Saturday, November 10, 2012

Gratitude Journal

This week it's about the little things. I got my last email from the husband earlier this week. I probably won't be hearing much, if anything from him for awhile. It takes me a little bit to process and deal but I manage. I'm considering lots of little stuff I'm grateful for instead of focusing on the one big thing I don't have. I have long since accepted my husband isn't here (most days) but losing communication is another readjustment.

I am grateful deployment is only temporary.

I am grateful my husband is not in a combat zone.

I am grateful we have the US Postal Service. Snail mail is better than nothing.

I am grateful for the rain. A change in weather is always good.

I am grateful for cooler temps. Hello, sweaters and jeans!

I am grateful for a neighborhood full of kids. Lots of energy to burn with tons of playmates.

I am grateful my kids willingly sold me all of their Halloween candy this week. (The sugar highs were trying my patience.)

I am grateful I got to enjoy one last seasonal Salted Caramel Mocha before our area Starbucks run out of sea salt. Or so the lady wants me to believe.

I am grateful for a weekly Bible Study group which encourages me to read the Bible.

I am grateful for the kids getting along tonight so I can have a little quiet time.

I am grateful God placed someone in my life who is moving to Japan so I can unload all my Japanese dictionaries and language books on her. I had a weird attachment to those books and couldn't just donate them.

I am grateful I finally had the desire and energy to start organizing the storage closet, for the hundredth time.

I am grateful my desire to hold on to things is weakening.

I am grateful for a weekend to chill at home.

I am grateful my husband's lack of communication gives me the opportunity to lead the conversation. Let's him know he is still a priority.

I am grateful tonight's gratitude journal was written right before I posted. I feel so much better!

Come link up with me at Sunday Gratitude Link Up!


  1. Lots of things to be grateful for, hugs friend!!! ;)

  2. I shared at Sunday school this morning how grateful and proud I am for your grateful attitude and gratitude classmates share my pride and send their love and support to you all.
    Love you, Hon!

  3. Love your list! I could use some of your organizing energy. My house needs it.

  4. Sounds like you have so many wonderful things to be grateful for. :) I am grateful for your husband's service to our country. You must be so proud of him!
    The salted caramel mocha sounds so good right now... I wonder if my Starbucks has those!?

  5. Love this! I didn't have a chance to link up but I will for sure try on Sunday! :)

  6. These are beautiful :) I love your heart! Such a reminder for me.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following you back via GFC!


  7. This is a great list. I am also glad your husband is not in a combat zone.

  8. Great post! Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for. I did a post like this last year and am thinking I should maybe re-post!

  9. Nice post. I am always glad when my husband isn't in a combat zone.