So today I will share withe you all again my gratitude list:
Thank you God for good friends, ones that even though 8 years have passed since our last meeting, we were able to pick up right where we left off and share the same heart felt company that we always have. Thank you God for old friends that I have seen more recently than 8 years and can still enjoy and cherish our friendship after 19, 18, and 17 years (three different friends that I go to see this past weekend).
Thank you God for less tension with my ex, eventhough it was hard for my ex to have the kids all weekend so that I could go and help an old friend a few hundred miles away.
Thank you God for my beautiful children, for thier laughter, their talents, and thier amazing strength.
Thank you God for perfect days--warm summer days with a cool breeze and plenty of sunshine, and a break from the massive heat of the last couple of weeks.
Thank you God for little cucumbers growing on the little vine of our potted cucumber plant, and thank you in advance for the tomotoes that will soon grow on our little tomato plants.
Thank you God for providing enough money for us to take a mini-vacation to the shore with the kids, for helping them be able to tent camp this year, and for the ability to make careful financial decisions allowing for both needs to me met and for the ability to find ways for the kids to experience more of this amazing world we live in.
Thank you God that the IRS audit should soon be nearing a close and that the refund check that I have so long been waiting for will be arriving soon after the audit is completed.
Thank you God for letting me know that you will always provide a means to meet my needs--be it with food from a friends overstocked pantry when they had to move, the chance to clean a house to make some extra money, or the opportunity to bring in some money through my writing. Thank you for showing me that if I meet you even a little bit and open myself up to alternative ways of doing things, that the answers and the funds are there for me.
Thank you God for helping me feel secure about the future, about how I will bring in enough money to meet my monthly living expenses and meet the kids needs. Thank you for helping me to trust that even as this contract position ends this month, that something good will come along in time to meet my family's needs. Thank you for helping me be open to whatever may come, and for showing me different ways to put myself out there so that I am ready for whatever or whoever you put in my path.