Linking up with Laurel over at ‘Alphabet Salad‘ and showing my gratitude today!

I did this today, I do this most days but today I actually laid in bed and said my prayers of thankfulness for opening my eyes, for my children and grandchildren, their health and happiness, this day..
And then.. People.

I found myself engaged in a debate over the death penalty. Someone was against it, I’m for it, and so it went. Fortunately this debate took place on a good friend’s page and he had my back, as he always has my back, and today, he makes my “gratitude list.”
Today I am thankful for my forever friend, online hubs, fellow blogger and amazing writer, the one, the only, the “Beastly Bear!” He blogs over at “The Den of the Beastly Bear” and writes at “Beastly Bear Fiction.”

I have already expressed my gratitude to God for my children and grandchildren first thing this morning, but I will express it again here because they are my reason for being and there aren’t enough words or feelings that run deeply enough to express my love and gratitude for them in my life.

Every creature comfort, every modern convenience. I am grateful for these. So many things I would be lost without, my home, my car, food, a washer and dryer, stove/oven, warmth in the winter, cooling in the summer. This is a gratitude list in and of itself and I am grateful for each and every one.

I know this is so, so true and I am indeed mindful.

Modern medicine. I can’t say it enough. If a person has to be ill, the year 2015 is the year to do it in, and every year after this one. So many breakthroughs, so many avenues to explore, so many cures and treatments. I am truly thankful for this..

And last but certainly not, and never, least, my Catholic faith renewed, restored. I have felt closer to God since I began my journey back to my Catholic roots than I have ever felt in my entire life. This blog, my cussing like a sailor aside, the core of who I am, rests in my faith. My children and grandchildren may stake claim to my heart and every beat thereof, but my soul belongs to God.


  1. Great gratitude list! I am grateful for my friends, as I commented on FB. And my sweet husband, my doggies. I suppose I am grateful that the horrible cherry flavoured candy permeated all the good candy in the big bag I bought so it’s keeping me from snacking. bahaha Although the Smarties probably won’t make it till Wed.

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    1. Hahahaha. Omgosh JoJo, I used to ban anything green apple smelling or flavored in my house when the kids were at home, it just took over and I couldn’t eat or drink anything without smelling green apple, which with caramel, not so bad, fried chicken? Horrible combo.


  2. What a great gratitude post. I have thankful Thursday. I love these posts. We have so much to be thankful for if we would just take a minute to pause and think of all the wonderful things we have.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you Sandee, and I’ll be hooking up with you on Thursday because I really need to keep my gratitude up n’ running. I’m so easily irritated by stupidity that these lists are a life saver for me. And you are so right, we have sooo much to be thankful for, this world with all of it’s craziness is still a pretty amazing place to be, and I am thankful..


  3. As always dear Karen, I am humbled by your love and support! As you know I’d have never ever started this whole blogging mess without your confidence in my abilities.
    And I’ll always have your back!!! I am grateful for you in return…great post (even if you wouldn’t have mentioned me) !!! 😉

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  4. Aw, you know I love you my online hubs, and you NEEDED to be put out there. You are an amazing writer and such talent should not be limited to me in our chats. Again, I am extremely thankful for our friendship always. ❤



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