Gratitude – Day 11

Thank you, Lord:

  1. For blessing me so abundantly – I have a husband who loves me, a beautiful daughter, a warm safe home, a functioning family.  Thank you.
  2. Thank you for little mercies – like a delicious cup of coffee at work every morning.
  3. Thank you for rest – a good night’s sleep, sleeping safely and comfortably next to my husband.
  4. Thank you for grace – that when I mess up, or have a bad night filled with fears and anxieties, you are right there to pick me and help me carry on.
  5. Thank you for love – it is your love for me that is helping me grow as a person, true and strong and holy, each and every day, because you see the real me, you see my potential, you see what I can become in you.

Thank you, Jesus for loving me.  And blessing me.


Gratitude – Day 10

Today I am grateful for:

  1. My health – whatever impact negative thinking may play on my mind, my body is healthy.
  2. My husband – who is gorgeous, and fit, and healthy, and strong.  And who is such an inspiration to me – I truly am the blessed one.
  3. My daughter – who called me twice last night in her sleep for a “huggie”… seriously, how can I complain when in her dreams she just need a little bit of mama-comfort?  I hugged her, and she rolled over and went straight to sleep.
  4. My home – I know we have a lot of work to do on our house.  But, I love our home.  I loved how it felt when I was at home on Tuesday, the peacefulness and comfort it provided me.  “God blesses the home of the righteous.”  Prov. 3:33
  5. My love – our home is filled with love.  Yes, there is a lot of tension, but we have come so far.  We are actually enjoying being at home again.  

Thank you Jesus for all my blessings.  Thank you for seeing me, for knowing me, and most importantly, for truly loving me.


Gratitude – Day 9

As you know, I have been ill.  Not seriously ill, just a bit of bronchitis, but not well enough to be at work (yesterday).  Which is why I didn’t blog yesterday.  I am back at work today, and I am very grateful for:

  1. My health – I am not generally one to get sick, and hardly ever need to see the doctor, so being ill these last couple of days has really made me grateful that I am generally of good health.
  2. For my husband – on Monday night I had a doctor’s appointment and he had to take Baby Girl to swimming lessons (which usually last about an hour) and the deal was that I would then sort supper out (which he usually does).  So, I get home from the doctor and Baby Girl’s swimming lesson hasn’t even started yet, and as I walk into the kitchen, what do I see?  Vegetables ready for cooking, chicken schnitzel ready to be put in the oven.  All I had to do was switch the stove and the oven on.  How awesome is that?
  3. For spending the day at home yesterday – I just relaxed, and slept and took things easy.  Besides for being sick, I really think I just needed the down time (and on doctor’s orders, too).
  4. For hubby who is working so hard – yesterday morning he left at 05:00 to be at the airport at 05:30, to catch a flight to Johannesburg and then drive an hour and a half to Sasolburg to sort out new clients, and then drive an hour and a half back again to catch a late flight back to Port Elizabeth.  He got home at about 09:00 last night.  I would’ve been exhausted, but he carries on.  I am so proud of my man.
  5. For always loving me.  Seventeen years later and he is still here and still loving me.

Thank you, Lord, for all my blessings.

Gratitude – Day 8

I am still sick.  Heavens, I’m coughing, my chest is sore, I’m tired, my body is sore, and I’m just generally not feeling all too happy today.  I spent most of the weekend sleeping and being quiet and still, but today I am at work and today I will be making a doctor’s appointment.

But, in all that, there is much to be grateful for, so…

  1. I am grateful for the sushi meal we had on Friday night at home – we got take-out from Spar and hubby, myself and Baby Girl had a delicious sushi meal.  It was lovely.
  2. For spending the whole weekend with hubby – it was so fantastic.
  3. For the family (all three of us) going to my little niece’s party on Saturday (yes, I should’ve stayed at home), but it was so lovely and sunny and well, who wants to be at home feeling sick and sorry for themselves.
  4. For hubby coming with me to do the grocery shopping…  We went after the party and I know what you’re thinking, I was sick.  But, the thing is, we had nothing at home.  We HAD to go grocery shopping and it was so lovely to have hubby with me.  He really helped and we even had some fun while doing it!
  5. For having breakfast with hubby yesterday – once again, at home – but Baby Girl was watching TV and we sat in bed and had some breakfast.  It was really lovely.

So, now let me make that doctor’s appointment…



Gratitude – Day 7

We live in a country that I’ve heard has one of the highest crime rates in the world, and things are not looking good for our little community at present.  Just yesterday, a 78 year old lady was strangled to death in her home.  Why?  What resistance could she possibly have put up against four armed intruders?  What on earth for?  And yesterday, in George (which is about a three or a four hour drive from where we live), the torched five brand new buses to the value of R15 million.  That’s a lot of money.  Why?  Because the taxi operators don’t want the buses coming into business.  I mean, really.  Where is the sense of good competition and service?   Anyway, I digress, because what I am truly grateful for:

  1. Is my hubby checking all the doors and windows every night to make sure we are safe.
  2. For my hubby loving me and constantly teasing me – and engaging me – even when I’m not in the mood.
  3. For his sense of humour – he can be really funny sometimes.
  4. For his view on life and the world – he has such a down-to-earth and balanced view on things, that I know that God provided him for me to help counteract the fantasy world I often live in.
  5. For him feeling so good – I’m almost dreading summer coming when it gets to hot to cuddle.  He really does feel that good!

Thank you Lord for my many blessings – I have much to be grateful for.