But, I decided this morning to start my morning with my “Grat List.” I don't know that I will do this every morning, but THIS morning... this Monday where I am starting with my new schedule of getting up at what I sometimes refer to as “stupid o'clock” in the morning... I thought I needed to focus on gratitude.
- I am grateful this morning that although I woke up a couple
of times in the night, I fell asleep early and slept well. I was
able to fall back to sleep when I did wake up and woke up actually
feeling refreshed and ready for the day (although more coffee may be
- Which reminds me... I am thankful for coffee... ahh... and
for a coffee pot with a timer so I can wake up to that wonderful
- I am grateful for an awesome day yesterday and that God
literally held me up as I got up and spoke at Gabe and Matt's
farewell lunch. I was able to share my heart and gratitude to them
and their amazing wives for all the ways God has used them in my
- I am grateful that I was reminded yesterday that NOTHING ever
takes God by surprise. God knew when I came to Grace 3 years ago
that at this time Gabe and Matt would be leaving. When this
happened, God didn't think, “OH NO! What will I do now? How will
Sherri get by without them? How will the church get by? How will the
youth survive without Gabe?” NO! God knew this day would come and
He will provide for all of our needs! God never has “OH NO what
will I do now?” moments. God knows. God is in control. I can trust
Him and have complete faith in His provision for all of my needs,
the church's needs, and the needs of our youth. God's got this!
- I am thankful for a possible opportunity for some free
promotion of my blog. A friend from HS who does that for a living
has offered me some free services. We still need to talk details,
but I am excited and SO grateful for this friend.
- I am thankful this morning for friends. I have the best
friends and am so blessed.
- I am thankful for a brother who isn't going to toss me aside
because he's moving away, but that will be my brother even if he
moves to another state or country, because family is family PERIOD.
I thought I had that once and was hurt so badly and I am so grateful
to God for giving me the best brother a girl could ask for.