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Thankful 365 – April 2018

I have been working on this little project since the first of the year and here is Thankful 365 for April.  This was an idea that I saw and decided to try it out for myself.  In order to cultivate a grateful spirit I have written one positive and specific thought for each day.  This will be for an entire year but I will post it at the end of each month.


 

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April 1- Easter. Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice

April 2- Gardening. Set my first plants in the ground TODAY. Ah, blessed dirt!

April 3- Gardening

April 4 – My doctor! She is pretty awesome.

April 5- Care group- they’re my tribe!


April 6- It’s Friday and its been a long week. FriYAY!

April 7- My husband took 2 out of town calls that kinda ate up our Saturday but I’m glad that my son had a job to do to keep him busy and productive. The girls and I spent the day cleaning so we made the most of a rainy Saturday.

April 8- I’m thankful for wonderful church services that change lives for the better!

April 9- It was a crazy busy day but I’m thankful I had energy for it. I may not have much left but I got through today and made a big pot of chili for a cozy comfort food. Yum!

April 10- My dog. She was at the vet and we missed her. Its good to have her home.


April 11- My seedlings have sprouted!

April 12- My husband. Its his birthday today and I’m thankful for him. And for seeing friends who came just to wish my man a happy birthday 🎂

April 13- I’m thankful for a day off. I was not at my best but a rainy restful day was just the thing.

April 14- lazy Saturday. And we hired out cleaning the chicken coop! Nice!

April 15- Had fun with my bus kids. Love those babies!


April 16- Monday workday. Gettin’ stuff done!

April 17-My husband! He loves me enough to buy me treats when I’m crabby #lovehim #hesakeeper #scottiedoglicorice

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These little puppies are sooo cute and tasty!

April 18- Bert and Ernie! Not the Muppets, our new cows!

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These guys. They are cute but come fall they will be huge. They certainly round out the farm! #hennekefarm

April 19- Care group…my sides still ache!

April 20-It’s Friday!

April 21-We were go getters today! So much done! Whew!

April 22- I’m glad we had a relatively quiet Sunday. Sometimes its hopping and a bit too busy for me.

April 23- Thankful for tea today

April 24- Got to show the animals off to a friend today. Their autistic son loved them! It made me happy that he was so taken with them and enjoyed being outside.

April 25- Today I realized that it is entirely possible that I could have ended up childless. I have 3 kids but after a visit to the doctor I fully realized that had I not had children at a younger age time simply would have run out for them. I had a very small window and I took it. I’m so thankful I did!


April 26- Its Thursday and I’m tired but I’m glad to be tired for a reason. I have a family a home and work to do

April 27 – Field trip! And flying with the Young Eagles program!Free flight for kids 8-18

April 28- Blood screening and church clean up and a NAP! Busy but happy day

April 29- Church. My resting place.

April 30- My amazing nephew who turned 16 today!


It was a busy month and as I look into summer it will only get busier.  There is just so much that I am thankful for and it increases daily!

 

Looking for the good and wishing you the best!

Veronica

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Thankful 365 – March 2018

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This another one of my projects for 2018. In case you are wondering why in the world I am posting at the end of the month I will give you a quick explanation. Gratitude has been something that I have struggled with. I want to cultivate a thankful heart. In order to focus on the positive I will be posting at the end of each month one positive thought for every day (or nearly every day). My goal is to completely transform my natural inclination to spot the negatives first and replace that with the ability to see the good in every day. Bring on the goodness!


Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.


 

March 1- I am thankful for my care group (weekly Bible study). We are a family. We laugh and cry together. We are the church in touchable form. Love them.

March 2- A new month budget wise. We had a rough February but March is looking good!

March 4- My beautiful cake!

March 5- Friends and getting the house clean🏡and baby goats🐐!

March 6- A quiet evening…ah….

March 7- Good preaching!

March 8- Ladies meeting! This has been a wonderful time to refresh my spirit. I need that. I need God and daily connection to His word and strength.

March 9- No School! Always a surefire way to make my day!

March 10- Back on THM (Trim Healthy Mama) My body needs this.

 


 

March 11- Helping others. Sometimes its the best remedy in helping ourselves.

March 12- Homemade Frosting! (Not on THM) but soooooo delicious!

March 13- Health insurance (even crummy ones)I’m thankful I’m covered!

March 14- Friends! Silver and gold I tell ya!

March 15- The beauty of a sunrise. I’ve seen some glorious performances lately.

March 16- My sister. Its her birthday. And she’s awesome.

March 17- A nap! Because life needs a reset once in a while

March 18 – Prayer, its good for what ails ya

March 19- Spring Break! And Toby the scoby!

March 20- A snuggly day at home… Sometimes being in your cozy place is just the therapy you need

 


 

March 21- Full house purge, yes! Bring on the clear floors and organized closets!

March 22- Getting the house and grounds ship shape …read about our deck scrubbing adventure

March 23- Saw my new provider today and she is exactly the person I need to help me work my way to better health! Feeling motivated to make good changes for myself! Had fun at the chamber banquet as well 🙂

March 24- Very sniffly around here but I’m thankful that I can be home resting and chug a lugging my hot tea! And books by Alexander McCall Smith…I may have read a few this past week…

March 25- I’m thankful for an amazing church service that restored my soul. Sometimes you get those moments that just pierce into the heart of the matter and make your path clear. I’m thankful for a God who loves me and fights my battles.

March 26- My girlfriend!!!😍

March 27- Work

March 28- Sudafed….

March 29- Good times with my care group

March 30- GOOD FRIDAY!

March 31- The Easter play- a wonderful way to appreciate the sacrifice of a our great God

 


 

 

Looking forward to a new month and more blessings!