Monday, December 1, 2008

Matthew 25:40

This is one of my favorite parables of Jesus (The Sheep and the Goats). It states: "Then the King will answer, "I tell you the truth, anything you did for even the least of my people here, you also did for me."

It's almost a "do unto others" lesson, but when do things to and for others, in this case, be it good or bad, you are also doing it to the Lord. When He knocks, we should always open the door wide.


Well, the Thanksgiving Day hoopla is over and I must say it was a bit unconventional for me, but I learned about what I am truly thankful for. Leighton cooked dineer for the 3 of us and it was perfect in its simplicity. We had a quiet day, but I tried venturing out on Black Friday and quickly hustled back home! The roadways were bumper-to-bumper and after the first store not having what I wanted, I promptly came home and ordered all my Christmas gifts on-line! I am grateful for the internet and the peace and quiet of home!

Pop and Nancy are on their way to NYC, then Italy to spend the holidays with Jennifer and the boys. I feel it was God's plan that I was able to spend a couple of days with them as we ironed out a lot of past hurts and disappointments. I feel a heavy burden has been lifted. It was very cathartic and I recommend this method of putting things that haunt you on the table to straighten out. They will NOT repair themselves. It takes work and prayer and finesse, but it has many rewards. This is my gratitude subject for this post...

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Today I worked my patootie off! Seems everyone in the office needed me to do a job for them and they needed it yesterday! I suppose the gratitude I should feel is that they trust my abilities and knowledge enough to do the job right. I appreciate the acknowledgement, but by the same token, someone else needs to take a turn or old Kat-Daddy is gonna burn up in a flash of spontaneous combustion! At least I have a couple of days to stress about other things. I don't like to "bring my job home with me", so at least I won't be dwelling on that...I'll just dwell on something else! Like...pardon the redundancy, but it's my new mantra....gratitude...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gratitude - Family and Friends

Today I start naming things that I am grateful for; to show gratitude for the people and moments that occur each day.

Today I feel gratitude for my 2 brothers and 6 sisters. Some of them I am spiritually closer to and some I have yet to know well because of time and distance. I have other "brothers" and "sisters" who are friends and will be for life. I am grateful for them, too: for not judging me and yet, letting me know when I am out-of-line (a delicate balance!). I don't get to see all these sweet souls as often as I would like, but we always start over where we left off....that is my gratitude subject today...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Learning to be at Peace

This is one of my favorite nature photos ever...It is of three birds, but I call it a smile from God....

I open my blog with this picture because it represents peacefulness...something I so desperately desire. My mind stays so busy and worried and preoccupied that I need to remind myself to be peaceful. Just step back, loosen up, close my eyes, relax my shoulders and breathe deeply....hmmmmm...