Everyday Blessings // 5

>> Oregon's first rain
>> getting texts from one of my besties right at the moment I needed them
>> starting my very own portrait drawing class.  I'm the teacher.
>> making progress in learning Japanese
>> possibly being able to attend a concert where one of your favorite Christian artists is performing
>> the October dance being a hit and everyone having fun at it
>> friends who console you when technology doesn't work
>> having the opportunity to speak about your ministry at a documentary showing
>> joining Twitter
>> when one of your favorite bandmembers from one of your favorite bands tags you in a comment (on  Twitter) 
>> getting a stain out of one of your favorite shirts
>> reconnecting with old friends
>> watching Anne of Green Gables with your sisters
>> having a movie day with friends - complete with chocolate and junk food
>> visiting art school for the first time in months...and people saying 'we miss you!'
>> a friend finishing a painting for you and being able to finally hang it in your room
>> drinking sparkling water
>> singing in the rain

PS: It's my sister, Eunice's, birthday today:)  She's turning 11!


How has your autumn been so far, friends??


'But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble. The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them. Because they take refuge in Him.'
~ Psalm 37:39-40



  1. I love all of those blessings you are thankful for! And happy birthday to your sister. :)

    I've really loved autumn, personally. I feel I've grown in a lot of ways and I just love being 18.


  2. tell your sister happy birthday from someone her age! :) and that sounds like an awesome autumn, if only the autumn breeze would be every day instead of every other day here in florida!

  3. Sounds like you've been really blessed this Fall, Raquel. ;) Very lovely indeed.

    and a Happy Birthday to your little sister Eunice today! I have a sister whose birthday is tomorrow and she's turning 16. :) My, my how they grow up so fast.....

    My autumn has been pretty good so far. Baked a lot of fall recipes, enjoying the cooler weather and drinking favorite fall drinks always helps. ;) I'm also looking forward to a harvest party that's coming up next week. Some friends of ours are hosting it, and they say they'll be dancing, good food, and a Scottish bagpipe player there. Can't wait to hear that! ;)

    Take care!

  4. Happy birthday to Eunice! Hope she has a lovely birthday!

    I love these everyday blessings posts. They are so much fun!

  5. Love this, Raquel. :) So lovely! And happy birthday to Eunice! Today is my my older sister Grace's birthday! She turned 20. ;) That is kind of funny. Will there be a birthday girl photo-shoot coming up?



  6. Now I want some sparkling water! hehe:) Sounds like you've been having a great time!

  7. So sweet! I love the list. Happy birthday to your sister! :) My autumn has being faring well too, full of pumpkin goodness!

  8. I love how you're making a list of your blessings! It's so good to be reminded of all that we are blessed with. I think I shall follow your example and write a list of my own to keep me thankful. :)
    My family watched Anne of Green Gables lately too! LOVE that movie. Now my sisters and I are reading the movie script together and we try to do all the voices. It's so much fun!

    Best of luck on your portrait drawing class!



  9. Oh!! And Happy Happy Birthday to your sister Eunice I hope she has a fabulous day. :)

  10. My autumn has been great so far!! I have yet to visit a pumpkin patch with friends, but I plan on doing it hopefully sometime soon!! :) So yep.

    Oh and I LOVE that picture you posted!! Very cute.


  11. Its nice to take time out and count our blessings! This is lovely.

  12. I love your list, Raquel!!! :) Fall is such a fun time of year and you had really fun/exciting things on your list...sounds like you are having some really unique experiences too (learning Japanese and getting to teach an art class - fun! :)

  13. Happy birthday Eunice!! Hope you have a great day!


  14. I loved this, Raquel!!

    Tell your sister happy birthday!! It's kinda sad when little sisters grow up so fast!! :)

  15. Yay, about time you joined twitter!!! :D Movie days are awesome.

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    Be amazingly blessed!