Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude

Cor gaudens exhilarat faciem

“A joyful heart lights up the face”

Although I cannot remember from where it came, a quote was read by a religious writer that went something like this, ‘if only we may have a prayer of thanksgiving to our Creator, that will be enough..’

And so, as I struggle through a very fast paced daily living, it’s time to consider some things I am most thankful for :

* being raised in a loving Christian home

* our children

* good health

* time and trust given by friends

* freedom to worship God

* reading / gift of sight and ability to learn

* food on our table

* tenderness of my husband

* wisdom and example given by the Saints

* trials that bring me closer to God

* J.R.R. Tolkien

* loyalty of my dogs

* the wild cat and doe that sleep down by the St. Francis garden

* warmth and aroma of a crackling fire

* our children’s school

* peace as only God gives... and

* the hope that always remains in Christ Jesus.

Thanks for reading... may God grant you peace and abundant gratitude in your heart this day.

* Image of Mother Teresa was found here.


DebD said...

What a great post. Happy Thanksgiving.

margaret said...

I like that you have a wild cat and a doe in your St Francis garden. I am grateful for tame cats, the hieromonks I know, my lovely matushka and parish priest, Mother Maria of Normanby, St Luke the Wonderworker and real coffee.

E.B. said...

Beautifully said!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! :-) Keep on bloggin' I really enjoy reading your posts.

margaret said...

Happy New Year, Amy!

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