Thankful_January 28

Making the transition from vacation to normal daily routine is always a challenge for me. I feel pretty safe assuming it’s a challenge for everyone? But I am thankful oh yes! It’s how I am living my life now. Daily. It’s my one word for 2015.

82. So thankful for 10 glorious days of vacation to visit my people in Pennsylvania where God answered my prayers for snow that fell so pretty over the landscape. Just enough to blanket the world with a medium coat. Not so much I couldn’t get on a plane on Saturday to return to my home in sunny Florida.

83. Ten days is never long enough to fill me with the energy I need to return to work. But God goes with me wherever I go and makes it possible for me to do what needs doing, to fill me with joy and love for my work people, to encourage me to keep moving. I’m so thankfulfor my job.

84. I don’t sleep soundly when I’m on call for the night shift. But morning has broken without a phone call and I am super thankful for me because I didn’t have to try to think at 3am and I am thankful for the folks that didn’t need surgery at 3am because they got a good night’s sleep.

His… Michelle
Philippians 1:20

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Thankful_January 27

It’s time to be thankful. It’s my one word for 2015. As much as I have been enjoying the Joy Dare prompts, I’m going to abandon them. They’re really good, but somehow they don’t match my own quirky lifestyle. That being said, I’ll reserve them for days when I really can’t seem to be thankful for anything. And that statement seems utterly ridiculous to me today. Lord help me if there comes a day when I can’t find one thing to be thankful for! I will continue to count 1000 Gifts over the next year. I’m just going to count them without the prompts. 🙂

Today’s thankful ~

79. I can’t decide if it’s insomnia that is the culprit or just the simple fact I need less sleep some days than others. I’ve been awake, more or less, since about 4:30am. And I do love the stillness of that hour and hearing the little pig squeak because he thinks I’m getting up.

80. Even the frustration of the tossing and turning leads to an understanding that I am alive to toss and turn.

81. A sister who loves our mom so much she will hold her hand while the nurse takes out the staples from her knees which created so much pain my sister said her hand will be bruised. Our mother will never be alone in these trials despite her best efforts.

His… Michelle
Philippians 1:20

Thankful to share with Unite and SDG Gathering

Thankful_January 26

My one word for 2015 is thankful. Because life is always more good than bad. Because being thankful leads to joy.

A Gift Before Dawn, At Noon, After Dark

76. Every morning, before dawn, I wake up, listen to the little pig squeal happiness as I fetch his yummy breakfast of veggies. I start the Keurig to brew the coffee, move down the counter to take my meds, move back up the counter to pour the coffee, and head to my favorite chair. I grab the iPad, check my email, read the word of the day and the thoughtful words from Ravi Zacharias “Slice of Infinity.” Open the She Reads Truth app and dig into the Word. Finally, I write a letter to God. This is my routine. This is how I set the stage for the whole day. Spending time with God before dawn.

77. At noon, on any given weekday, I get to serve the Lord by giving my co-workers a lunch break. Most of them have been hard at work since 6:45am, serving the patients who arrived bright and early in the morning for surgery. We are a team and each of us has an important role. This is a small snapshot of what I do during my day.

78. After dark, at the beach, the moon hanging in the sky illuminating the ocean, the pier. So beautiful.

His… Michelle

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