This morning at 3:48 a.m. I was up because a certain baby woke me. He wanted to go to the den to play trains and read books. Rather than wake the whole family, I was forced to comply. Then I couldn't get back to sleep. So I sat in the porch thinking about what I am grateful for this week. Everything is a bit vague, I decided.
"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very
silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." -Henry Van Dyke
Outside it was dark, the street lamp was still glowing. As I sat in my favorite chair in silence, starring out the window, I realized a small blessing in that moment. The house was quiet, for once, and just beyond the front windows were hundreds of sparrows singing the first songs of daybreak.
Today I am thankful for the chorus of birds who entertained me as I sat in the dark.
Readers, Tell me what you are thankful for this week in a comment, or if you have a blog and would like to post a list, let me know so I can visit.
Picture is by Jozsef Kovacs for trekearth.com