Tuesday, June 1, 2010

~ Gratitude and Miracles ~

Wow, the weekend seemed to go by so quickly...and this feels like Monday to me.  However, it's time to join Heidi at Heart and Home for this week's Gratitude Wednesday. Please stop by her blog and check it out...as well as other's that have posted.  A friend shared this quote with me today:

"This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you."
~ Hafiz

Talk about perfect timing! :-)   I really believe that God has a plan for all of us and He brings people into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.  I've questioned the "why" the past few months in regard to my move, the people I miss, (of course, I can still see them...silly me!)  and the changes I've experienced.  I also believe that what you think about, you bring about.  I am also a glass half-full kinda gal so these unsettling thoughts and feelings have NOT been comfortable for me.  I want to continue to be grateful that I am safe, in good health and making new friends. I've decided to play the "Miracle Game" ~ made up by
me.  ;-)

Miracles ~ large or small ~ happen to us all the time.  All we need to do is be aware ~  Miracle #1 today...waking up with energy and a to-do list that was long.  I took Forrester to be groomed and, miracle #2, they made the effort to get him bathed and groomed by a certain time so I could run my errands and then come by and pick him up...without having to drive home, then back there & back home again. :-)   I paid some bills, had a pedicure and found what I needed at Target & Wal-Mart. I was able to pay the bills, the girl I liked was available for the pedi...miracles 3, 4, 5 & 6.  I was safe in traffic, my A/C is working well and I was given fresh watermelon when I arrived home...miracles 7, 8 & 9.   Ok, it is my game so please allow me to share....ha ha

When we are in a new situation, there's really not a valuable purpose for anxiety.  We are not going to get to where we want to be mentally or emotionally by freaking out. [No matter how many times, it has yet to work for me :-) ] I think that life is a constant in change....and letting go.  Relaxing into it, finding the good when we wake up each morning and thanking God for all our blessings each night is a step in the right direction.  At least I'm starting those steps!  Wanna join me?



  1. Okay, Pat.
    You are amazing to me! I love all the thoughts you share with us, every time! Your "miracle game" is wonderful and I know that I will remember it the next day that I feel hassled or stressed. I will pass the idea on to my girls, too! It's really the idea behind Wednesday Gratitude, reminding myself to be aware of all the little miracles that happen in my life everyday.
    I, too, got the bills paid. I got the laundry done, I made all my phone calls. I bought a ton of groceries, and got them put away! I cleaned the house. I got a post up (okay, I didn't make it for my much needed pedi, but there's always tomorrow...) all minor miracles - but more miraculous is the fact that I live in a place, and have a life where, for the most part, each of those things is easily taken for granted. That is amazing. So many people don't even know where their next meal is coming from.
    Thank you, Pat, for always gently reminding me to see and appreciate those little things!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  2. I loved this post. We all need to take it a day at a time. Remember things that are small but that add up to be the big picture. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Pat this does sound like a GREAT day of miracles! Love it all and the fresh watermelon sounds delish. Mmmmm...:)

    Thank you for your kind words about my hubby. He is a hard worker and an upstanding person in every way. I am so blessed to have him to share life with.

    Have a wonderfully blessed day. ~Melissa :)

  4. Hi Pat !! I love this post. Very uplifting and "real" ... I, too, love your miracle list and should do that myself. And, thank you for your sweet note about my master bedroom redo. I really am enjoying the change. Good luck with finding a bed set to go with your turquoise color scheme ... bet it's beautiful. Please post pics when you can. Take care, Becca

  5. Pat, so glad to be getting to know you. I also moved recently and it's something I'm not thrilled about. But change happens and not always the way we wish. However, I have a choice as to how to respond so ...


  6. I come here for inspiration and I'm never disappointed. Game on with the Miracle Game for me...thanks for sharing it. I'm blessed with sunny, hot days, good health, exciting work and on my spiritual path and doing the work that comes with it. I'm blessed.


  7. I just wanted to say that I love your Miracle Game!! I too recently moved across country and I have a lot of anxiety with being in a new place and having to make new friends. My husband travels a lot now and I have to remind myself not to focus on the fact I am overwhelmed and to be grateful for WHY I am overwhelmed...I am blessed with three boys (busy boogers but blessings!) I have a husband who can support us all, our new home is bigger so the extra cleaning is worth it...haha

    Thanks for the reminder. Take Care!

  8. Hi Pat,

    What a lovely, inspiring post. Thank you for the wonderful reminders to be grateful for what we have and not what we don't.

    xo Cathy

  9. Good morning Pat, you have such a way with words and deliver them at a time when they are needed. You are such a delight ..I hope you are having a fantastic w/k.
    hugs ~lynne~

  10. Hi, Pat,
    I am going to read this again and study it...I need it! But I just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. You asked about the turquoise paint and I will get back with you when I get home. Since I mixed the colors myself, I'll check out my paints and let you know!


It makes my Heart happy to hear from you! Thank you so much for taking the time to say hello. I want to respond to each comment, however, if you are a "no reply blogger" I can't. Would love to have an email address to contact you!