Saturday, June 18, 2011

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

Another week passes with plenty to be grateful for. Here's my random list of gratitude for the week:

1. I'm grateful for strength inspired by friends in the blogosphere and on facebook.
2. I'm grateful for the inspired actions that has garnered some positive results.
3. I'm grateful for the peace and tranquility in my daily pursuits.
4. I'm grateful for the opportunities that have been laid before me.
5. I'm so grateful for a new-found connection with a loved one and I'm so happy to see the growing maturity before my eyes.

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of my day, 
I sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in my life.
My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, 
for the ability to love and be loved, 
for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, 
for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.
I thank you too, 
for those things in my life that are less than I would hope them to be. 
Things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. 
When my heart feels stretched and empty, 
and pools of tears form in my weary eyes, 
still I rejoice that you are as near to me as my next breath 
and that in the midst of turbulence, 
I am growing and learning.
In the silence of my soul, 
I thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love.

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