Gratitude Journal

Thursday, March 15, 2012 

So, it's been a while since I posted! I guess I tend to have more time to post during the summer, but I'm going to TRY to update more often! I find I really enjoy doing creative and fun things, it's just having the time to do it that is hard to come upon. 

Today I am THANKFUL for a supportive family and amazing doctors. I was diagnosed with Diabetes on December 6, 2011. I have not felt like myself since sometime in the year 2010 and when I was diagnosed with diabetes I was shocked, but now I am thankful. I truly believe had my body not decided to tell us something was wrong, I would still be feeling cruddy. I feel SO MUCH BETTER! I have days where I don't feel great, but I'm thankful my body is healing. Granted, it is tough to have diabetes and that will be a post in itself one day. I find it hard to find foods that I won't get tired of eating and I get very frustrated when I can't enjoy dessert with my family, but I'm still thankful that by learning to live with diabetes my family will have me around a lot longer!

Sunday, June 26, 2011 

1. I am thankful we were able to go on vacation as a family. 
2. I am thankful we made it to and from the North GA Mountains safely. 
3. I am thankful for the RAIN. 
4. I am thankful our Nepal and Costa Rica missionaries made it safely to their destinations. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

1. I am thankful for my wonderful husband of 6 years today! Happy Anniversary! 
2. I am thankful for my wonderful stepson of 6 years today! 
3. I am thankful for the support of my family that has gotten Grant and I to our 6th wedding anniversary (We've been together 8 years now!). 
Monday, June 13, 2011

1. I am thankful for a loving husband who supports me both emotionally and financially! 
2. I am thankful for roofers so that my roof doesn't leak again. 
3. I am thankful for cell phones that keep is in touch with those we love. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

1. I am thankful for the RAIN today!

Saturday, June 11, 2011 

1. I am thankful for the few raindrops we received last night. 
2. I am thankful for my family! 
3. I am thankful for my coffee in the mornings. 
4. I am thankful for people who care about me enough to help me get new tires when mine are bare! 
5. I am thankful to have a pool to go to when it gets so HOT!

Thursday, June 9, 2011
1. I am thankful for VBS this week! What a great place to witness to children! 
2. I am thankful my garden is producing some fruits this year! I've tried to love it tenderly and it is providing my family with it's fruits. 
3. I'm thankful for the summer time where I can rest my heart and mind for a time in order to prepare myself for the school year where I touch many childrens' lives. 
4. I am thankful for a wonderful family who cares about me. 
5. I am thankful people trust me enough to talk to me about things that are hard to talk about.

Sunday, June 5, 2011
1. I am thankful for VBS where we can witness to children and help them to become Christians one day soon! 
2. I am thankful for my mother-in-law who takes Luke most Sundays after church and spends time with him while I have a short "break." 
3. I am thankful for my air conditioner when it's almost a 100 degrees outside in the summer. 
4. I am thankful for my wonderful friends who help out during VBS. 
5. I am thankful for my children who show me they love me every chance they get.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

1. I am thankful for the pool on HOT summer days such as today!
2. I am thankful for the food in my freezer that I can pull out and cook for dinner.
3. I am thankful for my wonderful friends!
4. I am thankful my grandparents know how to use email to keep in better touch with me.
5. I am thankful my sister's ex-husband was able to get to Kentucky to pick the boys up safely.

Friday, June 3, 2011

This week I attended our Summer Leadership Retreat with the leadership team from my school. It was a very nice retreat where we did team building activities, made a few plans for next school year, reviewed data from this school year, and attended the last series of workshops from the Pastoral Institute out of Columbus; lead by Kelvin Reede. It was a great workshop titled, "Playing Nice in the Sandbox." During the workshop, he mentioned he keeps something called a Gratitude Journal. Basically, at the end of the day he lists at least 5 things he's grateful for that occurred that day.

So..........I will begin doing the same! Enjoy......this is mostly for me, but it may help someone down the line as well.

1. I am thankful that I receive support from a caring team at my workplace. 
2. I am thankful for Ansleigh P. who watched Luke for me this morning while I worked. 
3. I am thankful for my loving husband who always makes sure we have food in our bellies. 
4. I am thankful Josh is home for the weekend! 
5. I am thankful to have food growing in a garden that we can eat, can, and enjoy!