fostering a grateful spirit

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely." -Roald Dahl


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safety {day 309} (super late(

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I am grateful for a safe night when a huge storm was expected to roll through. It didn’t get as bad as expected and we were safe and home together. Thankful.

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so much {286} (late)

I am grateful for a death toll that decreased instead of increasing in tornado ravaged OK. I am thankful for the hundreds of people who dug through the rubble, after having just lost everything themselves, to rescue those trapped in schools and homes, and even to reunite people with their beloved pets. In the face of every tragedy there are people who are selfless and helpful. Thank you, Jesus, for those who remind us that all is not lost, even when much is.

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I am SO grateful for good news about Harlow’s tumor after a scary few days. Fridays scan showed the tumor virtually unchanged. Monday the doctors said that they were afraid that the tumor was drug resistant. Yesterday they did a more accurate scan and found that the tumor has shrunk by about 35%. Yes!!

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After a whirlwind (no pun intended) trip to Bradford to visit my sweet friend, I am especially grateful for safety, for laughter, for crazy answers to prayers, and that God shows up when it feels like He isn’t listening.


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healthy and safe {day 229}

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I am so grateful for my dad, who is home and safe and healing. we had quite a scare Sunday when my dad had a chauffeured ride (by ambulance) to the ER. He was having pain in his chest and left shoulder. we were pretty sure by midday Sunday that he had not had a heart attack, but didn’t really have any answers about what was wrong. his pain was increasing (for those who know my dad, he does NOT complain about pain) and he spiked a fever. Finally by mid-morning yesterday, they had noticed a slight abnormality in his EKG that indicated pericarditis- a viral infection of the lining of the heart. It is treatable and was found very early before fluid built up and caused damage to the heart. he is home and almost pain free now. I am so thankful that he’s home and quickly recovering. this girl needs her dad still. love you, dad!