Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

My dog as he noses his full dog dish across the floor while my cat sits on the table and cleans himself.

The beautiful sunshine that we have not seen in days.


Waking up sober and nicotine free another morning.

My son and family.


Vacation from employment coming in a few days.

The beautiful green grass.

That we got enough rain to make it less likely to have fires.

Grateful for the Agape choir

Agape is the word for Christian love. Right now it is a sisterhood but we hope for low voices to add to mine.

We  had our end of year party. Grateful for the laughter and listening at our unique table at Mike’s Place in Kent.Our  table was an old bus. Bless the padded seats.

The menu is lengthy and poor Dorothy just went with  a bowl of soup and applesauce.

The hand written place mat has trivia and facts and observations some of it real.

Cheryl tried a vegetarian reuben. I admire her spirit of adventure.

I loved my pulled pork smothered in sweet potato fries.

Each of us adds a note to the song that is our choir like different instruments in a band.

Barb is our director and she sings all parts. Cheryl plays the piano.Michelle and Dorothy sing high notes.

Judy and Jessica are midrange. We miss Jessica as she had to leave to handle a hearing issue.Deb,Sue and I sing the bottom. Get well Sue!

We sing at Church once a season. We do sing alongs with the residents of Stow Glen. Always grateful to brighten an hour for them.

We prayed before our meal and we astonished those around us as we sang “Go Now In Peace.” as we departed.

Grateful to sing,grateful for the sisterhood and grateful to God who brought us together so we can serve Him.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I have God I my life.

Good oatmeal to go with my coffee.

My dog and cat.

My son sleeping soundly.

My son getting home safe last night.

The rain that will prevent fires.

My job.

A roof over my head.

Another day sober.

A.A. and my church.

The flowers that are blooming.

Love,  in its many forms.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Having a day off from work.


Being able to slowly wake up and not rush out of the house.

That we are supposed to be a bit warmer on by the lake today.

My son and family.

Netflix ;)

My dog finally eating his food.

The smell of the air after a good rain.



In serving we are served. Grateful to be a servant.

Feet are tired this morning from the hours on them in the past few days. Will be grateful to prop them up tonight!

Shopping for dinner Thursday,A funeral dinner Friday. A Community meal Sunday.

Enough food.

The importance of serving grieving people.

The privilege of serving hungry people.

Told one woman all she owed  was a smile. She came up to give it to me.

Realizing they are both hungry for more than food.

The rain brought the cub scouts in but they gave us left over food.

“Here I am Lord. Is it I Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord if you lead me  will hold your people in my heart.”

Sunday, May 21, 2017

I get to go to church this morning.


A roof over my head on this rainy day.

My son and my family.

My pets.

The 12 steps of A.A.

Good coffee in a cute mug my step-daughter gave me.


Good music.

That even though we have had more rain lately, the chances of fires are lessoned.

I got to sleep in a little.

My son has a interview for a different job, praying he gets it, but if he doesn’t he still has a job to fall back on.

The sound of my dog and cat chasing around the house.

Gratitudes Sun May 14-20, 2017

  1. Sun May 14, well rested, good meeting, sunny morning, good meals, home cooking projects, insights into my self help activities, productive shopping trip.
  2. Mon May 15, remembered an old song from a dream, well rested, good walks on beautiful sunny day, helpful chat with boss, good music from internet, progress at work, rediscovery of baked potatoes as an addition to my diet!
  3. Tue May 16, good walks, progress at work, conversations with co-workers, good meals.
  4. Wed May 17, well rested, good walks to and from walk, sunny day, progress at work, pleasant walk with friend in park after work, good meals.
  5. Thu May 18, early to work, sunny day, good walks, conversations with co-workers, helpful chat with boss, progress at work, good meals.
  6. Fri May 19, well rested, sunny day, good walks to and from work, progress at work, good meals.
  7. Sat May 20, well rested, sunny day, good walks, progress at work, good meals, helpful info from internet, saw a gecko lizard on the sidewalk, and a yellow finch (?) in a bush!  Beautiful warm spring day!

Sublime It’s Saturday

Up at 5:30 a.m to answer emails then back to bed till 9 a.m.

Hearing from a friend I was worrying about.

Inviting my niece to the tea so I can see her new baby.

Sending a friend a copy of the game I put together.Christian Scattergories. Foods of Bible is hard. T,M,C,S. What would you answer?

The letters are because of  the names of my committee people . VERY grateful for them.

Thankful for the advice and encouragement of others.

Rectifying a mistake. Obviously God wanted us to serve a meal Sunday. Humbly I acquiesce.

Letting Hubby watch the TV show he likes.

Strawberry shortcake from funeral dinner.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The quiet of the morning.

A.A. the wonderful people in it.

My son.

My pets.

A not so great weather day, as I can get thing done around the house.

A portal with which to post my gratitude lists. :)



That I no longer need to wake up and have a cigarette first thing.

Good books to read.

That although I wake up with aches and pains, at least I can feel them…….I am alive!

My adorable pets.

That I am learning about myself, even at 51 years of age.


Friday, May 19, 2017

I am grateful for  a day off work.

Good food for breakfast.

I can get in for a hair cut.

Good music.

My pets and my son.


The sun shining.

The cooler weather not deterring me from doing what I wan to do.

A hot shower.

Good people in my life.