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New Year Blessings Continue

It's a new year and I continue to count my every day blessings.  When I'm on the lookout for those blessings, my perspective changes.  I focus on what is good.

Philippians 4:8 says:
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

I've passed the #1,000 blessing mark and I want to keep going.

Was I in the movie "Frozen"?  No, but I was so excited when Greg agreed to go with me to see the movie.  I wanted to see this movie as most of the children in our preschool class have been talking about it.  My after school class of four and five year old children even act out the scenes on the playground and know many of the words to the songs.  I hear "Do you want to build a snowman?" from sweet little voices.  So of course, I wanted to see it for myself.

I was also very excited that the scenery was ...Norway, the land of my ancestors.  I even entered a Disney contest to win a trip to Norway.  That's why my Viking photo is inserted into the Frozen frame.

I'm back at school after a two week vacation.  How fun to work at a school and have that time off.  As a nurse, you have to work many holidays.  On our first day back, the children were entertained by a puppet show. How fun to watch their faces and see them transfixed as they watched the puppets interact. They were invited to sing along if they knew the songs.  Of course, they did!

Did I mention that I love children?  Three year old Brody was making believe he was a bumble bee. He kept making a buzzing sound around my face and I pretended to be scared.  He looked at me and said, "Miss Debbie, it's me; Brody". I had to laugh as kids say the cutest things.

#1013 The cute sayings of little children
#1014 The excitement and wonder of new things
#1015  Seeing "Frozen" the movie
#1016  Red geraniums blooming in my window box
#1017  Beautiful weather in Phoenix in the middle of winter
#1018  Using a few gift cards I received for Christmas
#1019  Spending my two weeks off with Greg

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

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. I totally enjoyed Frozen! Though I guess now that I think of it, I totally enjoy ALL the kids movies, haha. Loved reading your blessings here. Have a good week!

  2. I LOVE that you are continuing to count your blessings AND already past 1000!!! I have yet to take my daughter to see Frozen -- I heard it was sad.?.?.? Happy Back To School today! Have a great one!!!! PS ~ LOVE the cute pic of you!

  3. I've seen many talk about Frozen, haven't seen it. That's wonderful you passed 1000!!!!! Have a nice week my friend!

  4. I have not seen Frozen yet, but my daughter (13) can't wait to see it again! Love your blessings! The way you see Him in your ordinary is so encouraging.

  5. "When I'm on the lookout for those blessings, my perspective changes." Yes. That can make such a difference, can't it? I'm glad you're still counting too!

    I want to see 'Frozen'. We saw 'Saving Mr Banks' over the holiday break and loved it.

  6. I certainly came to your place at just the right moment...I have been complaining about how hectic things are for me right now but I just need to choose joy and count my blessings and things that need to get done will.....Thanks sweet friend....

  7. I can just feel the joy in this post. Have to see that film too.
    By the way, the kids are adorable:)

  8. Welcome back to school, Debbie! I'm dying to see Frozen since I love Disney movies but my Sarah (21) wants me to wait until she's back home. I love that you're continuing your blessing count. BTW -- You looked adorable!

  9. Ben and I haven't seen Frozen yet, but I have it on the to do list. I love your list! and most importantly your heart!!!

  10. Well, I think Hubby and I MUST go see Frozen for sure. I've heard so much about it!
    Yes, our daughter and DIL are both teachers and love, love the time of that they get to enjoy each year. Can't beat it! Blessings for this new year!


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