Just last week I was talking to a girlfriend about having a difficult time being thankful right now and she said "Don't you always have things to be grateful for?" and me, trying to back pedal, said, "Well, yeah, but I'm having difficulties coming up with something to write about this week on my gratitude blog." You see, I've been dealing with two infections recently, one bacterial that led me to the hospital ER 3 times in two weeks and now a viral bug. Being sick & grumpy short circuits the brain.
Well, when you get right down to it, I wasn't feeling very thankful. I should have been thankful for good health before I got ill, but you know how it goes, until something happens, one gets in the habit of taking things for granted.
I got a good reminder a couple of days after that conversation. I was scrolling down my feed at Facebook and it stared me in the face. A sign! Literally. It must have been a God-thing, because Hometalk featured a sign made by crafter Gail Wilson made to order for her cousin Terry. She almost quoted my friend, Karen, word for word! My fingers quickly did a hop, skip, and a jump across the keyboard to ask if I could have permission to feature her sign and Ms. Wilson agreed if I would backlink into the article on her blog, so here tis!
Ms. Wilson's article has step-by-step instructions plus many photos on her tutorial. And wouldn't you know it, her article sparked a couple of other ideas for upcoming gratitudes. Thank you, Jesus!
Oh, and before I forget, four weeks ago, I wrote an article on Faith Promise. I wanted to update you on my finds so far. God has provided two pennies from a parking lot and lots of change from the washing machine. It's up to the guys to clean their own pockets out, but still, I've been finding change in the bottom of the machine, all clean and shiny. All told, I've collected $2.40 since that article, so that makes it $2.65 including the previous quarter. Oh, and we also received a legit $20.00 gift card in the mail from a local restaurant, but I haven't quite convinced my husband that we should give $20.00 from his earnings in Sunday's offering for that free-fall from heaven! =0)