One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
Luke 17:15-16

This was part of the gospel reading at mass this weekend.  The priest told of a time in his life when he met some people with cerebral palsy…they were fed through a tube, they couldn’t choose their food like he (the priest) could.  When their had an itch, they couldn’t scratch it, like he could, when their rear end got tired from sitting in the same position, they couldn’t move, like he could.  He went on to talk about being thankful.  He mentioned a time when he was told to write down five things every day for which he was thankful…gratitude changes the I look at things.  No matter how busy I am, no matter how overwhelmed I may be…when I take a few minutes and say thank you, Lord…things look different.  In my quest to reach 1000 gifts…I continue…

301. safe travels for family members.
302. learning to accept that good enough IS good enough – I think I said this already…but I need to say it again!

303. clearing the air.
304. blog friends that don’t forget me when I get really busy and don’t post regularly.
305. a job I love.
306. water in the basement that caused us to get rid of STUFF.
307. beautiful blue skies.
308. slow walks enjoying the trees, the view and the wildlife.
309. fall colored mums.
310. friends and family.
311. a girl named Kat.
If you are still checking my blog on occasion…thank you. I have been very overwhelmed with everything that I have had going on, but I am managing with the Lord’s help.  The fact that some of you stop by and leave a comment means a lot to me…thank you again.

These words from an old hymn seem appropriate today…

 How Can I Keep From Singing
My life flows on in endless song:
Above earth’s lamentation,
I catch the sweet, tho’ far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul–
How can I keep from singing?

What tho’ my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my Saviour liveth;
What tho’ the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift my eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smooths,
Since first I learned to love it.

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing;
All things are mine since I am his–
How can I keep from singing?
Lord, I am so thankful for the gift of eternal life, through your son, Jesus.  I am thankful for the blessing you have bestowed upon my family and me…for the friends, the health, the love, blessings too numerous to mention…blessings I do not know how to name…thank you for all of it.
Friends, thank you for stopping by…I wish you a day of joyful thanksgiving while you rejoice in the fact that All things are yours, if your belong to HIM!
I join the gratitude community at Ann’s place over at A Holy Experience…click the button below to read other’s list.

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