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Shishandra Devlin is the writer, poet, fashionista, and creative mind behind this avenue.  She loves to create budget friendly fits through shopping, sewing,  or thrifiting that are thought provokingly cute, yet economically savvy. 

7 Things I Am Grateful for Today!

August 16, 2019

When was the last time you took a break and had a moment to yourself to write down the things that you are grateful for?!? You may have to think about that answer.  Well, last month I shared on FFH how one of my goals was to stop complaining and to have a "Heart of Gratitude."

 

Today, I would like to share with you 7 Things I Am Grateful for Today!  

 

1. I am grateful for LIFE.

 

I know what you may be thinking...  Well, of course, you should be grateful for LIFE!  Well, it happens for me, especially If I am rushing I may forget to say "Thank you Lord for waking me up as I am Grateful for my LIFE."  I have learned that though I strive for perfection I am imperfect.  Taking out the time to practice gratitude is a concerted effort.  This action of practicing gratitude is all-encompassing that God allows me to have life.

 

 

 

2.  I am grateful for my family and friends.

 

I know this could be considered 2 separate gratefulness affirmations. Yet, I have friends who have become family.  I have family members that we are connected more than just by blood, we care, we help each other, we cry together, we laugh, and we have fun.  I am grateful for my family and friends.

 

 

 

3. I am grateful that God has given me the ability to have provisions.

 

I use the word provisions as it is defined as the supplies of food and other necessary things. Some necessary provisions that I need to survive are food, water, air, clothing, and shelter. I am grateful for them.

 

4. I am grateful for God's Love.

 

Listen, I am so grateful for God's love and it is so unexplainable yet, he "Loves Conveniently."  The love that he has for me I can share with others.  That love he has for me is so merciful and filled with grace.  I am grateful for God's love.  

 

5. I am grateful for having transportation.

 

So last year, I brought myself a new car the day before my birthday.   I am grateful that I was able to buy a new car and my mom was blessed with my old SUV.  One of the things I have learned is to be thankful that I can be a blessing to my family and others.  I am grateful for transportation as I can have reliable transportation to travel. 

 

 

 

6. I am grateful for healing.

 

So in April, I wrote about "Grieving Well" and how there isn't a perfect way to grieve.  Grieving takes time and going through this process I have experienced a lot of healing.  The healing is continual and spans over time. It has not been easy yet, I am learning a lot about myself, others, and how beautiful healing can since I opened my heart to it. 

 

 

 

7. I am grateful for a heart of service.

 

The last few years I have been able to serve whether it was at church, with Toastmasters, or Junior League of Tallahassee.  I have a heart of service.  Recently, I was able to plan an event with a great group of JLT members called "Kids' Boutique."  This event prepared at least 101 children in the Leon County area for back to school.  The children received a shopping spree for clothing and a backpack full of school supplies.  I loved being able to see the children's face light up with joy.  I am grateful to have a heart of service. 

 

 

 

I have shared with you the 7 Things I am Grateful for Today!! This list is a lot longer in my journal.  I challenge you to take a moment and write a list of things that you are grateful for today.

 

"Embrace God, Love You, & Be Fashioned For Him!"

 

With Care,

 

Shishandra Devlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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