Monday, November 02, 2009

Gratitude List

It's important to take time out to be mindful of the blessings in life. This week, as always, I am thankful for family, friends, health, etc. I came across this gratitude prayer today that I'd like to share with you.

My Help, My Hope Psalm 121

I lift my eyes to you
my help, my hope
the heavens (who could imagine?)
the earth (only our Lord)
the infinite starry spaces
the world's teeming breadth
All this. I lift my eyes
-upstart, delighted-
and I praise.

-Daniel Berrigan SJ

Tell me what you are thankful for...

8 comments:

Tom Bailey said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I like it I connected through a gratitude blog. Read my blog and see what you think.

Loren Christie said...

Hi Tom, Welcome and I'll be sure to do that today.

Putz said...

i am thankful for books, and my own writings....have stopped caring for the downtrodden, those prisoners in jail, the hungry, the sick, and have started to concentrate on ME....i am so wanting to be publish that nothing else matters to me now....not the poor in heart, those clamoring to be born or fed or clothed or housed

Loren Christie said...

Hi Mr. Putz. Follow your dream then.

Anonymous said...

Gratitude today for SSgt. Keith Bishop - a son, brother and husband who gave his live in Afghanistan defending the ideals of freedom. I stood as best man at his sister's wedding and have known the Bishop family for many years. Ona day where many (including myself) are celebrating the Yankees' 27th World Series win, it is important that we remember who the real MVPs are. Prayers and thanks to our soldiers everywhere.

GT

Loren Christie said...

Thanks for sharing G.

Caity said...

Beautiful prayer! I love it! I am thankful this week that I didn't catch the yucky cold that was going around the group of teachers I work with. I stayed healthy! I am thankful for my health and of course my husband and my family. I am also thankful for music that makes my soul smile. :)

Loren Christie said...

Hi Caity, Nice to hear from you. I have that yucky cold you speak of, and I have not felt like writing because of it. The Christie kids are sick too, and Milk Man is certainly doomed. But I am thankful that having a cold can be cozy in an odd way, when it is only a cold.

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