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 Gratitude Journal….

Horses grazing in green pastures (#518)


Quiet time at church to pray and meditate (#519)


Licorice tea (#520)


Irish dancing, Irish music, Irish festivals (#521)

Warm sun on skin (#522)


Sharing a Pepsi with my grandson (#523)


Purple sundresses (#524)


Black-eyed Susans in vases (#525)

A full moon at dawn (#526)

Creamy homemade yogurt (#527)

Lively dinner conversations (#528)


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Gratitude Journal
          ….in gratitude for God’s many gifts. Joining in with the community over @ a holy experience.




# 421. little girls on carousels

# 422.  ice cream cones dripping creamy sweet
# 423.  lunch with my husband
# 424.  fresh snap peas hanging in the garden
# 425.  the mysteries of the kingdom
# 426.  the smell of petunias in the late evening hours

# 427.  children setting the dinner table

# 428.  rainbows arching over mountaintops

# 429.  breezes blowing sheer curtains through open windows
# 430.  untangling Irish dance shoelaces
# 431.  tears at the cemetery, grieve and grieving, God’s healing
# 432.  squirrels scattering up trees

# 433.  organizing and labeling

# 434.  morning fatigue and a nap

# 435.  butterflies

# 436.  combing tangles out of granddaughter’s hair and memories of another little blonde-haired girl

# 437.  wild roses

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Gratitude journal….joining Ann and community over at A Holy Experience

#381 ~ beautiful Mass of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

#382 ~ chanted Marian hymns sung a capella in a beautiful church

#383 ~ mosquitoes and mosquito bites

#384 ~ marsh marigolds and magenta shooting stars

#385 ~ a high mountain lake

#386 ~ the rushing of water flowing swiftly over rocks in a creek

#387 ~ mountain heather

#389 ~ a faithful priest serving in the missions

#340 ~ determination to reach full potential…

. . . despite obstacles

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In gratitude……along with those over at A Holy Experience







#250 ~ first sunburns

#251 ~ silly children making faces and laughing





#252 ~ the glimpse f a butterfly fluttering by


#253 ~ early Spring wildflowers: buttercups, wild strawberry, Glacier lilies, shooting stars


#254 ~ the sound of the wind blowing high up in the tree tops of the forest





#255 ~ pancakes for breakfast





#256 ~ watching my husband gracefully casting his fly-rod


#257 ~ grandkids sleeping over


#258 ~ the medical technology that is keeping my diabetic granddaughter healthy and alive

#259 ~ long afternoon out in the countryside, quiet and alone

#260 ~ electric clothes dryers





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Joining with the community over at A Holy Experience…..
Gratitude for His many gifts….

……….# 184-193

~ the smell of a lawn being watered by the mist of a clicking, hissing sprinkler system

~ the sound of wind rushing over my ears

~ snap peas sprouting up through the dirt

~ listening to my granddaughter tell me that she can now ride a
2-wheel bike after her seventh bike ride of the day

~ going for a walk with my husband in the evening after supper

~ all the laughter and joy with my fellow Carmelites at our meeting today

~ eating ice cream with my family

~ God’s presence at every moment

~ visiting and catching up with a neighbor

~ the honking of a lone Canada goose

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In gratitude to God for all His gifts…….
– planting sets in the garden

– penciling out the garden plan on paper

– the smell of cheesecake baking in the oven

– speaking to all my children today

– windy days

– enjoying dinner and conversation with old friends

– children all dressed up in church in nice shirts and ties; in white dresses and veils all ready and eager to receive their First Communion


– crocuses blooming, yellow and purple

– the hum of the dishwasher working, washing dishes

– laughter with friends

– sorrowful tears healing my heart offering the pain for conversion

– a new hanging basket I designed and planted myself

– forever grateful for my daughter, Rachel

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Expressions of gratitude…with those over at A Holy Experience..


97. the pitter-patter of rain drops on the window


98. an unexpected Mother’s Day card from a caring person


99. working in the dirt, preparing the garden


100. the diverse colors of flowers in the nursery greenhouse



101. naps


102. clean floors


103. grandchildren proudly coloring in coloring books


104. for my children and grandchildren


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