Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Counting Our Blessings - Link Up!

Choosing to be joyful in hard times can be difficult. It really is a choice. I don't want to make it sound like I'm just a ball of joy every day. I'm not. I have really cranky days because I'm so tired of all I'm going through. Or I'm really tired. Or I'm in a lot of pain - or all three! However, I'm so thankful I have Jesus because He gives me the ability to be joyful most of the time. That's why I love to count my blessings - one by one.

93. Every year I tell myself that I'm going to get my very favorite fragrance at Bath & Body Works and every year, I miss out! I'm either too early or too late to find it. What am I talking about? Twisted Peppermint, of course!

I did get some last year because my very best friend got me some - bless her heart! On our way home from my doctor's appointment, my son went into Bath & Body Works and found me a treasure trove of this wonderful stuff. He came out with two bags! I'm so thrilled! I wear this fragrance all year long, when I have it. My sister is the one who first got me some and I've been hooked ever since. One time she was wearing it in the bookstore and some lady told her that she smelled so good - "Like how the angels must smell!" LOL Anything good enough for angels is good enough for me and I have to agree with that lady - it's wonderful. What a blessing to have my favorite fragrance!!

94.  I've gotten three knee shots in my knee and it's been such a relief. I was having so much pain in my left knee that I could barely walk. I'm still having pain, but it's lessened and I'm so thankful. I'm also thankful for my amazing pain doctor who is so caring and kind. He's a blessing to me, for sure!

95.  Okay - you're probably going to either laugh at this or think I'm a total weirdo, but I'm so happy that every weekday I get to watch "Emergency" and "CHiPs"! LOL

I just love these shows because they have great story lines and are totally free from sexual innuendo and extreme violence. They both also have their humorous moments and I just love that I get a little chuckle every afternoon. It's such a blessing to have the classic TV shows!

96.  Mitzi continues to bless me in so many ways! She is so smart! She's learned to sit on command and even dances for her treats. She is such a little snuggle girl and just loves me with no questions asked. I can't imagine my life without her as she brings me such joy! Here are some recent close-up pictures of her. She needs a haircut really bad so don't judge her by her sad hair-do! She'll be getting a bath and a trim here in a couple days when I get some energy to do so. What a wonderful girl and blessing she is!

Please share your own link up and count your blessings, too! I would really appreciate you sharing my button on your blog (look at the top for the page with my buttons) when you share. I pray your week is full of many blessings!!

Blessings - Julie


  1. Your classic shows made me smile. :)
    And Mitzi too. She always makes me smile.
    I am so very blessed that my shots helped reduce my pain also. And my new med is doing it. And of course prayer. I am praying for you!

  2. I loved your list and your little Mitzy is adorable. She looks like a sweet little baby. i love the fragrance too. Brittany bought it for hand soap at the studio and she has the spray, i need to get some for myself i want to take a bath in it lol, loved your list. I did try to link up not sure if i did it right...not sure what to look for. (((hugs)))

  3. Thanks for linking up at Soul Survival. Thanksgiving blessings!

  4. Julie, thank you for sharing your blessings with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! And I must say that we love our little pug dog as well, God's creation truly are blessings :)


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