My one eye opened at about 6:30 AM this morning. I went to bed about 2:30 AM after working the evening shift at the hospital. Well, 4 hours wasn’t a whole lot of sleep so I decided to curl up in my nice warm quilt and warm throw blanket with all my grandchildren’s names on it that my daughter-in-law, Stephanie, made me. That eye didn’t open again until 8:30 AM. At that time, my two dogs sleeping beside me were ready to get up. I had to use the bathroom so they went out when I opened the bedroom door. DH was downstairs to let them out in the yard so I went back to bed “for a minute”. Twenty minutes later I opened both eyes simultaneously and trudged downstairs. DH had our usual breakfast ready, had medicated the arthritic dog and had hand fed our hospice pup.
This morning I am thankful
#292 for cool fall temperatures that make for heavenly sleep.
#293 for a clean, warm bed with handmade quilts and blankets to snuggle down deep.
#295 for canine friends who keep watch over me through the night.
#296 for work that pays well so that I don’t have to work many hours to meet my needs.
#297 for my dear husband (DH) who takes care of me and the pups.
#298 for early morning devotions and prayer that center our souls.
#299 for second son who tells us, in the middle of a 9-day business trip, he drove 90 miles to attend Saddleback Church and received a copy of Dave Ramsey’s new book as a first-time visitor.
#300 for brother-in-law following Dave Ramsey’s financial advice on the example of second son and completing the first steps in the process, a big change for his family.
#301 for quiet time alone to type down my gratitude list.
#302 for hot water to shower and a machine that washes my clothes so I have time to type.
#305 for so many opportunities to witness to people because of the flooding here in our state.
Walking with the multitudes in gratitude this Monday,