Thursday, November 1, 2012

Getting My Eucharisteo On

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful. That’s not my heart at all. I am blessed with more than I could ever have imagined. But when your husband says you’re starting to sound “angsty,” it’s time to take a breather.

During the month of November, I post a status each morning on Facebook listing a few things I am thankful for. I’m so glad that this time is upon us, as I could sure use a refocus. It’s time to open up my Ann Voskamp and get my eucharisto on. So when I saw that PrudyChick was doing daily postings on her blog about what she was thankful for, it all seemed to come together.  I know I couldn't blog everyday during the month of October, but what if I just simply list each day what I am grateful for? Surely I can do that.


I bled out yesterday. I let myself go to that place where plans changed and dreams seemed to die. And when I think about that time and the way that I see its effects each day, my heart aches. But I know my story doesn't end with the end of one chapter. And I listen to Paul’s words:

I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.
Philippians 4:11-12

So today, I am grateful for:

001 Being able to drive my kids to preschool each day
002 Mornings spent window shopping at Barnes and Noble with Lucy, looking for books by people we know
003 Christmas music
004  A few minutes of quiet so I can type out my thoughts
005 A warm, soft couch big enough to let us all snuggle and watch Tinkerbell’s Secret of the Wings. Again.


  1. Ahhh she's adorable. Though we don't have kids yet, I dream of the gift of snuggles on the couch watching their latest favorite movie for the 15 millionth time.

    1. I can't lie, it is pretty fabulous :) Thank YOU so much for this wonderful idea. It's already blessed me tremendously. Thanks.