Fourteen Years of Blogging

Thanks for joining me in the space in the last fourteen years of blogging.
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Book Review: 365 Thank Yous By John Kralik

365 THANK YOUS The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life By: John Kralik Published: December 28, 2010 Publisher: Hachette Books Non-Fiction I was perusing the Audible app looking for my next audiobook. I noticed this book as the Audible Daily Deal and decided it sounded good enough to give it a…
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Book Review: The Gratitude Diaries By Janice Kaplan

THE GRATITUDE DIARIES How a Year Looking on the Bring Side Can Transform Your Life By: Janice Kaplan Published: August 18, 2015 Publisher: Dutton Non-Fiction Can choosing gratitude really change how you live your life? Janice Kaplan thinks so. Over the course of a year, Kaplan decided to change her thinking and rather than choosing…
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Review: Grace of Gratitude Journal By Deborah Purdue

 GRACE OF GRATITUDE JOURNAL By: Deborah Purdue Illustrated By: Tara Thelen Published: October 1, 2012 Publisher: Applegate Valley Publishing Several years ago I started keeping a Gratitude Journal, but like most new habits, it was easily pushed aside once life got busy.  I tried to write down 5-10 things I was grateful for every evening.…
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Giving Thanks

Today,  as you fill your bellies,  laugh with family,  receive hugs and kisses,  snuggle under a blanket,  and catch some extra sleep  give thanks for health,  happiness,  and unconditional love  because that is really, truly all that we need.  Happy Thanksgiving! 
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I’m Grateful Today

I’m in a grateful mood today.  How about you? It’s a beautiful day in Eastern Iowa. I was able to sleep in a bit this morning and enjoy laying in bed a little longer than normal. But, mostly, I’m grateful that Bennett is on the mend.  This is not a sight you want to see.…
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Grateful Hearts

Photo courtesy of CountryLiving.comPrayer from LIFE:Beautiful Magazine Summer 2013 Dear Lord, Bless this food to our bodies and our bodies to Your service. Give us grateful hearts and make us mindful of the needs of others as we share Your Word. Amen.
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 53. Tears of grief and so much love 54. Crisp, clean sheets 55. Heavy down comforter pulled up to my chin 56. Sparkling trees in the morning sun 57. My mom’s chicken and dumplings 58. Mother/Daughter time…when I’m the…
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy Ann Voskamp Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 48. A true day of rest 49. Healthy children 50. Gently falling snow 51. Electric Mattress Pad for a warm bed 52. Singing “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” in church, a favorite
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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp at Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 39. Supper with my parents and sister, catching up. 40. Reminder of Ash Wednesday and HIS ultimate sacrifice 41. Excitement bubbling over for our annual Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt 42. Unexpected romance 43. Love note 44. Date night 45.…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took

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