9.15.2014

Mercies along the way...{entry no.39}

"The quality of mercy is not strained; 
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven 
Upon the place beneath. 
It is twice blest- 
It blesseth him that gives, 
and him that takes."   
                         -Shakespeare

I used to be a thankful person.  Positive.  Aware of my blessings.  Enjoying simple things, but in tune with the bigger picture.  Slowly and without intention, I began to allow circumstances and the busyness of life to cloud my vision.

So, I'm trying something new, somewhat inspired by this author.  Mercies along the way is a place for me to begin reclaiming that piece of myself.  Every Monday you'll find me here, sharing bits of my life that I am finding joy in.
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1076. anticipation of an ending
1077. unexpected good news for Brad's schedule
1078. Ethiopian New Year's Day made extra special by a friend



1979. dinner with friends at the end of a hard day
1080. cross country meets
1081. tea
1082. coming home
1083. vehicles that have needed little maintenance lately. hoping they keep on going!
1084. Jackson running the 10k a minute faster than last year, then running home to shower and march in the parade. Jada's band marching, too {no picture. sigh}



1085. seeing friends
1086. being able to be at the kids' activities that I couldn't last year
1087. our house full of people
1088. seeing Neshi's excitement at the 10k. And the women's first place and record-breaker pausing to take a picture with her afterward.  



9.08.2014

Mercies along the way...{entry no.38}

"The quality of mercy is not strained; 
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven 
Upon the place beneath. 
It is twice blest- 
It blesseth him that gives, 
and him that takes."   
                         -Shakespeare

I used to be a thankful person.  Positive.  Aware of my blessings.  Enjoying simple things, but in tune with the bigger picture.  Slowly and without intention, I began to allow circumstances and the busyness of life to cloud my vision.

So, I'm trying something new, somewhat inspired by this author.  Mercies along the way is a place for me to begin reclaiming that piece of myself.  Every Monday you'll find me here, sharing bits of my life that I am finding joy in.
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1048. space
1049. sleeping kids
1050. learning
1051. a productive day
1052. hope
1053. scripture read aloud
1054. quiet time to read at a friend's house while her baby slept
1055. making bread
1056. finding a rhythm and routine again
1057. bravery in seeking opportunities. growth for me.
1058. sunshine
1059. tea
1060. sunflowers on our table
1061. fresh tomatoes
1062. the hilarity of finding crazy things from previous owners
1063. my breakfast-making husband
1064. later bus times this year. changes the whole morning. thankful.
1065. talking with one of my big sisters
1066. dehydrating apples from our tree
1067. blue ball jars. the one I just got from my mom.
1968. trip to the U for dr. appointment, followed by Ethiopian food, a try at some shopping, stop at two grocery stores and meeting my niece in her parking lot at work.
1069. my tattered recipe book
1070. blogs that inspire me
1071. a couple plants actually growing. my husband who waters them.
1072. making a dream list of future travel destinations
1073. starting a new rhythm of making a dessert for our Sunday night meal
1074. Ezra thrilled with last night's honey baked chicken with rice and zucchini cake
1075. an organizer hung up to help me keep track of all the papers.