Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monday 8/17/09 - "MUCH GRATITUDE"


I have so much to be grateful for:

My daughter is visiting her cousin in Virginia, by the shore. This morning she told me they were going to the "Outer Banks". Later, I was reminiscing with friends about different places on the Eastern shore they love and I remember visiting. I can still smell, feel, and hear the sound of the Ocean. I am so grateful for the memories of the beach from my childhood and youth. They are among the sweetest and powerful memories I have.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to do the 8th step with a sponsee in Al-Anon this afternoon. It is a miracle to watch the transformation in another person. It is such a gift to be allowed to "pass it on".

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to place my hands on hubby's hurting leg and bring some relief. I am also grateful that when an accident happened today and his head was hit very hard, I was able to again place my hands on his forehead and bring healing. Thank you God.

I am grateful to have spoken to my wonderful daughter-in-law and to hear from her own lips that she is healing from her accident when someone in a vehicle hit her on her bicycle. She is on the mend and able to start back to her teaching job tomorrow. Grateful to have also spoken with my son. I love hearing his voice.

I am grateful to have been able to spend some time with my hubby, just him and me, having a coffee together. I love any alone time I have with him. I cherish those moments.

I am grateful for God's loving and caring guidance in my life and in the lives of those I love.

I am grateful that I know to ask God to go with me tomorrow morning when I return to my volunteer position as a pastoral care assistant at the hospital. I am grateful that I know He will answer that prayer. I have been off for the summer and return to the regular Monday schedule tomorrow.

I am grateful for each night's sleep and the joy each day brings.

I am grateful for all you bloggers,

Photo by Prayer Girl


Shadow said...

what accident????? i'm so glad you're there for him. he's a lucky guy, as you are a lucky gal... to have each other.

Syd said...

Anna, I hope that all is well and that Steve is okay. And that your daughter in law is also recovering from her accident. A lot to be grateful for.

Kay said...

I am grateful to have such endearing blogs to read to remind us of all the blessings we have...lovly, as always.

Cat said...

PG love this list of good things and also grateful you were there for Steveroni - I hope he is healing up well.

happy Monday to you!

Gin said...

Lovely gratitude list Anna. I am so happy that the two of you have each other. You both have such beautiful spirits.

Carol said...

Ouch! You guys be careful, we (selfishly speaking) don't want to lose you.

g-man said...

You are a healer too?

Lay your hands on my achy head Sista...G

Just Be Real said...

Dear one, totally a blessing that you were there for Stevie. Pray that his healing and your d-i-l healing are quick. Thank you for sharing your grateful list.

Praying for strength for you these next few days as you tend to your husband. Glad you had cherished memories of your childhood by the beach. Blessings dear one.

Findon said...

Gratitude is such a joy to read about. Thanks for this PG

Akannie said...


His "accident" didn't have anything to do with your hands and a 2x4, did it?? Just wondering... lol

Wonderful gratitude post, dearest one...we are some lucky ducks, eh??


Tall Karen said...

Thank you for such a hearty gratitude list. My coping skills lately have been failing in a big way, and I am grateful for your comments of experience and hope. God just knew I was going to need an army of support, and you were there! I am blessed!