#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


My Morning Gratitude List

Here are today’s morning entries in my trusty gratitude journal, just as I wrote them: 

1. I thank You for black jelly beans.

2. I thank You for all my blog buddies.

3. I thank You for the gift of discernment.

4. I thank You for your unconditional Love.

5. I thank You for letting me be born to Skip and Hazel Lael.

(By “You”, of course, I mean God.)  :)

Have a wonderful weekend and remember, if you haven’t already done it, to comment.  I’ll be announcing new winners on Monday.

44 comments to “My Morning Gratitude List”

  1. Andrea Lammly
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Love it! My Meme loved the black jelly beans; me not so much.
    Happy weekend. :)



  2. Margy Manear
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Sorry I can’t be glad for black jelly beans for me. I’m glad someone likes them though!



  3. Dixie Hadley
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 3:03 pm · Link

    So many things to be thankful, thank you for sharing some of yours. Now it’s back to bed since I’m sick with some kind of nasty bug.
    I am thankful for a nice bed to cozy up in while sick.
    I’m thankful that tomorrow I’ll probably feel much better.
    I’m thankful for a loving God Who never gives up on us.
    I’m thankful that I have published my first Children’s book
    I’m thankful that the book is selling well
    I’m thankful that my friends wouldn’t leave me alone until I published it :-)
    Now it really is back to bed



  4. Beverly Evanger
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 3:11 pm · Link

    i’m definitly with you on the black jelly beans. i love those :oops:



  5. Ruby Norwood
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 3:16 pm · Link

    That was so cute Linda!! I am with you on the black jelly beans, I love those things…
    Have a great weekend everyone!!



  6. DONNA
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 3:16 pm · Link

    I like red jelly beans – my mom loved the black ones. I know I am grateful many things.



  7. Lynn
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 3:38 pm · Link

    That is so sweet



  8. Leanna
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 3:48 pm · Link

    Great list, I always hated the black jelly beans. When I was a kid we never got jelly beans in our Easter baskets because my dad did not like them. Have a nice weekend!



  9. Virginia H
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 3:51 pm · Link

    What a great list. I love black jelly beans and yes I bought my bag this year and ate them all. I get a bag every year and eat them all by myself because other’s in the house don’t like them. :-D



  10. Darlene
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 4:06 pm · Link

    You are very welcome. I hope you had a good Easter. I love black jell :lol: y beans.



  11. Chris
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 4:49 pm · Link

    A gratitude journal – what wonderful idea for making you realise you have many things to be grateful for



  12. Carol Luciano
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 4:55 pm · Link

    Great list Linda. Thanks for the mention of your starting your gratitude journal. Now my daughter has joined me in keeping one also.
    Carol L



  13. Wanda beach
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Have a great weekend and just so you know I thank God for talented ladies like you because you bring so many interesting books that make me laugh, cry, and make me really feel!!!



  14. Gloria
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 5:45 pm · Link

    I am grateful for so many things that by the time I got them all written down, the day would be gone. But, I am forever doing short prayers of thanks as the day goes on. Does that count?

    I pray everyone has a wonderful weekend, and gets and stays well.



  15. Carol Malone
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Thank you, Linda, for reminding us that to be grateful is a grand and glorious exercise to help us realize all our of our blessings. We can’t take HIM out of our lives, or we’ve have nothing.

    And by the way, thank you for writing your books. You’ve been a shining example to me what good writing can be.

    Blessings to you,

    Carol M :-P



  16. margy hawkins
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 6:02 pm · Link

    I thank Him for letting me take care of myself at 71 years of age.



  17. Gwenny
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 6:22 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing! Time to restart my gratitude journal.
    I had one years ago and it helped me get through some really rough patches in life. I don’t know why I ever stopped.



  18. Jeannette Garand
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 6:53 pm · Link

    I give Thanks each and everyday. For all the gifts of family friends and everything out there that I’ve seen, heard, felt or touched. For the good and for the the bad. The good taught me what to reach for and and the bad taught me to be grateful all I have! :lol:



  19. Linda Gwiazdowski
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 7:18 pm · Link

    have a blessed weekend



  20. Ann Bartholomew
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 7:21 pm · Link

    What a wonderful idea to have a Gratitude Journal. I think I’ll get one for my daughter and granddaughters, along with one for myself. Have a great weekend.



  21. pat Dennis
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 7:33 pm · Link

    I am just Thankful!!!!!



  22. judy
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 7:34 pm · Link

    Have a great weekend.



  23. Wendy Mathews
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 7:48 pm · Link

    “I thank you for the fantastic Linda Lael Miller books that given me so many hours of pleasure!” True story :)



  24. midge watkins
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 7:51 pm · Link

    And I am so grateful for LLM coming into my life. Have a
    wonderful weekend.



  25. karrn cotton
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 8:08 pm · Link

    Hey Lady,
    Miss ya. Looks like you have been super busy lately :)
    Still working on bringing you to Cheyenne where Barnes and Noble would love to have you!
    God bless
    Karen

    Ps I’m thankful for you …



  26. Charlotte Litton
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 9:09 pm · Link

    You can have all of my black jelly beans and if you like M&M’s you can have the brown ones as well. I am so Blessed and give thanks for all those in my life. I hope everyone has a great weekend.



  27. Evelyn Baldwin
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 9:24 pm · Link

    Thank you, Linda for sharing! I am so thankful to GOD for so much!



  28. Fran F
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 9:50 pm · Link

    Glad to see you also like black jelly beans. They are my favorite.



  29. Terri Shortell
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 10:13 pm · Link

    It should read I thank You for red jellybeans. Lol. So much better then the black ones. :lol: :-P



  30. Melaine
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 10:55 pm · Link

    I LOVE black jelly beans!



  31. Roberta Giordano
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 11:44 pm · Link

    I don’t like jelly beans,sorry! Have a great weekend



  32. Sherry Marks
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      · April 10th, 2015 at 11:50 pm · Link

    Im thankful for you linda, for your books and your blog:) I’m thankful my husband saves us from having to eat the black jelly beans which we don’t like but he does. I’m thankful to God for his love and forgiveness.



  33. bn100
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      · April 11th, 2015 at 12:06 am · Link

    nice list



  34. Lynn Allen
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      · April 11th, 2015 at 1:33 am · Link

    Thankful for black jellybeans too.



  35. Joyce M.
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      · April 11th, 2015 at 11:40 am · Link

    If I ever see you I will definitely give you all my black jelly beans even if you don’t give me the red ones.



  36. Linda A. Beaudoin
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      · April 11th, 2015 at 5:35 pm · Link

    Thank you for my wonderful husband of almost 33 years.



  37. mary D. Wornick
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      · April 11th, 2015 at 8:36 pm · Link

    Thank you for my life that has been full of surprises, and a wonderful husband, children and grandchildren.
    I have a lot to be thankful for !!!.



  38. mary D. Wornick
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      · April 12th, 2015 at 12:15 pm · Link

    Good morning all, hope this finds all doing okay.
    God bless and keep safe. I am thankful for my life.



  39. Peggy Casey
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      · April 12th, 2015 at 6:54 pm · Link

    Thank you for leading by example….



  40. mary D. Wornick
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      · April 13th, 2015 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Good Morning and have a nice day.
    Talk with you later, god bless,keep safe.



  41. BRENDA RIOS
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      · April 13th, 2015 at 6:03 pm · Link

    linda thank god for our friends who keep us blanced with out family and good friends we might find our selfves walking in circles not a good thing i tell ya have a blessed day…..



  42. Linda Blenkiron
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      · April 13th, 2015 at 8:53 pm · Link

    Hi Linda. Have been doing some uncluttering at my place and came across some pages I had torn from a magazine around 4 years ago. It was a story written by a woman who was becoming depressed and was encouraged to begin a gratitude diary for one year. It ended up being a photographic journal. It can be found on the website http://www.365grateful.com It reminded me of your grateful journal. :) Linda



  43. Dona Kutska
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      · April 13th, 2015 at 11:28 pm · Link

    I want to grow tomatoes, too!



  44. Dona Kutska
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      · April 17th, 2015 at 11:34 pm · Link

    I love black jelly beans, too!



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