Thankful Thoughts on a Stormy Day

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On a stormy day it’s good to focus on thankful thoughts. Here are more I am adding to my One Thousand (or more) Gifts.

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Light in the midst of the storm.

  1. Good health screening results for my sister.
  2. Ripe concord grapes.
  3. My amazing quote book (Forty Thousand Sublime and Beautiful Thoughts compiled by Charles Noel Douglas).
  4. A white butterfly dancing on the breeze.
  5. Warmth—gotta love summer!
  6. Completing a magazine submission.
  7. Shimmering wild grape jelly and syrup and elderberry jelly—tastes awesome too!
  8. Uplifting music.
  9. Rachel using her communication device in front of her entire class (pressing three buttons!)—Wow, as indicated in the last post, this is a biggie; we’ve been working on it for years!
  10. Successful surgery for my nephew.
  11. Safe travel home from South Dakota for my Mom, Dad, and Josh (nephew).
  12. Playing a mean game of “monkey-in-the-middle.”
  13. Crisp, calm morning after a thunderous night (must have been a long night for tent campers!)
  14. Dry house out of the storm.
  15. Ability to take walks.
  16. Watching white-breasted nuthatches (one of my favorite birds) find food.
  17. The affection of pets.
  18. Orange juice in the morning (my equivalent of the coffee kick).
  19. Warm peanut butter chip chocolate cookies—Daniel’s request.
  20. Cutting hair—really! Although not my favorite thing to do, it is a great time to chat with my children and my husband.

“Gratitude is a soil on which joy thrives.” —Auerbach

Gratitude is a soil on which joy thrives. —Auerbach #gratitude #quote Share on X

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,” Ephesians 5:20 

Reflections: What are you most grateful for? Have you noticed a connection between being thankful and living a joyful life?

By His Grace,


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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

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