Thankful Today

Hi Friends– Here’s my morning yesterday– I walked by those freesias on the table and was surprisingly thankful to see them fresh and bright.  I didn’t plant them.  Someone before us in this house did.  But for 23 years, jugfuls have popped up every spring.  They’re a gift every year.

And it made me thankful– for small things all day.  Sitting in the sunshine eating frozen yogurt with my mom.  Face timing with Lois (and her mom while she folded the laundry).  Green hills and snow on the mountains to the north.  A quiet dinner at the kitchen table with Larry.  Bright funny friends who come in on Monday nights to talk & pray.  And rest at the end of the day knowing God’s great love and mercy.

There’s more. But that’s enough to fill a heart. So thankful.

Thankful Again

IMG_7168

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph H. Blum

Hi friends– Cozy under a blanket on a foggy morning in San Francisco.  You can hear the fog horn down on the bay.  It’s a joy to be up here with our kids for a 4 day weekend.  At times like this, it’s easy to be thankful

So I am thankful for…
#1. a morning hike through the quietly verdant Muir Woods with kids
#2. giggles and waves (her newly learned skill) from our baby Mae
#3. talk at the table over over gracious meals (that someone else prepared)
#4. God’s good mercies new every morning

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.”  –I Chronicles 16:34

P.S.– The photo above is along a trail in Muir Woods–beautifully restoring.

Thanks Again

Hi all– I ran across this and it was a reminder I needed. A couple summers ago,  I painted those words, “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. –Psalm 107:1”– over the windows above my kitchen sink.  But I can actually wash dishes with a decidedly unthankful attitude.

I should be thankful for a 100 different reasons today, starting with our travels to China to be with our great kids.  And for God’s mercies of health and home…  Really the list is long.  Lord, keep me thankful moment by moment.

thank you for the graphic, Orlandograce.org