Monday, August 18, 2008

Daily Graces

For the unasked-for cup of tea

For the strength to run and run even when it's hard

For a child who talks

and talks

and talks

For an easy bee retrieval (that cable thing was full of bees who walked nicely into the box over night)

For healthy active children

For allowing myself to set proper parenting boundaries

For friends who keep in touch

For the bounty of the earth

For my spouse dealing with a challenging work situation with strength and patience

For the painful reminder that I have to remember sun protection

For discovering that I can't dwell on my own concerns if I'm also praying, "May their heart be well" about everyone I know

For waking up and realizing "It was only a dream"

For the ability to carry dish water to the compost bins

For remembering to say "Yes!" to the children more times than "No"

For my sister being so dear to me

For a close-by emergency room

For getting to knit with handspun

. . . may I be consciously grateful.


Tammy said...

Most excellent post!

allisonmariecat said...

Lovely! I'm already mentally listing mine.

Morenna said...

Yay!! Now I'll have to make a list. :-)

suzee said...

Sweetest ever post.

Robin said...

Great post!! I think we all could stand to stop a minute and be grateful for all of the things we have going for us.

Charity said...

Well said. I feel a return to my thankful journal coming on!

Katherine said...

Oh, lovely. You and your sister - beautiful.

I have one of those talkers (must remember to be grateful). ; )