25 July 2013

thankful thursday

Thankful Thursday is simply a chance for me to stop and reflect on a few things I'm thankful for each week. I'm not attempting to make or meet a criteria. If you would like to join me, I'd love it! Feel free to share what you're thankful for in the comments, or leave a link to your own blog if you want to copy Thankful Thursday there...

1. Change
I hate change -  and more so as I get older, apparently! But sometimes change is a good things, be it a change in atmosphere, a change in jobs, or just a change of clothes (haha!). A few small changes the past week have brought about new peace for one of my children, and in turn for the rest of us. Grateful barely skims the surface of how I'm feeling.

2. New Friends
Along with change, meeting new people can be tough. Again, the older I get the more introverted I feel (my husband disagrees, but perhaps circumstance and stress have played into it). This week, I stepped out of my comfort zone to go to a writer's meeting. My heart was fully blessed to be among these praying, God-loving women. I came away encouraged and happy at the end of a day that was dark and exhausting. 

3. Old Friends
Saturday I had a lovely, long breakfast visit (that runs through lunch, without fail) with someone who was a new friend a few short years ago. Now she's an old friend I love dearly and always look forward to seeing. She's good for my heart; I hope I'm good for hers. Plus, she loaned me some pretty dresses for some upcoming occasions - an added perk in our friendship!

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