Saturday, April 7, 2012

G...is for Grateful

Dictionary.com describes Grateful [greyt-fuhl] like this...warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful...The World English Dictionary describes it like this...
adj
1. thankful for gifts, favours, etc; appreciative
2. showing gratitude: a grateful letter
3. favourable or pleasant: a grateful rest


I'm Grateful for so many things in my life...I'll try to name some of what I have been blessed with. 

I'm Grateful for my loving and beautiful mother who has become a great friend in the last 10 years.
I'm Grateful for finding love after I had all but given up hope.
I'm Grateful for my 4 beautiful, and amazingly talented and loving children.
I'm Grateful for cancer, because it made me realize how very unhealthy I had become, how much my life actually meant to me, and in turn propelled me to become a runner at 40. See I Survived & Now I Run
I'm Grateful for the ability to sit back and enjoy this new lease on life I've been given.
Most of all...
I'm Grateful for God's constant grace, abundant love and life changing forgiveness.

What are you Grateful for?

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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5 comments:

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

I'm grateful for my family, our home, our comfy life. I'm grateful for this challenge, as I'm getting glimpses into many blog that are very different from the ones I usually read. And I'm grateful that my hubby is making dinner!

F.... said...

Grateful for this weekend and the greatness it stands for. Grateful for my family. Grateful for this post that moved me to stop and think about my blessings. Great post!

Rob-bear said...

Grateful for a wonderful post, Shannon.

Easter blessings and Bear hugs!

The Rambling Pages said...

What a lovely post - we should all celebrate what we are grateful for c

Lynn Proctor said...

what a special person you must be--i am grateful for too many things to list--but right up there would have to be all of my family :)

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