Friday, November 30, 2007

Santa secrets...


It is almost December and we are all focusing on Christmas...

I am focusing on my secret Santa swap on Yahoo! Harry Potter crafts group. I can't tell who is getting the loot, but I can say I think he/she is a lucky witch/wizard. There are sxxxxx and oxxxxxxxx and a cxxxx xxx full of cxxxxx (can't tell what yet either...don't want to spoil the surprise!). I had lots of fun painting, printing and knitting, and am about to go to the post office to send the lucky recipient their gifts. So the household in XX will be receiving this goody box soon...

No, I can't show you anything else yet...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thankfulness...

I see its been almost a month since I posted...hmmm...well...yeah. But today I want to talk about thankfulness.
I work in an adult mental health unit, and as such, I get to listen in on some of the group sessions. I have said that I get free counseling as a perk of my job. I have used some of the advice I have heard given to patients, and I am thankful that I can. There is not one of us who can't use a bit of free advice now and then.
Today, in one of the groups the patients were to write down what they are thankful for in themselves, and to thank themselves. I had never thought that way. I have always been thankful to the source of things outside myself, but never thought to thank myself for what I have done for myself. So, here goes...

Thanks for your creativity...it has been a source of great enjoyment.
Thanks for your caring spirit... it makes me feel needed and appreciated.
Thanks for your faith...it has sustained me through some hard times.
Thanks for your cheerfulness...even when I am not really cheerful, I act it and it has made others see that I care.
Thanks for your singing...it has cheered others who needed a bit of song, and has helped me share my faith.
Thanks for believing in me...even when no one but God did.

Most of all, though, I am thankful to the giver of all good things, my Lord and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Without him, I would not be creative, caring, faithful, cheerful, singing or believing. All I have is a gift from Him, and without Him I am truly nothing. Thank you, Lord.

To all of my family and friends, I wish you all good things, and I am thankful to have you all. I am a lucky woman.
Happy Thanksgiving.

I'm a Ravenclaw!