Sunday, 26 January 2014

Gratitude Sunday

"Gratitude isn't only a celebration when good things happen.  It's a declaration that God is good no matter what happens"


Thankful for:

Being able to hug a very special friend and to let her know she is loved.

Pip sleeping through on Sunday night and not being sick, prayers answered!

Monday work out on the bike + shower = GREAT!

Pip upstairs with the Brio and Benedict downstairs with the Lego = HAPPY

No celery?  No problem!  Sweet potato and celeriac soup instead!

Christmas poinsettia still brightening my day.

Meditation time ~ fell asleep sitting up!

Morning offering prayer at the kitchen sink.

Being able to laugh at myself when I had a meltdown, whilst rug bashing ~ now I really know how it feels to be three!!

A middle of the night conversation with Pip when she was unexpectedly sick in her sleep ~ such a sweet conversation once she was cleaned up and so many hugs.

Coffee date with Dave at MiaItalia.

Benedict's blood reading at the diabetic clinic, an Hba1c of 7.9 mmol/l  A RECORD!  For the past six years since diagnosis, regardless of all our hard work it has always hovered around 9mmol/l which is not great for his long term health, so this was an unexpected surprise. 

Benedict taking care of me when I was suddenly quite unwell on Friday evening.

Pip working hard and enjoying her art lessons.

A telephone chat with my daughter Kath and my baby grand-daughter trying to wave at me down the phone!  So sweet!

All things permaculture, I'm on a learning journey of my own.



The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.


Four happy shots from this past week:


 It's amazing what you can find on your phone camera!



 Amaretto Latte just the ticket.



 Just enough heat, chilli chocolate chip cookies, awesome.


Saturday Skyline, the sun put in a welcome brief appearance, after which it was back to rain, wind, rain, wind!

Be Blessed x 



7 comments:

  1. Blessings to you too, San - what a joyful post xxx

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  2. Such a wonderful thing to be grateful in the midst of sickness and meltdowns - We are entitled to those too. : ) I love the photo of your daughter and grand-daugther...such happiness. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks for the good wishes, the crazy picture is big sister Sara with littlest sister Pip who became an Aunt at the age of four!

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  3. There is a definite skip in your step this year San, I really hope this year is a better one for you and your family :)

    The diabetic news is fantastic, I hope it stays at that level and reduces your anxiety.

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  4. Yes, looking back I definitely wasn't right last year.

    So funny early morning wake up with B being sick with high blood sugars( that isn't funny I know) but in the past it would have really ruined my day, instead today I sorted him out and now he is quietly working with Dad. I am having a much needed rest upstairs!

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  5. chili chocolate chip cookie!? deeeelish! mmmm

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  6. Hello San, That's good news about Benedict, and about your spirits staying up :) I like Pip and Sara's pic . . and your skyline pic. I'll say prayers for you to stay healthy, and for some much needed sun to pop out again. Glad you and Dave got out for a delicious coffee! Hugs and love :)

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