.

Saber Forge makes and sells lightsabers to be used as props with Star Wars costumes. When we started looking to purchase lightsabers that had the ability to light, Lisa posted for information on the Rebel Legion website. She was contacted by Mr. Phil Isherwood, owner of SaberForge.

Saber Forge

It is most unfortunate that we have had problems with the sabers. I love the hilt, to be honest, and felt that we got what we paid for; however, the lingering problems and now the complete lack of customer service is most troubling.

[We were so excited about purchasing these blades…

Just Throwin' It Around

I have a friend who just got engaged to be married. As he was detailing the way he proposed to his beloved, something he said caught my attention. In the course of his adult life, dating and living, he had promised himself that he would only use the actual word love towards the one who he was going to marry. He further explained that it was his thought that people 'throw the word love around carelessly' and that it had a special meaning, one meaning. For him, it was only to be used in speaking to his soon-to-be wife.

I can see his point, especially when thinking about dating. I know it happens, all too often, that relationships proceed a little too quickly and emotions peak prompting hasty pronouncements of love and devotion only to be rescinded down the line, after the passion has worn off. Careful and introspective we must be when experiencing and building a new relationship that we don't bite off more than we can chew, so to speak. I agree with my engaged friend - w…

Confession

I am a maker and collecter of Artist Trading Cards. In my world, we call them "Letterboxer Trading Cards", because they are made by letterboxers and they must have a hand-carved stamp featured on the card. I have made hundreds, even thousands of these cards, and enjoy the hobby immensely (samples shown are a few of my cards). I also collect them from other artists and letterboxers, and have a collection numbering (also) in the thousands.



So, here's the confession: I HATE LOGGING THEM! Yes, that's right, I said 'hate'. I know, that's pretty strong, but it is the only way I can adequately describe the feeling of dread that comes over me the second after I enjoy receiving them in the mail. If I were a disciplined person, I would immediately make my way to the computer, sign into to my favorite letterboxing site and let these wonderful friends know how much I love their efforts, thus easing their minds that their hard work arrived safe and sound in my care. Bu…