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The Blessing of Rain and Good Health

Rain is a rare event in Phoenix.  However, this past weekend we experienced rain.  My red geraniums loved the rain.  As I count my every day blessings, I'm so thankful for the rain in the desert of Phoenix.

There have been many children in our school who have been out sick.  Children tend to forget to cover their mouths when they cough. So, our Pre-K 3 class had a lesson from Nurse Brandie.

The children learned about washing their hands with warm water and soap.  They had to sing "Happy birthday to me" two times so they would realize how long they should be washing.

The next day when we were in computer class, Sam asked to go to the bathroom.  In the quiet classroom, the computer teacher and I looked at one another and laughed as we heard singing coming from the bathroom.  "Happy birthday to Sam, happy birthday to Sam ..." He remembered to sing it twice as he washed his hands.

The children practiced how to cover their coughs.  They use their elbow instead of their hands so they don't pass germs when they touch someone.  Now I hope we will all stay healthy through the rest of the school year.

Source: facebook.com via Pat on Pinterest

And so I continue to count my every day blessings ...

#650  Rain in the desert of Phoenix
#651  Beautiful flowers in bloom
#652  Hearing my dad's voice on the phone
#653  Reconnecting with more friends from my past on Facebook
#654  Looking forward to seeing my friend Kathleen of Sassy Granny
#655  Hearing the sound of rain on my roof
#656  The consistency of eating healthier
#657  Feeling stronger as I continue to do my exercise
#658  Encouragement from my Weigh-In Wednesday Facebook group
#659  Sharing what God is teaching me in this season
#660  Rereading "Abide in Christ" by Andrew Murray
#661  Almost finished with "A Heart that Dances" study by Catherine Martin

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.

I'm also linking up with Kim of At Home with Kim for Morning Moments.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. Good Morning. Rain has been great, however, I'm ready for it to move along. Am trying to avoid the sickness but I'm not sure that I'm winning. I'm working on "The Plan" and it seems to be working. I'm so grateful. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

  2. Oh it's that time of year where all the germs seem to be making everyone around us sick. So cute that the children are learning to prevent that. We are getting rain here today too... a nice change from the snow and ice! :) Thanks so much for linking up!!!

  3. Really cute post and reminded me so much of my teaching days. I had to smile also.

    And I love the prayer! Me too!

  4. We enjoyed some wonderful rain this week-end too. California never gets much either. I enjoyed it! Soo much flu going around, wish EVERYONE would practice more with covering their mouths and washing their hands. Enjoy your day!

  5. Debbie - what an encouraging post! I haven't thought of Andrew Murray in many years, although I read him quite a lot when I was younger.

    Glad you are enjoying a season of some nice rain. blessings to you - Marsha

  6. So glad you are getting some rain...it just makes everything so fresh....

    I love reading the stories about your kids at school....as well as your gratitude list....You always encourage me when I visit...

  7. I'm happy for your geraniums too. They are such lovely grandmother plants. I'm trying my best to get them survive the winter in my living room, waiting for spring and warmer weather.
    I like that "Happy birthday" singing. I just might do that myself. I'm afraid I am to fast when washing.
    Have a wonderful, joyful week.

  8. I am really trying to teach my little one the importance of washing hands, covering cough, etc. Great post!!

  9. I am just laughing about him singing...I can just hear it...how precious.

    You are doing so well on your health and weight...go girl! Your reading looks great also...sounds like a great study.

  10. I was thinking about that very thing today, singing HB twice while washing my hands. How funny! That really is a long time, but guess it's needed to get rid of all the cooties. :o)

    My little Princess has the flu and I'm keeping her until she's recovered and can return to her sitter. She's felt rotten!

    Enjoyed your thankful list!

  11. So glad my Phoenix phriends are getting some moisture! I love your gratitude list, and I join you on several. Particularly talking to my dad, and also Abiding in Christ. Oh, I love me some Andrew Murray!

    Have a great week, Debbie!

  12. Grateful for the outpouring of rain in Phoenix! Oh and it's so important to teach the little ones how to keep themselves and others germ free. This has been such a hard season already for the cold/flu bug. Praying you have a beautiful week!


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