30 Days Of Gratitude…Day 22

Day 22 Thankful and Grateful for my Now

This instant—this one now—is always your life’s beginning, a fresh chance to start living your destiny.” ~Unknown~

This quote popped up in my memories so I decided to pair it with this photograph I took the other day while on my Soul Stroll. The Now of this leaf’s life was to share its autumnal color and beauty with me. It’s nearing its end, yet Is this the leaf’s final destiny?! Nope, for through decomposition, it will continue to live on, giving its nutrients to the soil.

Which got me remembering how I’ve tried living and reliving the past, and then having to ask myself, how’s that working for you Linda? 🤷🏻‍♀️ and of course I’ve tried living for the future, waiting for that something better to come along, all the while life was passing me by…….

So, I choose to live my life Now, to embrace it and appreciate the moment. The ups, the downs, the curves and detours, because I know God has it mapped out, and with Faith, I follow 👣knowing exactly where my final destiny will be ✝️

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)

30 Days Of Gratitude…Day 19

Day 19 I Am Enough….Embracing the me I was born to be. What a gift to know my real Father made me for His purpose, and His love for me is unconditional ❤️🙏

But now, O LORD, you are our Father;

we are the clay, and you are our potter;

we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)

“Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.” ~Sister Catherine of Siena~

30 Days Of Gratitude…Day 18

Day 18 Thankful and Grateful to participate in the #onethousandgifts bible study 🙏

Eucharisteo is the Biblical Greek word that literally means to give thanks… what I believe Jesus did each and every day regardless of His circumstances. ~ Ann Voskamp

Father, I thank You that You have heard me. — John 11:41

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever… — Psalm 136:1-2

Living with losses, I may choose to still say yes to what He freely gives. ~ Ann

Eucharisteo means grace, thanksgiving, joy. It’s gratitude in action. Put to words. Put to motion.

It’s a turning. A widening. It’s easier to breathe.

Begin to wake to the wonder of the small… Begin to find joy in what really matters… in Who really matters. ~ Ann

Deep joy is only really found at the table of thanksgiving. ~ Ann

It’s both the invitation from and the door to Jesus. Thank You, Lord.

Eucharisteo.