Sharing my not-Mother’s-Day roses♥
Hello, Glad Game groupies! I think I see new faces, so for your benefit I’ll explain: the Glad Game originated in the book, Pollyanna (which became a popular series). “Pollyanna” was a young gal ‘cursed with optimism’…she could find silver linings in darkest clouds. I didn’t learn about her till I was 59, but she contributed to that being a banner year. So now I focus on “gratitudes” daily, and bring you my list each week. Here we go!
a) I’m beyond thankful it’s Friday…the week was fast and busy. Grocery shopping is braved during “senior hours”—Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 am; and because I’m allergic to getting up early, I stay up all night. Fortunately, I don’t shop every week🛒 And I’m making progress in obeying the One-Way directional signs at each store aisle…who’d-a-thunk we’d be doing such crazy things?!
b) My grocery store features “$5-Fridays”, with certain items reduced in price to attract shoppers. The offers don’t always interest me, but I’m thankful cheese was the must-have bargain today! Soon I’ll look like a “Big Cheese”🙂 But you’ll be proud of me…I resisted the bakery’s $5/dozen donuts. (Okay, I confess: yesterday I bought 2 packages of molasses cookies on sale.)
c) Very grateful for sunny days, and that dawn’s “bright” arrives earlier now. Pandemic precautions may pinch, but they’d be far worse if this trying time had started in Fall–Winter, when DARK is the word.
d) Cinco de Mayo was less festive than in previous years, however I did make a fabulous “Layered Black Bean Dip”. Delish and addictive…thankful I managed to eat only 2 pans of it throughout the week. It’s easy/quick and I’ll happily share the recipe, if you request🙂
e) Exciting news: I’m grateful to have been matched up with a nice Senior Companion Volunteer. Our first meeting was by phone, or course, but I think it will be an enjoyable association once the end of “social distancing” permits face-to-face visits.
f) I continue thankful prayers for the extra financial/food assistance I’ve received…a huge blessing which I don’t take for granted. This month, it enabled me to double the amount I send to the local mission which helps homeless and hungry folks in far-more-dire straits than mine. I’m not boasting—merely glad and grateful to “be of use”. The Lord loves a cheerful giver!*
g) Alrighty-then! My concluding gratitude is always the same, and ever from my sincere heart. I’m thankful the Lord God continues to find me worthy of His loving attention, protection and provision. Everyday, each week, He fills me with His grace, hope, peace and JOY…abundance to share with you, my friends and family afar. Thank you for your lovely comments, our little chats bless me big-time🙂
May God make His Presence known to you in special ways, enriching your days with surprise blessings as we “keep keeping-on”♥Rhen
*“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give , not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Berean Study Bible