Colossians 3:12-14 NKJV

“Put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”

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Thank you for…

Above everything: the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God, Amen

(other than that, this list is not in order; items comes as moments in the day trigger me remembering to write them down)

1. Frozen blueberries and cherries that taste like long-lost ice cream
2. Oatmeal for a warming breakfast
3. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice for delicious dressing
4. Almond milk
5. Creamy fresh-baked sweet potato
6. Cereal I can eat without guilt!
7. Coconut butter and carob fudge–tastes like real chocolate fudge!!
8. Supportive friends and family :)
9. Mom, comforting especially after a hard day
10. Dad, a calming presence in confusing hours
11. My wonderful sister Alex, for being a steady rock
12. Rainy days, cleaning the air
13. Sunny days, warming
14. Compassion
15. Joy
16. Generosity
17. Kindness
18. Peace
19. Love
20. Patience
21. Gratitude
22. Jesus’ death and resurrection
23. the Bible
24. Open arms
25. People who laugh with me
26. Windows, for showing the outside world when trapped inside
27. Doors, for getting us outside
28. Books
29. Computers
30. Phones
31. e-Readers
32. Music players
33. Who am I kidding–all digital electronics
34. Cars
35. Silence, sweet music, lulling the brain to rest
36. Darkness, luscious velvet wrapping the eyes in warmth
37. Our sweet greyhounds, with their relaxing energy
38. Tacos (not so trivial with many food restrictions!)
39. Nachos (see note above)
40. Pencils, to gently allow for and correct mistakes
41. Engineering paper, gentler on the eyes than white notebooks
42. My university professors who are so understanding
43. Generous classmates, willing to help out
44. Deep conversations
45. Memories of joyful times
46. Limes, for those times lemons won’t do
47. Late night talks with God
48. Looking into the sky, swept with awe
49. Healers, working above and beyond the call of duty
50. Nature, with all its restorative properties
51. The beach…I could write a book about its wonders
52. Soft blankets, cocooning icy finger and feet in their warmth
53. Role models, inspiring to move forward even after falling
54. Hope
55. Words
56. Cool wind, lifting my hair, making it lighter
57. Health
58. Lessons learned in illness
59. Mercy…where would I be without it?
60. Carob powder–the most respectable cacao replacement
61. Cashew butter (seriously, it does everything!)
62. Stormy nights, soothing to think to
63. Small acts of kindness making waves
64. Fellowship with one another
65. Laughing about silly things
66. Comfortable silences with others
67. Listening


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