…ANY amount of grateful joy changes the present. – Ann Voskamp, in One Thousand Gifts
I am grateful for my brand new membership with AAA, thanks to Dad who just wanted a map.
I am grateful for an additional simple map from the Chamber of Commerce.
I am grateful for very nice customer service agents and sales people.
I am grateful for silly granddaughters who sing at the top of their lungs to the cows in the back yard, who dress themselves in turquoise and purple with red boots for picture day at school, who wear a tutu in all seriousness, who have crazy curls and frizzy hair, who scream and squeal in sheer delight, and I am grateful for a happy grandson who just opened his box with brand new cowboy boots from Ama this afternoon.
I am grateful for a wonderful time with Bingo friends last night.
I am grateful for a new book to begin reading. Speak, by Nish Weiseth. Yay for me.
I am grateful for Salvi, Lorenzo, Billy, Jarrod, Wade, Alcides, Moose, Hoz, Gordon, and Aoki Dokey.
I am grateful for strawberry greek yogurt.
I am grateful that I like having fresh breath, which makes me grateful for a tube of toothpaste.
And finally, I am grateful for a blog post that was shared by my friend, Lacey, about the phrase, “What if?” that can paralyze us with fear. Been there, done that, still there, still do that… The key phrase was this: Even if the worst happens, God’s grace is sufficient. So, instead of asking, “What if?” I need to say, “Even if.” If you’re interested in reading the wonderful post, here it is: