Many, many years ago, I accidentally ordered two copies of a book.

Today, my friend came over and brought her husband.

He saw my library and gasped. He walked into the library and saw, on my shelf, the book of which I own two copies.

“I love this book!” he exclaimed.

“Do you own it?” I asked.

“Just the e-book,” he replied.

I was so delighted to be able to give him a never opened copy of the book.

I guess it wasn’t a mistake in ordering after all.

This is what I am grateful for today.

What are you grateful for today?

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  1. I’m thankful for the long fall we’ve had and the beautiful, warm weather. Weather in Minnesota this time of the year can be so unpredictable and I’m very thankful for this as we head into winter.

  2. Grateful for a vacation trip with family n friends. Grateful also for my prayer group of moms and seeing them pray alongside of me in faith and perseverance for our children. Grateful for opportunities to conduct art classes and speak about the gift of art that the Lord has given me. I got to sell my paintings in a show in October; I got a new website to sell my paintings and also got to decorate Kohls break room ( where i work)with two of my paintings and tomorrow to do an art social for the kids and their families at my church.

  3. I am grateful that my husband and I are in Kelowna, BC, to visit my daughter and her family. We are going to have an American Thanksgiving at my SIL’s parent’s house; I so enjoy my time with them. We are also going to do some canning😊 This is the first time in 5 1/2 years that my husband has been here (the last was their wedding); I have been here more. It was so nice to travel with him as we usually travel separately, me to see the kids and grandkids and him for work. Such a wonderful blessing❣️

  4. I am grateful for the log shed my husband built, the dry logs and kindling and cheerful fire burning in the grate and warming us.

  5. I’m grateful for a heating pad, which is making arti-ritis settle down! I’m also very grateful that I maintain my sense of humor.

  6. I am grateful for rain and snow that has fallen in the last few days. We need it for our water supply in the summer.

  7. The process of “letting go” is something I’m currently grateful for: things, bad habits, broken stuff. Pruning out the unhelpful and old bits is very cathartic for me! I’ve been purging my house and reorganizing like a crazy woman but it’s long-overdue and such a weight is lifting. More importantly, I’ve been working hard at changing my heart and am feeling such peace and growth from it. The garden is next for the clean-up! Huzzah!
    Also, you can’t name a book without naming a book. 😉 Brandy, curious to the double purchase.

  8. I am thankful for having my son, DIL and their 7 year old triplets here. 7 years ago the triplets were premies in NICU and now they are healthy and thriving!

  9. I *firmly* believe duplicates come into our lives for a reason. I just wait for that reason to be revealed. I am so happy you were able to share the love of a book with another!

  10. I love this! I had a similar thing happen this summer. My daughter and I both signed up for a library program that included a signed book. I had no idea what to do with mineA month or so later, I was at a pancake breakfast and ran into some of the sisters who work at my hospital. We were chatting and learned one of them liked that type of book. It was fun to surprise her!

    Grateful today for whatever is helping me breathe. Yay cold…

  11. I’m grateful for my beautiful daughter . While on vacation with my oldest child , my youngest was in a car wreck. By the grace of God she is alive. The car is totaled and my PTSD is triggered but my sweet child is still living. As I lay here next to her , I’m listening to her soft breathing . I’m grateful she has always paid attention to my tips on how to control a car that is literally out of control. My father ,as a race car driver always took time to prepare us as well as one can be. There is no measurement of the love I have for my dear children. Blessings friends

  12. It’s a beautiful sunshine morning and I am reflecting on how thankful I am that I have a sewing machine and learned how to sew at a young age. For Thanksgiving I made napkins and a pillow to give as a hostess gift at each of the two relatives we are staying with and visiting. Working on a tree skirt now. Next will be patching a canvas cover for a boat. The cover has seen it’s better day but still worth fixing. I am also thankful for YouTube videos that show you how to make mitered corners and how to cut bias binding on a 45 degree angle for curves on a quilted tree skirt.

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