Thank you, Lord, for a great year

Light reflects light on the canal next to my condo / I didn’t really see the beauty until I looked at the photo

Dear Friends / Dear God,

These are the things I am thankful for during 2012. . .

(not in any particular order)

+ My new dog Shoney who is just a lovely and loving little creature and a real blessing

+ For my health

+ That I can pay my mortgage and my bills and put food on my table                                                                                     

+ My trusty burgundy Mitsubishi Eclipse Spider convertible which is great fun to drive

+ Realizing that I am a thinking / feeling / willing /  imperfect human being

+ My weaknesses that make me depend on God for my strength

+ Being with my brother priests at the inaugural assembly of the Association of United States Catholic Priests

+ My talent for writing and photography

+ The sun, the clouds, the flowers, the trees, the ducks  and my lovely condo I enjoy every day

+ For the people I care for

+ For the people who care for me

+ My trusty Macbook Pro computer

+ A crystal clear pool in our condo courtyard in which to swim laps

+ The gift of contemplative prayer

+  For my Catholic faith and the gift of my priesthood

+  For the Second Vatican Council

+  For You! my faithful readers

+ And finally, my loving relationship with my heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit

” Rejoice always,

             Pray without ceasing.

 In all circumstances give thanks,

            for this is God’s will  for you in Christ Jesus.”

  I Thessalonians 5: 16-18

Now, before you go, here’s a beautiful slideshow with great music simply entitled “Thank You, God.” Click here.

Thank YOU, my beloved readers.

May 2013 be a good year for you and your family.

Bob Traupman

contemplative writer

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