The Gratitude Project: Week 2

This is how I have spent the majority of the past two weeks – drafting articles. Handwriting them, rather than sitting at the computer typing. I am finding my thoughts are flowing easier with the “old school” style of writing, although I do enjoy the quickness of typing.


However, I recognize I have been quiet on my blog this week. Partly, to allow my Memorial Day article to receive as much reading exposure as possible, but also because I have been concentrating on writing out my posts, and getting them ready for posting… which leads me to an exciting announcement!

Just over a month ago, I applied for a position as a contributing writer for a website called Catholic Sistas. I was invited to join as a member of their team, and have been waiting anxiously to announce, as time drew closer for my first piece to be published. Yesterday, my piece posted, and I couldn’t be more than thrilled!

I will also acknowledge, my piece contained a reminder I desperately found myself needing at the end of the day… a reminder I had designed for my submission piece…


I have also been helping to facilitate a smooth delivery for Everyday Ediths – ensuring we have coverage for our days to publish (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Because we are a collaborative group, thankfully not everything falls on my shoulders! Yet, I didn’t look at my calendar, and had scheduled myself to post an article introducing our monthly theme for June… yesterday…

Which meant two articles of mine went live on one day! And, while I usually don’t cross over between this blog and the other places I write too frequently, I wanted to post a link to my article yesterday, because apparently, my article has touched a few readers. So, please click the picture below, to read my thoughts on my “Struggle To Trust in the End Result.”


Which ultimately leads me to what I am most grateful for this week…


I am most grateful this week for the power of the written word. I am grateful at being given the gift to express myself clearly through my writing – to spark conversation, awareness, thoughts, debate, and inspiration.

For, as St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians states,

Gifts of the Spirit

And, I am so grateful for the gift of writing. 

I am so grateful to be able to recognize it is one of my strengths!

What about you, dear reader? What are you grateful for this week?

Don’t forget to leave your thoughts on gratitude in the comments below, or to tag me on IG (@beautifulcamouflagedmess, or #bctgp) or FB (@Beautifulcamouflage) to share your thoughts on gratitude!

And now, I am off to put my written words to use, and spend some needed time with my children – who are my secondary vocation (second only to my marriage). It is important both my husband, and my children, are aware they are loved – even if I want to keep writing today!

Until next week, dear reader…

6 thoughts on “The Gratitude Project: Week 2

  1. Being alive comes close to the top of the list for me. After that, everything else is gravy.

    Good thoughts, good quotes. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! And, I love it… I think you said something similar last week… 🤔 Being grateful for being alive is always a good thought!

  2. I am grateful that no two days are the same for me. I wake up wondering what God has in store to make my life interesting. I prepare to say a prayer for those who do something kind for me (the guy who came across the parking lot to put the large dog food bags into the van for me) and for those who could make me angry (but I resort to praying for them instead)-the lady who criticized me b/c my disabled daughter sat down to rest in aisle, or the lady who took the disabled parking spot that I had been waiting for, with blinker on, for about 4 minutes. God is there- He listens- and that makes my day. And the prayer makes it all better for me. Hopefully the recipients benefit from the prayer also.

    1. I love that… “Grateful no two days are the same.” And, you are so correct – God is there, and He listens! I have no doubt the recipients benefit from prayers, the same as you… 😊

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