Today I’m choosing to be grateful.
… for the unconditional love of my husband, who works tirelessly, and often without thanks, to provide for our family. He who sacrifices modern day “necessities” like cable tv  and a cell phone, so that I can be home.
… for the daily inspiration from my children, all five of the silly miracles . Healthy, beautiful, and ornery. Perfect distractions to the worries of the world. (and great “job security”) 😉
… for the privilege (and the surprise!) of turning both hobby and passion into a part-time income from home, easing the burden of teacher-salary living.
… for the friendship of dear ones who don’t always think like me, believe like me, or vote like me. 😉 Friends who stretch me, and pray with me. Who know me and love me anyway.
… for the knowledge that government can’t fix the important things. Not gonna happen. That’s up to you and me. Will we do it?
… for the certain hope that always and everywhere, in every situation, God’s got this! 
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