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"How did I ever live without you?" is a question/statement often included in my daily prayers. As a born-again Christian who found God later in life, I can't imagine life without my faith in God. The courage, strength and hope that I find daily amazes me sometimes.
Surely I'm like most other people of faith . . . when times are good we tend to forget to pray and give thanks, yet in times of trouble, the question "where were you?" ultimately comes up. As hard as I try not to, I do go there from time to time . . . I am human and situations in life happen when they are least expected.
As I go through the motions of life with so many things to do packed in a day, I have made an effort to consciously thank God for all those little things that bring me joy and happiness and it has become one of the most important parts of my day. It is part of what I call the Simple Abundance lifestyle. I used to write a grateful post to my blog every day . . . I've gotten away from that although I am still conscious of all those little things.
Since many loved ones have passed on, I have really become aware of how fragile life is, how much every second of every day counts, how important it is to let those you love know how much you love and appreciate them in your life. I write about this often . . . it is that important.
Living with regrets can haunt you after it is too late.
Today I am grateful for waking up to a sweet, sleepy hug from The Captain, a love I thought I would never find . . . after being startled and annoyed by Willie the Wonder Cat in my face wanting attention.
I am grateful for the little annoyance from the sweet little furry creature who just recently appeared in our lives, bringing us so much joy. It occurred to me that a little over a year ago, I woke up to nothingness of being totally alone . . . now I have a sweet little family who loves and appreciates me.
The simplicity of hope and faith found when I became a Christian carried me through those awful years after JR died . . . where would I have been today without God in my life?
Yes, I am definitely grateful and my Simple Abundance lifestyle helps me realize it.
What is a simple joy you are grateful for today?
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