11.17.2014

Mercies along the way... {entry no.47}

"The quality of mercy is not strained; 
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven 
Upon the place beneath. 
It is twice blest- 
It blesseth him that gives, 
and him that takes."   
                         -Shakespeare

I used to be a thankful person.  Positive.  Aware of my blessings.  Enjoying simple things, but in tune with the bigger picture.  Slowly and without intention, I began to allow circumstances and the busyness of life to cloud my vision.

So, I'm trying something new, somewhat inspired by this author.  Mercies along the way is a place for me to begin reclaiming that piece of myself.  Every Monday you'll find me here, sharing bits of my life that I am finding joy in.
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1241. jackson presenting a portion of a speech at the veteran's day program. lots of practice.
1242. school with asrat going well.
1243. how cozy my home feels when it's snowing outside
1244. prettiness of snow. calm.
1245. leaf, pinecone and bark collections
1246. new mornings
1247. staying through a meeting. a good, redemptive meeting.
1248. first real snow. ezra and asrat's excitement.
1249. surprised by seeing and old friend at church with good, happy news.

11.10.2014

Mercies along the way...{entry no.46}

"The quality of mercy is not strained; 
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven 
Upon the place beneath. 
It is twice blest- 
It blesseth him that gives, 
and him that takes."   
                         -Shakespeare

I used to be a thankful person.  Positive.  Aware of my blessings.  Enjoying simple things, but in tune with the bigger picture.  Slowly and without intention, I began to allow circumstances and the busyness of life to cloud my vision.

So, I'm trying something new, somewhat inspired by this author.  Mercies along the way is a place for me to begin reclaiming that piece of myself.  Every Monday you'll find me here, sharing bits of my life that I am finding joy in.
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1227. monday night shopping trip. winter and concert gear found.
1228. brad off on monday nights after several years of working every single one
1229. cars still running
1230. the library
1231. e and e singing in programs. erkinesh's solo.
1232. conversations
1233. eggs. i love eggs.
1234. a call telling me there is fresh ethiopian food waiting for us
1235. a good thrift stop. getting some things done the next day.
1236. a couple hours out with a friend. adult conversation
1237. anticipation of snow
1238. baby shower fun for my cousin
1239. food and friends around our table. laughter. slower pace that makes this possible.
1240. monday mornings. productive. excitement of the week ahead.