Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday Five: My Name Spells Gratitude

A wise person once told me to make an ABC list of things I am grateful for any time I feel sad or depressed. It is a good practice when one is feeling happier than that, too. So for this Friday Five, I suggest that you use your name or nickname of about five letters and express your gratitude about something that starts with each letter. Some people have longer names, so you decide how you will go about this! (Last names, middle names, and nicknames count!)

Oy vey! If you knew my name you might suggest something else! LOL! Oh well, here goes:

Y: youthfulness. The calendar may disagree but I am thankful for the playfulness and fun of youth that I have carried into these middle years.

V: vibrancy. It goes with the youthful can be fun and God wants us to live it to the fullest! I thoroughly enjoy the richness of life and am grateful for each and every day.

O: ornery. I can be stubborn. And sometimes, that stubborn, "orneriness" is a gift! I can dig in when I believe stongly in something and credit God with the strength to stand firm.

N: not normal. A wise person once said that "normal" was a setting on the dryer. I don't fit my image of a middle-aged clergy person ergo, I am not normal...and I'm ok with that!

N: I've got two "N's" so I'll simply refer you to the one above...

E: enthusiastic? extraordinary? eccentric? elated? Yes, elated. I am elated with the way my life has shaped up, especially after some really tough years. God is good, all the time!

I've been gone from the RevGals group for some time and am glad to be returning! Another example of God working things out in my life...