Monday, February 22, 2010

Grateful for Today

It really helps my days when I am intentional about maintaining a grateful attitude. God instructs that we should give thanks in all things. Even in the darkest of situations, there is something to be grateful for. On the contrary, no matter how wonderful the situation, there is always something that could be complained or griped about. Help me Lord to choose to be grateful and not to complain.

Today--I'm grateful for a restful day yesterday.

I'm grateful for the beautiful picture I found to put above the fireplace. I love it!!

I'm grateful for medicines to help deal with the symptoms of a head cold.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Return to Gratefulness

Well, I was feeling like I was just saying the same things over and over and so I stopped writing my attitude of gratitude posts a few weeks ago. But yesterday, God slapped me in the face and reminded me just how important my attitude is. I've had a difficult week at work...nothing all that wrong....just part of the job. There have been lots of interruptions and lots of headaches to deal with...lots of administrative issues and clients asking questions that seem to need immediate attention but that don't impact "tax season." Well, somewhere I got myself derailed in my attitude and have allowed all this junk to get me down and out. One day I really struggled to even go to work. Another time someone was teasing and asked me to name my office and I replied, "The dungeon!" My partner calls his office the "Ivory Tower" because his office is large and a bit removed from the main activity. My office, which I really do love, is just inside the front door and is really the best place for me to do my job, because I am accessible to the main hub of activity. My partner and I have met several times this week about various issues and another day, when I was going to him yet again with problems that needed attention, I sarcastically announced, "I know you are as tired of me as I am of you."

So yesterday--all of a sudden I realized just how negative I've been for these last several days. God whispered.....THAT's not an attitude of gratitude. So this is confession and repentance time. I did go to my partner and told him that I was sorry for having such a negative attitude and I will not refer to my office as a dungeon again. In all honesty, it is more of a haven.

God has been VERY good to me. especially in my career and job. Even with all of the hassles of this week, it is a wonderful place to work and I am very grateful for it.

So now, God, thank you for a wonderful job and for your forgiveness. Help me always display a cheerful, wonderful attitude.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I've missed a few days.

I'm grateful for people who really, really care about me.

I'm grateful for my new house.

I'm grateful for freedom to worship as I choose.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thankful that God forgives us our trespasses.

Thankful for finding my medicine last night.

Thankful for all the help my husband has been with this move.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thankful today for God's love and healing.

Thankful for friends and family.

Thankful for God's constant care.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thankful for all that was accomplished yesterday and hoping for even more to be done today.

Thankful that Little Bit seems to be moving okay.

Thankful for all that Rusty and Kirsten did to help yesterday.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Oh, so thankful for a night's rest!

Thankful that we are IN the house.

Thankful that Garry is helping so much!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Today, I'm grateful for the strength and skills of my sons.

Jonathan found himself with some extra time this week and has been a tremendous help these last few days. I'm praying God will bless his efforts and provide him with a wonderful job really soon. But it sure was great to have him available to help.

Stephen has helped when he had time as well. He's been a life saver as well. I expect he may be called on for a few more small jobs in the near future as the dust all settles.

Rusty has been really busy with his job and hasn't had a chance to help yet. He has plans to come Saturday morning to help with some of the electronic connections and whatever else is needed at the time. His sweet wife will come too. I'm counting on her to help me decorate and shop for a few special touch items we'll need as we settle into our new home.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thankful for God's peace.

Thankful for God's direction.

Thankful for God's timing.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I got to get going, but I'm so very thankful for PEOPLE willing to be used by God to do whatever.

I'm thankful for God's provision!

I'm thankful for Diet Dr. Pepper!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

So much to be grateful for.....

I'm so very thankful for how God has paved the way for this new home purchase. He's guided and directed and provided. I'm so very excited!

I'm very thankful for the friends and family who have offered their assistance with the move. Having such dear friends is truly a treasure!

I'm thankful for my wonderful job. I have the absolute BEST co-workers in all the world. And fantastic clients.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thankful for the quiet productive time at work yesterday.

Thankful for Garry's willingness to help with packing and moving.

Thankful for those who will be helping this week.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I'm thankful for the packing we got done yesterday.

I'm thankful for Tylenol PM to ease the aches and pains from working muscles that haven't been used in a while.

I'm thankful for another day to pack some more.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Thankful for empty boxes to fill

Thankful for a full day at home to fill boxes

Thankful for Excel boxes to help me sort out these next busy, busy days with lots of tasks!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thankful for Garry getting the utilities turned on at the new house.

Thankful for my precious daughter-in-law.

Thankful for the divine appointments God sends our way. Someday a lady named Amy will cross my path again. Prayng for her and her family.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My 3 thankfuls for today are:

A good night of sleep last night

A definite date set for the home closing

Some decisions got made and taken care of yesterday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm grateful for today! Today is a fresh I will accomplish great things.

I'm grateful for 2nd chances. God is so good to forgive us and allow us to try again.

I'm grateful for quiet time....time to think and reflect.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm thankful for accomplishing something yesterday! I got the web page updates completed for work. It wasn't all that difficult once I just did it. However, much of the info was really not available until recently.

Also glad to be Almost through with annual computer check and install.

Other things I'm thankful for is my family--you just can't be thankful enough for them.

And I'm thankful for my new house.....It won't be long now.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm grateful that God loves me and accepts me just the way I am....all warts included! I'm also glad He challenges me to become a better ME every day.

I'm grateful for indoor water and plumbing. There's really not much like having to do without for a brief time to appreciate the little things. We discovered yesterday morning that we had a major water leak--probably a broken pipe from the subfreezing temps of late. Been a long time since we've had any plumbing problems. So we quickly took showers and ran up a bit of water and turned it off. Hoping to get a plumber to get it fixed today.

I'm grateful for some financial blessings from God lately.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I am thankful today that I was included on the wedding caterer taste testing. It was great food! I think the reception will be very nice. I'm so very excited about the upcoming wedding of my second son. They make a great couple.

I'm thankful that I have decided in my mind what I want to do on the new home repairs before we move into it. Several different people offered ideas, but you know I have to do what I can. I'm sticking to my guns. There are other things that could be done....but I hope to live there forever so there's time for those things later.

I'm thankful and excited that we may get to start moving in on next Friday! Woo Hoo!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

So thankful for my sister's hard work on the Hughes Springs public library. I'm proud to be her sister. And I'm glad she needs to come my direction to pick up a book drop. That means I get to see her!

Thankful for shelter in these days of bitter cold! Looking forward to temps getting above freezing today and then to climb a bit higher each day over the next few days.

Thankful for my laptop. I really enjoy using it!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thankful for friends today!

I've been blessed with some wonderful friends over the years. It's interesting how our friends change and grow throughout our lifetime. God always sends just the right friends to us.

Thankful for God's Word!

It's promises are so true and it gives us the instruction we need for living our lives.

Thankful for my spouse of over 30 years!

He's always here.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm grateful for warm blankets and a good working heater.

I'm thankful for flexible schedules.

I'm thankful that God makes all things new....including me!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Today, I'm thankful for a warm snuggie and my working heater in the house and car.....IT's COLD and going to get colder!

I'm thankful for my employer's tender heart. He had to let someone go yesterday and as he spoke to her, tears came to his eyes. It was the right thing to do, but I'm glad it was a difficult thing for him to do.

I'm thankful for the low interest rate we've been able to get on our new house. We locked in at 4.875% yesterday. Glad to have a great mortgage banker too!! If anyone in the North Dallas area needs help with a home mortgage, I've got the person for you.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Today I'm grateful for the opportunity to help someone with a resume that needed encouragement last night.

I'm also grateful that Garry is excited about moving and has been gathering information about the tile and granite.

And #3 for today is I'm grateful that Jessica invited me to the caterer tasting on Saturday.

Monday, January 4, 2010

This morning I'm thankful for a new day, a new start!

I'm thankful for the packing I got accomplished yesterday. It seems like such a daunting task ahead, but I did get something done yesterday. I must do some EVERY DAY!

I'm also thankful for my job. It's just perfect for me!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


We're not perfect and there will always be disagreements and rough edges to rub off, but I am thankful for family. It's really hard to explain....sometimes you can get so very frustrated by family members and wonder why you keep trying with them. And there certainly are family members that you would not be friends with if you weren't related to them. But deep down there is a connection that runs so deep that you just can't keep from being drawn to them. Love to all who include me as FAMILY!

My furry friends are such a pleasure most of the time. They are entertaining and such fun to watch and play with. So thankful for Panther, Little Bit, and Sam.

As ready as I am for my new house--right now this old house is still my home; and it sure was good to get HOME last night. I love having my bed to sleep in. There's nothing like a day or two away from home to make you appreciate it. I think perhaps HOME is more a state of mind than a location.