Sunday, 2 February 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"

This is interesting, what could have been a "meh" week with sickness and back injury ( I don't know how it happened!) has still been a week grace filled and peaceful.  The daily commitment to quiet time in the presence of The Lord and an end of day review looking for the good, has shifted something within my being and the peace it brings is a tangible reminder that, I am loved.

My gifts from the week:

Dave and the kids helping out when I needed to rest.

Pip sounding out the letters and some of the words in her reading book.

TV treat with Dave, an Inspector Morse Drama, part of our early adulthood ~ sigh, I'm getting old!

Three gifts from the kitchen ~ Eggs for Benedict and Pip, leftover rice for me, morning coffee!

Pip talking to her invisible friend, apparently he is called "Richard" ~ I also had an  invisible friend, although I cannot for the life of me remember their name.

Dave looking after himself and having a midday rest.

Literacy in The Kitchen ~ Benedict working on proverbs and homophones whilst I make the soup.

Done with January and I haven't just survived it, I've lived and enjoyed it!

Turned a sewing disaster into a learning exercise and celebrated my mistakes!

Gifts and a letter from America, thanks Eva, Peter and all xx

For handmade gifts packed and posted.

The sewing room de-cluttered and organised.

The Candlemas vigil at church, very beautiful and moving ~ Christ the Light of the world, bridging the gap between Christmas and the soon to be onset of Lent, for hidden in that manger lay the promise of the cross and with it my salvation.

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

 Nourishing Thai style chicken soup.

 Bunnykins for a baby.

 A birthday crown for baby Story in Canada.

 Pip's drawing of Benedict.

Big sis and little sis.

Grandma and Gracie - Boo.

Saturday Skyline.

Be Blessed x 


  1. It's so lovely to hear you are doing well and feeling positive. I hope it can last as long as possible for you :)

  2. Very well put, we should all try to live and enjoy every month, not just survive them! :D

  3. A wonderful list...I agree, live and enjoy everyday!! I love the pictures of your daughters and your granddaughter...they are all so beautiful. I hope you have a great week.

  4. Such a positive post and a lovely list!
    I love the knitted bunnykins!


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