Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I am grateful and humbled when I had two friends I hadn't heard from in some time just write me today out of the blue to say that God had put me on their hearts and they were praying for me. What perfect timing -- it's not always easy living in a new place without friends, and it's a nice reminder that there is no time or distance in the spirit, as my mom always says. Especially now with Facetime -- how awesome it was today to get to see my mom's beautiful face when I needed her. It feels good to be lifted up, especially after some rough health stuff this week and it just makes me feel so loved and hopeful...and blessed.

On a separate note, I'm thankful for my Dad who helped talk me through having to remove my first tick from my dog -- quite a harrowing experience for one so squeamish as me! But I did it, and once again I am feeling like something of a frontier woman:)

What a blessing it is to have a parents and friends who are always there when I need them!


  1. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well again. Yuck!
    I'm laughing about the tick. The summer I was pregnant with Holden we had a bad run with ticks. They love me unfortunately. I picked at least one tick off of me each night. It was awful. It makes my skin crawl just to think about it!

  2. It just "ticks me off " (makes me wonder where that saying comes from) that you had to do that...but at least didn't have to do a "Lisa" - sorry, Lisa, but I couldn't resist. The problem with getting them on yourself is that unless you have a handheld mirror, and are REALLY proficient with it, you have to enlist the services of a "checker" to be assured of you tick-free status or remove those hard to reach suckers, an embarrassing and potentially intimate procedure. Of course, I admit I may have faked a few "tick-checks" with the right "checker", but that's another story...LOL ;-)

  3. Dads always know what to do :)