One sweet little corner!
181. My own teeth! I’m not kidding! Think about it! It’s a good thing that dentures are available and that the dentures of seniors who move into our long-term care center receive identification upon admission. We’ve found dentures left on dining room tables, carefully wrapped in Kleenex and thrown into the garbage, down the toilet, into the laundry, amongst the potted plants and a variety of surprising locations!
182. My eyesight! Met a lady on the elevator in our building who has macular degeneration in one eye and a cataract in the other. She just came back from her ophthalmologist who gave her a good post surgery report. She was happy. She strongly stated that she would just as soon die than go blind. I believe that one can still have good quality of life being blind. Something to think on!
183. My health – with all its challenges of arthritis, etc.. Two more friends have received the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Am going to make some appointments in January for complete physicals – if I have to drag hubby there myself!
184. Concerts – loved watching the Sing-along Messiah performance. Oh, I know, the sound is not the same as in a concert hall, but we also didn’t have to pay a bundle and can use that money for those less fortunate and going through financial crisis at this time of year.
185. Bake Sales – bought some delicious Christmas homemade baking from volunteers I’ve known for years! 2 birds with 1 stone! Few more things from the stores and I’m done my Christmas baking!
186. Good conversations – especially where there is give and take, mutual interest in getting to know one another. I always have to chuckle when folks grab the conversational ball, run with it, passionately tell their story in full detail and don’t think to pass the ball back to hear another word from you. That’s a speech, pretending to be conversation!
187. Loving, caring, kind and thoughtful family! They are the best! Two grandsons had a birthday and so did my dear sister and dear sisters-in-law! If you happen to come from a dysfunctional family however, make up your mind that you will NOT pass it on to the next generation! With God's help the curse can be broken!
My parents' 50th Anniversary in '93
pictured with their children and grands
(made hundreds of that craft years ago -
this is the only one left.)
188. Our heavenly Father - from whom all blessings originate and to whom all my thanks is given.
189. Jesus – thank you for coming willingly to save us. ‘For God so loved the world’ became reality in You!!
190. Holy Spirit – thank you for living within and being my Comforter, Teacher and Guide. I cannot do a thing without you.
191. God’s Word - Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. May I have ears to hear and a heart that obeys.
192. Pastors – who humbly share God's Word so that we can grow in our faith journey.
193. Good News – help me Lord to share the good news about your first coming so that we can all live in the hope and joy and expectation of your second coming. You have promised to return!
194. The family of God – we still need a lot of forgiveness and grace but it’s all in your hands Lord.
195. Blessings, those we like and those we don’t. Yes, there are blessings we don’t perceive to be blessings at the moment, but I’m convinced that God allowed them for a reason, to achieve His purpose within us. It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces. (Psalm 119:71–72)