Playing the Glad Game!

I’m inspired by the “gratitude” posts I read, and I’m more than glad to take opportunity to share some things I’m grateful for, and about.  Like Pollyanna, I’m going to make a goal of playing the *Glad Game…hopefully, each week (no specific day assigned yet).  So, here we go:

a) my toilet is fixed, Hallelujah!

b) did my grocery shopping yesterday (before the wind and rain), ready for St Pat’s dinner🍀

c) grateful for good books—my 2 current fave authors:  Fredrik Backman and Wm Kent Krueger; just finished Krueger’s fabulous Blood Hollow and started Beartown by Backman…already thoroughly engaging!

d) also reading Steven Furtick’s Seven-Mile Miracle, which I’m using as a Lenten study because the theme is the last 7 things Jesus said from the Cross (need I say I’m thankful for God’s grace?)

e) thankful for folks I meet on the blogs…a rich group of talented people with hugely generous hearts toward one another💕

f) glad and grateful the forecasted snow showers are only rain today, great excuse to not go out!

g) forever thankful for my best-sister-friend; we’ve not met in person, but her faithful love and support always exceed the long geographic miles between us💕

h) grateful I made the decision to reduce my cable cost by losing a bunch of TV channels I’ve not missed at all!

i) thankful to not be fearful about Coronavirus…maybe having other issues is a blessing😉 

j) always and ever grateful to JESUS, my Rock and Anchor…faith in Him is imperative to me, not an option.

I’ll add one more today:  I’m way glad and thankful it’s Friday, even if the 13th…I need a weekend, how ’bout you?

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollyanna

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.


15 thoughts on “Playing the Glad Game!

  1. I love your glad game sweet sister Rhen. I too am not worrying about the virus. I use to love the story about Pollyanna too.
    Hope you have a blessed weekend my friend. Love you bunches. 😘😘😘

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  2. Gratitude is always a gift to yourself. I love your list. The fear of the corona virus is rampant here. I am trying not to get sucked in. I’ll be grateful each day when challenges lessen. And, yay, the weekend is here 🙂

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    1. You’re so right, Andrea–gratitude feeds our own souls, with plenty left over to share 🙂 ❤ I have no fear of the virus, personally, though I'm concerned for the more vulnerable folks. So, I'm not getting sucked into the panic…but there's a low-level anxiety which has penetrated the atmosphere and can be 'contagious', leading me to stay home (as usual). There was no toilet paper at the grocery store today (but I have 30 rolls I bought months ago)–and I noticed that the manager has put notices on certain shelves, limiting the amounts people can buy of staples and popular items. I've not experienced anything like this before, it seems very surreal. Hope you are doing well–we're all in this together 🙂 ❤

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      1. Very surreal. What is it about toilet paper that has people so wound up? The same thing is happening near me. It is very surreal. Kind of like preparing for a blizzard, but on steroids.

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        1. Hahahahahaha, a blizzard on steroids–YES!! People have lost their minds…I’m more annoyed by the bare shelves, than concerned for myself about the virus. Having to pay jacked up prices on Amazon for “normal” items is going to get old fast…not to mention expensive. BUT, we will survive–because that’s what we DO!! 🙂

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    1. Dear Punam, I’m glad to count you among my friends here in the blog world. I can’t tell you how much good it did me to write this post–amazing, what happens when we adjust our focus–yaaaayyy! Much love💕

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