Yes, it's Friday.
No, I haven't been blogging much.
No excuses.

Change can come hard and fast, it's true.

Regardless, I am grateful.

I am grateful for beautiful souls that love me despite my human weakness.

I'm grateful for quick questions.

I'm grateful for glorious, summer days and meaningful music.

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, 
but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
~Maria Robinson

I'm grateful for teaching opportunities...and for the opportunity to learn.

I'm grateful for wisdom that comes from on high.

I'm grateful for faraway friends and their undying support.

Life can either be accepted or changed. 
If it is not accepted, it must be changed. 
If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.

I'm grateful for revelation and acceptance.

I'm grateful to be able to back up young people who I respect a great deal.

I'm grateful for financial aid and knowledgeable staff at the financial aid office at Tacoma Community College.

I'm grateful for those around me that have me, in possibilities, and in the Most Holy One.

I'm grateful for sports cars and black beauties...and for little, pink keepers of the best kind of treasure.

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, 
but what is woven into the lives of others.

I'm grateful that hurricanes give me hope.

I'm grateful for asthma medications and my wonderful respiratory specialist. (Yes, I've been having a horrible time of it, but we will keep looking for a workable solution. It would seem that stress and anxiety are triggers for asthma - who knew?)

I'm grateful for blogger.

I'm grateful for private groups on Facebook.

I'm grateful for my faithful readers who look for me even when I don't post anything for weeks.

I'm grateful for the senses...all of them.

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, 
and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm grateful that my car is still running well.

I'm grateful for trumpets, crooners and fabulous musicians.

I'm grateful for Taylor, and all those who care about my well-being, both mental and physical.

Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
~Keri Russell

I'm grateful for dreams...and hope.

Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, 
we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, 
we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, 
nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.


Ari C'rona said…
I'm grateful for a place of refuge, the dearest of friends, brothers, sunshine, new beginnings after much turmoil, and unwavering faith in the Holy One.
Kaaren said…
*sigh* Having a horrible day today. Needed to read this blog to remind me to stop crying and thank God for what I *do* have.
DZRT BXR said…
I am grateful for the Grateful Blog, in particular this quote today.

Life can either be accepted or changed.
If it is not accepted, it must be changed.
If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.

I don't have to like it to know the truth of it.
Mama Cache said…
I am grateful for words. I'm thankful for the thoughts that form them and the souls that think the thoughts.

As summer gives way to fall, I am thankful for a little break from the oppressive heat and for the first cool snap that reminds me of old reunions with friends. *sigh* I just love fall.

I'm grateful for "Grateful."

I'm thankful that His thoughts are higher than my thoughts and His ways higher than my own.