Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sick-Day Gratitude

We are both nursing colds here and slowing even more than usual. Still, there are so many graces. "God is always good, and I am always loved," to borrow Ann Voskamp's phrase.  I lift open hands and heart in gratitude to God for

someone to share germs with,
lots of fuzz therapy from E-doggy,
readily available medications and medical care,
windows for watching the beautiful fall weather and birds,
one more inch of rain,
chicken soup and spicy Chinese food,
hot tea and cold diet 7-up,
disposable tissues,
breathing steam,
permission to stay home and unplug,
prayers for recovery without complications,
quiet rest.

(from the gratitude journal, #1913-1928))

For something more substantial and beautiful, what I would have written if I could, please visit Ann's post by clicking on the button below:


  1. Sorry you're under the weather. Hope you both feel better, soon! Thanks for the sweet note; your handwriting matches your personality just exactly. I love that.

  2. May your healing be quick and complete and may you continue to enjoy he entire process as your eyes are so open to His Blessings and Provision!

  3. I hope you feel better soon dear friend!

  4. Prayers for your healing without complications, friend. Hope you do let yourself rest fully and drink lots of those good liquids:)

  5. Isn't it amazing? I too am sick, and I too felt Ann's post today a gift straight from God. Sorry you're sick, glad to be sick with you. I've got hot 80 degree weather though, so sipping hot tea is good for my throat but heating me up too much! Anyways, thanking God for you, dear one.

  6. Fuzz therapy is the best! My dogs are faithful companions when I don't feel well. (unless a dog barks outside, then not so much) :)


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