Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ten on Tuesday: gratitude

The Ten on Tuesday topic for this week is:  Ten times I felt grateful last week.

I wish I could name a thousand. Because that’s about where I am right now. Grateful and satisfied (while busy and some days overworked!) Last week, I was grateful for:

1. a successful knee surgery. My PT is going so well that I am named one of the top five knee rehabs in the office…in their history!

2. My son got engaged! And we love, love, love Rebecca to pieces.... we love the idea of Reba being part of our family, and look forward to a fun celebration of their togetherness.

3. The best husband EVER. I’ve said it a hundred times here, and I’ll say it a hundred more. He is a person who loves sacrificially…with his time, abilities and emotions. He is a man that can be counted upon to be reasonable, caring, forgiving and honest. And he took good care of me post op…a bonus!

4. My girls and their families. They are all raising great kids in a challenging time.

5. This growing business called Ellen J Goods. It gives us a goal to work on together, it has expanded our relationships in the most unexpected ways, and has created opportunity beyond what we would have expected. The most recent of which was just last week!

6. My church and church family…they teach me how much better I can be…on the inside, and then how to make that work in the real world. We had our second small group gathering to study, learn and share with each other. And it confirmed that we were put together for a reason. I’m thankful for that.

7. Lori, who keeps me excited about sewing and life, and who gave me some really good text laughs last week.

8. Grilling…veggies, shrimp, steak, chicken.

9. The peonies are in full bloom.

10. I am thankful that I can make things. I was most thankful this past week that I could use my brain to solve a problem and created a new dress!

More on that tomorrow!


  1. Yea, I wanted to be the first to respond to your post. It touched me and reminded me of how much I have to be thankful for even in the midst of not having everything I want. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your list of gratitude.

  3. Such a great post! Thank you for sharing :)

  4. Right at the start of your post, I was so excited to see your son was engaged, the knee information (which I knew), #3 and #4 brought tears to my eyes, excitement for #5, happiness for you on #6 and a big awwww and more tears on #7 - thanks so much good, good friend, #8 made me hungry, #9 made me thankful I planted my first peony and #10 made me laugh and think "Mary Sarah". Have a wonderful evening and a blessed rest of the week. Text party tomorrow?

  5. How did I miss that you had knee surgery? Hope you are okay. Love your list! Thanks for sharing. And Lori's comment is great. g

  6. Glad to hear you are healing quickly. Thanks for the reminder that we should all take a moment and be htankfull for all the blessings in our life. Have a great day!

  7. Gosh, glad your knee is healing well-- looks like it was painful! Reading all this gratitude makes me really, really happy! Glad we're blog friends!


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