48 Things… a birthday gratitude list

“Be grateful for everyday you don’t wake up dead and the morning you do,

be grateful you were right with Jesus.”

~ Mary Brock

a rainy day; the promise of snow; fuzzy socks; candles burning; my dog’s cold nose

birthday cake for breakfast; quiet mornings; dark roasted coffee; hot cocoa; sleeping in

heirloom gifts from Mom; memories not fading; new traditions birthing

the smell of oak; a warm fire; holding hands; howling winds; a soft, hand stitched quilt

purple cauliflower, smokey white’s habanero sauce; dandelion miso paste

a warm bowl of oatmeal with blueberries

7 months vegan

eating off china; grandma’s silver

Shabbat candle lighting, prayer; indwelling peace

board games; old movies; pure joy; celebrations

Hanukkah candles burning bright

a rooster crowing, a dog barking; a hen clucking; a bird singing

ravens sitting in the trees

the setting sun painting everything gold; pink clouds; stars that twinkle

goodnight kisses; birthday wishes

mercies that are new each morning

truth; grace; forgiveness



and this year’s goals…

to do more of what makes me holy {Leviticus 11, 19:2, 20:7}

to be peaceable {Romans 12:18}

to be grateful in all circumstances {1 Thessalonians 5:18, Ephesians 5:20}

to practice true religion {James 1:27}

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2 Responses to “48 Things… a birthday gratitude list”

  1. Ann Chastain says:

    Beautifully written. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your previous birthday celebration.

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