I try to count my blessings as often as possible, and as today is Sunday, it is fitting I share those blessings with you!
Blessing #1: The day job has kept me busy this week. When I am busy, I am happy, and much more productive with every aspect of my life.
Blessing #2: The Christmas tree is still standing. Barely.
Blessing #3: I had a flare-up of my rheumatoid arthritis Thursday night. I thought I was getting a cold, but it turns out that this is the pattern to my flare-ups - I feel like I'm getting the flu. I get a scratchy throat, terrible fatigue, and body aches. Sure enough, the next day, my feet and hands hurt. But it wasn't nearly on the scale that they have before. The new medication I'm taking is working. Praise the Lord!
Blessing #4: My good friend Yvonne (who is also a writer) invited me to a World War II-set Christmas musical at her church Friday night. It was fantastic. I'm not ashamed to admit I shred a few tears, especially since it was set right when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Sitting in the audience, knowing that it had been exactly 71 years ago that Pearl Harbor was attacked, and watching this play onstage, really hit home for me.
Blessing #5: I was able to get a nice chunk of writing done on the novel yesterday. It's clipping along nicely, and I am more than half-way finished with it.
Blessing #6: My daughter and I watched Despicable Me last night. Love that movie and love hearing my daughter laugh even more.
Blessing #7: I am so very thankful for my friends and family. They are my rock.
Blessing #8: This picture:
What blessings are you thankful for today?