* TToT for me

That’s Ten Things of Thankful, and after reading Lizzi’s TToT post, I regret every complaint I’ve spewed this past week.  Lizzi endured an excruciating emergency surgery and yet she found MORE than ten things for which to be grateful.  In that spirit, I am thankful for grace in its many forms.

#1.  Grace to change.  As I was driving home this week, tired but wanting to be grateful, I told myself I still have time to become a grateful person.  I thought about a relative who ended up as bitter as an unripe persimmon.  “I don’t want to be her when I grow up!” I thought, then realized I am grown up.  I am grateful for the grace I’m given each day to make better choices.

#2.  Grace by example.  My dearest widower endured a week of illness while training folks out of town.  Never complaining once.  Asking me today if he could bring me a cup of tea.  Oh my, I am grateful for his love and example.

#3.  Grace in huge doses.  Dear and precious friends who offer grace when I fall short.  My psychologist widower says it’s my attachment disorder. Now that I’m grown up, I should be past that, should feel more, trust more.  BUT I am grateful for the opportunities to practice and copy grace from others.

#4.  Grace in forgiveness.  This week I was weeding a family’s yard in order to restore their Bermuda grass lawn.  And I accidentally sprayed Bermuda grass killer on a chunk of their lawn!  They said, “No worries!  What can we do to help?”  Oh my.

#5.  Grace in tough times.  When I felt too sick to live up to a commitment today, a friend texted me, “No worries lady!! Take care of yourself!!”  Oh my.

#6.  Grace for my scheduling glitches.  I did not show up to tutor because I got my dates mixed up.  The mom told me not to worry and she meant it.

#7.  Grace for teaching. Joy of joys, the kiddo from #6 was actually disappointed to miss a lesson!  As hard as tutoring has been for him!

#8.  More grace for teaching.  Every school day, I walk into a room where a student shrieks with excitement at my arrival.  How can I ever be grateful enough for such love?  Such opportunity?  Oh my.

#9.  Grace for chocolate.  DId you know I was once allergic to chocolate?  Like eating-glass- allergic?  And then I was healed??  This is not a small thing.  I love chocolate.

#10.  Grace for blogging.  I have not been able to blog consistently in the past little while, yet faithful readers- and new ones- continue to encourage me.  Thank you for reading!  


Just as I am, without one plea….

10 thoughts on “* TToT for me

  1. Now this is GORGEOUS! So much grace and graciousness and LOVELY lovely thankfulness. BUT…don’t undermine the things which upset you and make you grumpy, or tell yourself you ‘shouldn’t’ be, because so-and-so has it worse. There’s a time for right perspective and there’s a time when it’s appropriate to acknowledge that you’re going through a hard time, and that things actually, in fact, do suck. So…it’s okay. And you’re WONDERFUL ❤

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  2. It sounds like you are surrounded by so many lovely people, kids included. That was lovely of your partner to be feeling rough but still offer to get you a cuppa. Your persimon comment made me laugh ^_^ I need to practice forgiveness more and stop annoying myslef with angry thoughts about the past – like, get over it already! I saw in my comments you blogged about me chuck. Thank you again! I’ll check it out now xxx

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