Thanksgiving Friday: Seven Thankful Things vol. 8

My seven gratitudes this week revolve around everyday gifts in life that nurture my soul in different ways. 

1. House-sitting 

I’ve been house (and dog) sitting for my sister this week; while she and her husband have absconded with my NieceyBear for a vacation.

Taking up residence in another’s home, enjoying the hospitality of a new space – even though I’ve worked and done my week as usual – has felt like a kind of vacation of sorts. New space brings with it new refreshing, new ways out of writing road blocks, new opportunities to relax and refresh. 

2. Niece/nephew pups 

The companionship of my 2 favorite canine pals has been wonderful this week. They are sweet pups; a good boy and a good girl who love being loved and who love to love back. So sweet. 

3. Emily 

Though she is busily planning a wedding, she always makes time for me, even if it’s just to say hello. This past week I texted her that I picked my cut for my bridesmaid dress and it was very exciting. She’s found a most wonderful person to share her life with and I couldn’t be happier about that. 

4. Pastoral visits 

My pastoral visits this week were extra soul- reviving as my folks were in remarkably good spirits, talkative and full of smiles. 

5. My box of cards

I keep every card or note I’ve received over the past almost 3 years at SBBC. Sometimes I pull them out to look over them. I did that this week, and felt awash in love. 

6. Preaching twins 

My dad and I were preaching twins this week! Me, preaching at my church, and he, at his. We preached different texts, but he’s preached my chosen text before so it was nice to have a sounding board for my ideas. 

I like following in his footsteps. 

7. Grilled PB and J  

I made myself a dinner earlier this week of a grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Don’t turn your nose up at it if you’ve never tried it. It’s right up there in deliciousness with peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches. 

A grilled PB and J is ooey and gooey and amazing. It’s warm and comforting -crispy and custardy. Yum. 

What are you thankful for this week? For inspiration, check out some of my friends’ Seven Gratitudes.



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