01 November 2012

October Monthly Gratitudes

Just moving October's Gratitudes here to make room for this month's in my pages...
Happy November 1st everyone:)

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
and into His courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless His name.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you..
September 30, 2012
Today I was thankful for a trip in my beloved Coastal Range and to Astoria.

October 1, 2012
Today I was thankful for the beautiful, BIG blue dragonfly that came for a visit.

October 2, 2012
Today I was thankful for the wonderful autumn weather we have been enjoying!

October 3, 2012
Today I was very thankful for the comments I received on my post "Sometimes";
they encouraged me when I really needed it.
I'm also thankful for this thought I found in Matthew Henry's Commentary
on Matthew 6:34: "Let us not pull that upon ourselves all together at once, which Providence
has wisely ordered to be bourne by parcels...
by our daily prayers we may procure strength to bear us up  under our daily troubles".

October 4, 2012
Today I was thankful for a visit to Beaverton Bakery (challah, strudel, etc),
Scandia Imports (lingonberry juice, solo, chocolate, etc),
Michael's (autumn decor for tablescapes, etc)
and Japanese food!

October 5, 2012
Today I was very thankful for our ripe Concord and Niagara grapes--YUM!

October 6, 2012
Today I was thankful for a trip to one of my favorite Central Oregon coast beaches--
the waves were amazing, the weather warm and we got to watch a surfer:)
I am also thankful that we had a chance to see our son-in-law before he headed home.

October 7, 2012
Today I was thankful for the challah I (finally) got to eat some of. I was also thankful for the blue skies, some dish towels I found that remind me autumn leaves (they made me smile)

October 8, 2012
Today I am thankful that my 'Autumn Dream' looks like it will be coming true! I am also very, very grateful for the kindness of my niece; a quick chat with my youngest granddaughter, my dear daughter-in-law and my dear daughter:)

October 9, 2012
Today I was very, very grateful for these things:  1) getting the chance to hug my niece goodbye before her move out of state, 2)  a safe and incredibly beautiful trip to, from and in central Oregon (what an amazing place), 3) conquering my long held fear about a certain mountain lake!! For all these things I give thanks to God:)

October 10, 2012
Today I was thankful for the opportunity to rest, sleep and rest some more!

October 11, 2012
Today I am very thankful for a certain little girl who means the world to me.
Love you baby girl:)

October 12, 2012
Yikes! Forgot to make an entry today...but I have been thankful EVERY day for the changing leaf color. I SO love the yellows, oranges and reds! When it is gray outside, I am especially thankful for their jewel-tones:)

October 13, 2012
Today I am especially thankful for the gift of food one of my sister-in-laws gave my hubby and I (chili!) and the gift of flowers (a beautiful red azalea) another sister-in-law and her husband gave us.
I grew up in a fairly small family (one of siblings died before my birth) and it is truly a GIFT to have so many brothers and sisters to share life with:)

October 14, 2012
Today I was thankful for the rain we received and for the rain that makes its way over the Cascades and to the parched ground and forests of central Oregon! I pray that this rain will put a stop to the devastating fires in the Pacific NW. I am also thankful for the book I started reading this weekend that is transporting me into the interior of beautiful British Columbia...

October 15, 2012
Today I am thankful for candles, flashlights and laptops.
I was also thankful that God included Jonah in the Bible so I would know God loves us even when we run from Him and that He brings together circumstances in our life to bring us back.

October 16, 2012
Today I am thankful for a forecast of 3 sunny days! Yippee!
I am also very thankful that a new cyber friend and one of my uncles have been sending me information on things related to my family heritage:)

October 17, 2012
I was very grateful to get to dry some laundry outside today--in mid October!!

October 18, 2012
Today was a very, very sad day for me. I received some distressing news about a friend of many years...I am grateful I could ask God, who created heaven and earth, to help them.

October 19, 2012
Today I was thankful for the wasp who taught me a spiritual lesson as I was washing dishes today
(or should I say for God who sent the wasp from whom I learned a lesson)   :)

October 20, 2012
Today I am thankful for something special coming my way soon:)

October 21, 2012
Today I am thankful for the wonderful SNOW photos my son sent me...
snow always makes me happy! I am also grateful for my friend of over 40 years who is still a part of my life though she lives in another state!

October 22, 2012
Today I am thankful for the fact that I keep a journal offline so I can update this page:)

October 23, 2012
Today I am thankful for a new mattress set
(and my hubby is even MORE thankful for it)!
I am also thankful--again--for the beautiful autumn color!

October 24, 2012
Today I am thankful that I was able to finish 3+ loads of laundry
(but I am really, really missing hanging it outside).

October 25, 2012
Today I am thankful for new jeans
(but mindful that I really need to lose some weight)
and the incredible beauty of blueberry and Lady's Mantle leaves after a rain.

October 26, 2012
Today I am thankful for phones...
and for a certain caller:)

October 27, 2012
Today I am thankful for a little thing--
and yet a very big thing.
I am thankful for a roof over my head
(because it is pouring outside).

October 28, 2012
Today I am thankful,
SO incredibly thankful,
 to see my son again!

October 29, 2012
Today I am thankful for the wonderful day that my son and I had in downtown Portland,
eating outside in late October, some yummy donuts, city pigeons, public art and more!
I am also thankful that my son has a giving heart.

October 30, 2012
Today I was thankful for another day with my son---yummy Vietnamese food,
an autumn drive in the countryside and a new pillow (which until now was my son's).

October 31, 2012
Today I was very thankful for an answer to prayer!
Recently, several blogger friends suggested I start a journal in which I record things on a daily basis that make me cheerful; things that I am grateful for--this is my online version of those journal entries. Please feel free to share your 'gratitudes' too in the comment section:) Aimee

Psalm 100:4 KJV
I Thessalonians 5:18 KJV


Grayseasailor said...

I am thankful that my older son and his family in Bayside, NY, and my younger son in New Brunswick, NJ, are safe. And I have been thankful for some of the things you typed about, too, Aimee :) xx from Gracie

by Teresa said...

Look like you have a lot to be thankful for!!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

aimee said...

I too am VERY thankful that both your oldest and youngest sons are safe! That is awesome news:)
PS: I was very grateful when I heard that one of my oldest friends who lives on the east coast and a blogger I follow who lives in NJ was safe.

aimee said...

I certainly do...we all do, don't we? :)

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