Linking up with Rebecca Jo to share some thankfulness today.
Today I am thankful for...
A Peaceful Transition. No matter what my feelings are about the way the election worked out, I am glad that yesterday passed peacefully with no violence. And no matter who is sitting in the Oval Office I can and will pray that they make decisions that are fair, just, and good for the people of this country.
God's Peace. I am always thankful for the peace I find in God, but when I watch my daughter collapse, overcome by anxiety and stress, I am reminded of it again. How I wish she would grasp what He offers. At least she listens to me and is open to hearing what I have to say. Planting seeds.
A Cozy Home. On these snowy, January days when the wind is sweeping over the hill we live on, I am very thankful to be snug and warm inside.
Girly Days. It was so nice to spend a day with two friends from Bible study. We went to Hobby Lobby and had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.
My Book Habit. My stepdad has been feeling kind of depressed lately between Covid, the political climate, and his age and failing health. I gave him two books for Christmas and he loved them. He read them in 3 days! I picked up 3 more for him at Goodwill and he whipped right through them. So, I went through my collection and gathered a big tote full of books I thought he'd like. I also stopped at Goodwill again and picked up a few more. He likes non-fiction which isn't my favorite so Goodwill is a godsend. I'm just glad to have hit on something that has engaged him.
Being an Introvert. Being content with my own company has made me a pro at amusing myself. The aloneness of the pandemic hasn't really bothered me.
Super Cute Bible Tabs. I ordered them from Amazon last week to put on the bible I use for my daily study, but they are so pretty I think I'll save them to put on the new journaling bible I pre-ordered. It won't come out until next month, but it is really pretty, too...it just calls for pretty tabs to match.
Hubby's Vacation. I don't know when it's going to be yet, but it will be soon. Tim's winding down on the current project and is planning to take some vacation time before the next one starts. He will get to rest some, but the main reason is that we're taking the old tub out of the master bath and redoing everything then moving the washer and dryer into the space where the tub was. That will free up the space in the back hallway for a coat area.
Every Sweet Second with the Grands. Maybe it's because of the estrangement from our son and his family, but I treasure every moment with the grands that live next door. Being off work most of last year gave me time to be part of their daily lives and share in good times, quiet moments, and milestones. Their obvious joy at seeing me is a balm to my heart where it is battered by the lack of closeness with the other grandchildren.
All of You. Always, always, I am thankful for each one of you who stops by to visit and for those who have become friends. I treasure your kind words, prayers, humor, encouragement, and advice.