I am Grateful for…

Gratitude Prompt: I am grateful for…

Today, I am grateful I can share with the many bloggers I have met through the Blogging U course in January. I am grateful for the inspiration, encouragement and information.

I am grateful for being able to read the journeys of many that show we are not alone.

I am grateful for Colline sharing what the ride to her writing class meant to her because I often give rides to others. I understand the value of time because I used to be on the bus.

I am grateful for family and friends, near and far.

I am grateful for the children I gave birth to and that God gave them life.

I am grateful for who I am and what makes me unique.

I am grateful for the gifts God gave me.

I am grateful for God’s love for me. That “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosever believes on Him shall have eternal life.”

Today, I am grateful…

Gratitude, Thankfulness and Appreciation

This Life
God Is in the Details

Sounds like these three are all in a boat together, having the same meaning. There are subtle differences in these three words that increase understanding of God being in the details of life. In reading this morning, all three of these words were used. I use Psalm 100:4 to express my understanding these subtle differences.

Thankfulness_conscious of the benefit received (mindful)
There’s more to these three, keep reading!

Balancing Act

This week has been a balancing act.  Completing homework assignments; working part time in retail; making sure that I pick up my younger daughter from school and take her to school; certainly make sure I have babysitting arrangements for the time I have her when I’m at work; accepting a new writing assignment; taking my 18 year-old to work; or, picking up her friend to babysit; getting my 14 year-old to the gym; and, get to sleep in between is a balancing act.  Oh, I forgot about dinner, laundry, cleaning…The challenge is interesting, can be taxing, but certainly leaves no room for boredom.  My point is that I still want to show gratitude for this life God has blessed me with.  God’s blessing of mercy and grace is surely a reason to be grateful.  Even when I cannot come up with the answers to the balancing act, God’s mercy seems to emerge larger than life and I find myself thanking Him because He saw my need and worked out the situation.  I know that He is opening up doors that no one can close and closing doors no one can re-open.  And, I thank God that He is the only one that can do that.  God’s true justice and mercy is the source of this life for me.  My challenges, trials, successes, and, what might even look like failures are all to His glory.  This post is to glorify my Father in Heaven, proclaim Jesus as Lord and be eternally grateful for who He is and what He has done for me.  I thank God for this day.  “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 NKJV)

Sandra Vercellono