No Visa again.
Apparently our agency office was open today, and there were Visas that came in, but unfortunately not ours. I didn't feel like joining the gratitude community today. I'm on #1 000 and I was simply going to give thanks for not having an ulcer yet. However, after I was reminded of the importance of giving thanks and was challenged by my dear friend on her blog, to read Psalm 100, I changed my mind.
http://www.heathershomewardjourney.blogspot.com/ (Heather's blog)
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God, it is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations."
my list continues...
#1 000- #1 020-no ulcers yet
-Visas came in today
-families who will soon be united with their children
-nice visit today with a long time friend
-lunch and nice visit with another long time friend last week
-running with the sound of crunching leaves underneath my shoes
-smell of leaves/fall
-love of apples (I think we need to grow our own apple trees)!
-love of sports
-friend's prayers answered
-moving my office space
-out for dinner
-date night tonight watching "Inside Hanna's Suitcase"
-survivors of the Holocaust willing to tell their story
-fun, reliable baby sitters
-others' inspiring blogs