A life rich with gratitude

Friday February 21, 2014 

We’re closing in on March…it’s not far away!
 (I couldn’t resist a spring-y photo.)

That’s one thing to show a bit of gratitude for. 

What makes life rich? 

Stay tuned for my fifth favorite to find out…

Linking up with my FFF friends again this Friday to recount the blessings of the week.

What are you thankful for?

Here are my favorites of the week:

1. Some downtime with my husband. We’ve staked out some time just for us, and we're both looking forward it. I’m so thankful for my partner in life and love.

2. Unexpected flowers. My Valentine’s Day roses appeared at home, so I was surprised to receive another bouquet on Tuesday. This one was from a sweet friend who just wanted to say thanks for our friendship. They’re a cheerful addition to my school room.

3. A writers conference. I’m so excited to go and get inspired, to meet new people and renew old friendships. Can’t wait.

4. The blessing of adoption. Things are happening (both on the scene and behind the scenes) on the adoption front. Last week I mentioned a dear family on the way to China to get their two children. They faced quite a challenge this week, but what a blessing to see the Lord’s faithfulness to them! And even in our own long wait for our India belle, little movements forward mean a lot. So thankful…and still praying.

5. A quote: 

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) 

Lately I’ve been impressed with how much of life we spend in the mirror. So often, I think it’s all about me. It’s only when see all the little blessings (that are really so large) and I look up and acknowledge those source of blessings that I realize how rich I am. 

Wishing you a life rich with gratitude this week,


Faith said...

Ah...that quote....a fave....you have a great list of faves this week Laura....love that your friend sent you flowers and yay for husband time!! Enjoy!

Kathie said...

Thank you for that wish - I really want to live that way.Life is so good even when it's hard. Blessings are all around.

SO thankful that things are moving along in the adoption journey. And glad the Lord once again proved Himself faithful to your friends. Praying for them right now that everything will move smoothly. And also for your little Indian belle.

Yay - flowers and time with your dh! Hope you have a marvelous time with him and also a wonderful writer's conference.

Many blessings!

Barbara H. said...

Glad you and hubby got some time just for each other and that the adoption plans are proceeding.

How nice to receive some unexpected flowers!

Have fun at the writer's conference!

Susanne said...

Love the quote and your comment on it!

Making time for each other does take work and planning sometimes but the rewards are so great. Enjoy that time with your beloved hubby.

Nice to hear that things are happening with the adoption. Hoping and praying that it moves quickly and that precious child will be here soon!

nikkipolani said...

How absolutely true about gratitude making life rich. You are already grateful for the future events :-)

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