Monday, April 25, 2011

Gratitude Journal

I've been struggling lately.

Struggling to find words.

I'm not sure why--I usually have plenty to say. But lately, I just can't seem to figure out how to say it.

But here's what I know . . . thankfulness will lead me somewhere good. So today I'll just keep listing and reaching and seeking and finding.

152. A beautiful day to work in my garden. (That was a couple of weeks ago!)

153. A visit from my mom. Such a treat!

154. April showers. (Can I really be thankful?)

155. Ducks on our roof.

156. Closed doors. (Can I truly thank Him?)

157. Open doors.

158. Faith stretching opportunities.

159. Good Friday service.

160. Easter with family and friends.

161. Easter hymns.

162. Kate home for the weekend.

163. A great birthday last week.

164. Remembering 17 years ago this week--a second blessing to our family.

165. He is Risen! Indeed!

Linking up with Ann today.



  1. Thanks for leading the way, Shelly. I don't feel like giving thanks today . . . but I need to get my list out and add to it. I have so much to be thankful for.


  2. I was just telling my aunt today that in July and August everyone will be wailing that there's no rain:)

    Sometimes a closed door allows for healing and strength building;)

    I love your list and your determination for thankfulness!

  3. I came over from Ann’s and what you say about not knowing what to say – I’m guessing it has to do with #156 – if I’m wrong – well it doesn’t matter – the thing is that you are continuing to thank anyway. I thin we don’t really need to know why – but to thank him for what he does through whatever garbage comes – I think that is both admirable – and carries a kind of magic – God magic. I get this – I all the way get it – and I’m glad I read you today. God Bless and keep you and all of yours Shelly.