Monday, June 08, 2009

Weekly Gratitude List

"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very
silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." -
Henry Van Dyke

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.

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


Karrie said...

Yesterday after mowing the lawn at top speed so that we could have some family time, I walked across the yard after taking off the stinky mowing shoes and realized how much I really enjoy the smell and feel of fresh cut grass on a summer evening. Perfect for a game of catch, teaching your 7yo to swing a golf club, or just a tickle on a bare foot.

Loren Christie said...

Those are great things about life to be thankful for, Karrie. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

That was a great moment to remember and feel thankful for! This week I am thankful that my toddler was able to use the potty!

Loren Christie said...

That's great, Elizabeth! What a milestone it is to have all four out of diapers.

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

Well no, we're not exactly there yet, but we're on our way!

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