Category: Gratitude Notes

Heroes

There are heroes in the world. Some are disguised as regular people. I know some. They may not be the superhero kind who wear capes and have otherworldly superpowers but they are the real deal. One of my superheroes, at 87 years old, went to Africa to love “the least of these”. She loves her…

By Mirm February 6, 2023 0

Thanksgiving Prompts 2022

It is November and while it is my practice to express my gratitude every day, during this month I follow some pattern or list. Being grateful is probably one of the most important things I do as a habit. It has many benefits including sleep, relationships, resilience and happiness. Here are my 2022 Thanksgiving prompts.…

By Mirm November 30, 2022 0

Thank You Jordan

One of the regular and super icky parts of my jobs is the turn-over of leaders. I have worked here for 10 years and off the top of my head I counted 42 + people who have left staff from just Students & Kids department team! So, I form friendships. I do my best to…

By Mirm August 25, 2022 0

Work Anniversary

We used to say we worked in decades. We spent 10 years in Downey, Scottsdale and Illinois. Now I have spent 10 years on staff in Fullerton. The church has changed its name and pastors more than once during that time. I have changed offices, job responsibilities, had a ridiculous number of “bosses” and said…

By Mirm June 18, 2022 0

The Big Goodbye

There has been a “mass exodus” at work lately. I am not sure that it is over and I wonder who is next. This is a letter that sums up my recent response to my former colleagues -(DC JK JS KS BS CK CV) Here’s the thing, and it is not a hidden or new…

By Mirm May 18, 2022 0

Found Things

Today I am celebrating found things. There are so many things I have looked for and found. Yesterday I was driving to Huntington Beach after church and Clayton called to tell me about Amanda’s missing bag. We had all recently gotten air tags so now was the time to see if they worked! Amanda’s phone…

By Mirm April 25, 2022 0

Miracles

Once upon a time, last Sunday, April 10th shortly after 9pm to be more accurate, I was driving home to Downey after spending the afternoon with my parents. I was driving along with the flow of traffic on the North 605, listening to a Lucille Ball podcast, when all of a sudden I heard a…

By Mirm April 13, 2022 9

Thanksgiving Prompts 2021

Gratitude is a choice. Being thankful takes discipline. Since we were married 41 years ago we intentionally set aside the month of November to practice aloud counting our blessings. Still thankful. Still choosing. Still counting. This year I am answering self-written prompts to think afresh of the things for which I am thankful. Please feel…

By Mirm November 30, 2021 1