Mid-Week Gratitudes

An attitude of gratitude, along with faith and humor, will keep the wheels of life’s cart greased and in good working order.  I learned this late in my years, so I’m trying to double up on my “thank You’s” to make up for the decades of murmuring and complaining.

This week, of course, I’m grateful to be a red-white-and-blue American.  And now that all the fireworks are over, the neighborhood has quieted down nicely 🙂

I’m excited and thankful, too, for my new dictionary.  Laugh if you like—it’s at least 10 pounds, a Webster’s with nearly every word ever dreamed up.  And it originally sold for $70–but, Word-Fans, I got it for a mere $11.03!  Yes, I’m easily thrilled—a bargain hunter at the heart of my poetic soul.

We’re in the first week of July, and I’m very grateful the summer temps aren’t killing me yet.  I hold my breath every time the weather guy starts his local forecast.  And I’ve put those neat blue gel ice packs in the freezer—all of them—I want to be ready 🙂

Mostly, I’m thankful for God’s faithfulness.  His daily mercies and grace keep me afloat—and that trumps mild temps and an unabridged dictionary every week.  *With Him, all things are doable, and the Joy of The Lord is my strength.

Thanks to all my readers, for your lovely comments.  May God bless you with His protection and favor. Jael, 2017

*Bible verses:

Job 42:2
“I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.

Jeremiah 32:17
‘Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,

Jeremiah 32:27
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?”

Luke 1:37
For nothing will be impossible with God.”

New International Version
“This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”  Nehemiah 8:10

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6 thoughts on “Mid-Week Gratitudes

  1. I’ve carried my old Webster with me for years though it gets little use now..with the onlin version on my fingertips.

    Always grounded and and still sharing the word.


  2. I have to be loyal to England and claim my three volume set of the Oxford English dictionary to be a precious treasure. It explains why I still stick to colour and not color. 🙂


    • When I was oh so young in early elementary school, we were still taught “colour” and “favour”, etc–it was years before I comfortably made the change to “color/favor” 🙂 A 3-volume dictionary–oh I’m SO drooling!!


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