Gratitude List 1626

(1) Thankful for the phenomenon known as “sleep” and for a safe place in which to obtain it. On three hours sleep, staring at all those black musical notes on a Finale template, they might as well have been a bunch of flies I was supposed to be swatting. What happened after six more hours of fine, unadulterated sleep? The picture is considerably prettier.

(2) After a good third session of pastoral counseling this afternoon, I find myself thankful for the current overload. At least it’s not an “underload” — an idle brain being the devil’s playground, and all that.

(3) Thankful for a very positive friendship with my one and only daughter. How many dads can claim that they get to talk to their daughters every single day? Maybe more than I know, but I still feel very fortunate, and blessed.

(4) Thankful for the good friends I’ve made and kept throughout my life. About to catch up with my friend Holly down in California by telephone. Good to have friends.

(5) Thankful for the cooler temperatures lately, it being only 58F degrees right now, though it’s three in the afternoon. I no longer have to restrict my daily exercise to the early morning or late evening hours. Looking forward to a nice run, round about four. Life is good. :)

” Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things.” — Philippians 4:8

2 thoughts on “Gratitude List 1626

  1. I like your gratitude lists, Andy. Sleep, a daughter to talk to every day, friends, cooler temperatures — I am very thankful for those things too, although in my case, I talk to my stepdaughter every day. My daughter is a busy therapist, so we don’t get to talk that often. Still, I am thankful when we do.

    God bless.

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  2. It’s the reverse in my case. I used to talk with my stepdaughter more often, but she stopped talking to me some years ago. She’s also very busy. I just try not to dwell on it. People in this world come and go, though birth family has a way of staying together — in most cases (I think) — at least in mine. Blessings —


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